Monday, December 27, 2021

Love Into Words

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
Become so absolutely free
that your very existence
is an act of rebellion.
  Albert Camus

Get Beyond It!
The low-hanging fruit is
cynicism and pessimism,
and it's there if you want it.
You can reach out and
you can grab it, you don't
even have to
make any effort.
   Emilio Estevez

Ho! Ho! Ho!
To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and
drown my woe -

- Rain may fall, and
wind may blow
And many miles
be still to go
But under a tall tree
will I lie
And let the clouds
go sailing by
    J.R.R. Tolkien

A Too Quiet Street in N. California
the only time of year
you can sit in front of a
dead tree eating candy
out of socks. Anonymous

May you never be
too grown up to
search the skies
on Christmas eve.

Probably the reason
we all go so haywire

at Christmas time with
the endless unrestrained
and often silly buying of gifts
is that we don't quite know
how to put our love
into words.
  Harlan Miller


We Love You,
     Cloudia & Pixie



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Teresa said...

Did Pixie go haywire after eating too much catnip from a sock on Christmas morning?

Elephant's Child said...

Love the Tolkien quote in particular today.

Cloudia said...


Mike said...

"You can reach out and you can grab it, you don't even have to make any effort."
Except when you have a bad shoulder and can't reach much past the top of your head!

Jenn Jilks said...

A lovely post. Tolkien is the best.

RedPat said...

I love that Tolkien quote too!

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!

Season's greetings.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful post and amazing clicks.

William Kendall said...

I got a laugh out of Teresa's comment about Pixie.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

HO! HO! HO! Those liquor bottles would make anyone enjoy this season. Of course, I loved the Bird of Paradise and the quotes, too. Thanks for joining us for T this Tuesday, dear Cloudia. Enjoy your new year, too!

nwilliams6 said...

Happy T-day, Claudia. Lovely post - one of my favorites. The low hanging fruit verse and the one about why we buy so many presents have really got me thinking. Hugz to you and your sweet kitty. Happy New Year.

Sandee said...

Love the beautiful photographs and love the quotes. The ones about Christmas are my favorites.

Pixie is a huge Awww.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Divers and Sundry said...

Cynicism and pessimism may be low-hanging fruit, but sometimes that's what I'm wanting ;)

Happy T Tuesday!

NCSue said...

Thanks for joining us at! Happy New Year!

DVArtist said...

Very beautiful photos. Happy New Year coming up.

21 Wits said...

Yes, if we only had the answer to all this haywire business that happens this time of year right? Loving the sights of your home and the California house and the pretty lights. I am still laughing at this lovely vision. Christmas: The only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks! Anonymous
Aloha Cloudia enjoy your day.

Sharon Madson said...

My favorite was eating candy out of a sock in front of a dead tree. LOL Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

CJ Kennedy said...

eating candy out of socks doesn't get much better. Hello, Pixie! Happy T Day