Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Common Marvels

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"Life stands before me 
like an eternal spring with 
new and brilliant clothes."
                                   Carl Friedrich Gauss

“A common person marvels 
at uncommon things. 
A wise person marvels 
at the commonplace.” 

"With the coming of 
Spring, I am calm again." 
                                   Gustav Mahler

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Spring Birds on Wednesday

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"Behold, my friends, 
the spring is come;
 the earth has gladly 
received the embraces 
of the sun, and 
we shall soon see the 
results of their love!"
                      Sitting Bull

"The secret of health is 
not to mourn the past 
or worry about the future,
 but to live in the 
present moment wisely." 
                         Zen Proverb

" Spring is nature's way 
of saying, 'Let's party!' "
                         Robin Williams

Wishing YOU
the BEST!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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California Gleaming

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My Birds are blooming! [California]

"Give fools their gold, 
and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all."
                           John Greenleaf Whittier

 Spring Skies Marin County

“All journeys have 
secret destinations
of which the traveler 
is unaware.”  
                  Martin Buber 

 Novato CA [Olompali Mt]

 "Olompali was a high status residence and 
permanent hub of the MIWOK community.

The Olompali community or tribelet once
comprised 25 square miles of territory,
 and supported a number of 
permanent and semi-permanent 
villages within this territory."

This area was the most heavily populated
by First Nations [Coast Miwok]
north of the Rio Grande.


And so I learn a
new history,
new names, new
Glad you came along
for the ride!
                        Warmly, cloudia

Monday, March 28, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki
Word;s Largest Tile Mural

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Monday Murals

Sing Spring

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 Sun Roof California Oak Tree

   "Beauty is 
whatever gives joy."

                            Edna St. Vincent Millay

'Love is like a little old woman
 and a little old man
 who are still friends even after
 they know each other so well.'
                    Tommy - age 6

"I am the daughter 
of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores 
of the ocean and shores;
I change, but 
I cannot die...."
                                Percy Bysshe Shelley
                                                 The Cloud

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hawaii Photo

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Through a Fog Nicely

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“Under the thinning fog 
the surf curled and creamed, 
almost without sound, like 
a thought trying to form 
itself on the edge 
of consciousness.” 
                               Raymond Chandler

Frosty Window Morning

" Life is found
 in the dance between 
your deepest desires 
and your 
greatest fears."
                       Tony Robbins

"The foregoing generations 
beheld God and nature face 
to face; we, through their eyes. 
Why should not we also 
enjoy an original relation to the
universe? Why should not we have 
a revelation to us, and 
not the history of theirs?"

Oh we DO if we Dare-

Thank YOU
For Drifting By-

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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When You Move

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Every Critter Enjoys a Bit of Sun

 "No road is long 
with good company." 
                       Turkish Proverb 


"If you want to study 
ducks and to learn all 
that is possible to know 
about ducks, then you 
had better love ducks."
                       Abraham Maslow

Or People...

Pride  Survivor

"To fly up to the sky 
and watch the 
earth is beautiful; 
to fly down to the 
earth and watch the sky
is even more beautiful!"
                      Mehmet Murat ildan

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When you move
from a longtime home,
you realize how much
your identity and well being
consist of the people, places
and memories of your home area.

Everything 'back home' is deeply
detailed. With the internet, you
can read the home news,
watch the traffic, and talk
to your same friends all day
every day.

Your 'new home' by contrast
seems barren, unknown,
and possibly inhabited by
your worst fears, chief 
among them: isolation.

You are at the end of your
story that you know,
consoled only by what
brought you here
to this desert of everything
needful and familiar.

Look, as humans we know
that leaving the Earth
would be fatal to us;
but changing locations
ON the Earth?
No one told us we
would need a support
system for THAT too!

Slowly where you are
becomes more real.
The 'old place' recedes
to memories and stories.
Your dreams become less
anxious and upturned.
A necessary sense of  mastery
returns as you drive lost 
in thought, attentive to the
traffic, without the stress and
doubt of finding somewhere

It's not all that strange

So that's where I am.
Springlike days beguile.
Routines, BLESSED
routines sprout up.
Vigilance can wane.
Lost in a jelling thing
called 'home.'

Thank You
for being 'home folk'
                     Fondly, cloudia

Friday, March 25, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Introvert's Treasure

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 "Friends will not only 
live in harmony, 
but in melody."

" It was one of those 
March days when 
the sun shines hot and
the wind blows cold:
when it is summer 
in the light, and 
winter in the shade. "

“Introverts treasure the 
close relationships they 
have stretched so 
much to make.” 
                            Adam S. McHugh

Thank You

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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With In

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"You have no need 
to travel anywhere-
journey within yourself. 
Enter a mine of rubies 
and bathe in the splendor 
of your own light."

"March is a tomboy 
with tousled hair, a 
mischievous smile, mud 
on her shoes and 
a laugh in her voice."
                                    Hal Borland

" Real flowers may 
wilt away but 
fake flowers 
have never lived."

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

      Stand Tall My Hawaii


God Bless the Hawaiian People Forever


A  L  O  H  A !
"Show respect to 
all people, but 
grovel to none." 

"No one really 
has a bad life. Not 
even a bad day. 
Just bad moments."
                                 Regina Brett 

There are 
tiny promises everywhere,
even hiding in the grass -
IF You look!
              Fondly, cloudia

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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No Hurry

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 "I am still learning."
                              at age 87

 "It's taken me all my life 
to learn what not to play."
                                     Dizzy Gillespie

 "Our attitude toward life 
determines life's 
attitude towards us."
                          Earl Nightingale

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