Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Better Not Bitter

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Obstacles are a sign
you're doing something
you care about and
that matters to you.
  Sharon Pearson

What matters is
that we let our lives
be guided by Love.
  Peter M Parr

Lily Stamen Anthers
on Filaments

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese proverb

Manu O Ku Chick
(White Tern) *

I see a cat
down there

Never let hard lessons
harden your heart;
the hard lessons
of life are meant to
make you better,
not bitter. Roy T. Bennett

Gung Hee Fat Choy!
Wishing You Health & Prosperity
In The Year of the Water Tiger!

Cloudia & Pixie
"Feeling So Lucky,
We Turned Purple!"

* More About Manu O Ku



Teresa said...

Lion dancers AND firecrackers. You have been truly blessed. Thanks for sharing the love and beauty. Gong Xi Fa Cai. Wishing you all the best in the Year of the Tiger!

Mike said...

Have you had a Kobi steak? Are they as good as they claim to be?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are the second person who said it was the year of the WATER tiger, but the site I always visit each year said it was the year of the EARTH tiger. I feel like a fool, since my journal entry might be erroneous now.

There are a lot of drinks on that table, but I want to know what that tall thing is on your plate. Whatever it is, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this water and the festival with us for T this Tuesday, dear Cloudia. That first photo of the sunset is out of this world!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Bitter takes energy I don't have to spare.
Thank you both for yet another wise and beautiful post.

eileeninmd said...


Love the photos, beautiful palm trees, a cute White Tern.
I wish you and Pixie all the best in the Year of the Water Tiger!

William Kendall said...

Pixie has the distinct feeling of being watched by a bird.

RedPat said...

Better not bitter. I love it.
Enjoy the day, Cloudia!

Divers and Sundry said...

What a great variety of photos! Happy New Year :) Happy T Tuesday

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous 😁. Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Cloudia said...

Kobe is closed, Mike. Pixie and I want to thank each of you for such a jolly meeting today!

Oh, that was some sort of breakfast Tower thingy I shot a while ago just for the glass of water 😎

Empire of the Cat said...

Gorgeous kitty, glad the birdie spotted it below. Happy T Day Elle/EOTC xx

Sandee said...

Beautiful photographs, beautiful quotes, beautiful food and drinks and beautiful Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Sharon Madson said...

Aloha to you! Beautiful post, especially like the tern looking down at your cat, or how you placed it that way. Happy T Day!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my goodness, the sunset reflecting in that building, stunning! Beautiful photos, love the tern and words, and always dear Pixie. Happy February Cloudia :)

magiceye said...


nwilliams6 said...

Fab words and fab pictures. I totally agree with not letting the hard lessons and times harden you. The food pictures are fab. Hugz to you and your sweet kitty, Cloudia. Another lovely post. Happy T-day

Tom said...

...Cloudia, on this cold winter day I am missed Hawaii more than ever. Thanks for coming to the party, put you sunscreen on.

DVArtist said...

Wow this is a wonderful post. Makes me long for Hawaii. Have a nice day today.

Sami said...

Cute white tern. Love the sun reflections on that tall building.

CJ Kennedy said...

The little chick is so cute. Pixie is such a goddess. I enjoyed the lion dance so colorful and energetic. Happy T Day

Peabea Scribbles said...

Always fun to see your photos and quotes. And the cute kitty.

Caty said...

Wonderful photographs Cloudia ! Love the palm trees, we have got a lot here in Almería too.
Happy belated T-day ! love the chick and, of course, your so cute cat.
Have a great day, big hugs

Kym said...

I sure enjoyed looking at the palm trees on this very chilly day!