Saturday, April 20, 2024

Pacific Embrace

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Orange bleeds a fiery sigh,
Stately clouds sailing a tonic sky.
High blue bleeds to orange crush,
Stars peek shy and never rush

Lullaby of silent crash,
Peace descends.
Calming splash!

Agapanthus Africanus,
The African Lily
or Lily-of-the-Nile

We'll mend the cracks
We'll light the way,
Stay calm and kind
Come what may. 

Bridges built
on simple things,
A smile shares hope
and comfort brings.

In every greeting
kind and warm,
Respect is power 
Against all storms.

Let knowledge flow
a gentle stream,
From every voice,
a waking dream.
    Cloudia Charters 

I believe that if you don't 
derive a deep sense of purpose 
from what you do, if you don't come 
radiantly alive several times a day, 
if you don't feel deeply grateful at 
the tremendous good fortune that 
has been bestowed on you, then 
you are wasting your life. 
And life is too short to waste.
            Srikumar Rao

Love You,
 Cloudia & Pixie


See You All Next Spring!

Friday, April 19, 2024

The Walking Iris

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Behind the screen of the ordinary
can be found unique and
wonderful things.
  Ted Kooser

Fashion you can buy,
but style you possess.
Iris Apfel

The walking iris
Neomarica gracilis is
a flowering plant native to Brazil
that produces spikes of white flowers
with burgundy throats and blue stripes
from mid spring to mid fall.
Also known as the poor man's orchid

Set wide the window.
Let me drink the day. Edith Wharton
& Pixie

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Ancient wisdom lives
in his subtle smile
the age old style he wears
and Aloha that he gives.
[Click on photo to enlarge]

Thursday, April 18, 2024


A L O H A From Honolulu!

Remind me
that all of this,
every bit of it,
is for love.
Keep me fiercely kind.
Laura Jean Truman

The difference between
a rut and a groove is
how you feel in it.
Cloudia Charters

Giant tree - tiny soul,
that makes us whole.

Wind sings secrets
in the leaves,
A language only
nature weaves.

The child, entranced
feels spirit rise,
joins the song
with gentle sighs.

Single hand
so soft and small,
Reaches out
to feel it all.
               Cloudia Charters

The intuitive mind
is a sacred gift 
and the rational mind
is a faithful servant.
 We have created a society 
that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
   Albert Einstein

Some people,
no matter how old they get,
 never lose their beauty -
they merely move it
from their faces
into their hearts.
      Martin Buxbaum


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Crimson collars glint in the sun,
Paws raised high, good luck has begun!
A bobtail bunch, this porcelain crowd, Beckoning cats in a lucky cloud.
Cloudia & Pixie

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Do Joy

A L O H A From Honolulu!

is not essential. Mutual Respect is.

And the Fairy of Dreams
with moth-wings furled
Plays soft on her flute
to the drowsy world.
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

We are formed and
molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are
shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow
that never leaves them.

The one who
tells the stories
rules the world.
Hopi proverb

Life is short and
if you're not careful
you'll spend so much time
doing everything you 'have' to do
that you'll run out of time for things
that bring you joy. Make space.
It's never convenient.
It's always worth it. Michell C. Clark

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Dusk Rewards

A L O H A From Honolulu!

No harshness lingers,
light grows soft; A gentle hush
ascends aloft Gazing up with grateful eye
to restful iridescent sky.
Cloudia Charters

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Minquass

A silent night. -
the most eloquent poem
I have ever read.
Sanober Khan

I asked myself, “Who would I be if I weren’t busy? What would be left of my life and me after I removed excess stuff from my home and allowed my day to have unscheduled open spaces?
Lisa J. Shultz

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Travel Tuesday 

Happy Tuesday 

Tuesday Treasures

My Corner Of The World

Wild Bird Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday

Pick a sign, any sign,
stop or park,
Perhaps One Way?
Shot in the dark.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Caffeine Kiss Morning Bliss

A L O H A From Honolulu!

To be fully alive is to have an aesthetic perception of life because a major part of the world's goodness lies in its often unspeakable beauty.
Yukitaka Yamamoto

 Flow and you'll know.

 Flow a state where worries cease 
Lost in the moment finding peace.
Surrender sweet to the gentle sway,
Go with the current of your day.

Did you see the pigeon?

When looking back over my life, at things that I regret or would have done differently, what strikes me is that among them is not one example of a time that I wished I had been harsher to someone. There are many examples of the opposite.

Most hard-boiled people
are half-baked.
 Wilson Mizner

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Coffee cup
a warm embrace,
Rainbow paints
her smile in space.