Monday, June 5, 2017

My Two Drakes

A  L  O  H  A !
“I almost wish we were butterflies 
and liv'd but three summer days - 
three such days with you 
I could fill with more delight 
than fifty common years 
could ever contain.” 
               John Keats

 " Vexed sailors 
cursed the rain, for 
which poor shepherds 
prayed in vain.
        Edmund Waller

“When the Sun of compassion 
arises darkness evaporates 
and the singing birds 
come from nowhere.” 
            Amit Ray

Nature makes her 
own arrangements.
These three are 
ever seen together,
grooming, drinking, 
sleeping [often 
on my lawn] 
in the shady 
afternoon sun.
Isn't that wonderful!

Linking to
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday

Thank YOU
      Warmly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

 A  L  O  H  A !  
"Founded as Fort Street 
English Day School in 1865. 
Renamed in memorial to 
William McKinley, the twenty-fifth 
President of the United States, in 1907. 
President William McKinley High School 
is one of the oldest secondary schools 
in the state and several of its 
buildings have been listed on 
the National Register of Historic Places."
Alumni include:

Dwayne Johnson 'The Rock';
late Senator Daniel Inouye;
Joseph Kaiponohea ʻAeʻa 
(1882-1914), hānai son 
of Queen Liliʻuokalani;
George R. Ariyoshi (1944) - 
Governor of Hawaiʻi (1974–1986),
first American of Japanese 
descent elected governor 
in the United States;
Hiram L. Fong (1924)
U.S. senator (1959–1977)
Arthur Lyman (1932–2002),
 jazz vibraphonist.