Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Whatever Gets You Through Is Alright

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wilderness is not a luxury 
but a necessity 
of the human spirit.
    Edward Abbey

Conocarpus Erectus Link

And into the forest I go,
to lose my mind
and find my soul. John Muir

School rewards with a certificate; 
nature rewards with enlightenment.
Michael Bassey Johnson

Before you call yourself a Christian,
Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu
or any other theology,
learn to be human first. Shannon L. Alder


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Monday, August 30, 2021

Double Scoop

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Pause. Stop. Breathe.

Nothing to dispute 

nor believe.

Crepe Ginger for my eye's dinner.
Perfect Portrait of
An Ant!

What a rude stigma!

Bromelia I Feel Ya!
[Surreal, Ya?]

You know, in high school 
if you didn't believe in science 
it was just called failing.
 Michelle Wolf

Back up the truck, Manny!

It is double pleasure to 
deceive the deceiver.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Love You,
Pixie + Cloudia

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Look Closer Life Continues

A L O H A From Honolulu!

what you're looking for
is already there.
Aretha Franklin

The winding road slants
downward many a time;
Yet each descent is
higher than the last.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is nothing like the thrill
of walking through the jungle
looking for a tiger -

- and knowing they could be
watching you already.
Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

One hopes this lady 
is finding her fallen blossoms 
for a special lei.
A Recovery, or return home, 
come to mind. A new
grade, a new teacher.
Or maybe just because
it is Saturday and the sun 
is peaking over
the Ko`olau mountains
here on Oahu.

Life Continues...

The sky is an infinite movie to me. 
I never get tired of looking at 
what's happening up there. 
    K. D. Lang

In looking back, I see
nothing to regret and
little to correct.
    John C. Calhoun


We're all keeping our distance,
and enjoying the broader spaces.
Sometimes, overlooking these
rewards for good spotting.
Often spotting better
vistas within.

Love You,
         Cloudia  &  Pixie

Blessings On The Rescuers of Kabul

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Rain Gain

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The nicest thing 
about the rain is 
that it always stops. 

A little rain each day
will fill the rivers
to overflowing.
Liberian Proverb

The sun after the rain 
is much beautiful than
the sun before the rain.
Mehmet Murat ildan

After the rain 
cometh the fair weather.

Being soaked alone is cold. 
Being soaked 
with your best friend 
is an adventure.
   Emily Wing Smith

Lighted Podium

If you eliminate my shadows,
I'll be nothing special.
    Lebo Grand

Do not be angry with the rain; 
it simply does not know how 
to fall upwards.
Vladimir Nabokov

Love You,
           Pixie & Cloudia

The brown anole, also known
as the Cuban brown anole,
is a species of lizard in the family Dactyloidae,
native to Cuba and the Bahamas. Wikipedia
Linking To

Friday, August 27, 2021

Fly Free Day

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Wings are not only for birds; 
they are also for minds.
Toller Cranston

Every bird, every tree, 
every flower reminds me 
what a blessing and 
privilege it is 
just to be alive.
      Marty Rubin

No amount of regret 
changes the past.
No amount of anxiety
changes the future.
But any amount of gratitude
changes the present.
Marc & Angel Chernoff

The wings of transformation
are born of patience and struggle.

Our wings are small 
but the ripples of the 
heart are infinite.
 Amit Ray


Love You,
          Cloudia & Pixie


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Glory Belongs

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Real glory springs from 
the silent conquest 
of ourselves.
    Joseph P. Thompson

I give all the glory to God.
It's kind of a win-win situation.
The glory goes up to Him
and the blessings 
fall down on me.
   Gabby Douglas

Glory belongs to the 
act of being constant to 
something greater than 
yourself, to a cause, to 
your principles, to the people 
on whom you rely and 
who rely on you in return.
John McCain

Morning Honolulu Moon; Her Colors
True glory consists in doing 
what deserves to be written,
in writing what deserves to
be read, and in so living as 
to make the world happier 
and better for our living in it.
    Pliny the Elder

Our glory is hidden
in our pain,
 Henri Nouwen

The glory is being happy. 
The glory is not winning 
here or winning there.
The glory is enjoying practicing,
enjoy every day, enjoying to
work hard, trying to be a 
better player than before.
Rafael Nadal


Love You,
          Cloudia & Pixie

Nature Shrine