Monday, May 20, 2024

Not Trifles

A L O H A From Honolulu!

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison

Staying kind, calm, and
keeping an open mind 
are radical acts today!

Petals soft as satin sighs,
Plumeria twirls down from the skies,
To paint the grass like colored snow,
Springtime blooms in gentle glow.

Nature's art this fragrant sea
Sweet perfume to the trade wind's glee.
This lawn of blooms a tropic grace,
Touches of heaven in this place.

Carpet soft, a fragrant bed,
Spring time's whispers gently spread.
Cloudia Charters

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.
Pema Chodron

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything
George Bernard Shaw, 

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, knows something. Wilson Mizner

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Linking To

Monday Murals


rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos, Mural looks amazing.
Have a nice week ahead.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your whispers of Spring.

Andrew said...

Nature or a person arranged the nine palm trees in an interesting way. It's great.

Sami said...

I like your poem about the frangipani. Very nice Cloudia.
Very eye catching mural. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful skies.

s.c said...

Nature is really amazing with that flower. Good photo.

Tom said...

...the Pink Plumeria Petals are Pretty!

Barbara Rogers said...

Loved your poem about the plumeria! Pats to Pixie!

RedPat said...

Love the flowers on the lawn, Cloudia.

Anvilcloud said...

I hope you enjoy many soft petals today. Living where you do, I think that is just about a guarantee.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Your words about the flowers carpeting the lawn perfectly describes the joy these bring to our senses.
Blessings, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends ☺️


Muy interesante el mural que aportas. En cuanto a tu reportaje, es de destacar la vista espléndida de la puesta de sol, junto al paisaje marino, que me ha gustado bastante.
Muy buen reportaje fotográfico.

Teresa said...

Awesome quotes today. Pixie has her ears pricked as she teaches us how to be the very best listeners (and learners).

Mike said...

Great first picture!

Stewart M said...

There are some many ways to be a flower! Love the ones on the grass.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne