Monday, April 10, 2023

Pieces Of It

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Looking at beauty in the world
is the first step of
purifying the mind.
 Amit Ray

 - during the 19th century,
the sacred dance was spurned
as Christian missionary influence
swept over the islands. Public
performances of hula—
deemed a vulgar pagan ritual—
were outlawed.
National Geographic Link

Nature knows no indecencies;
man invents them.
Mark Twain  

Snow on the roof - Memories within:

In the depth of winter,
I finally learned that
there was in me
an invincible summer
Albert Camus

Wander often. Wonder always

If there is any wisdom
running through my life now,
in my walking on this earth,
it came from listening in the
Great Silence to the stones,
trees, space, the wild animals,
to the pulse of all life
as my heartbeat.
Vijali Hamilton


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



On earth there is no heaven,
but there are pieces of it.
Jules Renard

For the first time ever, ALL of these quotes came from one source! Typically I hunt for each quote for each photo in a post. Today I merely scrolled down and  the next one that fit the next photo showed up! Here is the link


Mike said...

I often wonder why I always wander.

roentare said...

Beautiful words and photos

Elephant's Child said...

Aren't we lucky that there is a LOT of beauty in the world.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

A pox on every missionary that didn't stay home and mind his own business and visited other lands and declared that other people's customs were obscene. "When in Rome do as the Romans" was sage advice when it was given and remains so to this day. Think I'll go on You Tube now and find a hula dance!

eileeninmd said...


Love the pretty palm trees. I like to wander.
Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

Moois van mie said...

Happy easter!

William Kendall said...

Pixie doesn't seem to mind the contractor.


I like the palm trees so lovely

RedPat said...

The quotes are wonderful, Cloudia. I may head out for a wander now.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Such a lovely post! Thank you for the words of wisdom! Cathy

Sandee said...

Beautiful photography, beautiful words and beautiful Pixie.

I'm sorry I'm so late. Workers showed up this morning to tear out our kitchen for the last part of the remodel and we had no idea they were coming. We worked our behinds off cleaning out all the drawers and cabinets.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

Teresa said...

Cool post today! Pixie looks ready to watch the 60th annual hula festival! She is sitting pretty. I love today's quotes, too. Glad you found them so easily.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome post and pics

DeniseinVA said...

I love your quotes and thank you so much for the link. Beautiful photos as always.

Jim and Barb's RV Adventure said...

Love your pictures, so different than anything we see around here.

kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful post
Happy T
hugs Kathy

NCSue said...

Thank you, Cloudia! So glad you popped by to share!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Why do missionaries have to inflict their beliefs on others. I am always shocked when I read ANYONE attempts to impose their beliefs by force over another person or group of people. I love how all the quotes came from that one site today, but your photos make the quotes come to life. Pixie seems unaffected by the maintenance person. She is so photogenic and knows it!

Love the drink reference. It is perfect for T this week, dear Cloudia.

CJ Kennedy said...

Wander often. Wonder always. I love that quote. As always Pixie is stunning as the model and as the reflection on the floor. Happy T Day

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wherever you find your quotes you always find such wisdom. Pixie is looking adorable as usual, Happy T Day, hugs, Chrisx

Sharon Madson said...

Thank you for lovely quotes, and photos. Happy T day.