Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Spare Gems

A L O H A From Honolulu!

When the bee comes
to your house,
let her have beer;
you may
want to visit the
bee's house some day. Congo Proverb

In a world like ours,
all we’ve got to be -

- is the warmth of
the morning sun.
Michael Bassey Johnson

The Pacific golden plover is a migratory shorebird that breeds during Alaska and Siberia summers. During nonbreeding season, this medium-sized plover migrates widely across the Pacific. The genus name is derived from pluvia, Latin for “rain.” It was once believed that golden-plovers flocked when rain was imminent. Scientific name: Pluvialis fulva. Wikipedia

In order to see the world clearly,
you must clean the
windows of perception.
The problem is
our society doesn't
do windows.
Dean Lombardi

Guard well your spare moments.
They are like uncut diamonds.
Discard them and their value
will never be known.
Improve them
and they will become
the brightest gems
in a useful life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I overthink everything.
I'm very keen there should be
a positive outcome.
I like to control outcomes.
But you can't.
At the end of the day,
for it to be any good,
you have to let go.
I'd like to be better
at this in life. Bertie Carvel

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Teresa said...

So what happens when the bees get drunk on your beer? Do they sting people randomly, or do they just mellow out and buzz contentedly like purring cats? Have you had a beer party with bees before? Curious minds want to know...

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I love the Lombardi quote in particular.

Mike said...

"I overthink everything."
The definition of perfectionism.

Cloudia said...

Beer Party With Bees! There's a post. I'm going to try to arrange it. Thanks friends.

Gemel said...

Lovely verses. The plover is divine.

Anita said...

I always love and like your post Cloudia!You are such a good woman:))

All the quotes and pix is right for me

wish you a happy day !
Pixie tooo ! :))))

William Kendall said...

Pixie is a diamond.

RedPat said...

Pixie is sleeping in her spare moments!

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dears!

DVArtist said...

Nice post with all the photos. Have a lovely day.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Please invite me to your bee party. I would LOVE to join in and watch the bees get drunk on beer. Charming and different take on T this Tuesday, Cloudia. I'm not sure Pixie is overthinking anything at the moment. She looks too relaxed for overthinking. I also like the Lombardi quote. I know a few people who need their windows cleaned! Thanks for joining us this week, dear.

Sandee said...

Love them all, but my favorite is the window one. Then there is beautiful Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

CJ Kennedy said...

As always, thought provoking quotes. Pixie is so adorable. the Queen Bee. Happy T Day

My name is Erika. said...

I visit a bee house often, so I guess I need to leave out lots of beer for them. Hope it was a nice T day.

Powell River Books said...

Wasps love beer too. I've used it in traps. That's not as nice as sharing a brew with a bee. - Margy

Jenn Jilks said...

We kinda lost it today. Hours on the phone trying to get our meds sorted out. It wears us out.

nwilliams6 said...

Many gems of wisdom and many great pictures (especially your sweet kitty). My favorite is the bee comment - it really covers many things in life. Happy T-day!!!

Einari Sinappi said...

Pixie doesn´t worry of bees. Or beer for that matter. Sleeping beauty. Purr..