Saturday, August 6, 2022

Open Closed Open

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Best Trio Award:

Water, Light & Wind

'Battle Within'

You are a light. You
are the light. Never
let anyone—any person
or any force—dampen,
dim or diminish your light.
Lean toward the whispers
of your own heart John Lewis

Crown Flowers Open & Closed

Try to keep your mind open
to possibilities and your
mouth closed on matters
that you don't know about.
Amy Poehler

Click On Photo to Ah!

"That's just the way I am"
is a missed opportunity for growth.
Personality is not your destiny.
It's your tendency. No one is
limited to a single way of
thinking, feeling, or acting.
Who you become is not
about the traits you have.
It's what you decide
to do with them.
Adam Grant

You have Today, this moment. Choose joy. Just for this moment, Just for this day. Lift someone. Maybe yourself. Just for this minute. Just for today.  

Love You,
  Pixie & Cloudia



Mike said...

The cloud looks like a cat on its back. Nice catch.

The sausage tree? Are you going to buy some Kigelia Africana Oil Concentrate?

Teresa said...

Pixie is definitely choosing joy! I love the shots today, especially the first one.

Elephant's Child said...

Mike is right about that cloud - for which I thank you both.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Agree with Mike, the cloud does look like a cat. Great observation and capture!

Kay said...

And here I thought only mynahs fought like that.
Have a happy weekend, Cloudia!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia,
The Red-crested Cardinals are beauties, they are battling.
Love the sky and beautiful flowers and quotes.
Pixie is a favorite, so cute.
Thank you for sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

RedPat said...

I want to be at peace and sleep like Pixie.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The last quote is perfect! We all need to live each day the best we can and enjoy our lives...while making sure others do too!

Taken For Granted said...

Lovely series. That cat is doing what cats do best, nap.

William Kendall said...

A sleeping Pixie is infectious.

Anni said...

I think this is the very first I've ever seen if the species of cardinal!! Extraordinary.

Thanks so much for taking time to link in this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

you definitely are a light!

Andree said...

Pixie is so cute! (I hope the bird is OK: what happened?)

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends! The battling red-crested Cardinals completed their tussle and flew in opposite directions. Have a fabulous weekend pals

Arun Goyal said...

Brilliant sky shots ! I love the capture of crown flowers, interestingly this flower have religious significance in our culture. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.