Saturday, April 10, 2021

Oahu, Center Of My World

 A  L  O  H  A  From Honolulu!
After I fell in love with you, 

I fell in love with my life.

   Philippos Syrigos

"Omni-Reaching Papaya Tree"

Fine fruit is the flower 

of commodities. It is the 

most perfect union of the 

useful and the beautiful 

that the earth knows. 

Trees full of soft foliage; 

blossoms fresh with 

spring bounty; and, 

finally, fruit, rich, 

bloom-dusted, melting, 

and luscious. 

Andrew Jackson Downing

A Mango In The Streets. . . 

And the fruits will outdo 

what the flowers have promised.

François de Malherbe

. . . Pixie In The Sheets

A fruit is a vegetable 

with looks and money. 

Plus, if you let fruit rot, 

it turns into wine, 

something brussel sprouts

never do.

 P. J. O'Rourke


Love You,
            Pixie & Cloudia

Indian Mynah


Elephant's Child said...

Smiling at that last quote - but then I loathe brussel sprouts.

Teresa said...

Love all the beautiful fruit in this post. Poor Pixie looks like she's hungry for some meat...

William Kendall said...

Pixie is looking serious today.

magiceye said...


RedPat said...

That last quote caught me off guard! Love it, Cloudia!

DeniseinVA said...

Aloha Cloudia, thank you for all these beautiful sights of Hawaii, especially Pixie :)

21 Wits said...

Great opening quote! Love has a way of doing exactly that! Aloha to you and Pixie too.

21 Wits said...

Also, I love catching your random rainbows!

Cloudia said...

LOVE Your Comments!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We all LOVE your photos and comments! And I love life too just like you do! Hugs!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia

Your rainbow capture is beautiful. Cute shots of Pixie and the Mynah bird. I love Mango fruit, yum! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, I appreciate your visit and comment.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Great captions!

Anni said...

I have never seen this bird before!! And Honolulu cityscape has changed since I was there!!! (Sweet kitty).
Thanks for a most wonderful series of images shared ...

~Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Rain said...

Hi Cloudia! :) Pixie is very focused in that photo! :) I love seeing the papaya tree! :)