Sunday, May 31, 2015

Checking In

A  L  O  H  A !
" It's the soul's duty 
to be loyal to its own 
desires. It must 
abandon itself to 
its master passion. "
                       Rebecca West


Thank YOU!
Sorry I haven't been visiting
as much as I like-
Hope to see you SOON 


A  L  O  H  A !
Illumined Clouds are Floating Lanterns

" Happiness is 
like a field 
you can harvest 
every season. "
                   Luo Proverb

“Blessed are the weird people
 - poets, misfits, writers, 
mystics, painters, troubadours - 
for they teach us
 to see the world 
through different eyes.” 
                   Jacob Nordby 

Lantern Floating Ceremony
[Interdenominational ]

Linking to
InSpired Sunday

" Sow good and 
you'll reap good; 
sow bad and 
you'll reap bad. 
You don't have to 
cut down a tree 
to get its fruit. "
              Tibetan Proverb

Linking to
I "Heart" Macro


Thank You!
                Warmly, cloudia

Saturday, May 30, 2015

I Love This Town

A  L  O  H  A !
Is there anything sweeter than 
a Saturday late in MAY?

" Every day
 is a journey, 
and the journey
 itself is a home."
                 Matsuo Basho

Some will enjoy their toys

" You learn a
 lot about people
when you play 
games with them. "
                     Laura Moncur

Linking to

Thank You
for Being a Friend!

A Song That Always Makes Me Cry-

Friday, May 29, 2015

Beseeching Monkey

A  L  O  H  A !
Thunder Bird on Glory Wings

“ If you were 
born without wings, 
do nothing 
to prevent them 
from growing. ” 
                 Coco Chanel

Of all the dramas
in the sunset sky
is any as pitiable
as the 
Beseeching Monkey?

His love is riding 
the Winged Horse!
Already too far
Away! ALAS!

Nor noble ships
of the navy bold
can rescue his darling
from oceans
of gold-
[Here the Carl Vincent]

“ Run my dear,
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious 
budding wings. ” 

Thank YOU
for flying by!
          Fondly, cloudia

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Banana Blossom

A  L  O  H  A !
Cherub Dance Circle
" Sometimes 
people are beautiful. 
Not in looks. 
Not in what they say. 
Just in what they are. "
                     Markus Zusak

Linking to
Sky Watch Friday

Bananas Growing 

 " Travel is more than 
the seeing of sights; 
it is a change that 
goes on, deep 
and permanent, in 
the ideas of living. "
                Miriam Beard

Linking to


Thank YOU!

Fence Men

A  L  O  H  A !
" People say 
I make strange choices, 
but they're not strange for me.
My sickness is that I'm fascinated 
by human behavior, by what's 
underneath the surface, 
by the worlds inside people. "
Johnny Depp

Click Photo to See the Sweat

" Some of life's 
best lessons
 are learned at
 the worst times. "
                      Ani Difranco

" I must confess,
 I was born 
at a very early age. "
                 Groucho Marx 

Linking to Tex's


Thank YOU
for hopping by!
                   Fondly, cloudia

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lottery Winners

A  L  O  H  A !
" I'm happy to be reminded
 that an ordinary day 
full of nothing but
can make you feel like
you've won the lottery. "
                      Susan Orlean

" Forget the lottery.
 Bet on yourself instead. "
                              Brian Koslow

" Before you make any purchase,
 ask yourself if you really need it.
 In most cases your life won’t be 
any less full or rich without it, 
and every dollar you save 
will reduce your 
ecological footprint. "
Kim McKay & Jenny Bonin

Heron Blue
" In every landscape 
should reside jewels
 of abstract art waiting 
to be discovered. "
            Melissa Brown

Linking to


What would
do if you 
won the lottery?

Would you stop
and think,
or would you 
call everyone?

Would you move?
Pursue a long
abandoned dream?

Would you blow it?
And if so:
intentionally or not?

Would you keep
all the same,
or change it
all up?

What would YOU
do if you won
the gazillion dollars?

Or have you never
imagined it

I'm looking forward
to hearing!
                     Fondly, cloudia

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Make Way As Able

A  L  O  H  A !

" When life takes the
 wind out of your sails,
 it is to test you 
at the oars. "
                 Robert Brault

"More people would 
learn from their mistakes
 if they weren't so busy 
denying them."
                    Harold J. Smith

"With love
 and patience,
 nothing is impossible." 
                             Daisaku Ideda


Thank You!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Beach girls, Bride, Mural

A L O H A!     Come In!
We're friends like that,

You & Me

" All of us are stars 
and deserve the 
right to twinkle. " 
                   Marilyn Monroe

  " Quiet people have 
the loudest minds. "
                   Stephen Hawking

Linking to


Thank YOU!
                   Fondly, cloudia

Slaking It Tow

A  L  O  H  A !

“Let’s take it slow

because some of the 

good things in life

 are worthy of reverence 

and appreciation. -

"Let’s take it slow because 

what we have

is like a cross-country ride, 

where all the breathtaking scenes 

must be breathed in 

and stared at with wonder. -

"Let’s take it slow 

because getting to know you 

is like a trip to a museum where things,

 both wonderful and gruesome, 

are waiting 

to be discovered. -

Let’s take it slow 

because some things 

are best done 

at a leisurely pace — 

                                         Nessie Q

Linking to
Our World Tuesday


Thank YOU
for choosing
to be lazing
                   Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dignity In Your Hands

A  L  O  H  A !
" The art of being wise
 is knowing what
 to overlook. "
                   William James

" People tend to make 
rules for others
 and exceptions 
for themselves. "

 “ One's dignity may be assaulted, 
vandalized and cruelly mocked,
 but it can never be taken away
 unless it is surrendered. ” 
                         Michael J. Fox

" A thousand words
 will not leave 
so deep an impression 
as one deed. "
                   Henrik Ibsen


Thank YOU
for Visiting!
             Fondly, cloudia