Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Fly Fly

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.
    Groucho Marx

Tendai Mission Hawaii  Link

By accepting yourself
and fully being
what you are, your
simple presence can
make others happy.

Thousand Armed Buddha

The mind loves the unknown.
It loves images whose meaning is
unknown, since the meaning of
the mind itself is unknown.
    Rene Magritte

Plumeria rubra 'Hawaiian Opal Pink' 

If I think,
everything is lost.
   Paul Cézanne

Have a cozy day friends like this. Zebra dove

Always remember, joy is not
incidental to spiritual quest.
It is vital. 
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov


"Tendai Mission Hawaii"

Monday, February 27, 2023

Switter Beet

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Deep gratitude to
the peace seekers
to the peacemakers
to the peace builders

It's fun to peek into
other people's worlds 
and see how they go
about doing things. 
Norah Jones

My favorite color 
is rainbow!
Sami the Dog

 I've seen more excitement at
the opening of an umbrella.
Margaret Whiting
[ On the premiere of a dull show ]

Do not let the bitterness 
steal your sweetness.
 Take pride that even though 
the rest of the world 
may disagree, you still 
believe it to be a beautiful place.
Iain S. Thomas

Love You,
 Pixie & Cloudia


Nature Notes

From The Archives

The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

T Tuesday

Grace is finding a waterfall
when you were only
looking for a stream.
  Vanessa Hunt

Sunday, February 26, 2023


A L O H A From Honolulu!

Art is something that
makes you breathe with a
different kind of happiness.
Anni Albers

Attitudes are contagious.
Is yours worth catching?
Bruce Van Horn 

Drink from the stream
Contribute to the stream
What stream are
you drinking from?

The simplification of life is
one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will
create an inner and outer
well-being that places
harmony in one's life.
Peace Pilgrim

Love You
Pixie & Cloudia

Linking To

Picture Quilt in Waikiki Shop Window


Saturday, February 25, 2023

View from Under - View From Out

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Every path, every street
in the world is your
walking meditation path. Nhat Hanh
Nature is an angel's
favorite hiding place. Terri Guillemets

个 Same Tree Below ⤵
Criticism is easy but it does not create. Nigerian Proverb
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
William James [Father of American Psychology, Harvard Medical School 1864–1869]

Love You,
 Cloudia & Pixie

Friday, February 24, 2023

Humble Power

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sometimes things fall apart, so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe

An authentically empowered person is humble. This does not mean the false humility of one who stoops
  It is the inclusiveness of
 one who responds
 to the beauty of each soul.
...It is the harmlessness 
of one who treasures,
 honors, and reveres life 
in all its forms.
                    Gary Zukav 

Bleeding Heart Vine
Music expresses that
which cannot be said
and which cannot
remain silent.
Victor Hugo

It is written on the arched sky;
it looks out from every star.
It is the poetry of Nature;
it is that which uplifts
the spirit within us.
John Ruskin

In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do. Gianni Versace

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Weekend Reflections & Street Photography


Feline Friday

Friday Faceoff

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Mastery of Love

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The trials you face will
introduce you to
your strengths. Epictetus

Have you ever noticed that
when we are in a good mood,
we feel superior to the anxious?
It's a favorable comparison
and we love feeling good
about ourselves.

Then when we are concerned
about something and upset,
others who seem happy and
smiling seem to us to be fools.

Funny how all encompassing
moods can be.

Instead of
following negative thoughts
down a rabbit hole, I look
to see any kernel of info
they are bringing.

Then I throw them out
the door like bums
being tossed from a bar.

Don't follow
where they Lead!

 It is only possible to
live happily ever after 
on a day-to-day basis.
        Margaret Bonnano

No one else can make you happy.
Happiness is the result of
love coming out of you.
This is the Mastery of Love.
Don Miguel Ruiz 


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Wednesday, February 22, 2023


A L O H A From Honolulu!

There is, they say, a crowded highway to Hell, but speak of the stairway to Heaven.

What lovely steps! Pause as long As you wish.

Take a good look


At your memories.

How Far You've Come!

Ignore the highway traffic.
Come up.
Come up

In love.

The Flower Book by
Edward Burne-Jones
is a series of 38 round watercolours,
each about six inches across, painted
from 1882 to 1898. The paintings do
not depict flowers; rather, they were
inspired by the flowers' names.
Burne-Jones called them
"a series of illustrations to
the Names of Flowers".

Ah, the patter of little feet
 around the house. 
There's nothing 
like having a 
for a butler.
     W. C. Fields


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie