Sunday, June 24, 2018

My Two Landmarks

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Diamond Head / Mt. Leahi

Diamond Head is the symbol of 
Honolulu, Hawaii & Waikiki.

Golden Gate Bridge - Towards San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge 
is the world-wide emblem 
of San Francisco

Diamond Head Entire, From Tantalus

Elevation‎: ‎762 ft (232 m)
Age of rock‎: ‎200,000 years

Almost Entire - From Marin Headlands

8,981 feet long (1.7 miles)

Contains about 88,000 tons of steel.

Total weight of the bridge is 887,000 tons.

Approximately 80,000 miles of wire inside 
each of the two steel cables.

The towers stand 726 feet above the water and 
500 feet above street level. They weigh 
44,000 tons each and are 4,200 feet 
apart from each other.

The bridge is 90 feet wide. Street level is 
about 220 feet above the water.

1848 - Captain John C. Fremont names the cleft in the Coastal Mountain Range opening onto San Francisco Bay the Golden Gate. The bridge derives its name from the land feature and not its color.
1916 - James H. Wilkins comes up with the idea to connect northern California to the San Francisco peninsula.
December 1924 - The United States War Department, the government entity responsible for the entire area surrounding the strait, approves the project.
1928 - The Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District is formed and Joseph B. Strauss is appointed as architect/designer.
January 5, 1933 - Construction begins.
May 27, 1937 - The bridge is completed and opens to pedestrians. The bridge is built at a cost of approximately $35.5 million and comes in under budget and ahead of schedule.
May 28, 1937 - The bridge is opened to vehicles."

Me & Diamond Head 

“I live in my own little world. 
But its ok, they know me here.” 
       Lauren Myracle

Driving across the G.G.

"I have two homes, like someone 
who leaves their hometown 
and/or parents and then 
establishes a life elsewhere. 
They might say that 
they're going home 
when they return to see 
old friends or parents, 
but then they go home as well 
when they go to where 
they live now. 
Sarajevo is home, 
Chicago is home."
              Aleksandar Hemon



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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day !

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In Any Language

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The sum of this world's 
imperfections is a 
greater perfection.

"I am not afraid... 
I was born to 
do this."
            Joan of Arc

"Duck love is 
recognizable in 
any language."
      Edmond Manning

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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How Deep You Gotta Go?

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Get lost in love, and 
hate won’t find you.

I am serious as a 
heart attack about NOT 
being too serious!

We all have a core of 
basic Human goodness. 
The question is how deep 
you have to go to find it.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Blossoming In Nature

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"And suddenly you know 
it's time to start something
new and trust the 
magic of beginnings.'
                     Meister Echart

"Green was the silence, 
wet was the light,the 
month of June trembled 
like a butterfly."
            Pablo Neruda

 "Every flower is a 
soul blossoming 
in nature."
        Gerard De Nerval

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Birds Do Sing

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 "If you are filled with pride, 
then you will have no 
room for wisdom."
           African proverb

The True Magician:
"By the force of kindness only 
does he avenge himself 
on the ungrateful...

"Judge not; speak hardly 
at all; love and act."
            Γ‰liphas LΓ©vi
(February 8, 1810 – May 31, 1875)

"See the geese in chevron flight. . ."

"In the moment of crisis, 
the wise build bridges and
the foolish build dams."
                       Nigerian proverb

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Raindrop Moments

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“We know only too well 
that what we are doing is 
nothing more than 
a drop in the ocean. - 

- But if the drop 
were not there, 

- the ocean would be
missing something.” 
                  Mother Teresa

Each Raindrop
makes it's own "TAP!"
on my tin roof.

Even in a torrential storm,
as in a chorus,
I can hear each voice
sing it's single note
just for me. 

Savor YOUr 
Raindrop Moments,
 My Friend!
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Summer's Here

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- And the time is right
for painting in the street!

Absorption is the best sort of
distraction. Don't you think?

“Exaggeration is the octopus 
of the English language” 

             Matthew Pearl

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Set Of Attitudes

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 "False words are not only 
evil in themselves, but they 
infect the soul with evil."

 Marin [Calif] Hills
“Love is the only thing 
that can touch our soul 
and change our heart.” 
            Lailah Gifty Akita

"A happy person is not 
a person in a certain set 
of circumstances, but 
rather a person with a 
certain set of attitudes."
                 Hugh Downs

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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 Private Beach

Seconds and Eternities

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 Beyond the fence,
Beyond the gate
Geese swim stately,
Morning waits

 Green  and Red
Quite got in my head
some watch a screen
I prefer Nature instead!

Sometimes, the smallest things
loom largest in your memories.
Sometimes seconds
can last eternities!

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Saturday Critters

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                             Warmly,  cloudia on her birthday