Weekly Photo Challenge – Testability of Endurance


Testability of Endurance      2014©photography by Isadora

Tough times test a person and his endurance levels. Tough times never last, but tough people do. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Endurance puts someone or something to the test to find out how useful, strong, or effective someone or something is. Endurance is the basic ability to bear something hard and painful, for a long time.

In the words of Virgil, “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.”

Homeless Man bed.web

Now, I Lay Me Down           2014©photography by Isadora

Endurance isn’t something everybody can show in adverse circumstances. It takes a lion’s heart to bear adversities and steer through them, bravely. Endurance is the hallmark of all great achievers. Endurance is the god-gifted ability of not only bearing a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. Endurance is a great indication of a person’s strength of character.

In the words of Thomas Carlyle, “Endurance is patience concentrated.” Endurance is always tested at some or the other stage in life. So, show great endurance levels whenever the situation demands.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Endurance 

Nurture Yourself – with A Quiet Respite

Inside the Mind of Isadora:

A Quiet Respite ….

Originally posted on Inside the Mind of Isadora:


Buddist meditating

Friends …. It is time for me to take a brief respite. I will be out on the high seas gathering energy from the wind and salty air:
Listening to the Music of the waves.

Ocean - white sailbaot 2.web

Sail Away 2014 © isadoraartandphootography.com/

I wanted to leave you with a peaceful image of the ocean. I think in one of my previous lives I must have been a sailor. I love being out on the water. Perhaps, it’s my astrology sign. I am a cancer which is represented by the crab. I am renewed and receive abundant energy from it. I will be without technology of any kind. I’ll be writing, reading and contemplating on expanding my knowledge on how to create a more peaceful journey in my life.

I will be vigilant to catch up on all of your blogs upon my return. There is no doubt that in my absence…

View original 127 more words

Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Steering Wheel

Travel Theme – Sirens Call from The Edge

Originally posted on Inside the Mind of Isadora:

Mermaid Sculpture.web      Sirens Call                                         2014©photography by Isadora

Travel Theme – Edge 

View original

Weekly Photo Challenge – Peaceful Dialogue

Camera Flashes before my Eyes

Street Art - Placida Artist.web

The cameras are flashing photos at lightning speed. These are the moments you hope for. Becoming the star of a movie that isn’t filmed. It’s just a lot of regular, ordinary people snapping shots of me doing my artwork. They want to be able to tell their friends all about their day. The photos help them brag about what they missed.

How I wish a big name gallery owner would be behind one of those lenses. He could snap photos of my artwork to show at his next board meeting. Then, I would get the call to fly to his gallery to create a one-woman private show.

I’ve always enjoyed painting in bright colors. I thought it would really set me apart from the traditional artists so I could be discovered.

When will my moment come along?

Art – it’s the struggle to make it.

Art – it’s the fame just out of reach.

Art – it’s the passion we can’t reach but can’t let go of either.

It’s tough artwork creating on hot asphalt and concrete. It’s backbreaking and voluntary too. It’s for a charitable cause; to maintain the arts in high school.

We do it no matter what.


The insatiable need to create.

2014©written by isadora

Short Fiction Story

Ben Huberman- Daily Post challenge -
We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.
– to join in –

Nikon Never Far

Nikon Camera Shot.web

On a recent visit to an Antiquw Car Museum, I captured this photo of my Nikon while waiting for our lunch to be brought to our table. The museum is a 30 minute drive from my home. I had passed it for years and never had a desire to visit it. Due to the extreme heat wave (mid 90’s) we’re having here in Florida, hubby and I decided to go for a visit.
I will post the automobile photo’s once I’ve sorted through them and add a little more information about this museum. The restaurant has a 1950’s diner setting. It was a totally unexpected FUN day !!!!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Lovin Freedom

KK near waterfall - back view.webSummer Lovin’ Freedom ©photography by Isadora

Summer is about laying back and enjoying the pleasures of days of leisure. In this series of photos, my daughter is showcasing the freedom that a day of swimming can bring on a hot summer day.

KK - Watferfall.webSummer Lovin’ Freedom II ©photography by Isadora

Kaila-in-Pool-floating.webSummer Lovin’ Freedom III ©photography by Isadora


Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Lovin’

Travel Theme – Purple

Swirl Painting-purple.web

Ailsa from ‘Where’s my Backpack?’ has challenged with the word ‘Purple’ – to join in

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge – Week 21


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 365 other followers