Saturday, June 10, 2023

Sweet Saturday Surreality

A L O H A From Honolulu!

I am forever chasing light.
Light turns the ordinary
into the magical.
Trent Parke

Photograph the world as it is.
Nothing’s more interesting
than reality.
Mary Ellen Mark

Once you reach deeper and
deeper into your reality,
you approach closer and
closer its surreal essence. *
Talismanist Giebra

My life is shaped by
the urgent need to wander
and observe, and my
camera is my passport.
Steve McCurry

Contentment is natural wealth. Socrates

The opinion of 10,000 people
is of no value if none of them
knows anything about the subject. Marcus Aurelius

The most important thing
is to enjoy your life
--to be happy--
it's all that matters. Audrey Hepburn


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Saturday Critters

Jaipur Garden Affair

*  "Surreality is the quality of being bizarre and dreamlike. It can also mean having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream.
Surreal is often used to describe something that is not real or that seems too strange or fantastic to be true. It can also be used to describe something that is so extraordinary or unexpected that it seems to defy the laws of reality.
Surreal is neither negative nor positive. It can easily go either way."

  Google Generative AI 
[is experimental. Info quality may vary]


Elephant's Child said...

I like the idea of my camera being a passport. Thank you.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, the ducklings are so cute.
Pixie has quite the pose, looking like royalty.
Wise words from Audrey Hepburn!
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Marcus Aurelius has it right in this era of misinformation. So does AI Chat, but without attribution to the scholars.

roentare said...

Light is just what photography is all about

Mae Travels said...

Interesting little comment from AI — surreal could be the word of the day what with record-smashing bad air in much of the Northeastern US and of course all kinds of statements (of varying surreality) From AI itself.
best, mae at

s.c said...

I found that Marcus Aurelius quote very strong and timeless. Photo's as always beautiful. Have a nice weekend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the photos and quotes. The Marcus Aurelius quote is deluxe!

RedPat said...

I've always liked Audrey Hepburn. Thoughtful Pixie today, Cloudia.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You included some quotes that I need to ponder today. Thanks always! Hugs to you and Pixie!

Teresa said...

Pixie looks likes she's getting ready to enjoy life by jumping on the back of that goose and flying away.

Generative AI creates "hallucinations," which means it just makes stuff up and frames its fiction in language that sounds authoritative. It is definitely surreal! (Look up the case of Professor Jonathan Turley for more surreal anecdotes about the bots.)

Bill said...

Steve McCurry's quote is a good one. Beautiful photos and have a wonderful weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet photos, wise words and what a fabulous header shot!!!

William Kendall said...

Pixie is thinking of roast goose.

Cloudia said...

It is interesting that AI does not attribute the information it shares. Perhaps that will be addressed? Each of these comments really is pleasing and thoughtful and I'm just so lucky to have each of your visit. Pixie agrees! Thanks so much!