B & W – Shadowed Light

Tree A moss PC.webShadowed Light 2016©photography by Isadora

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Wherever there is light

there are shadows

Fend them from your doorstep

The shadows are simply hiding

your luminous glow

2016©Isadora DeLaVega



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CEO’s Black & White Challenge – Trees

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           a lot of view. I’m in physical therapy at the moment.

          Time has been limited. I hope you enjoy the 2nd go around.

Storm Brewing

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 Storm Brewing        2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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Rare Emeralds

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Emeralds are green precious gems


The three major mines in Colombia are Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor.


The photo above was taken through a glass jewelry case.


According to our tour guide at the emerald museum, emeralds are becoming scarce.
They don’t lend themselves to mass production, which is one of the reasons you don’t find them everywhere.
They’re mined with dynamite once they’ve been located in the sedimentary rock.

“Colombian emerald companies believe the rarity of sedimentary rock found in the emerald deposits to be the reason why Colombian emerald deposits are the purest emerald deposits found on earth. They are the premier gems in the Beryl family of stone-rocks. For more than 4,000 years, emeralds have been among the most valuable of all jewels on earth.” info above wikipedia

Although there are commercial grade emeralds which are plentiful, fine and extra fine emeralds are extremely rare.
These photographic examples of this precious emerald gem are from Cartagena, Columbia.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rare

Coffee with a Smile

Art - Smile Face

Clay Pottery Mug

A smile is a pleasant, kind, or amused facial expression which turns the corners of your mouth upward exposing the front teeth front teeth

Smile – Louis Armstrong

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Wordless Wednesday – Out to Pasture

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Out to Pasture         2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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Narrow Paths in Old San Juan


  Narrow Street    2016©Isadora DeLaVega

The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience Puerto Rican culture.
Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan),
which consists mostly of colorful Spanish colonial buildings. info: trip advisor

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   Underground Crypt – La Capilla Franciscana    2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Old San Juan is located on a small and narrow island which lies along the north coast, about 35 miles (56 km) from the east end of Puerto Rico, and is united to the mainland of Puerto Rico by three bridges. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and to the south by San Juan Bay (or “Bahia de San Juan”)—which lies between the city and the mainland. info: wikipedia

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Monochrome Madness – Spatter Movement

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             Spatter Movement       2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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Spiral Staircase

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Spiral Glass Staircase      Royal Princess Cruise Ship 

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View from Above

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Glass Chandelier floating near the Glass Spiral Staircase 


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Colorful Toucan

Cruise-Equinox-Colombia-PS-Toucan.webToucan – Photographed in Cartagena, Colombia ©Isadora DeLaVega 


Toucans are native to Southern Mexico, Central America, the northern part of South America, and the Caribbean region.

Latte – Desserts and a Cherry on Top

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Cherry on Top: the final thing that makes something perfect.

Latte: a type of coffee made with espresso and hot steamed milk, milkier than a cappuccino.

Desserts: the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal: a dessert of chocolate mousse.

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***** definition of cherry on top – macmillan dictionary

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