Layers of Beauty

The wonderful thing about beauty

Is that it has so many layers

The outer one being the least important. ©Isadora DeLaVega

Weekly Photo Challenge – Layered

Spiral Stair Case

Spiral stair case at center court area of the Royal Princess cruise ship.

Travel Theme – Steps

The travel theme is quite appropriate for me this week, as I am taking steps to calm down and regroup from the damage Hurricane Irma 

has created in my home and my little town of Port Charlotte here in Florida. Baby steps to the finish line. Enjoy ….

Hurricane Irma

Source: Hurricane Irma

Shadowed Hearts

Heart Shadows    2017©Isadora DeLaVega



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Nurture Yourself – Sitting Alone Listening to the Silence

Inside the Mind of Isadora

  Friends …. It is time for me to take a brief respite.

I wanted to leave you with a nurturing post. I wrote this one in 2015.

I think the meaning is still significant.

 I will be out on the high seas gathering energy from the wind and salty air:

Listening to the Music of the waves. I leave you with a 

Nirinjan Kaur – “I Am”

Her voice is melodic. The words powerfully enlightening.

Namaste 🙏🏻

Buddist meditating
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 of us has a different vision for what those discoveries are going to be.

In the end, despite what our own individual discoveries turn out to be, we all have to go into them in pretty…

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At the Edge

Just back from a trip to Cayo Costa State Park on our friends boat,

waiting for the sun to set

a drink and deep conversation begins at the edge of the pier …


A Photo a Week Challenge – At the Edge

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Unusual Copper Sculpture


Oracle    2017©Isadora DeLaVega


The “Oracle” was part of a series of  sculptures created by international artists.

The Sarasora art association invited the artists to display their work in 2007.

The oracle is a stainless steel scupture with a copper patina.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual

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***** Oracle: a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.

Pink Bloom

Pink Bloom   2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Flower of the Day 

Black & White – Before & After

I decided to photograph my daughter, Kaila, relaxing on my lanai one day.

I wanted to practice taking photos of people.

She was a good sport about posing for me.

It was my first attempt at portraits. 
Black & White – Kaila DeLaVega

Original Color Photograph – Al DeLaVega

Black  & White Photograph – Al DeLaVega


Paula’s Black & White Challenge – Before & After

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Flower Collage

Collage – a combination of things.

Although the French word literally means ‘gluing’, I took the liberty of adding a photograph of these vegetable flowers.


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