How to pop a cloud

"Popping the Clouds" is a blog created to dream. Imagine a world where dreams could come true, and clouds could be popped like balloons. Tell a story, write a poem, share a recipe, talk about your ideas. Mention your latest book, a song, a sentence, a dream... Feel free to fly and reach the "popping clouds".

Friday, February 20, 2009

Painted Moutains

Do you know Central Oregon?
That's where I spent one of these sunny days.

Monday, February 16, 2009

London Pics

This is one of my best friends on vacations in London, wearing one of the hats that I've knitted for her. This is the same hat that you can see in the post "Gray and Pink".

She has also being having fun photographing London

More pictures are avalailable in her blog.

Pictures taken by Li

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love Inspiration

are some good tips for Valentine's day.

You can find several ideas about love, but I must say that my favourite one is "Around the world" article, it's kind of something that I do too, but my "Around the world" is mainly Portugal :)

"This week's date night idea takes you and your partner on a romantic escape to virtually any destination in the world, even locations that only exist in your imagination. LYC readers have given their ideas for their favorite romantic destination adventures at home, including all the extra details to make it a night neither of you will soon forget. When you're ready for an intimate night for two, grab your virtual ticket ... "

And you can also find some movie quotes :

"I would rather have tasted her lips just once, touched her skin, one time, and made love to her for one night, than spend the rest of my life without ever knowing that."
From the movie "City of Angels"

Enjoy :)

Amar Perdidamente

To love!

I want to love, love desperately!
Love just for love: here ... there ...
Plus this and that, the other and everyone
Love! Love! And do not love anyone!

Remember? Forget? Indifferent ...
Arrest or loosen? Is wrong is right?
Who says you can love someone
During the entire life is because is lying!

There is a spring in every life:
We must sing it in bloom
If God gave us voice, it was to sing!

And if one day I will be dust, ash and nothing
That my night should be a dawn,
That will know how to loose me ... in order to find me ...

Written by Florbela Espanca, portuguese poet

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Love ... Amor

Valentine is almost here ...

In several languages ...
Pictures taken by Neil Noland via Flickr

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

London by night

One of my best friends is travelling this weekend to London. Go Li!
I am posting some pictures of the city, so she could be inspired ...

These picures were taken by the photographer Jason Hawkes

Sunday, February 8, 2009

After a While

After a while you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't always mean security.

And you begin to learn
That kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman
Not the grief of a child

And you learn
To build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is
Too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way
Of falling down in mid flight

After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers
And you learn
That you really can endure
That you are really strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn
With every good bye you learn.

Written by : Veronica A. Shoffstall

Friday, February 6, 2009

Timeless Love

Is born
Grows, envolves
Ebbs and flows like a river.
Simple as breathing
New, gleaming
Laughter, ripples
Shines, shimmers life's waters
Tears sparkle
Babies ...
No instruction manual!
Shock and wonder
Sharp words, smoothed over
Forgiven, not forgotten
Effort, always
Growing, necessary
Calm, supportive, blue
Anger, swift, red
Lingering, Fleeting
Days, Years
... or not.
Pain and sorrow
Plaintive look
Stolen look
Hearts beating
Grief unberable
Unspoken, Accepted
How it plays out
Gloom or glee
Is all up to you ... and me
No right
No wrong
Days become years
And years pass as days
until we meet again
Timeless Love

Written by: Sue Noland

What breed of cat are you?

You Are a Norwegian Forest Cat
You are both athletic and adventurous.
You dream of climbing the highest mountain and surfing the biggest waves.

While you are active and spirited, you are also sweet and cuddly.
You're very family oriented, and you love to be around people.">What Breed of Cat Are You?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Decorating Style

Take the quiz and find out which is your style.
Mine is this.

Tell me yours.

Have fun :)