Saturday, October 23, 2021

Roots and Direction

A L O H A From Honolulu!

True power means listening
to and from the heart
and having the
commitment and humility
to clear all that stands
in the way of that
heart connection. 
                 Susan Steinbrecher

Don't let the noise
of others' opinions
drown out your
own inner voice.
And most important,
have the courage to
follow your
heart and intuition.
Steve Jobs

Calotropis gigantea, the crown flower, is a species of Calotropis native to Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,[citation needed] Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, and tropical Africa. WIKIPEDIA

Wear a crown of
flowers on your head,
let its roots
reach your heart.

 Named in honor of Staff Sergeant Robert T. Kuroda,
442nd Regimental Combat Team.

When pure sincerity 
forms within, it is
outwardly realized in
other people's hearts.
      Lao Tzu

It was possible, I knew,
to live on two planes at once—
to have one’s feet planted in
reality but pointed in
the direction of progress.
Michelle Obama

It's so simple to be wise.
Just think of something
stupid to say and
then don't say it.
Sam Levenson

Love You
Cloudia & Pixie

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Teresa said...

Love the quote from Michelle Obama and the one about how to be wise. Pixie has a friend waiting under the tree to play with her.

Mike said...

Kabir needs to know that the crown is OK but the roots reaching your heart would kill you. It has poisonous sap.

Elephant's Child said...

Really listening is a true gift of love.

Cloudia said...

Sweet. Thanks.

Lea said...

'So simple to be wise' is a great quote!
Love your photos, too
Have a wonderful weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful quotes. I love the pretty sky and moon shot. The Crown flower is beautiful.
Cute shot of your sweet Pixie and the lizard. Thank you for linking up and sharing your critters and post. Take care, have a happy weekend!

Shiju Sugunan said...

The first photo is so pretty. Nice to see the milkweed plant, quite common here in Bangalore. I always stop and look at the crown flower, they are host plant of Common Mormon caterpillars.

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William Kendall said...

Pixie to the lizard: hello beastie.

Gemel said...

The crown flower is magnificent.

RedPat said...

Pixie never has anything stupid to say! ;-)

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia, Excellent quotes today, all of them really hit the center of my world. Beautiful captures, interesting. Enjoy your day, it's the beginning of another wonderful weekend ready to unfold. Take care and kisses to Pixie, her face on your blog header is adorable!

21 Wits said...

Just love your lizard too! Can't forget to mention him.

Kay said...

Have you noticed how few monarchs there are? Those crown flower bushes used to be full of caterpillars. Now I see all those plants with perfect, hole-less leaves and it sort of makes me sad.

Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Jolly Party Friends! LOVING each of these gifts/comments

Caro G said...

Steve Jobs' quote is perfect. Love the crown flower. The monarchs' habitat is disappearing in N. America, their food the milkweed plant is being decimated for building structures, & the butterflies face many perils on their long journey. Who knows if they find milkweed at their destination? Ecosystems have to be in balance or no pretty butterflies,or honeybees... Life is precious & precarious. Have a great weekend all!

Bindu said...

The crown flowers are pretty. Never heard or seen them before.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The crown flower is stunning and I always love your quotes! Enjoy your evening!