Thursday, December 31, 2015

Your Best Year Yet-

- That is My Wish for YOU!

" A cat's eyes are windows 
enabling us to see
 into another world. "
                     Irish Legend

Linking to
City Daily Photo
Photo of the Year


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janus *

This is my blog.

I make it.
And yet, I am the 
one receiving gifts
through it every day.

Your visit is the gift
that starts my day,
or keeps me going
in afternoon, or
makes me smile
before bed time.

Now I understand
how time and season
move across the face
of our world.
Yet, it is always 
N O W
all the time everywhere.

You taught me that.

Thank YOU
for a wonderful year.
For holding my hand
through a major move.

That You come here,
finding something that
invites you back
means the world to me.


You know who you are.

You are my friend.

Therefore I am
rich.

             Fondly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !
Riding in the back
of a pickup truck.
Catching some Sun
and breeze.






Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Up There

A  L  O  H  A !

“Appreciation is a 
wonderful thing: 
It makes what is 
excellent in others 
belong to us as well." 
                   Voltaire











Click on photo
"If we do not plant 
knowledge when young, 
it will give us no shade 
when we are old." 
                  Lord Chesterfield











Linking to
Good Fences

Thank You!
           Fondly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nature by Another Name

A L O H A !
California isn't Hawaii,

but the Earth is full

of different

B E A U T I E S.

From Northern Fiords
to Mumbai, bloggers
share life as 
never before in
History.












Here I am finding

Beauty by Another Name













" A friendship can 
weather most things 
and thrive in thin soil; 
but it needs a little 
mulch of letters 
and phone calls and 
small, silly presents 
every so often - 
just to save it from 
drying out completely. 
                           Pam Brown





















"Peace is not 
something you wish for, 
it is something you make, 
something you are, 
something you do, and 
something you give away." 
Robert Fulghum

[His books are still cutting edge!]



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Thank YOU
Sister&Brother Bloggers
who give it away
everyday!
                 Warmly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O H  A !

Monday, December 28, 2015

Wild Winds Westward

A  L  O  H  A !
" We inherit from our ancestors
 gifts so often taken for granted... 
Each of us contains within... 
this inheritance of soul. 
We are links between 
the ages, containing past
 and present expectations, 
sacred memories 
and future promise. "
Edward Sellner














 “Riches: A dream in the night. 
Fame: A gull floating on water.”
                                               Chinese Proverb















  " You are the gull, Jo, 
strong and wild, fond 
of the storm and
 the wind, flying far 
out to sea, and 
happy all alone. "
               Louisa May Alcott


Linking to



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Thank YOU!
Warmly, cloudia



Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Roll On By

A  L  O  H  A !
" You can't get mad 
at weather because 
weather's not about you. 
Apply that lesson 
to most other 
aspects of life. "
                      Douglas Coupland




















 " Sunshine is delicious,
rain is refreshing,
 wind braces us up, 
snow is exhilarating; 
there is really no such thing 
as bad weather, only 
different kinds 
of good weather. "
                    John Ruskin

















" Nature is so powerful, 
so strong. Capturing 
its essence is not easy - 
your work becomes a 
dance with light 
and the weather. 
It takes you to a
place within yourself. "
                              Annie Leibovitz














" Wherever you go, 
no matter what the weather, 
always bring your own 
sunshine. "
                   Anthony J. D'Angelo


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Thank YOU!
                       cloudia




Sausalito Mural

A  L  O  H  A !
This Sausalito salon 

is perfect for a 

fashionable Mural Monday.


 Click on photo to enlarge.

[needs it I know]

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Simply Soften

A  L  O  H  A !

" I love you - 
I am at rest with you - 
I have come home. "
                 Dorothy L. Sayers 








" Those who love deeply
never grow old; 
they may die of old age,
but they die young. "
                                Ben Franklin










" What is that
unforgettable
line? "
                Samuel Beckett



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Thanks, Friend!
Warmly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Friday, December 25, 2015

Dawn Birds

A  L  O  H  A     from  Marin California!
" A misty morning 
does not signify 
a cloudy day. "
                   Ancient Proverb
















Heron & Gull Await Morning

"I never
 really look for anything. 
What God throws my way comes. 
I wake up in the morning 
and whichever way 
God turns my feet, 
I go."
                            Pearl Bailey




























"Each day is 
a little life: 
every waking and 
rising a little birth, 
every fresh morning 
a little youth . . . "
                            Schopenhauer





Linking to





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Thank YOU
for Spending
some of it
Here!
                                              cloudia

Hawaii Daily Photo

A  L  O  H  A !

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

For You, Friend -

A  L  O  H  A !
"A person often 
meets his destiny 
on the road he 
took to avoid it."
                             Jean de La Fontaine


Linking to













" Without friends 
no one would 
choose to live, 
though he had 
all other goods. "
                    Aristotle








" You are not a
drop in the ocean. 
You are the 
entire ocean 
in a drop. "
          Rumi









May YOURS Come True!
Warmly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Anti-Terror-ist

A  L  O  H  A !

No. I'm not picking up a gun.
But what is the opposite
of harming strangers?

Love your neighbor.

We don't even hear
it's meaning anymore.
Our mind skips over
these words we have
heard before.















But when they crack open
one spies a wonder world
within. Through the peep-
hole of this candied egg
we see not mere possibilities,
but a truer sense of Real.

If you care for yourself
you can care for us all.
But that is the problem;
We do not care for ourselves.













We have been trained
to be unobtrusive and useful
by this world we enjoy.

Care for self
strikes a chord of guilt
doesn't it?

Love your neighbor
as yourself.

If one is ready to die
for an angry idea,
one is ready to kill
strangers over it.














If we live for love.
Courteous to self
and 0ther,
we are spreading
the antidote to
everything we hate.














Say hi to an Angry White Guy,
or a Muslim woman;
A Palestinian and a Jew.
Say 'Merry Christmas'
to a Christian.


Life is good.
A Gift.

Live that,
the power of that.

No telling where
it can take this world.

Thanks for visiting!

Wishing YOU all good things,
                                                         cloudia