Monday, May 24, 2021

Plum[eria] Assignment

 A L O H A From Honolulu!

Life is a lot like jazz - 

it's best 

when you improvise.

George Gershwin

Your time is limited, 

so don't waste it living 

someone else's life.

Steve Jobs

The piano ain't got 

no wrong notes.

         Thelonious Monk

The plumeria / frangipani flower
symbolizes birth, love,
Spring, new beginnings,
fresh life and renewal.

In Buddhist culture,
this blossom
represents immortality:
The plumeria lives,
and puts forth flowers,
even when uprooted.

Considered a sacred being,
plumeria is growing
outside of every
Buddhist temple in Laos.

This emblematic flowering tree
was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands
in 1860 by Wilhelm Hillebrand,
a German physician & botanist.

Often planted in churchyards
and Island cemeteries,
she is called
"Make Man Flower'
[ Pronounced:'Mah - Kay'
'Make' means
'Dead' in the Hawaiian
Language.] This is
every island child's
first lei;
Beloved by all!

If a Jacaranda blossom

falls on your head,

You will have good luck!

Jacarandas too are

emblems of rebirth

and Spring magic!

Your time is limited, so 

don't waste it living 

someone else's life.

Steve Jobs


Love You,

Pixie & Cloudia

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Teresa said...

But jacaranda blossoms are sticky. Pixie looks surprised at being hit with one and is trying to lick off the jacaranda glue...

Elephant's Child said...

Jacaranda blossom is slippery under foot too.
Hooray for improvised life though.

Mike said...

That sure is a nice looking Jacaranda treeeee!

Stewart M said...

Being at the other end of the world means that our jacarandas flower just before Christmas - but maybe the falling flowers are still lucky anyway!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...


Both the Plumeria and the Jacaranda blossoms are beautiful.
Love your sweet Pixie. Have a happy day and a great new week!

Jenn Jilks said...

You feature the most amazing flowers! Well done.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love and relate to first quote. Frangipani trees are the most successful in Aimee's garden, so pretty when in flower, as are the jacarandas, the wisteria in video is sublime Cloudia, a joy to see 💜💜

Anita said...

wonderful quotes i needed then thanx beautiful cloudia

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dears!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful photos and quotes. I specially loved the flowers and the backstory to them.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

beautiful photos and words are so meaningful

Sandee said...

Beautiful quotes, beautiful flowers and beautiful Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

Kay said...

My cousin went to that Ashikaga wisteria park and said it was gorgeous. Someday... someday...
Have a fabulous week, Cloudia!

Martha said...

Beautiful! I love the whale mural on the building and of course your kitty is the best of all!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Really super quotes today that are so on point

RedPat said...

Great post for a day that I needed it, Cloudia!

Lydia C. Lee said...

I like the Monk one. Not heard it before

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

Sami said...

Love the mural of the whale. Nice quotes and of course the beautiful Pixie. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.

21 Wits said...

Yep living my life and including as much Jazz as I can! Lovely vivid captures of your lovely city. Aloha take care!

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