Monday, December 19, 2022

If You Ask

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Although we are in different boats,
you in your boat and
we in our canoe, we share
the same river of life.
   Oren Lyons

 Alpinia zerumbet, commonly known as shell
ginger, is a perennial species of ginger
native to East Asia. They can grow up to 8 to 10 ft
(2.4 to 3.0 m) tall and bear colorful
funnel-shaped flowers. They are  
 grown as ornamentals and their leaves are used  
 in cuisine and traditional medicine. They are  
 also sometimes known as the pink porcelain lily,  
  variegated ginger or butterfly ginger.  Wikipedia  

A canoe does not know who is king.
When it turns over, everyone gets wet.
Malagasy proverb Link

"E lei kau, e lei ho‘oilo i ke aloha"
Love is worn like a lei through the winter. 
  Hawaiian Olelo Link

If you ask what is the single
most important key to longevity,
I would have to say it is
avoiding worry, stress and tension.
And if you didn't ask me,
I'd still have to say it. George Burns

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Love YOU,
Pixie & Cloudia


What is a holiday party
without drinks!


Mike said...

I like the trip back to 2013. Very colorful!

Teresa said...

Pixie is there to help us all forget our stress and worries and be happy for happy hour!

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous sunset. Only matched by the gorgeous Pixie.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful images, love the flowers and sky capture.
The George Burns quote is my favorite.
Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

William Kendall said...

Peekaboo, Pixie!

RedPat said...

Pixie is hiding from stress and worry.

Hena Tayeb said...

Looks like a wonderful time.. enjoy!

roentare said...

Drinking is the theme lol

Sandee said...

Stress and worry isn't a good thing at all and Pixie has that down.

Love the party and the drinks.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad Pixie knows how to reduce stress, something many of us feel this time of year. What a fun image of the men partying with their drinks. Just perfect for T this week, dear Cloudia.

DVArtist said...

You will never catch me in a canoe or boat but I do like watching others. LOL wonderful, bright, sunny photos. Give Pixie a pet for me. Have a nice evening.

Mae Travels said...

Your canoe pics and quotes are neat.

Have a great Christmas.

best... mae at

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos.

nwilliams6 said...

Pixie wins best picture again! Great quotes - love the canoe indifference. We should all be like that. Merry Christmas and happy T-day - special hugz too.

Divers and Sundry said...

It's warming to see your sunny photos. It's sooo cold here I needed this :) Happy T Tuesday

NCSue said...

Thank you and merry Christmas! I'm so glad you joined this week's party at

CJ Kennedy said...

Love the everyone gets wet quote. Happy T Day to you and Pixie

Let's Art Journal said...

Happy T Day wishes and Happy Holidays! Hugs Jo x

Sharon Madson said...

Love Pixie and the George Burns reminder. Happy T Day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Pixie has the best quote but I really love that sunset! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx