Friday, November 21, 2014

Light Party

A L O H A !

“A truly great book 
should be read 
in youth, 
in maturity and 
once more in old age, 
as a fine building 
should be seen 
by morning light,
 at noon 
and by moonlight.” 
                  Robertson Davies

"Now is the time 
of the illuminated woods, 
every leaf glows 
like a tiny lamp; 
one walks through 
their lighted halls 
with a curious enjoyment."
               John Burroughs

" I have never 
started a poem yet 
whose end I knew.
 Writing a poem 
is discovering. "
                 Robert Frost

And as the Party Boat sails on. . . 

Thank You
for Sailing these Seas.
You make it
a party!

                  Fondly, cloudia

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hawaii Skies

A  L  O  H  A !
“And forget not
 that the earth delights
 to feel your bare feet 
and the winds 
long to play 
with your hair” 
                    Khalil Gibran

"And within me I know,
I was born to fly. "
Gary Claud Stoko

“Close your eyes 
and turn your face
 into the wind.
Feel it sweep 
along your skin
 in an invisible
 ocean of exultation.
Suddenly, you know
 you are alive.” 
                     Vera Nazarian

Linking to Skywatch

Thank YOU
for Flying By!
                 Warmly, cloudia

Still Life With Pogo

A  L  O  H  A !
Harbor Master's Office,
Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor

Linking to Good Fences


Thank You
for visiting!
                    Warmly, cloudia

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Diamond Head in the Sun

A  L  O  H  A !
Diamond Head sits in Kapiolani Park
Honolulu Today: 77.3 °F
Feels Like 79 °F

"I've learned 
that men and women 
who are living 
wholehearted lives
 really allow themselves
 to soften into joy
 and happiness. 
They allow themselves 
to experience it."
                                 Brene Brown 


You can see
why I enjoy
YOUR photos
so much:
Mumbai, Texas,
Ontario, California,
Great Britain,
Israel & Egypt.
Toronto, Perth & NYC-

I get to see Today
where You are!

Thank YOU
for sharing 
this joy we 
allow ourselves!
            Warmly, cloudia

Rust and Character

A  L  O   H  A !
Sister Rust by Damon Albarn on Grooveshark
" May you live
 every day 
of your life. "
                         Jonathan Swift 

" If you yourself 
are at peace, 
then there is at least
 some peace 
in the world. "
              Thomas Merton

" Rusted wheel planted still 
Rusted wheel can't move on... "
                                    Silversun Pickups

" To succeed is nothing, 
it's an accident. 
but to feel no doubts 
about oneself 
is something very 
 it is character. "
                        Marie Leneru

" The universe will
 correspond to 
the nature of your song. " 
                         Michael Beckwith


Thank You
for visiting,
for sharing Your
                       Warmly, cloudia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Walking in Waikiki Sun

A  L  O  H  A !

" The intensity of the pain 
depends on
 the degree of resistance 
to the present moment." 
                            Eckhart Tolle

" I love walking 
down the street 
and seeing faces and 
drama and happiness 
and sadness and
 dirt and cleanliness."
                             Ric Ocasek

“In daily life
 we must see
 that it is not happiness
 that makes us grateful, 
but gratefulness 
that makes us happy.” 
Brother David Steindl-Rast

Thank You
for lingering!

                         Fondly, cloudia

Honey the Healer

A  L  O  H  A !
 “We lived for honey. 
We swallowed a spoonful
 in the morning to wake us up
 and one at night to put us to sleep. 

We took it with every meal to
 calm the mind, give us stamina, 
and prevent fatal disease. -

" - We swabbed ourselves in it 
to disinfect cuts or heal chapped lips. 

It went in our baths, our skin cream, 
our raspberry tea and biscuits. 
Nothing was safe from honey...

 " -honey was 
the ambrosia of the gods 
and the shampoo 
of the goddesses. "
             Sue Monk Kidd
                 The Secret Life of Bees

“I dreamt -- marvelous error! -
 that I had a beehive 
here inside my heart. 
And the golden bees
 were making... 
sweet honey 
from my old failures.” 
 Antonio Machado

"A good laugh
 is sunshine
 in the house." 
 William Makepeace Thackeray

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is an ancient
blessing, cure,
& healer:
Inside & Out.

For skin problems,
mouth ulcers,
and more,
honey can truly
be a blessing
as I have discovered.

You will find
medical information below;
But a quick search
will show you 
much info.

There is unfortunately
adulterated honey
on the market.
I advise that you obtain
organic, or from
your local neighbors
who keep bees.
There IS also medical grade
honey -

that a physician might feel
more comfortable prescribing,
but I have had wonderful results
with organic honey. ]

Just wanted to share
something sweet
with You!
            Warmly, coudia

"Another study published in the International Journal of Lower Extremity (arm or leg) Wounds involved researchers discovering a wide variety of treatment qualities found in honey that are almost unparalleled to other forms of treatment. After conducting22 trials involving 2,062 patients who were subjected with honey as a wound dressing, the following properties were found:
  • Infections were not only cleared, but wounds were protected from spreading bacteria
  • Honey was able to control and eliminate strong odors from wounds
  • Permanent scarring was dramatically reduced
  • Honey promoted anti-inflammatory activity
These are just a few examples of the healing wonders of honey. "  Link