Saturday, April 1, 2023

Leap Of Heart

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Matson is Hawaii's Lifeline since 1882

Make me a candle

of comfort in this world.
Make me burn
with peace.
John Roedel

None of the Jungle People
like being disturbed.
Rudyard Kipling

Looking for peace is like
looking for a turtle with
a mustache: You won’t
be able to find it. But
when your heart is ready,
peace will come
looking for you.
Ajahn Chah

I have 3 Names!
Java Sparrow, Java Finch, Rice Finch:
A group of finches is
called a “charm”

Is he a group all by himself?

Happiness held is the seed;
Happiness shared is the flower.
John Harrigan

Is a Yellow Heliconia

You can't know how powerful
surrender is until you
allow yourself to take
the leap of faith.
Somehow, the universe
seems to take care of
a surrendered heart.
Cory Muscara


Love You,
  Cloudia & Pixie


Elephant's Child said...

Perhaps I am a jungle person (here in suburbia).

roentare said...

Java finch looks exquisite!

Teresa said...

Pixie wants the gecko and the triple-named bird to immediately surrender to her regal feline superiority. That will make her feel peaceful and happy. Gorgeous shots and profound quotes today.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one intense "jungle cat." Super photos today. Had to laugh at the idea of a turtle with a mustache. Enjoyed learning about the charm of finches.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Cloudia

I guess Pixie does not mind you sharing your blog with another cute kittie.
Love the Java Finch, the cute gecko and the turtles.
Wonderful critter photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Mae Travels said...

The turtles look like the little ones that they used to sell in dime stores when I was a child. You could buy the tiny turtle, the bowl, and a little box of food and have a pet.

best… mae at

Bill said...

The Java Finch is very pretty. The turtles are nice to see, I remember having them as a kid and would watch them for hours. Thank you for the memory and have a great weekend.

RedPat said...

Love that creature peering out of the jungle. Great post with lots of cool critters.

Mike said...

Except in Ukraine. No surrender in Ukraine.

Jim and Barb's Adventures said...

What unique wildlife you have there! I especially like that Java Finch.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really do have some neat 'critters'! Love your new banner too.

Sharon said...

Such beautiful photos make me happy!

William Kendall said...

Pixie wonders who that other cat is.

ellie said...

Oh, it's great to find another Pixie (✿◡‿◡) Lovely post! Thanks for the inspiration. All the best to warm won't find that many here in the heartland just yet.

Michelle said...

This new cat doesn't look too friendly! lol

Adam Jones said...

I love that Java Finch.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Cloudia :=)
The Java Finch is a beauty, and I didn't know that a group of Finches is called a charm, charming! The Turtle with a mustache quote made me smile. Great critter post, I love the photo of the Gecko on the fabulous Yellow Heliconia.The grey cat is waiting to pounce on a bird or a mouse and Pixi's intense look is fixed on something, perhaps the other cat!
All the best.

Anni said...

My bird of paradise stopped blooming...I think it has to be thinned out? Dunno for sure.

Love the finch (no matter what name you use).

For taking time to share this post with us at IRBB, I want to thank you.

21 Wits said...

Oh my that cat face! Reminds me of some folks during this last snowstorm! Lovely captures, I can feel the warmth all the way over here! Aloha and hugs to you and Pixie too!

Arun Goyal said...

Lovely Pink Frangipanis, Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.