Elegantly Graceful


Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,

and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher


Artwork I photographed on the Celebruty cruise ship Silhouette.

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*****Graceful: having or showing grace or elegance.

Carousel Ride – Anyone?

Through the Rabbit Hole


Photographed these large boulders while on vacation in Aruba.


Passage is the the act or process of moving through, under,

over, or past something on the way from one place to another.

It usually is a narrow way, typically having walls on either side,

allowing access between buildings or to different rooms within a building or a passageway.


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Spa Ambience


                                 The spa lounge area on the Silhouette cruise ship. A peaceful respite for before and after your spa treatment. My husband and I had several spa treatments on various days. Our Christmas gift for each other was the couple massage. Peaceful music is played. Herbal aromatics scent the air melting away all of your stresses. The muscles become relaxed allowing them to rest. Your mind is engulfed with the silence helping to create a quietly  experienced hand-placed-in-hand, by the masseuses, at the end.


A variety of teas and water are offered at this bar.

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A spa is a place or resort in an establishment offering health and beauty treatments through such means as steam baths, saunas, facials and full body massage.

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Don’t Step on Me


Don’t Step on Me           2016©Isadora De La Vega

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will.

Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. ©anonymous


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Husband Day Care


While browsing and shopping in the downtown area of St. Thomas,
I came across this sign at a local pub. It gave me quite a chuckle.
Enjoy … Isadora 😎


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A Toast to the New Year 2017



I’m sitting alone listening to the silence

… I ponder that ….

Today is a day like any other day.
Each day, we rise and hope to fill our lives with new and exciting discoveries.
Each one of us has a different vision for what those discoveries are going to be.

I hope 2016 was a good year for you, filled with magnificent life changing events that created wonderful discoveries and memories.
Tonight, midnight bells will echo in the birth of 2017.
A new year to create a better life than the one we had last year.

No need to make resolutions of what 2017 will hold for us. Simply believe that day after day something new and exciting will happen. It may not be what you expect or want or are wishing for, but a day above ground is a blessed one.
This is the puzzle of our existence.

Whatever way you want to look at life, the main thing to remember is that you are not alone. There’s always someone guiding you in whatever form you choose to believe. Take comfort in knowing that the challenges you’re given are because you can endure them; no one gets what they cannot conquer.

Music and dance are ever present in my life. It’s been my savior during the worst and best of times. Perhaps this year, you may want to listen to your life’s music. I know that it’s the only thing I’ll focus on. The rest is out of my hands.

Life’s Music
Learn to listen for the song …
There’s music to everything in the Universe …
It’s in the changing season’s …
In the beat of your heart …
In the cycles of joy and pain …
Don’t resist it.
Follow the humming of your heart.
Flow with it and become part of the rhythm itself
Listen for your own “Life’s” music …

Thank you, my blogging friends and followers, for helping to make my spectacular year of growth.
In Light and Love,
Isadora 😎
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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***** “sitting alone listening to the silence”.
This is a line from a “Letter to P’ie Ti” by the 8th century High Tang poet Wang We.

Black & White Birds


Toucan at a zoo in Cartagena, Columbia

A Toucan is a tropical American fruit-eating bird with a massive bill and typically brightly colored plumage.


Black Swans at a zoo in Cartagena, Columbia

A black swan is common in Australia and Tasmania but has been introduced widely elsewhere.


Macaws at a zoo in Cartagena, Columbia

A Macaw is a large long-tailed parrot with brightly colored plumage, native to Central and South America.


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Artificial Light


“But I also say this: that light is an invitation to happiness,

and that happiness, when it’s done right, is a kind of holiness,

palpable and redemptive. ” ~ Mary Oliver


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Beyond the Horizon

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 Sculpture Installations have been created by seven artist for Sarasota Bay in Sarasota, Florida.

This one called Sagg Portal #6 is by the Dutch Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp.

The sculpture is 12′ high X 24′ wide X 6′ deep. It is stainless steel.

It must have been quite an achievement to place the sculpture in this park.

2016©Isadora De La Vega 

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