Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Sunday Song – Down to the River to Pray

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One of my favorite movies is O’ Brother Where Art Though. It’s on the cable channels all of the time.

If I’m not busy, I sit to watch it. I think it’s a classic.

If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out on enjoying few hours of fun with a wholesome movie.

George Clooney isn’t too bad on the eyes either. Although these songs are religious, Alision Krauss sings them with a mesmerizing tone.

Down to the River to Pray by Alison Kraus from O Brother Where Art Thou

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If you have a favorite movie with enjoyable music I’d love to have the recommendation. Leave the url in the comments.
Have a Blessed Sunday …
Isadora

Kossoy Sisters-I’ll Fly Away-O Brother Where Art Through


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Trees – Trees

Lake with tree reflections -2 signedTrees, trees

Home of the bees,

Home of the seeds,

the buds, 
and the leaves…

Home of a bird, 
a chipmunk, 
a bat…

Trees make their own food, 
but never get fat!!!

They live quite a while,


like a very long time,

Get older than Grandpa,

And Grandma combined!

For tens, 
and hundreds,

and thousands of years,


they give shade to our picnics,

and food to our deer’s…

And all trees make flowers,



and all trees make fruits,



and all trees have trunks,

and all trees have roots…

From bananas

To chestnuts,

To apples,

To plums,

Trees give us good food,

They’re really our chums!

We use sap to make syrup,

and rubber, and fuel,

we use wood to make chairs,



to sit down at school…

But without all your help,


And without your concern,

We won’t have enough trees,

And for trees we will yearn,

Because trees give us things,


That we need to survive,

Like O2 (or oxygen) to breathe,

To live and to thrive…

And trees don’t take much,


for all that they give,

They only need sunlight,


And water to live…


Well maybe some soil,

To hold themselves up,

And maybe some love,

So they don’t get cut up…

Cut down or cut up,

however you view it,

we all need green trees,

so save one, 
just do it!!!

©2016

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100 TPC 2016 – Artists for Change – Environment 

*****photography by Isadora DeLaVega

https://isadoraartandphotography.com/

 


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Orchid Smiles

Today started with a beautiful gift. 

I’ve been growing this orchid plant for 2 1/2 years.

The green stems on the plant, always look healthy but no flowers.

I’d purchased the plant at a garden sale. There wasn’t a name tag or color listed.flower-yellow-orchid-611-webAs I have a great many purple, lavender, pinky purple and white, I was willing to gamble on what 

color this one was going to be. BUT …. no flowers for 2 1/2 years.

I fertilized. I watered. I placed it in different garden areas for better light.

Nothing ….

Then, this morning, I was given my gift. These glorious yellow and orangey edged blooms.

I love Mother Nature. She never disappoints.

Have an orchid smiles day ….

Isadora

2016©Isadora DeLaVega


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Sunday Song – I Hurt Too

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Poetry is a life-cherishing force.
For poems are not words, after all,
but fires for the cold,
ropes let down to the lost,
something as necessary
as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”
© Mary Oliver – A Poetry Handbook

I Hurt Too by Katie Herzig with lyrics

 
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The Bills

friday-fictioneers-9162016-shaktikiff2The letters were stacked high on the kitchen table. Bills. They were four months behind on their mortgage. The last letter warned of foreclosure.

Sighing wearily, she walked to the basement where her husband often hid-out, drinking booze and smoking marijuana. He’d told her it made him relax.

She could smell the pungent odor as she descended the stairs. Her decision to leave him hardened.

He was lying on the cement floor.

Shocked at the needle hanging from his vein; a note on his lap.

‘The insurance money should be enough for you and the kids.’

“Coward”, she screamed.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Word Count: 100
Genre: Flash Fiction

 

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*****Photo Prompt©Shaktiki Sharma


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Grandma’s Old Clapboard Farmhouse

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Childhood stories of the old clapboard farmhouse come rushing to mind as I stand here.

Inside the farmhouse is filled with furnishings of those days gone by.

The tin roof, wooden floor planks, cut-out squares in the walls mimicking windows are flanked by louvered shutters.

The cast iron stove kept all six of them warm in this small four room house.

Grandma’s four poster bed of log timbers showcases a rag quilt atop a straw mattress that lays’ on rope springs.

In a corner, sits the old sewing machine for making clothes or rag quilts.

Relics with momentous stories.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

 

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Sunday Song – Caught Out In The Rain

art-rain-wet-woman-web-jpgShe wanted him,
More than he ever knew.
Within a second,
he could make her feel
like a thousand years
of being with him,
So far, it was not enough.
Nevertheless,
She was willing to take it anyway.
Because, every Second and moment
is a piece of his life for her.
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Beth Hart – Caught Out In The Rain(with lyrics)

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Nurture Yourself – Serenity in Nature

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S – Starting today
E – Everything is going to be all right
P – Pausing to listen
T – To nature all around
E – Even when I’m feeling down
M – My heart will be open
B – Because life is incredible
E – Each and everyday
R – Regardless of what’s handed my way.

September Nurturing in many words …

In Love and Light, Isadora 

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Autumn - friday challengeNature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. John Ruskin

 ♥ GIOVANNI MARRADI – Just for you ♥

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Namaste
I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.

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Sunday Song – Sea of Love

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Sunset at Venice Beach in Florida

My daughter and grandson escaped to Florida for a little rest and relaxation.

Searching for sharks teeth, swimming and enjoying the beautiful sunset.

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Sea of Love- Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

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Mind Walking

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My mind refuses to be bound by time, space, and social norms.

I see a world that is absurd, and complex.

Some people may experience the world similarly.

They see a blue sky, white clouds, and the grey of the pavement below.

I see the world for its possibilities and for what is impossible.

I see the shades of purple in the grey cement, and hear a particular tune in the wind.

I am not bound by the boring routine of reality.

I allow my imagination to grasp me.

To guide my life.

I am a free creative spirit who’s bursting forth, and touching those around me in the most beautiful way.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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