Monday, April 22, 2024


A L O H A From Honolulu!

The ground was hard
And skies were gray,
Through lingering storms
Despair held sway.
But hope the seed
Safe within
Begins to sprout
Awakened again! -

- Tiny green shoots
Fresh and bright,
A promise revealed
At dawn's first light.
Shadows linger
Fainter and fewer
Lucky hints murmur
richer and truer. -

- Solutions will bloom
And a helping hand,
Goodness returning
Across our land.
Cloudia Charters

The people who matter
will recognize
who you are.
Alan Cohen

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Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie



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Katerinas Blog said...

I loved reading that solutions will flourish and a helping hand goodness will return to our land again! Good will win! Good morning🌼!

Elephant's Child said...

I love you sharing your wisdom. Hope is a fragile necessity isn't it?

Cloudia said...

So good to hear you both

Teresa said...

I love the way you integrated your pictures with your poem. I like the part about the seed of hope with tiny green shoots, and I like the shot of Pixie, Queen of the jungle amidst the now flourishing shoots.

roentare said...

You write great poems!

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous skies.

Tom said...

...thanks for a moment with the Sons!

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful post

Barbara Rogers said...

Beautiful to see green newness...and loved the music!

RedPat said...

I hope goodness does indeed return, Cloudia. ;-)

Martha Jane Orlando said...

It is so true that hope springs eternal. As always, your words and photos are inspiring in a world full of hurting souls.
Blessings, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Thank you so much my dear friends. I'm wishing you all a safe and happy week aloha

LoveT. said...

Wish you a wonderful new week.

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful! Thank you Cloudia and Pixie :)

Joanne said...

Beautiful photos!

Cloudia said...

Thanks honey. Aloha

Mike said...

Hey! I think I've seen that cloud before!

Mae Travels said...

Have a wonderful week!

Sandee said...

Such a beautiful post to start off the week. Especially Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Cloudia. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

My name is Erika. said...

All those blue skies look so beautiful. I hope you and Pixie have a wonderful T day and week ahead.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends!
That is a 10 year old "file" photo, Mike. What a memory!

Michelle said...

Yes, the people who matter will always recognize who you are.....

Jenn Jilks said...

Another inspiring poem. Thank you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wonderful photos and quotes. Loved the idea of spring and caring. The lady performing yoga was awesome for the drink reference this week, dear. Thanks for sharing.

DVArtist said...

You always find the best quotes and wonderful photos. Have a very nice day today.

Lisca said...

What a wonderful poem! Thank you for sharing that, and the Hawaiian song. I love that big cloud in the blue sky.
And the yoga lady made me smile (or rather the little girl made me smile).
Happy T-Day Cloudia,

Cloudia said...

Your visits are holidays here!!!! So nice to see you and hear your thoughts <3

Kay said...

I just can't get over your beautiful poetry, Cloudia. You are all heart and kindness.

CJ Kennedy said...

Beautiful and Pixie. Happy T Day

Sharon Madson said...

What a beautiful poem, Cloudia. Thank you for sharing with us. Happy T Day.

Rambling Woods said...

I love this....

Solutions will bloom
And a helping hand,
Goodness returning
Across our land.
Cloudia Charters