To My Followers

Dear friends,

It might be difficult for me these days  to post on my blog. After living 8 years in Miami, I have to now go back to my home country, Nicaragua. It’s such a big change. I have mixed feelings. Honestly I am sad, scared in a big way, but also happy to share with my family. Living in Latin America is quite different. There is always good and bad anywhere we live. I have loved being in the U.S. for many reasons. But you see, I have been here as a student. I was able to get a Bachelor’s degree and later a Master degree. And I was able to work for different companies. I thank God for this! My parents are a huge part of this accomplishment too. It all required lots of sacrifice, emotionally, financially, etc.

I am now trying to finish packing all my things :-( , send them back home, meet some great friends & family, and basically enjoy some time in this wonderful city. Nevertheless MY BLOG WILL CONTINUE! This is just a small pause. I love photography and I love my WordPress family :-) If I have a chance I will post soon. I have lots of photos, some of them will reflect moments in Florida, others will be completely new. Let’s see what I can accomplish. It might be quite a challenge to find interesting things.

Jesus I love you & need you every day of my life!

Blessings xoxo,

Sands

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Advice

advice

@ Fairchild Torpical Garden

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking

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“Patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.” Sharon Salzberg
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Tomatoes

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant while eating a homegrown tomato”. Lewis Grizzard

T3T2“I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary.” Alice Waters
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Orchids

“So rare, You’re like the sparkle of old champagne; orchids in cellophane couldn’t compare to you.” Gus Arnheim
orchid-1“I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.” George Eliot 
orchid-2“Love is the flower of life, blossoms unexpectedly and without law; and it must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.” D. H. Lawrence
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Caterpillar 1

“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.” Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love and a Dash of Sass
c-1“Just when the caterpillar thought “I am incapable of moving,” it became a butterfly.” Annette Thomas
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Baby Raccoon

Sharing a beautiful poem~

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Little Sir
Mama raccoon didn’t come home.
She left the wee one all alone.

Mom faced perils night and day.
This sad night one came her way.

Careless driver, dark of night,
A stolen life while in flight.
Racing on to who knows where,
hit the mom without a care.

Little one had lost his mother
fallen victim like the other.
All alone, a baby raccoon,
tiny face lit by the moon.

***

At my door a lady stood
asking me if I would
help the baby she had found
lying helpless on the ground.

Pleading so with his soft voice,
with a peek I had no choice.
Took one look and what I saw
two frightened eyes and a velvet paw.

Now my heart again would seize
a life to save and fill with ease.
Little boy I’ll stroke your ears.
With me you will have no fears.

Come sweet baby, little sir,
let me smell your precious fur.
Raccoon spirit full of charm,
rest your head upon my arm.

***

I want you my friend to see
what this babe has done to me.
Forego family time and sleep,
all for his sweet heart to keep.

by Linda
Wildlife Rehabilitator
(http://forestbabiesrehabcenter.org/)

Aboard SeaFair – MIA Art Fair

Dear friends,

I was lucky enough to get invited to the preview of MIA Miami International Art Fair aboard the luxurious yacht Seafair. According to their FB page, this art fair presents select international art dealers gather to showcase the most talented and visionary artists of the 20- 21st centuries. Exhibitions include cutting-edge photography, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation and video. Image quality is not the best but I hope you enjoy this post.
SF1 SF00This piece is quite incredible, it seems so real.
SF2Famous brands
SF3 SF4 SF5Red gnome
SF6Some artwork just wanted to make a strong statement like this toilet and tank.
SF7 SF8 SF9Not sure if this is a real Warhol or a different artist using the Campbell soup cans made popular in the art world by Warhol.
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Wigs

“Wigs have always been a part of my life and have become a staple accessory in my closet. I can remember being a little girl and hearing all the commotion in my house from my mom, aunts and grandmother when picking out their wigs for the day. It was such a good time for them and part of their everyday beauty routine.” Sherri Shepherd
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