Isolated but Remembering

And, in my thoughts and isolation, I remember you

alone but never lonely. 2017©Isadora DeLaVega

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Reflecting the Rising Sun

Life is a journey full of many beautiful scenes
I, the soul, come to …

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Danger – Hot Molten Glass

Small particles of glass are rolled onto a hot metal rod to create a thick liquified ball of glass.

The metal rod is first placed in this very hot oven called the glory hole.

My friend, Richie Fizer, gave a demonstration of his glass blowing technique

for a group one evening. The bright heated glass lit up the night.

Tremendous concentration is needed to create these wonderful masterpieces.

And, to keep safe from the DANGER of burning.

The beginning of a large glass plate shaped bowl.

DANGER this gets very hot – it’s the cooling bucket for glass that’s no longer needed.

A wine goblet in it’s final stages.

The finished goblet is ready for removal from the rod, cooling and purchase.

                                                                       A one-of-a-kind Perfume Bottle I couldn’t resist.

                                                 A drinking glass I purchased suring one of his Chirtmas sales.

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Artists who blow glass are subject to danger every time they begin a new project. It’s an art that requires great skill and talent.

Richie Fizer is an award winning artists. The slieshow above showcases some of his other works of art. If you like to purchase

or see more of his artwork go to Fcaebook and look up: Fizer Fizer – or – Richie Fizer.  You’ll be glad you did.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the glass blowing process.

Isadora

2017😎Isadora DeLaVega

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Balls – Balls – Balls

An artist painted this pirate ornament when we visited the Grand Cayman Islands – 2009

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Last Christmas we were unable to have a Christmas tree.

We had adopted a kitten in April. He was still adventurous when Christmas rolled around.

Wishing to avoid chaos of a fallen tree with my priceless ornament mementos breaking, we decided to travel for the holidays instead.

The challenge this week is balls. The perfect challenge to showcase some of the ornaments I missed seeing last Christmas.

Enjoy … Isadora

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White Snow sprinkled Christmas ball purchased at an Arts & Crafts Show – 2013

Painted by a dear friend of over 35 years … she gifted me 6 of these gorgeous ornaments

A gift from someone special ….

What would Christmas be like without Disney’s Magic – Christmas 2011

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A Photo a Week – Beach Love

My daughter and grandson visit in the summer from up North.

There’s a great deal of joyful jumping when you’re at the beach.

Venice Beach in Venice, Florida is known for its’ shark teeth.

Time to do some digging to uncover them.

Time to send some beach love out into the universe.

Sunset will be upon us soon.

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Wanderlust Rainforest

     Wanderlust Rainforest       2017©Isadora DeLaVega

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Approaching fading blue skies, we wandered silently through the

Costa Rican Rainforest on our private boat tour. Reaching peaceful estuaries

quietly seeking the wildlife that inhabits this forest.

Silently listening to nature at play, we soon reached the end of our destination.

Unspoiled waters filled with hope for natures future.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

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Earths Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree     2017©Isadora DeLaVega

A banyan (also banian) is a fig that starts its life as an epiphyte when its seeds germinate in the cracks and crevices on a host tree.

The seeds of banyans are dispersed by fruit-eating birds. The seeds germinate and send down roots towards the ground, and may envelop part of the host tree structure with their roots, giving them the casual name of “strangler fig”.

The leaves of a banyan tree are large, leathery, glossy green and elliptical in shape. Like most of the fig-trees, leaf bud is covered by two large scales.

In the Bhagavat Gita, Krishna said “There is a banyan tree which has its roots upward and its branches down, and the Vedic hymns are its leaves. One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas.”

In Hinduism, the leaf of the banyan tree is said to be the resting place for the God Krishna, who, after consuming all the universe during the time of destruction, absorbs everything created and turns himself into a child as small as he could fit into the tiny leaf of the banyan tree and keep floating in the void space, until he himself decides to recreate everything back out from him.

Buddha is believed to have achieved enlightenment in Bodhgaya in India while meditating under a banyan tree of the species Sacred Fig. The tree is known as Bodhi Tree. ©Info wikipedia

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Black & White – Step by Step

Step by Step – We climb to success

Step by Step – We reach our goals

Step by Step – We fall in love

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Summer Sky on Fire

Summer Sky on Fire         2017©Isadora DeLaVega

Cabo San Lucas sky in summer.

 

 

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Dense Costa Rican Rainforest

 

Costa Rica is famous for its dense rainforests. As the name implies, these forests can get a little damp, but you might be surprised by how much the weather and climate of Costa Rica’s rainforests can vary.

These magnificent jungles cover much of the country and are home to an amazing array of exotic plant and animal life.

Many different parts of Costa Rica have rainforests, but the climates of each forest can vary depending on where it is located. For example, the central Pacific region that encompasses Manuel Antonio, Jaco and Puntarenas is known for its high temperatures and humidity, however under the canopy of the rainforests in these areas temperatures are often much cooler than those found in the Northern Pacific Coast. The reason for these differences is largely due to variations in elevation, as higher altitudes in the mountains of the central Pacific are often accompanied by lower temperatures. In addition, the central Pacific region is where the true rainforests really start; the forest of the North are typically classified as tropical dry forests.

If you plan to visit Costa Rica’s rainforests during the dry season, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, preferably made from a lightweight material such as linen. Temperatures can soar in the dry season, making the rainforests very hot and humid, so plan to dress accordingly. Conversely, if you’re coming to Costa Rica during the rainy season, bring a light, waterproof jacket and long pants, not so much for the temperatures as they stay the same as in the dry season; but early afternoon showers are very common and although they don’t last for long, rain could come as a surprise out of the blue skies.

Hope you enjoyed a small part of our visit to the rainforest.

2017©Isadora DeLaVega

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