Sunday, June 30, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
In an ugly world 
the only true protest 
is beauty. 
            Phil Ochs

Click Photo To Enlarge (Gummi!)

A candle is a small thing. 
But one candle can light another.
And see how its own light increases, 
as a candle gives its flame to the other.

are such a light.
             Moshe Davis

Palm Tree Trimmers

The years teach much 
which the days never knew.” 
                    Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Keep Your Sails,
Your Candles,
& Your Trees
                            Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, June 29, 2019


A L O H A !

Sometimes merely stopping 
and regaining your equilibrium 
is the most important job 
right now,

To simply be present 
and authentic 
with those present.

Brazilian Cardinal click photo to see his mate

Kindred spirits are not as scarce 
as I used to think.
                      Ann Shirley

Linking To
Saturday Critters

Thank You for being one!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Sub-Tropical Pacific Weather

A L O H A !
Art & Auto Repair:
Honolulu's Kaka'ako Neighborhood.

Always sights to amaze or appall.
I just drink it all in!

Who remembers the sweet little Theater? Now a dive shop with a tall new neighbor abuilding.

We had thunderstorms with lightning, and flooded streets last night. Today, as above, the hungover clouds cling to the mountains. Tropical weather. All magnificent! Even our humidity is imported from Tahiti 🌴

Glad you walked along today!
                                                                 cloudia 🌴

Thursday, June 27, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
I am my own twin.
…we're twins, and so we love each other 
more than other people…
               Louisa May Alcott


Growing up doesn't mean that you are older than someone, it means that you are no longer an amateur. 
           Michael Bassey Johnson

When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.

 AD. Williams

Wake up,
dance with the light of the morning sun.
Enjoy the warmth of her love,
feel the joy of life,
feel the joy of deepest gratitude.
                Debasish Mridha

Summer Fun
Winter Wonders
North & South

      You Shine! cloudia

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Real Flowers of Honolulu

A  L  O  H  A !
“The earth laughs in flowers.” 
          Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Let us dance in the sun, wearing 
wild flowers in our hair...” 
             Susan Polis Schutz

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him 
the stars.”
                                Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

The real blossoms of Hawaii 
are her People!

Love Yourself!

Linking To

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !

If you judge after appearances, 
you will continue to be enslaved 
by the evidence of your senses.
           Neville Goddard

Palm Tree Seed Pods Link
I shut my eyes in order to see.
           Paul Gauguin

King St @ University Ave, Honolulu

The magic of the street is 
the mingling of the errand 
and the epiphany.
            Rebecca Solnit

Manoa Valley  Link
Queen Kaahumanu 
[1768 - June 5, 1832]
King Kamehameha The Great's wife, 
owned lands in Manoa. She chose to spend 
her last days in the valley. Link

We Are In This Together
with the gift of solitude

Monday, June 24, 2019

Honolulu New, Old, Forever

A  L  O  H  A !
Bless the people
who acquire and use
real practical skills
to build and keep
our society running!

Oahu has always been
"The Gathering Place"
Since Monarchy days.
Always changing,
always thronged with
both native born,
and visitor.
Crossroads of the Pacific!

We have urban Honolulu.
We also have farms and ranches.

We live close with our
history and island ethos.
The way we treat one another
is the real pull.
No place is like this place.
This is the place,
my place.

Linking To
Our World Tuesday


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Your Own

A  L  O  H  A !
Click Mual To Enlarge
We can never obtain peace 
in the outer world until we 
make peace with ourselves. 
                   Tenzin Gyatso

Don't be afraid of the sharps, 
flats, or minor keys in 
the melody of your life. 
They give your song it's 
soul and great value. 

Makiki Christian Church Link 
Fear kills Life and Light. 
Awe builds us up and makes us Wise. 
Plug into something judged 
worthy by your own heart.

Let go when it is time, and 
you will find new delight & freedom 
WHATEVER happens next!



Love You,

Saturday, June 22, 2019


A L O H A!
See the golden beach sands 
and blue sky
in a cool breeze
my mind flys high.
                   Debasish Mridha

Every now and then 
one paints a picture that 
seems to have opened a door 
and serves as a stepping stone 
to other things. 
                   Pablo Picasso

I will eliminate hatred, 
envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, 
by developing love for all humanity, 
because I know that a negative attitude 
toward others can never bring me success. 
I will cause others to believe in me, 
because I will believe in them, 
and in myself.” 
               Napoleon Hill

California Memories; 
My Time With the Hummingbirds

Linking To


Refusing To Despair
Is Victory!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Neighborhood Waikiki

A  L  O  H  A !

All real works of art 
look as though they 
were done in joy.
           Robert Henri

One's pain is one's own creation. 
There is a Tibetan expression that 
one should treat such things as if 
they were wind behind one's ear. 
In other words, just brush it aside. 
                    Dalai Lama

If you make an effort to be grateful right now, to notice and dwell on the good stuff, to actually say "thank you" internally as you go along, it will only feel weird for a while. Eventually it takes on a life and rhythm of it's own that can really draw you in as long as you wish to maintain it. Sort of a 'Comfort Spiral.' And one good thing is, that it prevents the tiny black weeds from growing up and choking your joy. Cloudia

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