Vibrant Beach Colors


A lonely chair sat in the sand as we made our way through a busy Sunday at the beach.

We never go to the beach on the weekend. It’s always crowded with tourists and weekend relaxers.

We were curious to see how much beach erosion might have occurred after Hurricane Matthew.

Several days before the hurricane had been threatening the beach areas.


It was amazing to see the beach was picture perfect.

A tent seemed a bit odd. Perhaps, a non-sun worshiper owned this one.


When we decided to hop in the car and go, I grabbed:

1.  a beach chair

2. a bottle of water

3. sunhat and glasses

4. my camera



I don’t know how many people owned all of this stuff but it seemed a bit much.

The colorful umbrella and chairs added a fun look to the chaos though.


It looks like this group – whoever they were – needed a shopping trolley to carry all of their stuff.


The pelicans were floating calming on the vibrant blue waters.

No need for umbrellas or stuff here.


I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I live in a small town.

It isn’t unusual to come across someone we might know.

While looking through my zoom lens I spotted our eldest daughter.

She and her beach walking buddy were out exercising.

Recently, she lost 70 pounds and is, now, exercising with beach walks.

I told my hubby I had spotted her.

He said, I think you might be mistaken.

I said, “No, that’s my daughter and her friend.”

Since we were about 15′ from the shore, he decided to walk and get a closer look.

The photo is a bit blurry because I was laughing from seeing her excitement.

From her expression, I  think you can see she recognized her Dad in his vibrant colorful shirt.


She didn’t want a photo but it’s the beach; no one looks put together.


My last photo of the day was of a small plane flying in the beautiful vibrant blue sky.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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Stingray Petting Tank in H2O


A petting zoo where visitors, especially children, may handle, feeding pet the animals.


The stingray’s coloration commonly reflects the seafloor’s shading, camouflaging it from predatory sharks and larger rays.

Their flattened bodies are composed of pectoral fins joined to their head and trunk with an infamous tail trailing behind.


Stingrays are commonly found in the shallow coastal waters of temperate seas.

They spend the majority of their time inactive, partially buried in sand, often moving only with the sway of the tide.

While the stingray’s eyes peer out from its dorsal side, its mouth, nostrils, and gill slits are situated on its underbelly.

Its eyes are therefore not thought by scientists to play a considerable role in hunting.

Like its shark relatives, the stingray is outfitted with electrical sensors called ampullae of Lorenzini.


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We took our grandson, Jeffrey, to the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida When he was visiting this summer.

He enjoyed it immensely especially being able to pet the stingrays.

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#Hurricane Matthew Update

#Hurricane Matthew Update

Inside the Mind of Isadora

hurricane-matthew-hurricane-matthew-still-092916-cebWe were spared the drastic chaos of this category 5 hurricane on the west coast of Florida where I reside. If you missed my post on #hurricane #matthew click here.

Hurricane Matthew pummeled through the east coast of Florida and continued along the coast up to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Many, many were flooded. Cars disappeared under the high-rising waters while homes were threatened with powerful winds and water destruction along with live electrical power lines which could cause fires.

The islands of Cuba, Bahamas and Haiti were devastated. Haiti was among the worst. If you’d like to donate to their recovery fund click here.

It’s the U.S. Fund for UNICEF helps save and protect the worlds most vulnerable children.
Rated one of the best charities to donate to, 90% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children.

I’m sure there are a great many organizations…

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Hurricane Matthew

AND … We await Hurricane Matthew … 😳 😍😎🙏

Inside the Mind of Isadora


This last week has been a roller coaster ride.
We’ve been on hurricane watch.
Originally, it wasn’t coming our way. The islands of Cuba, Haiti and the
Bahamas were right in the eye of the storm. They were all hit. The devastation seen on television is frightening for us waiting for news of what will happen next.

We were advised to prepare with supplies of water, flash lights, batteries,
non-perishable can foods, a battery powered radio and a plastic bag with important papers.

I rode out the storm of Hurricane Charlie in 2004. One of my daughters lost her home. We lost electricity and water for a week. Roads were blocked by fallen trees, no air conditioning, no stove (electric), no water (forced bathing in our pool) and friends crashing in our place away from the more severe areas. The best predictions can’t say which way the storm is going…

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Coca-Cola Nostalgia


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Remember: Drinking a cola while kids rode this mechanical horse – .25₵  


Remember: Mom & Pop food stores with this refrigerator.

Remember: Andy Warhol commercial ad mania.


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or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself — 

anywhere, anytime of year. We can’t wait to see your interpretations of this theme!”


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#Quest to Catch the Big One?

beach-fishing-venice-ps-webThese photographs were taken at Venice Beach, Florida.

Besides a glorious beach with a lot of shark teeth to be found,

there’s a delicious restaurant called Sharky’s on the Pier

and a fishing pier for anyone who is inclined to relax after dinner with a fishing rod.

Fishing a large pastime in Florida.

Go anywhere there’s water with a pier

and you’ll see amateur or experienced fisherman

on a quest to catch the BIG one.

The BIG one always gets away.

Enjoy … Isadora



Quest to find Shark Teeth


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