Thursday, January 27, 2022

Fresh Hope

A L O H A From Honolulu!

means a time of
from despair (Noun)
and to have
    Fresh Hopes again. (Verb)
Circa 1525

are a lineage of perennial
forest grasses (Poaceae)
endemic to every continent
except Europe and Antarctica.
They comprise 115 genera and approximately 1450 species
of bamboos.

If we had no winter,
the spring would not
be so pleasant: if
we did not sometimes
taste of adversity,
prosperity would not
be so welcome.
  Ann Bradstreet 

Love tickles
parts of you that,
prior to its influence,
you didn't even
know could feel.
Richelle E. Goodrich

To improve your life:
pay your irritability
no mind. Consider it
a prompt to do or say
something nice instead.

Dolce far niente!
The sweetness
of doing nothing.

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



Elephant's Child said...

Hope is a fragile essential.

Teresa said...

Love the word "respair." We need to recover it and use it often. Pixie is not doing nothing; she is being exceptionally cute to cause us to respair.

RedPat said...

Pixie is showing sweetness and love.

William Kendall said...

Doing nothing is quite a way to spend a day.

DeniseinVA said...

That's a great word, 'respair'. Pixie is bringing us lots of smiles, and so are you :)

Mike said...

"If we had no winter..."
What is winter in Hawaii? A week of 70 degree temps in February?

Cloudia said...

There are seasonal changes, Mike, that locals perceive, and the Hawaiians of old understood much more intimately. It is just enough for me to appreciate the sunny days more. If it's raining in January in Honolulu you will see people in jackets and others in bathing suits. Guess which are local and which tourists?

Each of these comments is so engaged and authentic. Communication with you who I've come to know and care about. What more is friendship than this?

Love you, Pals!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the concept of respair!! Boy do we all need respairing.

I wish I could get more positivity with my irritability!!

Great photos!!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such beautiful photos, love the cloud formation and hello to you sweet Pixie! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Jim said...


Cloudia said...

Thanks dears!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love the flower detail and colors (photo 6). Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous detail in the flowers. Thanks for linking up!