Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Secretly Sunny

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Photographed Photographer
There is one thing
the photograph
must contain,
the humanity
of the moment. Robert Frank

crown flowers as yet unopened
If the present is
left unopened, now, it is closed.
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Calotropis gigantea,
the crown flower,
is a species of Calotropis native to Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, and tropical Africa.
It is a large shrub growing
to 4 m tall.

 Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) a
small North American thrush

And when he sings to you,
Though you're deep in blue,
You will see a ray of
light creep through,
Somewhere there's a
bluebird of happiness.
Life is sweet, tender
and complete,
when you
find the
bluebird of happiness.
Edward Heyman & Harry Parr Davies

I feel how much
I like this place and
could willingly waste
my time in it and feel
myself continually
coming to life.
 William Shakespeare

It's always sunny
above the clouds.
Every day on earth-
every day
I have ever had-
was secretly sunny,
after all.
Caitlin Moran


Love You
 Pixie & Cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful bird, bloom and Pixie.
Many of my favourite photos have no humanity (or at least no humans) in them at all.

Cloudia said...

Good point. But isn't humanity in our photos even without depiction of a human in the photo? You raise. Interesting questions

roentare said...

Love the photos.
Inclusion of human subjects in landscape photos is only happening after emergence of social media...

William Kendall said...

Pixie looks quite comfortable.

Jenn Jilks said...

I like to take photos of people taking photos! I'm not good with people, so I tend to isolate and take photos of critteres!

Teresa said...

Thanks for spreading secret sunshine and the bluebird of happiness. Pixie looks happy today.

Cloudia said...

Jolly friends!

Sandee said...

So beautiful. Love the quotes too. Pixie is a cutie pie.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Cloudia said...

Thank you!

RedPat said...

Love the quotes especially the bluebird of happiness, Cloudia.

Yvonne said...

I can't get over what a striking calico Pixie is. I always love seeing her photos. As always, your photos and sayings are remarkable.

Cloudia said...

We so appreciate your comments thank you for visiting!

Tom said...

...Mahalo nui!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful quotes.
Awesome pics.
Loved to Pixie :)

DVArtist said...

OMGosh that Crown flower is stunning. I have never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing it. Hope to see you tomorrow for FFO.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love the play of light on the sleeping cat's fur.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

LOVE that rainbow. Hoped the runner wasn't getting overheated. Always enjoy Pixie. Have a great TADD, dear Cloudia.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Another set of beautiful pictures and, of course, Pixie. Always enjoy visiting you :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Rain said...

Hi Cloudia! ☺ Crownflowers! I never heard of them before! How lovely! ☺