Saturday, March 18, 2023

Magic and Wonder

A L O H A From Honolulu!

"I wish I could get paid to
be at the beach without
swimming ability?"

After the rain, the sun
will reappear. There is life.
After the pain, the joy
will still be here.
      Walt Disney

After a day of cloud and wind and rain Sometimes the setting sun breaks out again, And touching all the darksome woods with light, Smiles on the fields until they laugh and sing Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Inside an African Tulip fallen from the tree

Growing up, I heard a lot about strength. My dad - a Holocaust survivor - embodied it, though he would never say that about himself. Not only did he survive one of the most horrific events in history, but he never lost hope along the way, crediting acts of kindness with keeping him alive. Daniel Lubetzky

Crepe Ginger Flowers
grow from these bracts:

Crepe Ginger

Indian Mynas are not only fierce looking. Tough!

There is magic and wonder for eyes who know how to look with curiosity and love. Anon.

Love comforeth like sunshine after rain, Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain; Shakespeare 

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Mike said...

Being at the beach without the ability to swim is like being on the edge of the Grand Canyon without the ability to fly. (It doesn't make any sense but it sounds like nothing else.) 😍

William Kendall said...

Does Pixie like playing her own version of tennis?

Rostrose said...

Oho, the Indian Myna looks really fierce, dear Cloudia! Better not get in the way! ;-)
You've collected beautiful sayings and photos again. I was particularly touched by the quote from Daniel Lubetzky.
All the best to you and Pixie and have a nice weekend - Traude 😘

Teresa said...

Thanks for today's virtual bouquet. Pixie looks like she's wondering if that myna bird will try to steal her tennis ball. Have a happy weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We can learn so much from these quotes and be encouraged. Thank you for sharing your beauty my friend!

eileeninmd said...

Being at the beach is a happy time. The Indian Myna does look fierce and Pixie just looks sleepy. Great quotes, especially the Daniel Lubetzky quote. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Cloudia said...

Pixie played with balls and toys more when younger, Now she rushes around like a dynamo when she isn't being dignified. She does like to lay with the head in one's palm. Thanks for inquiring, William

Thanks dears!

Villrose said...

Love the inside of rhe African Tulip!
Greetings to you and Pixie

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

wonderful words today and I like the flowers

Anni said...

I've never seen a myna in the wild!

It's great that you shared this post with us at IRBB, thanks!

Arun Goyal said...

What a lovely Hibiscus blooms, It is surprising to see Indian Mynas in your region. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair .