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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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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Serenity

‘Simple Things’ are also the most extraordinary things and only a wise man can see them … ©PabloCoelho

Silently listening to nature’s serenity at play … ©IsadoraDeLaVega

Serenity is finding peace and freedom while traveling life’s storms,

and realizing it is not always about surviving Life’s storms

but learning how to dance between the rain … ©IsadoraDeLaVega


Tina @ Travel and Trifles this week challenges us to post photographs of ‘Serenity’.

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Unique Tree of Life

I am unique

I can’t make people value me.

All I can do is show them who I am.

What I feel,

and what I believe in.

It’s  up to them

to realize my worth.

I am unique.

©Isadora DeLaVega

Bill Herb is a raku artist who creates magnificently unique pieces of artwork out of clay.

Raku is a technique that has its origins in Japan.

Bill Herb has won the highest awards for his designs and craftsmanship in raku.

I was fortunate to be able to purchase this unique piece at an art show we both participated in.

His website showcases his one-of-a-kind phenomenally unique artwork.

He is currently exhibiting in fine art galleries and is in many cooperate and private art collections.

Dimensional Designs pottery by Bill Herb




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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Trees

A peacefully tranquil view from my lanai at Casa de Paz

A mangrove tree: a mangrove is a shrub or small tree

that grows in coastal saline or brackish waterwikipedia

A stately palm rises above the estuary.

An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ©wikipedia


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Lens Artist Photo challenge #49- Favorite Things

Good Friends help you to find important things when you have lost them …

Your Smile … Your Hope … AND … Your Courage. ©doeZamtamata

I’d have to say that my dearest friend and support is my husband, Al.

His sense of humor has brought laughter, good times and love for many, many years. 

He’s #1 on my favorite lists of things.


Flowers whisper what words cannot say ….©IsadoraDeLaVega

I’ve had a passion for growing orchids since 2008. I enjoy the mystery of the flowers.

I’ve purchased some stems at orchid sales without knowing what the flower color or shape will be.

The excitement is when a bud finally appears and the orchid is a bright color.

Witness the beauty in all you see …©IsadoraDeLaVega

A hot sunny afternoon requires wading in the cool ocean at the beach.

Walking along the shore to collect shell treasures is meditative.

It’s truly a favorite with benefits.

A kitten is the delight of a household.

All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor. ©champfleury

Joyful pleasures abound when new kittens create hours of amusement.

Our new favorite rescue kittens from our local shelter: Cappuccino & Espresso.



Lens Artist Photo Challenge #49 – Favorite Things 

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