Misty Gardenia

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower

and draws all good things towards you.©MaharishiMaheshYogi


Cee’s Foto-a-Day

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Newsstand on a New York City Street in Florida Restaurant 

Donato’s Italian restaurant in Port Charlotte, Florida displays various New York City landmarks such as this street newsstand …


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Donato’s Italian Restaurant

Port Charllotte, Florida


Lens-Artists Challenge – Precious Pets

Most people think of a household pet when referring to a precious pet.

My grandson found this very friendly flamingo at a nature park we visited.

They became fast friends and a precious pet memory for him.

Feeding the Falmingos: a sweet friend refreshes the soul.

Up Close and Personal: in the cookies of life, friends are the chocolate chips.

Flamingos Among Us: life is meant for good friends and great adventures.

Reaching for the camera is our King Pelu@10 months. He’s traveled over the rainbow bridge near 3 years ago now. He was a character who lived up to his name.

He was quiet and reserved. He rarely liked to be petted. We loved him anyway.

 Espresso is our newest precious pet.

We brought him & his twin borther home @ 3 months in May, 2019

Espresso is a precious cat when he plays with the rolled up paper he loves.

Cappuccino looks like a precious pet when he plays with this giant dog bone.

Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair, window ledge,

in the middle, on an edge, open drawer, in a shoe, anyone’s lap will do.

Anywhere, they don’t care. Cats sleep anywhere.©EleanorFarjean

These precious pets are always together at play or at rest.

They keep watch over one another at all times.

Espresso and Cappuccino are 5 months now.

They do lots of running. wrestling and hunting on on patio.

They are our precious pets.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #61 – Precious Pets

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Framing the Shot

Chalk artists brave the brutal heat and rugged pavement

to create beautiful works of art in  Venice, Florida.

Teacher artist, Rachel, created a playfully colorful street drawing.

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. 

He was a well-known entertainer of the troops during World War II.

While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Miller’s aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel. ©wikipedia

Artists travel from all over the world to compete in this chalk art fest.

The art theme for the artists to create was patriotism.


An area was designated for the budding children future artists to create their art.

This was drawn by an 8 year old little girl. It isn’t exactly patriotic

but I thought she represented human-kind very well.

2019©Isadora DeLaVega


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There were many, many great creations. It was difficult to pick a few.

I decided to add the other photographs in this slide show.

Enjoy …


Lens Artist Photo Challenge #60 – Framing the Shot

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Wordless Wednesday – Trump The Tin Man

Lens Artists Photo Challenge -Angles

The purpose of art is the washing of the dust of daily life off our souls. ©pablo picasso

Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views. ©mary schmich 

A figure with curves always offers a lot of interesting angles.©wesley ruggles

Curves and lines creating shaped angles in time.©isadora delavega


Lens Artists Photo Challenge #59 – Angles

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B & W Terns


Tern: a seabird related to the gulls, typically smaller and more slender,

with long pointed wings and a forked tail

Watching the sunset, while this little tern looks for some bread morsels.

Sorry … none here

A magestic eagle flies overhead as the sun fades behind the clouds.


Cee’s B & W Challenge – Anything that Flies

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Strolling the Waters Edge

Strolling on a hot summer day …

Cooling off in tropical waters… 

Come on in the waters fine …


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Water

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Vegetable Flowers

Beautiful vegetable carvings adorned this buffet table. 


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Close-Up of Flowers

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Cold Cold Margarita

A new local Mexican restaurant is becoming best known for its margarita’s.

Summer is the best time for a cool classic margarita.

Their crisp and refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness and tart.

You can imagine my surprise when this giant margarita was brought to my table.

The food is delicious but I’m thinking their margarita’s might be the reason for their popularity. 



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