Art is never finished … only abandoned. ©leonardo da vinci


Cee’s B & W Challenge – Abandoned or Alone

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My first thoughts when I saw the challenge of Percussive

was my husbands musical instruments. They do have a Percussive sound.

The instrument on the top branch is a trumpet which has a bright brassy sound.

The instrument on the lower branch is a cornet. Notice the bell in the front is shorter

and wider creating a powerful treble sound.




Here is an example of the percussive sound of a trumpet by jazz artist Louis Armstrong.


Daily Challenge – Percussive

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Transformation of a Leaf

On a tour through the rainforest in Costa Rica, I came upon this huge leaf.

It stood out among the greenery all around it.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Transformation

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Wood Bouys & Straw vessel – Aruba Museum

Storage vessels on fishing boats – Aruba Museum

Printing blocks – Aruba Museum



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter N – Needs to start with the letter N

Temporary Homeless

On the way to our tour bus, I passed this homeless man sleeping.

I had hesitated taking the photograph because I felt like I was invading his privacy.

I snapped it with intention of showing the current conditions in Puerto Rico.

Homelessness was extremely prevalent years before the disastrous Hurricane Maria.

It’s extremely worse now.

On my way back to the cruise ship, I passed the same location in hopes that the man would be awake

and I could give him some money for a bite to eat. He was gone. This mattress was in his location.

Perhaps, that night, he would be having a better nights sleep.

I find the photos a poignant reminders how fragile life is each time I view them.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega


Weekly Photo Challenge – Temporary

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Tree Canopy Branches


Travel Theme Challenge: Branches


Ailsa @ Where’s My Backpack?



B & W Pets

Can I touch your camera???


Cee’s B & W Challenge – Pets

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Aquatic Peek

A day at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium let us take a peek at all of their unusual aquatic life.

These stripped Lion Fish came over to the glass for a peek at us. They traveled together creating a perfect photograph.

Don’t know if this lobster is the eating kind. He did peek at us. It was a scary look and not very appetizing.

This fish came out from behind the rock for a peek of all the looky loos starring into his neat little home.

This turtle had an adorable name which I cannot remember. He gave us a quick peek and swam off. He was brought into the laboratory when a boat motor ran over his tail. He’s lost his sense of radar which is why they attached those two sonar devices to the rear of his body. Mote Marine cares for all marine life that is injured by boats, oil spills, plastic rubbish or nature ecosystem. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy aquatic life.  

After a long day of learning and peeking into aquariums, my daughter, Nicole and grandson, Jeffrey,

said it was time to get a bite to eat.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Peek

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Black & White Challenge – Day 7

Elizabeth @ Tea and Paperhttps://teandpaper.ca/ invited me to join in this B & W challenge.
Thank you for thinking of me. Enjoy ….


Rules are

• Post a B & W photo for 7 days.
• 7 black and white photos of your life.
• No people.
• No explanation.
• Challenge someone new each day.

I nominate Bushboy @ BushBoys World

Black & White Challenge – Day 6

Elizabeth @ Tea and Paperhttps://teandpaper.ca/ invited me to join in this B & W challenge.
Thank you for thinking of me.


Rules are:
• Post a B & W photo for 7 days.
• 7 black and white photos of your life.
• No people.
• No explanation.
• Challenge someone new each day.

I nominate Linda Arthur Tejera @ Living with My Ancestors 

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