Friday, March 30, 2018

Completely 0pen Completely Themselves

A  L  O  H  A !
California Poppy & Attendant

“In summer 
the empire of 
insects spreads.” 
            Adam Zagajewski

Back Gate

"This silence, this 
moment, every moment,
If it's genuinely inside you,
brings what you need."

Windward Oahu

"No one is ever more 
him/herself than when 
they really laugh. 
Their defenses are down. 
It's very Zen-like, 
that moment. They 
are completely open, 
completely themselves 
when that message 
hits the brain and 
the laugh begins. That's 
when new ideas can 
be implanted. If a 
new idea slips in at 
that moment, it has 
a chance to grow.” 
   George Carlin

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Thank YOU
                Fondly, cloudia


Sandi said...

"...& Attendant"


eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty poppy. Beautiful sky and mountain scene. Great shots.

Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend.

RedPat said...

Love that Carlin quote! A good laugh feels great! ;-)

Mike said...

I miss George Carlin.

Nancy Chan said...

Love the reflection! Lovely mountain view and sky!

Adam said...

nice quotes

Kay L. Davies said...

I also smiled at the word 'attendant' for the poppy's visitor. Looks like a wasp rather than a bee, so I had to check it out at
and it seems wasps do pollinate, but can't carry as much pollen as bees because they lack the fuzzy bits. :)
But now I know a bit about it.
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Elephant's Child said...

Rumi is always so very wise.

Cloudia said...

As are you my friend. Thanks everybody!

Teresa said...

Cool post. I like the quote about being completely open when we laugh. May your day be filled with chuckles and guffaws!

Stanley Hattman said...

Love that reflection image at the Back gate! So nice when water reflects perfectly.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots! I too like the "back gate" photo, and also the George Carlin quote!!

Michelle said...

That reflective shot is awesome!

co coya said...

Those are truly impressive abs. And love the colour and the smiles.

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William Kendall said...

The mountain heights draw my eye.

Angie said...

Who wouldn't like to have that as their view 'over the back gate'? Happy Easter to you!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

George Carlin knew what he was talking about. Love your close-up of the poppy and bee.

James said...

Wow! Fantastic reflection shot!