Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jacaranda

A   L   O   H   A !
How to Capture the Glory, the FEELING 
of Jacaranda in Bloom?

“We all have a tree 
inside us. 
Finding it is just 
a matter of time.” 

 Sahar Delijani, 
Children of the Jacaranda Tree











Torches of 
Bright Lilac 
in a Green Tree
surrounded 
by aprons of Color!








Bouquets of Flowers


" Do not follow 
the ideas of others, 
but learn to listen
 to the voice within 
yourself. 
Your body and mind
 will become clear 
and you will 
realize the unity 
of all things. "

Dogen








 Each 
a Complete Masterpiece!








" You can't be suspicious
 of a tree, 
or accuse a bird
or a squirrel 
of subversion or 
challenge the ideology
 of a violet. "

 Hal Borland













Gold & Green of 
Morning Sun and 
Wild Blue Wonder!

No Wonder I Wander -


Thank YOU for being here
                              Warmly, cloudia


"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on."
-Woody Allen

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Henry Miller and Cloudia

A   L   O   H   A !

“ All growth
 is a leap in the dark, 
a spontaneous 
unpremeditated act 
without the benefit 
of experience. ” 

 Henry Miller











“ To be joyous
 is to be a madman
 in a world of 
sad ghosts. ” 

 Henry Miller






" As you grow past
 your ego,
 you will become 
invisible
 to those who live 
only 
in the realm of ego. "

Cloudia W. Charters

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Thank YOU!
                 Warmly, cloudia


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Law of Mother Earth's Rights

A   L   O   H   A !
 Pint Sized Rainbow

" Singing in the rain
just singing in the rain,
what a glorious feeling,
I'm happy again. "

Arthur Freed










 Double Palm Twin Perspective


“ If there is to be any peace
 it will come through
 being, not having. ” 

Henry Miller









 Lit Up Torch [Ginger]

" People are 
naturally nearly alike; 
but by practice, 
we get to be 
wide apart. "


Confucius, 
The Confucian Analects












Red Crested Cardinal

"- to listen to stars and birds, 
babes and sages, 
with open heart;










" -in a word, 
to let the spiritual, 
unbidden and unconscious,
 grow up through
 the common-
-this is my symphony.  "

William Henry Channing, 
1810 - 1884 



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Bolivia's
 Law of the Rights of Mother Earth
is based on the understanding 
that the Well Being of this Planet
is primary to all of us, to every creature,
to the Future.

Earth, her ecosystems 
and human communities
are recognized as titleholders
of inherent rights 
which the law spells out.

In the USA,
corporations enjoy
Human Rights
including privacy.
Well funded confusers
deny human impacts
on the Earth and our
Climate.

China, Russia, USA
are essentially owned
and operated
by economic elites;
a mere handful of 
people.

It is the emerging nations:
India, Africa, South America,
who might lead us forward
through the basic wisdom
they have not yet had 
confused out of them.

God, Bless the common people,
the animals, the beings of Nature.

We all need to pay attention
when Big Money lies to us.

Thus endeth the sermon;
my sermon of Earth Day.

I was at the first Earth Day celebration  
April 22, 1970,
 at Fairmount Park's Belmont Plateau 

in Philadelphia.

The US Environmental Protection Agency

 was proposed by President Richard Nixon (R)

and began operation on December 2, 1970,

 after he signed an executive order.

Thanks for Your visit,
my fellow passenger
                  Warmly, cloudia


Monday, April 21, 2014

Growing in Hawaii

A   L   O   H   A !
Waikiki Palm Grove

" (Being in) Good humor
 isn't a trait of character, 
it is an art 
which requires practice. "

David Seabury












Hibiscus

" The most important thing 
is to be whatever 
you are without shame. "

Rod Steiger


Thursday 9am

" The best part 
of beauty
 is that which
 no picture 
can express. "

Francis Bacon 










Bird of Paradise

" It is a narrow mind 
which cannot look
 at a subject
 from various
 points of view.” 

 George Eliot














Crane / Manoa Valley

" As long as 
we respond predictably. . . 
it is easy for others 
to exploit our preferences 
for their own ends. "

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990






Thank You
for Visiting!

                 Warmly, Cloudia

Usual View: Bird of Paradise

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mural Cars of Honolulu

A   L   O   H   A !
Happy Dolphins on a VW Bug

“ One's destination 
is never a place, 
but a new way 
of seeing things. ” 

 Henry Miller






Mystical Ecstasy  on a Dodge


" It seems to me
 every one of us
 is doing something 
meaningful
 for this world. "

Yani Tseng









Mondrian of Rothko?




See Murals Around the World

Thanks for Visiting!
                          Warmly, Cloudia


Golden Worlds

A   L   O   H   A !
Gloaming
“ The grand show is eternal. 
It is always sunrise somewhere. . .
 vapor is ever rising.
 Eternal sunrise,
 eternal dawn 
 on sea and continents 
and islands, 
each in its turn, 
as the round earth rolls.” 

John Muir









Pixie's World

“ Such short little lives 
our pets have to spend 
with us, 
and they spend most of it 
waiting for us to come home each day. 
It is amazing how much love 
and laughter 
they bring into our lives 
and even how much closer 
we become with each other 
because of them.” 

 John Grogan














" Everything is gold, everything is equal
Posted on the porch just chillin', me and my people
Eyelids closed, gold sun shines on
The world’s coated in the gold Krylon "

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis










Haze
" There shall be 
eternal summer
 in the grateful heart."

Celia Thaxter


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Pixie Say:
"Thanks for visit,
Nice Person"

Good Pixie - Good Visitor!

Gold Ft. Eighty4 Fly by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Grooveshark





Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spectrum Pod Series, B-52

A   L   O   H   A  !
" Be careful 
what you water 
your dreams with. -











" Water them with worry and fear
 and you will produce weeds
 that choke the life 
from your dream. -













" Water them with optimism
 and solutions and 
you will 
cultivate success. -














 " Always be on the lookout
 for ways to turn a problem
 into an opportunity for success. -












Always be on the lookout
 for ways to nurture your dream. "

 Lao Tzu 









B - 52 "Peace Keeper"

" I dreamed I saw
the bomber jet planes
flying shotgun in the sky
turning into butterflies
above our nation. "

Joni Mitchell 
"Woodstock"

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