Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Simply Think Like Tina

A L O H A From Honolulu!

There are things
we can only
learn in struggle.
Joel Osteen

The most beautiful people
we have known are those
who have known defeat, known
suffering, known struggle, known
loss, and have found their
way out of those depths.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Calliandra haematocephala,
also known as red powder puff,
was first reported in Hawaii in 1888.
It is native to Bolivia and was
also distributed throughout southern Peru.

Volkswagen Type 2
Innocent and infinite are
the pleasures of observation.
Henry James

At every moment, we always
have a choice, even if it feels
as if we don't. Sometimes that
choice may simply be to think
a more positive thought. Tina Turner


Elephant's Child said...

What a glorious sky in those first two photos.

Cloudia said...

I appreciate that. Thank you honey

roentare said...

There are things
we can only
learn in struggle.
Joel Osteen

So true! The quote of the day

Mike said...

I hope the person with the VW bus doesn't get into an accident. Parts must be really hard to come by.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful skies!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sky and I love the palm trees.

Take care, enjoy your day!

RedPat said...

Love that sky and the pink VW, Cloudia.

Teresa said...

I love the VW van, the glorious skies, and Pixie radiating positive thoughts! Happy day today!

Tom said...

...the pink bus is the bomb!

Bill said...

Stunning skies with all the colour. The pink bus is a classic beauty.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the powder puff, but your skies are amazing! We're cloudy, but that is better, what with the heat and smoke doing a number on our country.

Michelle said...

I have learned the most during times of struggle! Not that it was fun, but looking back it was a time of learning.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like that pink VW, but your sky shots are out of this world. Really amazing.

Elke (Mainzauber) said...

Hello Cloudia, the pink VW Bulli is super! How did this vintage car get to Honolulu? I know Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, but I don't know whether it is really necessary to go through all the sufferings of this world in order to belong to the (most beautiful) most interesting people.
Liebe Grüße - Elke (DND)

DrumMajor said...

LUV da bus. It still has it's original bumpers. (Mine was Buster Blue Bus, '62.) Downhill with the wind gets you to 40mph! Linda in Kansas

Brian said...

Those orange skies are so amazing and the flowers are so pretty. Of course you're always pretty sweet Pixie. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

It would seem that Hawaii has a claim on every kind of beautiful sky ... and flower and then to have a Pink VW Bus ... it just isn't fair. Your quotes are good, but I have to say, I am tired of going through struggles. Isn't there an easier way to get accepted? I think, from the look on Pixie's face, she agrees with me :) Love the rich voice of Ka Hooh'iki ... and the language lends beauty to the voice. Lovely post, Claudia ...

Andrea @ F rom the Sol

Michelle said...

Thanks for linking up and sending kisses to Pixie!