Saturday, January 22, 2022

Like a Welcome Summer Rain!

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Calmness is the
cradle of power.
  J.G. Holland

Like a welcome
summer rain,
humor may
suddenly cleanse
and cool the earth,
the air and you.
Langston Hughes

Fruits were my candy
as a little girl growing up
in Barbados. I was
surrounded by a variety
of fruit trees: Tamarind,
cherry, mango, dunks,
papaya, guava, pear,
sugar apple, golden apple,
and gooseberry trees. Charmaine J. Forde


Callistemon citrinus
Little things seem nothing,
but they give peace,
like those meadow flowers
which individually seem
odorless but all together
perfume the air.     
Georges Bernanos

Hugs can do great
amounts of good --
especially for children. Diana,
Princess of Wales

The sunny soul
brings sunshine everywhere. A bright and
happy temperament is a great social asset, adding to the happiness of the world. Hugh Black

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

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Elephant's Child said...

Thank you both.
Mmmmmm mango. My favourite fruit.

Teresa said...

Love the tree hugging itself and Pixie looking cute.

Mike said...

Callistemon citrinus looks interesting.

Cloudia said...

I love you 3 coconuts!

eileeninmd said...


Beautiful photos, love the trees and your sweet Pixie.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Sandi said...

Those trees are amazing! I wonder how old they are.

William Kendall said...

I am reminded of Ents with that first shot.

Mae Travels said...

Bottle brush trees are really neat-looking. I like all your pics of flowers and trees.

best... mae at

RedPat said...

Love those trees in the 1st shot and the tree hugging itself!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful images! I like the bug, looks like a jewel.

Cloudia said...

Thanks dears

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those Palm trees are so TALL! WOW! Love your quotes and encouraging words. Hugs!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic images, I love them all Cloudia.

DeniseinVA said...

Ah yes, hugs mean so much! Sending virtual hugs to you and Pixie :) with my thanks for another heartwarming post.

Gemel said...

The trees in the first photo are incredible.

Michelle said...

Those trees look awesome!

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures!

Cloudia said...

Your visits are really so good!

Yvonne said...

I do love the hug photo. What a great interpretation.