Sunday, February 6, 2022

Blue Ginger Plumeria

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Well Hello!
Oh I'm not a virus,
I'm an Anti-body!

Call for the grandest
of all earthly spectacles,
what is that? It is the
sun going to his rest.
   Thomas de Quincey *

Anything looked at closely
becomes wonderful.
   A. R. Ammons

A smile will gain you
ten more years of life.
Chinese Proverb

Sometimes the most
important thing in
a whole day is the
rest we take
between two
deep breaths.
   Etty Hilsum

Love You,
      Cloudia & Pixie


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*By his own testimony, De Quincey first used opium in 1804 to relieve his neuralgia; he used it for pleasure, but no more than weekly, through 1812. It was in 1813 that he first commenced daily usage, in response to illness and his grief over the death of Wordsworth's young daughter Catherine. During 1813–1819 his daily dose was very high, and resulted in the sufferings recounted in the final sections of his Confessions. For the rest of his life, his opium use fluctuated between extremes; he took "enormous doses" in 1843, but late in 1848 he went for 61 days with none at all. There are many theories surrounding the effects of opium on literary creation, and notably, his periods of low use were literarily unproductive.      Link


Teresa said...

That sunset shot is lovely. So is Pixie perfecting her technique of resting between breaths. Beautiful shots today. Thanks for all the flowers.

Elephant's Child said...

thank you. Mind you I think that dawn is equally spectacular. And perhaps more hopeful.

Cloudia said...

You two are sisters to me! ❤️🙏🏽

Mike said...

I've seen some pretty cute aunty bodies.

RedPat said...

Great shots and words to think about today, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Lol. Thanks Mike. Aloha Pat

Jenn Jilks said...

Thanks for the optimism in your comment. We are so discouraged around here.

I got all excited when I see what I think is a new flower in your post title. You have the best flora! We're still so cold.

William Kendall said...

What a sunset!

Cathy said...

Some places in the world have beautiful sunsets….Hawaii is one of them. And you really must tell us where ‘anti - body’ can be found. I’d like to see him when we’re next visiting.
Take care

Sami said...

I like the antibody mural, lol.
Love sunsets, they certainly are stunning!
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Cloudia.

Sandee said...

Love the first one very much. You made me laugh out loud.

I always love seeing Pixie. Adorable.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Cloudia. ♥

Lydia C. Lee said...

Lovely pics as always. Really interesting tidbit on De Quincy and the Opium use....#TheRandom

Kathe W. said...

Gorgeous flowers and wise words! Nothing better!

NCSue said...

Thank you for sharing at

Amila said...

A beautiful collection of photos. I like the sunset!

Amila -

Linda said...

Interesting post. Reminds me that I need some rest now.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful sunset...