Red Header Day

©artist:Linda Molto

Portrait of Isadora DeLaVega created by artist Linda Molto.

A gift from a dear friend and award winning artist.

There was no sitting for this portrait. It was created by the artist from memory.

In her own words, “A tribute to your smile and bubbling personality.”

The artist created only 15. The first is the artists print, I have #2 and 12 have been sold.

One reside in England with an artist and another is in Germany at a private residence.

I can feel her greate admiration and love for me in the portrait.

I view it daily, as it is in my great room, and never tire of admiring her art.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega


Black & White Sunday – HEADSHOT

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Wordless Wednesday – Sushi

Travel Theme – Seeds

Out of Focus Florals

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. ©Dylan Thomas

Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else. ©Morrie Schwartz

If you can feel that Mother Earth is in you, and you are Mother Earth, then you are not any longer afraid to die because the earth is not dying. Like a wave appears and disappears and appears again.©Thich Nhat Hanh


Weekly Photo Challenge – Out of Focus

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Old Corona Typewriter

Black & White – Traces of the Past 

If you think about it typing on a computer is a magical thing—just hit the keys you want and letters magically appear on a screen in front of you.
Recently, I was browsing at an antique shop when I came across this old Corona typewriter. My trusty camera came out to play and captured it.
There wasn’t a date on the typewriter. The antique dealer thought it was made between 1918 and 1923. I was told that several similar models were made during this period of time when LC Smith and Corona were first merging as companies. This is an impressive antique machine.  The condition of this particular typewriter wasn’t good and the ribbon was missing. I imagine a ribbon could be found on the internet for those who love to restore collectible things.


In high school, I learned how to type on a typewriter that was like this. It was newer in comparison to this one. Everyone was required to take a typing class even if you weren’t going to be in the secretarial workforce. Gazing at it, all I could think of was how far things have come. We went from a machine that was primarily used in the business world to a computer that is a part of everyone’s daily lives.

I wonder how many young children of grade school age would know what this old typewriter is.

Do you think they’d call it an old computer?

2017©Isadora DeLaVega


Black & White Sunday – Traces of the Past

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Orchids Blooming

We’ve been having lots and lots of rain. My orchids seem to be enjoying the wet, super humid days. Enjoy ….

Order in Costa Rica

After our tour of the rainforest in Costa Rica, our guide informed us that we would be stopping to get refreshments and see crocodiles. To everyones surprise these various fruits, nuts and vegetables jars were there when we arrived. They were wonderful to look at, plus enjoy. The top comment among us was the way everything was in perfect order. 

The proprietor wasn’t happy about everyone taking photographs. Eventually, he started smiling when everyone began purchasing drinks or snacks.

This lone crocodile would soon be invaded by others.

Soon there were two crocodiles.

Hey …. what’s a party without a group of crocodiles in perfect order!!!


Crocodile: a large predatory semiaquatic reptile with long jaws, long tail, short legs, and a horny textured skin, using submersion and stealth to approach prey unseen. The crocodile has been extensively hunted for its valuable skin.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Order
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Odd Boy Sculpture with Chocolate

Art is in the eye of the beholder. But, what was this artist thinking?

What do you think?

2017©Isadora DeLaVega


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Find something to photograph that is odd.


*****Photograph taken on a Celebrity Cruise ship.

Leaving Footprints in the Sand with my Friend

“Friend: One who multiplies joys, divides grief and whose honesty is in valuable.”


My hubby and our grandson, Jeffrey, leaving footprints in the sand and on each others hearts.


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Evanescent Sky

Ocean breezes blowing, waves breaking on the shore

A brilliant scarlet sky, mesmerizing the eyes

Vanishing into the horizon, leaving the sky

Night has fallen, tomorrow will blossom another day.
2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent
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*****Evanescent – soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing: a shimmering evanescent bubble.

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