Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Permit Yourself

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Courtesy: Mike Price, Oahu

Permit yourself to change
your mind when something
is no longer working for you.
 Nedra Glover Tawwab

A bridge of silver wings
stretches from the dead ashes
of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of
a life started anew. Aberjhani

 When the mind is blurred,
everything becomes blurred
even on the brightest day;
when mind is clear everything
becomes clear even
on the foggiest day! Mehmet Murat ildan

True hearts beat
with authentic grace. In simplicity
connection finds a space.

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Don't worry if you're making waves
just by being yourself.
The moon does it all the time.
    Scott Stabile

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

No Greater Journey

A L O H A From Honolulu!

No matter
how dark the night,
somehow the sun rises
once again and all
shadows are chased away.

David Matthew

In a forest of a hundred
thousand trees, no two
leaves are alike. And
no two journeys along the
same path are alike.
Paulo Coelho

Until you spread your wings,
you'll have no idea
how far you can fly.
   Napoleon Bonaparte 

There is no greater journey than
the one that you must take
to discover all of the mysteries
that lie within you.
Michelle Sandlin

When we love, we always strive
to become better than we are.
When we strive to become
better than we are,
everything around us
becomes better too. Paulo Coelho 


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Monday, January 29, 2024

Milk's Leap

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Behind the fronds, a fiery birth,
Sun ignites the sleeping Earth.
Golden fingers seeking find,
Palm trees swaying heart and mind.

Banana Tree
You can't teach calculus
to a chimpanzee.
So just share your banana.
John Rachel

The secret of life is
enjoying the passage of time.
James Taylor

There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. Pearl Bailey

A lion does not flinch at
laughter coming from a hyena.
A gorilla does not budge from a
banana thrown at it by a monkey.
A nightingale does not stop
singing its beautiful song at
the intrusion of an
annoying woodpecker. Suzy Kassem

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Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

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Cheese is milk's leap
toward immortality.
Clifton Fadiman

There is no sense in crying
over spilt milk.
Why bewail what is done
and cannot be recalled?

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Imperfection Most Sublime

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Close your eyes,
let sunlight paint
Her soft brushstrokes
upon your soul.
In quietude remember
The child who knew how
to make herself whole.

Stars my ceiling
moon my guide
Peace within
dreams applied.

The shell may be
built on a curve, but
the pearl within is perfect.
Imperfections can give birth
to the most sublime beauty.

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,
Cloudia & Pixie

Linking To
Monday Murals

Saturday, January 27, 2024


A L O H A From Honolulu!

We tend to look for greatness
always in somebody else
rather than yourself.
Go inside and
get your sound.
Carlos Santana

What do you see
a woman? A man?
Someone like you?
Someone strange?
Or do you see a heart
and a soul? Because
that is what matters
to us when we
truly understand.

The point of good behavior
is to communicate our
respect for others.
Chogyam Trungpa

Respond to every call that excites your spirit. Rumi

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



Saturday Critters

Jaipur Garden Affair

Bougainvillea glabra

Friday, January 26, 2024

Charming Gardeners

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. Jim Henson

Let us be grateful to people
who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

Always act like you are
wearing an invisible crown.


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Laugh Light

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Next time a sunrise
steals your breath
or a meadow of flowers
leave you speechless,
remain that way.
Say nothing,
and listen as Heaven
whispers, do you like it?
I did it just for you.
Max Lucado

Night does not show things,
it suggests them. It disturbs
and surprises us
with its strangeness.
It liberates forces within us
which are dominated by our
reason during the daytime.

Finding solace in a face.
Gentle knowing grace,
Map of kindness, 
A heart benign
Reflecting the good
That we hope to find!

Shield us gently
With love's embrace,
May our laughter light
The world's soft space.

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



Floral Friday

Friday Faceoff