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Cooling with Jazz

Enjoy a little jazz instrumental while you take a tour of our favorite town to visit: Sarasota, Florida.

In April, the jazz club of Sarasota has a cool jazz cruise along Sarasota bay.

We look forward to it every year. My husband is a former jazz musician.

He enjoys the club and all of its’ activities.

These photos of the jazz cruise are from last year. We missed it this year due to my daughters wedding in New York.

The ferry leaves from the Sarasota marina. Le Barge was the host boat. 

The glass mirrored mermaid mascot was our guide along the waterways.

A light menu if offered along with alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

The band changes from year to year. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the name of this band.

It was a bit cool for April as you can see by the bands light weight jackets.

The sky was a beautiful azure blue. The condos dotted the skyline like sculptural statues.

The once laid back cracker traditional Florida houses and cottages now gone to progress.

Boats await their captains for a day on the water.

This sailboat far off by itself created the perfect picture postcard

of a Florida boating vacation.Since the jazz cruise takes place in the beginning of April our rains hadn’t started.

This is a photograph of what happens when the waters are low.

Boats, birds and pelicans all vie for water. 

There are many nests on those dry mounds.Of course, the mansions along the way showcase the wealth of Sarasota.

The rich and the famous, yes, stars do have homes here.

Many are part of the summer stock theater productions and the arts.

Each home is as individual as the people who occupy them.

People dot the waters edge at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

This is a favorite place I love going to visit. They  specialize in orchid growing.

They have lectures, different exhibitions every year,

greenhouses with unusual orchids,

concerts on their magnificent grounds; especially, on Mother’s Day

or you can enjoy leisure walks in their luscious gardens.

Speed boats race along the waterway creating sprays of salty air.

The white caps, their signature, left behind.

After a beautiful day of cool jazz on the water, a walk among the palm trees,

flowering trees and plants is a perfect way to end the day.

2018©Isadora DeLaVega

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The 3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

Nothing is worth more than this day. 

©Johann Wolfgang von Gotthe

In this challenge, we’re told to write a quote and explain why we like it.

I like this quote because it reminds us that we should be present in our day.

Nothing is more important than to be in the now of the day.

Simple quote with a powerful message for us.

2018©Isadora DeLaVega

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The rules of the challenge are simple:

Thank the person you chose you,

Post a quote for three consecutive days

Say why you like your quotes

Invite three blogging friends to join in

Thank you, sweet Gilly, for nominating me for the challenge.

Be sure to visit her blog Lucid Gypsy. It’s as unique as her.

I’d like to nominate:  since it’s the 3rd and last day for the quote challenge and there are many,

 I’d like to alter the nominations by inviting anyone who desires to be a part of the quote challenge

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Sunday Song – In the Summertime

Pelicans---Just-Hangin'Partners in summertime fun.
These two pelicans are resting
after eating the catch of the day.
Happy Summer …!!!

2016©Isadora 

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime – Good sound

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Little Sailboat Floating on the Sea

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Standing on the pier, I see you floating in the far distance. Little sailboat, you’re calling me.
Beckoning, you cry out, I travel upon the open sea. We can sail away wherever the winds take us.                                                                        We can move, aimlessly, along the coasts to find new passages and adventures. Each day, my little                                                     sailboat, will take me to magical islands filled with peaceful bliss. Where rest and solace are key.                                                                    A life on the ocean that’s relaxed and carefree; full of mirthful blithe.

Can you feel the salty water on your sturdy bow?

Are the gusts of the wind kissing your sails with tender delight?

I can feel the oceans breeze blowing its’ moist salty air upon my face with a special caress only for me.
Soon, we’ll find those enchanting islands. They lie somewhere. They’ll embrace me with                                                                       islanders waving a welcome.

2015©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 144

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Nurture Yourself – with A Quiet Respite

Buddist meditating

Friends …. It is time for me to take a brief respite. I will be out on the high seas gathering energy from the wind and salty air:
Listening to the Music of the waves.

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Sail Away 2014 © isadoraartandphootography.com/

I wanted to leave you with a peaceful image of the ocean. I think in one of my previous lives I must have been a sailor. I love being out on the water. Perhaps, it’s my astrology sign. I am a cancer which is represented by the crab. I am renewed and receive abundant energy from it. I will be without technology of any kind. I’ll be writing, reading and contemplating on expanding my knowledge on how to create a more peaceful journey in my life.

I will be vigilant to catch up on all of your blogs upon my return. There is no doubt that in my absence I will miss a great many of the magnificent things you’ve posted. They brighten my day and I look forward to them. I believe your exceptional bodies of work will be the greatest loss for me. Many, many of you are very talented and post the most incredibly meaningful stories and photographs that I delight in viewing and reading.

Please feel free to make me aware of your extraordinary posts in order for me to read or view. I would be disappointed to have missed one of your stellar writings or photographs. In my absence, feel free to visit and leave your insightful and thoughtful comments. I can assure you I will get to each and everyone of them.

Namaste …
Isadora

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