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


Elephant's Child said...

I love your definition of the difference between a rut and a groove.
Groove on dear friend.

Cloudia said...

Thanks dear!

Teresa said...

No one wants to be stuck in a rut, but everyone wants their groove back! Thanks for staying in your groove, and thanks for the lucky cats, especially the supremely lucky and lovely Pixie Cat!!

Cloudia said...

Aloha Pal!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful post and lovely images.
I think we could all use Lucky Cats.
Pretty sky, lovely flowers and a sweet Pixie.
Take care, have a wonderful day!

roentare said...

How lovely to see spring blooms here

Anvilcloud said...

That's an interesting thought about ruts and grooves.

Tom said...

...enjoy each hour, particularly the golden ones.

Barbara Rogers said...

I'm amazed at how many quotes are from Einstein!

RedPat said...

Pixie is in her groove. Lucky girl, Cloudia. ;-)

William Kendall said...

Pixie is alert today.

Brian's Home Blog said...

WOW, that sun! The photos are all beautiful and the words are perfect. Pixie, I don't know how you did it girl, but you look even more adorable! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful photos, great poetry.

Photo Cache said...

You have the knack of finding the perfect photo to match with the quote or the poem.

Worth a Thousand Words

Jim said...


Katerinas Blog said...

Hello Clοudia! We forgot the gift (as time goes by more and more). I also liked your quote about the difference between a groove and a groove. Have a nice day🌷!

Iris Flavia said...

Wise words again and such a cute face - have a great day, Aloha!

Mae Travels said...

I love your Lucky Cats!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful assortment of Maneki-neko cats. All a bit different, too.

Thomas Lee/Lee Lip Pang said...

stunning sunrise/set captured

DVArtist said...

Great post. I love this photo of Pixie. Thank you for joining FFO and have a lovely weekend.

Fundy Blue said...

I really love the first quote, Cloudia. For me, love is what gives life meaning, the reason for it all. I enjoyed all the photos and quotes. Aloha!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A rut and a groove... I love it!!

My name is Erika. said...

Oh that sky is gorgeous. I could sit with a glass of wine and watch it. Happy start to your weekend.

Lillian "sognafaret" said...

Lovely flowers

Michelle said...

It is all for love, Cloudia. What a true quote. Thank you for linking up and sending hugs to Pixie :)

Rain said...

What a beautiful sunset, aloha Cloudia! ♥