Monday, July 31, 2023

Obscure Glory

A L O H A From Honolulu!

When we are no longer able
to change a situation, we are
challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor Frankl

Ipomoea obscura, also known as
the obscure morning glory
or small white morning glory. 

Become the kind of person
your ancestors want you to be
and your descendants
need you to be. 
  Kawika Au

Anyone can love a rose,
but it takes a lot
to love a leaf.
It's ordinary to love
the beautiful, but it's
beautiful to love the ordinary.
  MJ Korvan

Be pleasant anyway.
Your life will improve
immeasurably as will
your relationships.

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Nature Notes

From The Archives

The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

T Tuesday

Pictorial Tuesday 

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Sunday, July 30, 2023

Morning Musicians

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Music in the soul
can be heard
by the universe.
Lao Tzu

The Golden Voice of Hawai`i Alfred Aholo Apaka
March 19, 1919 – January 30, 1960
The true beauty of music
is that it connects people.
It carries a message, and
we, the musicians,
are the messengers.
Roy Ayers

Street music is always good
even if it is bad because
there is only
one melody there:
The melody of the life
struggle of a poor man.
Mehmet Murat ildan

By Music From Her Phone
Who hears music,
feels his solitude
Peopled at once.
Robert Browning

Treat those closest to you
as if they were nearly purrfect
and they will become
more so every day.


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Linking To

Monday Murals 

Frog Parking

All Others Will Be Toad

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Time For A Snap

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Behold the miracle of the Earth.
With all the wonder of a child."
  Edna Jaques

Ruellia simplex is a
flowering plant in the
Acanthaceae family.
It's also known as
the Mexican petunia

Protaetia is a genus of beetles
of the family Scarabaeidae,
occurring primarily in Asia,
containing over 300 species.


Brown Cuban Anole Lizard
I climb the door
instead of a tree Just to crawl with
myself walking free. Munia Khan


Giant African Snail
If the road is beautiful,
walk the road slowly.
Mehmet Murat Ildan

The sky lights up with fireworks when you follow
your dreams. Avijeet Das

Strelitzia nicolai
Wholeness is ordinary,
it's simple.
It doesn't come
with fireworks.
It's the undisturbed calmness
inherent to the space
that is you.
Laurie Buchanan

Time for a SNAP: Snack and Nap

Love You,
 Pixie & Cloudia


Friday, July 28, 2023

The Good Remains

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Don't let the crazy
dim your light.
That alone is
a radical act.
Pause, reflect, and
what is right will appear.

Sharing makes you
bigger than you are.
The more you pour out
the more life will be
able to pour in.
Jim Rohn

Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea is
a water lily that grows in freshwater
lakes, pools, and rivers. It's also
known as the blue lotus,
blue Egyptian lotus,
blue water lily, and
sacred blue lily.

Every friend is to the other
a sun, and a sunflower also.
  Jean Paul Richter. 

If you pursue evil with pleasure,
the pleasure passes away
and the evil remains;
If you pursue good with labor,
the labor passes away
but the good remains.

I hope I never get tired of
the night sky, of thunderstorms,
of watching cream make
galaxies in my coffee.
I hope I never grow to be
someone who can no longer
see the small beautiful things.

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Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia




Floral Friday

Friday Faceoff

Weekend Reflections & Street Photography

Feline Friday

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Moments That Are

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Life isn't perfect,
people aren't perfect,
but there are
moments that are.
Amy Harmon

Life isn't perfect but
your outfit can be
Sussanne Khan

Simple formula for maturity:
Don't get swept up
in your negative emotion
of the moment.

All people are exceptions to
a rule that doesn’t exist.
Fernando Pessoa

Life itself is the
proper binge.
Julia Child

There is no persuasiveness 
more effectual than the 
of a sincere life.
         Joseph Barber Lightfoot 

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Linking To

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Look A Bit Harder

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Through Love
all that is copper
will be gold

A Cactus exhorts aloes to dance!
To an optimist
every weed is a flower;
to a pessimist
every flower is a weed.
Finnish proverb

If you think
something is ugly,
look harder.
Ugliness is just a
failure of seeing. Matt Haig

We are beautiful beings.
Lailah Gifty Akita

Joy comes in sips,
not gulps.
Sharon Draper

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia