Saturday, October 1, 2022

Mystery Refresh

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Look and think before
opening the shutter.
The heart and mind are
the true lens of the camera.
Yousuf Karsh

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

There's something magical
that happens when people
eat from the same pot.
The family meal is really
the nursery of democracy.
It's where we learn to share;
it's where we learn to
argue without offending.
Michael Pollan

The passage into mystery
always refreshes.
We are lightened when our
gifts rise from pools
we cannot fathom.
Then we know
they are inexhaustible. Lewis Hyde

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La Pe簽a Cultural Center or
La Pe簽a for short, is a
multicultural center founded in
1975 in Berkeley, California.

Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year
find you a better cat.
Benjamin Franklin


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


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Jaipur Garden Affair

Monday Murals 


Kay said...

There's actually a book called The Only True Biography of Benjamin Franklin, By His Cat, Missy Hooper (With Hardly Any Help from Dan Greenburg). I wonder if he really had a cat. Have a great weekend, Cloudia. I'm surprised at the amount of bloggers who thought it would be a good idea to put a cat on our hot roof to scare the pigeons.

Fun60 said...

Your posts are always full of colour and life. Have a good week.

Teresa said...

This post added at least 50 years to my life! There is NO better cat than Pixie. I have to disagree with the quote under her picture.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful! Pixie is such a sweetheart!

roentare said...

The leftover food on the tables are the breeding grounds for these birds

Elephant's Child said...

Love that study of the family meal.

Cloudia said...

Oh thanks Dears

Shiju Sugunan said...

The doves are having a great treat. Lovely sky shot!

William Kendall said...

Pixie looks sleepy.

s.c said...

Very nice quote from Yousuf Karsh. Its indeed the brain behind thats doing all the work.

Andree said...

Your doves are lovely. But that Franklin quote? Booo. I have the best cat. Sort of. She's a tad grumpy.

RedPat said...

Those birds are having a family treat. I think in the old days with film cameras more thought went into shots than many times happens these days.

Mike said...

"Look and think"
Would have saved me a lot of embarrassment over the years.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Pixie steals the show again this week! She is so pretty!

Michelle said...

Lovely words and photos, Cloudia, but as always Pixie is my favorite. I love a Calico Cat.

Anni said...

Love the tropical surroundings here! That lone hibiscus petal is a work of art.

Enjoy the week ahead & thanks for linking in this week

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Love the thoughts and images

Linda said...

Great quotes, especially “The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera..”

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful post, love the flowers, the doves and your sweet Pixie.
Sorry, I am late visiting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy new week !

Breathtaking said...

Hello :=)

Such a sunny colourful post, and I love the quote about eating out of the same pot. The Hibiscus flower is lovely, and so is Pixie of course.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

LOVE the mural. I can feel the energy that the artist was trying to convey. And I can imagine hearing the music, too.

Sami said...

Oh no, not a cat every year, lol.
Nice mural and nice photo of the pigeons.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Cloudia.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful flowers and doves. Love the high gain portrait of Pixie.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful quotes, Great pics.
Have a nice week ahead.