Wednesday, December 6, 2023

With Joy Confidence & Humility

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
Walk into the room as if
God sent you there. 

On leafy canvas, grooves unfold,
A story whispered, green and bold.
In swirling lines that sunlight weaves,
Secrets sing on emerald leaves.

A recent study suggests that just visiting a variety of different locations is associated with a higher sense of wellbeing in people with depression or anxiety. Researchers found the more varied locations people visit, the better they feel about their emotional and psychological well being– even if their mental health symptoms
are still there. 
    University Psychiatric Clinics,
         Basel, Switzerland, 2022   *

Daikoku, in Japanese mythology,
one of the Shichi-fuku-jin
(Seven Gods of Luck);
 god of wealth, guardian of farmers.
He is depicted in legend and art
as dark-skinned, stout, carrying a
wish-granting mallet in his right hand,
a bag of precious things slung over
his back, and sitting on two rice bags

The earth is resting,
and I am in need of rest, too.
In winter, I feel at home in
the silences of the world.
 Margaret Renkl


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Elephant's Child said...

How I love that plant photo. Green and serene.

Cloudia said...

Thank you!

Teresa said...

Thanks for taking us on a trip to new places today. I love the groovy leaves and the Chinese and Japanese sculptures, but most of all I love Pixie looking beautiful for her adoring fans.

DeniseinVA said...

Absolutely beautiful! The view into your world is breathtaking. The quotes are paired beautifully with your photos. Have a great day Cloudia and Pixie.

DrumMajor said...

I would like a wish-granting mallet. Maybe we should send one to the correct politicians. Linda in Kansas

David M. Gascoigne, said...

A wish-granting mallet would make a fine addition to my life!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful rainbow and mountain view!
Great quotes!

RedPat said...

You can actually see the end of the rainbow! Nice post, Cloudia. ;-)

William Kendall said...

A gorgeous rainbow.

Sharon said...

That green is amazing. Great photos from paradise.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Pixie has to be the most photographed cat on the planet, Cloudia! She really is a beauty.

Bill said...

The rainbow is stunning and nice to see as the rain lashes down here.

Jenn Jilks said...

Stunning is the word!

Cloudia said...

Jolly Friends! Thank You 🙏🏽

Christine said...


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love your poem with the emerald green leaves!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful and artfully done. I love the green leaves unfurling.

My GBGV Life said...

We visit different places all the time, no wonder we are so happy! We love winter because of the cold and snow, but the darkness forces us to all slow down and relax which is wonderful.

peppylady (Dora) said...

yes, I agree we need to visit our higher self.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Everything is always so beautiful in your neck of the woods and you are always beautiful sweet Pixie! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Mike said...

"visiting a variety of different locations"
But I would have to leave the basement to do that. That's asking a lot.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing rainbow, great photos.

EricaSta said...

A fine Post, I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

A beautiful rainbow and Pixie is always so precious :) Thank you for linking up.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

All your pictures are beautiful. I especially like the green leafy Canvas ... green is my favorite color and I love nature, so this is a perfect picture. Then there is Pixie being all intense ... love your cat :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Rain said...

I love those statues! You definitely won't be snowed in Cloudia!! ☺☺