Tuesday, June 11, 2024


A L O H A From Honolulu!

Gentle waves are painting
Stories on the shore,
Foamy lines that whisper tales
Of what has come before.

In Jewish thought,
a sin is not an offense
against God, an act of
disobedience. A sin is a
missed opportunity
to act humanly.
Rabbi Harold Kushner

Rest and be kind, 
you don’t have to 
prove anything. 
   Jack Kerouac

Shadows like brushstrokes
On a canvas blue,
Foretelling in riddles
what the day will do.

Palm fronds and light
 symphony unbound,
Nature's languages
Without any sound.
    Cloudia Charters

Those who bring sunshine 
to the lives of others cannot 
keep it from themselves
    J. M. Barrie

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Downy Woodpecker


Elephant's Child said...

I like that thought about sin.

roentare said...

Love your words on no need to prove anything to anyone

Teresa said...

I love the quote about being sunshine to others paired with Pixie basking in the sunlight and reflecting it to us. :)

Andrew said...

I am so envious of you having woodpeckers.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos and lovely words.
I love the woodpecker and pretty flowers.
Take care, have a great day!

s.c said...

This time the quotes wins from the photo's

Tom said...

...Rest and be kind, you don’t have to prove anything, Amen Jack!

Anvilcloud said...

Well, Christians certainly alterred the Jewish view of sin. Even thought-sins became a stain on our souls.

Barbara Rogers said...

Wow, it looks like Pixie gets to be outside of the house. Loved the quote about sin, since I never bought into it...the way it's taught.

RedPat said...

Great words today, Cloudia. ;-)

Bill said...

Great quotes today. I see Pixie is enjoying the warm sunlight.

Mike said...

Rick Astley says thanks and is never going to give you up.

LoveT. said...

Beautiful quotes again today. Thanks for that

Kathy G said...

A cat basking in the sun is a lovely sight.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

"Foretelling in riddles . . ." I love that line of yours, Cloudia.

Kay said...

You and Pixie are absolutely awesome! I'll never look at waves on the shore in the same way again.

Cloudia said...

I love your feedback! Thanks each of you

Michelle said...

I always enjoy your quotes and Pixie sunbathing is the best.

Darla M Sands said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing and leaving kind words on my humble blog. Be well!

Stewart M said...

I have a real fondness for woodpeckers - but we dont have any at all in Australia.
A good reason to travel!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

s.c said...

The difference between a rising and a setting sun is not to been seen on a photo. Now my thoughts are stalling on.

William Kendall said...

Pixie basks in the sun.