Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Horizons Bathed In Light

A L O H A From Honolulu!

With eyes aglow and spirit right,
Chase horizons bathed in light.
For beauty blooms
where hearts take flight,
Render worries out of sight. -

Manu O Ku - White Tern
- So lift your gaze beyond the smear,
The open road's so vast and clear.
Wind-kissed branches, sunlit grace,
Seat of beauty for the feathered race. -

- Life's not blemished
by a dim window pane,
There are miles to chase
 Sun and moon to gain.-
      Cloudia Charters

Kindness is the most powerful
force in the world because
only kindness and understanding
can bring real change.
      Cloudia Charters 

Hate leads to happiness
in only one way.
Through the overcoming
of it in yourself.
That is how you turn
hate into a blessing.


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Travel Tuesday 

Happy Tuesday 

Tuesday Treasures

My Corner Of The World

Wild Bird Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday

Monday, April 29, 2024

Being With The Mystery

A L O H A From Honolulu!

We live in an era where people
demonize rather than engage
their opponents, content to bludgeon
critics rather than win them over.
Our adversaries are not our enemies;
the law is not a political weapon,
objective truths do exist;
fair process is essential
in civilized society.
      Preet Bihara 

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman,
Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain,
river, each has a secret way of
being with the mystery, unique
and not to be judged
Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Cultivating a close, warm-hearted
feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears
or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to
cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the ultimate source of
success in life. Dalai Lama

On our own we glitter…

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Nature Notes

From The Archives

The Good.Random.Fun.

AWWW Monday

T Tuesday

Photographer sees pictures everywhere.
Poet hears poetry in words everyday.
Wanderers find wonders,
Grudge collectors their reasons.
Quitters find excuses in all seasons.
            Cloudia Charters

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Bottles 4 College

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sunlight pours
Her golden streams,
Warming whispers
Of happy dreams
Birdsong fills
the air with glee,
Every worry
seems to flee. -

- Helping hands
reach out with care,
Kindness blooming everywhere.
Laughter rings
That joyful sound,
Peace and plenty
all around. -

- Simple pleasures
clear and bright,
Filling hearts
with pure delight!
       Cloudia Charters

The longer I live, the more deeply I learn that love, whether we call it friendship or family or romance, is the work of mirroring and magnifying each other's light. Gentle work. Steadfast work. Life-saving work in those moments when life and shame and sorrow occlude our own light from our view, but there is still a clear-eyed loving person to beam it back. In our best moments, we are that person for another.
  James Baldwin

Slant Cat, with eyes
That twinkle bright,
My purrfect friend
You furry delight.
Head a-tilt
Your curious pose,
Our friendship is
A sweet smelling rose.


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Linking To
Monday Murals

So VERY Proud of my
nephew Genshu Price:

4 minute TV interview EXCELLENCE!

Here we are taking out paperwork to
formalize Bottles4College
as a 501c Non-Profit:

Bottles 4 College

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Silent Understanding Lingers In Our Wake

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier. Mother Teresa

Paint it across the sky!

A smile, a wave, a hand to hold, These bridge the gaps, more precious than gold. -

Dwarf Poinciana
(Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

- Let goodwill flow In a rising tide, Where hope and reason can reside. -

- Grounds may shift the world may turn, But kindness flows From lessons learned.
Cloudia Charters

                              (Ring Neck Parakeet)

Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha. *
"There is life in a kindly reply"
Hawaiian Proverb

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


* "A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger"
Proverbs 15:1

My Namesake!

Friday, April 26, 2024

The Practice

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The practice of staying present
will heal you. Obsessing about
how the future will turn out
creates anxiety. Replaying broken
scenarios from the past
causes anger or sadness.
Stay here, in the moment.
Sylvester McNutt III

Worry is the most ancient scam. It steals everything while
giving nothing. It is an illusion
and a trick enslaving our joy
and wasting our hours.

Break the optical illusion.
Be here and now.
Look around you.
Worry is mental slavery.

Shift your view. Remind yourself
to take your freedom. 
Do it every day!
  Cloudia Charters

The secret to living well
and longer is: eat half,
walk double, laugh triple
and love without measure. Tibetan Proverb

Peace cannot be kept by force; It can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein

 A smile is the
light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. Denis Waitley


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Thursday, April 25, 2024

Blossoming Invincible

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Sometimes it is dark.
But the sun is faithful. Jan Denise

Lei Makers

E lei kau, e lei ho`oilo i ke aloha 

Love is worn like a Lei 
through the seasons.
Hawaiian Proverb

Cultivate love and kindness
in a child to sow the
seeds of compassion.
And only then you will build
a great civilization, a great nation.
    JJ Heller

Light-Bearing Hibiscus

Within the stillness
where storms subside
A quiet strength
And steady spirit lies.

This inner power
like a deep well soothes
Centers, grounds you
Fountain of youth.

Wellspring of wisdom 
Beyond time and space.
Becomes more familiar
than a well-loved face. -

- From this calm center
roots must spread,
Silent language teaching
Anxieties are shed.

The world around you
Runs on stress and strife,
But in your self you harbor
Invincible blossoming life.
          Cloudia Charters 

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia