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



Katerinas Blog said...

Great quote cultivate love and compassion in children.
I also liked your poem Clοudia:
in yourself lies invincible blooming life, how beautiful!
Have a great day🌼!

Elephant's Child said...

The hibiscus photo is a thing of great beauty.

Andrew said...

There are some great photos in this post, especially the sunrise/sunset photo and the duck pond reflections.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

The "Son" is always shining in my heart. Blessings, Cloudia!

Tom said...

...the Keiki are cute.

Anvilcloud said...

Here's to inner blossoming.

Barbara Rogers said...

Loved the phrase, "inner power like a deep well soothes..." Thank you for your creativity in photography and poetry.

RedPat said...

Love the proverb of love and a lei, Cloudia. ;-)

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends!

LA Paylor said...

thank you for the poem, anxiety is shed... may it be so

Teresa said...

Thanks for showing us the lei makers. I had never considered how they get produced. Your poem is wonderful. Pixie is demonstrating being centered and compassionate today.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Gorgeous sunset! #Skywatch

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That first pic is spectacular!!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Wonderful photos and words. Love the little ducky and Pixie too of course! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Christine said...


Jim said...

Amazing colours.

Jim said...

Amazing colours.

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures and captions!

Photo Cache said...

Nice poem. I envy those that have the talent to write.

Worth a Thousand Words

Thomas Lee/Lee Lip Pang said...

nice skyshot

William Kendall said...

A spectacular sky in that first shot.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Your pictures are wonderful and always with appropriate quotes. I think some forgot to teach kindness to their children because compassion is not prevalent here in the USA, sorry to say. But then there is Pixie, who always makes me smile 😍 Happy Spring, Claudia ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Cloudia said...

It is such a pleasure to read your comments, to visit with you each personally for a moment! Much appreciated friends ❤️

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, what an amazing sky. We have lots of blue today, which is fantastic. It's making everything turn to spring. Give Pixie a pat for me. Erika

Michelle said...

What a wonderful poem. It evokes such feeling. Bravo! Thank you for linking up, Cloudia.

sirkkis said...

Wise, lovely words, Cloudia, thanks for sharing 🥀🌺

Fundy Blue said...

I love your poem at the end, Cloudia! And your quotes and photos are something I look forward to seeing. Happy weekend to you and Pixie.

DVArtist said...

Great photos, Cloudia. You always share so much beauty. Pixie looks like she is in charge. LOL Thank you for joining FFO and have a very nice weekend.

Gene Black said...

I love your poem at the end “invincible blossoming life”

Rain said...

Lei Day must be just beautiful there with all of the bright colored flowers! Nice image of the duck! (Is he a disco duck???) ☺☺☺