Wednesday, August 17, 2022


A L O H A From Honolulu!
I had embraced you... long before i hugged you. Sanober Khan

I never had any fixed aim
before my eyes,
my system, if it can be
called a system, has been to
glide away unconcernedly
on the stream of life,
trusting to the wind
wherever it led. Giacomo Casanova

In my garden there is a
large place for sentiment.
My garden of flowers
is also my garden of
thoughts and dreams.
The thoughts grow as
freely as the flowers, and
the dreams are as beautiful. 
Abram L Urban

Delonix regia is a species of
flowering plant in the
bean family Fabaceae,
native to Madagascar.
It is noted for its fern-like leaves
and flamboyant display of
orange-red flowers over summer.

Give me two hours a day
of activity, and I'll take the
other twenty-two in dreams.
Salvador Dali


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Sign of a Great Mind

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Truth uncompromisingly told
will always have
its ragged edges.
Herman Melville

Colors are forces, radiant
energies that affect us
positively or negatively,
whether we are
aware of it or not. 
                      Johannes Itten

We ought to think that
we are one of the
leaves of a tree, and
the tree is all humanity.
We cannot live without the
others, without the tree. 
Pablo Casals

 It is the sign of a great mind
to prefer things in measure
to things in excess.
 Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Giving away smiles
is my religion

Love You,
 Pixie & Cloudia

Monday, August 15, 2022


A L O H A From Honolulu!
Whoever you are, no matter
how lonely, the world offers
itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the
wild geese, harsh & exciting-
over & over announcing
your place in the
family of things. Mary Oliver

Who are the happiest people on earth?
A craftsman or artist whistling
over a job well done.
A little child building sand castles.
A mother, after a busy day,
bathing her baby. A doctor
who has finished a difficult and
dangerous operation, and
saved a human life.
Elbert Hubbard

Intelligence is a crown
worn by the wise
that only the
enlightened can see.
  Matshona Dhliwayo

In the faint moonlight,
the grass is singing T. S. Eliot



Nature Notes

From The Archives

The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

T Tuesday

Be content to stand
in the light, and
let the shadow fall
where it will. 
  Mary W. Stewart

Sunday, August 14, 2022


A L O H A From Honolulu!

The sky is already purple;
the first few stars have
appeared, suddenly, as if
someone had thrown
a handful of silver across
the edge of the world.
Alice Hoffman

Who closes eyes to
kneels his eyelids. Charles de Leusse

(Qui ferme les yeux aux dictatures -
Agenouille en fait les paupières.)

Green is the prime color
of the world, and that from
which its loveliness arises.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Oahu Moon, Courtesy Mike Price
I did not wish to take a
cabin passage, but rather to
go before the mast and
on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see the
moonlight amid the mountains.
Henry David Thoreau.

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How does it happen that
something that makes so
much sense in the moonlight
doesn't make any sense
at all in the sunlight? Lana Turner

Somebody who views the world
at fifty the same as they did
at twenty has wasted
thirty years of life. Muhammad Ali


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Saturday, August 13, 2022


A L O H A From Honolulu!
Words that soak into your ears
are whispered, not yelled. The best sermons are
lived, not preached.
Farm Wisdom

Be grateful for luck. Pay
the thunder no mind -
listen to the birds. And
don't hate nobody.
    Eubie Blake

Green anole is a tree-dwelling species
of anole lizard native to the southeastern
United States and introduced
to islands in the Pacific
and Caribbean. 

If you feel lost, disappointed,
hesitant, or weak,
return to yourself, to
who you are, here and now
and when you get there,
you will discover yourself, like
a lotus flower in full bloom,
even in a muddy pond,
beautiful and strong.
   Masaru Emoto

I've never SEEN a
Bunny in Waikiki!

Still Haven't!

Learning to distance yourself
from all the negativity is
one of the greatest lessons
to achieve inner peace.
  Roy T. Bennett


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

 Eubie Blake:

Friday, August 12, 2022

Expert Beauty Finder

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Keep your face always
toward the sunshine,
and shadows will
fall behind you.
Walt Whitman

Your face is a billboard
advertising your
philosophy of life!
Barbara Johnson

I never forget a face, but
in your case I'll
make an exception.
 Groucho Marx

I think your whole life
shows in your face
and you should be
proud of that.
Lauren Bacall


As one grows older
one should grow more expert
at finding beauty in
unexpected places, in deserts
and even in towns, in
ordinary human faces and
among wild weeds.
C. C. Vyvyan


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Floral Friday

Weekend Reflections & Street Photography


Feline Friday

Friday Bliss

Friday Faceoff

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Made For You

A L O H A From Honolulu!
The minute you start seeing
your obstacles as things that
are made for you, to give you
what you need, then life starts to
get fun, right? You start surfing
on top of your problems
instead of living underneath them. Ashton Kutcher

Everybody needs a hug.
It changes your metabolism.
Leo Buscaglia

I had the whole sky
in my eyes and it
was blue and gold.
Albert Camus

Let go of the thoughts
that don’t make you strong.
Karen Salmansohn

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia