Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Journey

Crimson Creative Challenge #152 2021©CrispinaKemp
Journey 2021©Isadora DeLaVega

Never forget where you’ve been

Never lose sight of where you’re going

And, never take for granted

The people who travel

The journey with you

©anonymous

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A Folktale – The Trouble Tree

The carpenter we hired to help us restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his beat-up pickup truck refused to start.

 While we drove him home,  he sat in stony silence.

 On arriving, he invited us in to meet his family.

As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

 When he opened the door, he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face is a wreath in smiles as he hugs his two small children and kisses his wife. 

Afterward, he walks us to the car. We pass the tree, and my curiosity gets the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

 “Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied.” I know I can’t help having troubles on the job and in life, but one thing’s for sure, problems don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I hang them on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning, I pick them up again.” 

He paused. “Funny thing is,” he smiled, “When I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there ain’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.” ©anonymous

2021©Isadora DeLaVega

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What Did Your Garden Grow?

Knowledge is like a garden; 

if not cultivated,

it cannot be harvested.

©Isadora DeLaVega

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Nurture Yourself – with Gratitude

Flower Aaaa 790 Orchid lime green.web

 Sapphire Wings                                            2015©photography by Isadora

When the sun shines
and brings it’s warmth
When your petals glisten
after a gentle rain
When your blossoms
flourish before me
I will be grateful
for your colorful light.
2015©isadoradelavega

 Song of flowers

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Life Waning

Flower amber drying.web                     Life Waning                  2014©photography by Isadora

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and the soil and sky as canvas.
~~~ Elizabeth Murray ~~~

When the time has come for precious flowers to leave us,
they play a cherished symphony of shades of color for us to further enjoy.
Too often our fear of endings grasps our emotions
We banish them to the disposable world
And their beauty ends too soon.
2014©Isadora

~~~ Not where I breathe, ~~~
But where I Love ….
I Live


Transcendence (Orchestral)- Lindsey Stirling