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



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


Teresa said...

Is Pixie listening to the grass in the park singing, or is she trying to figure out how to nab her coffee fix away from the dastardly shadow...?

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you and Pixie. You often make me very happy.

Cloudia said...

Thank you both ❤️

Sandee said...

So beautiful. All the quotes, all the photography and beautiful Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Cloudia. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

William Kendall said...

Pixie can't sleep, because she's trying to figure out how grass can sing.

RedPat said...

It's a happy day, Cloudia.

Jenn Jilks said...

My life is better visiting people all around the world. I am pretty lonely!
Thank you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That moon shot is amazing. LOVE how Pixie looks rather mesmerized in this photo. And of course, Mary Stewart's quote is both truthful and poignant, while sharing the drink with us for T this Tuesday, dear Cloudia.

nwilliams6 said...

Cloudia, you find the best quotes to go with your super interesting photos. The kitty wins every time though today... that shadowy coffee comes in a close second. Wise words, great photos, and happy T-day! Hugz

Rostrose said...

Aloha, you have chosen wonderful quotes and beautiful photos again. Your Pixie's eyes outshine everything.
All the best from a place near Vienna / Austria
Traude Rostrose (joining T Stands For Tuesday 🍷🥤🍻🥂🍹🥛)

Andree said...

Pixie is so calm and serene. A truly happy cat! <3

Let's Art Journal said...

Gorgeous! Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Divers and Sundry said...

I've enjoyed reading Mary Oliver. I'd also enjoy a picnic at that picnic table :) Happy T Tuesday!

Sharon Madson said...

That sandcastle is so pretty against the blue ocean! Happy t

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely wonderful words to accompany your beautiful photos this week. Happy T Day, Chrisx

DVArtist said...

A seriously beautiful post. I love that first quote. Have a nice evening, Cloudia.

CJ Kennedy said...

Always a delight to visit. Pixie has such beautiful eyes.

Linda said...

Sweet! Enjoy the rest of the week.

Rambling Woods said...

Cute kitty and love the photos and quotes

Cloudia said...

Thanks Jolly Friends 😊

Crafty Green Poet said...

Pixie looks particularly adorable in that photo!