Posts Tagged ‘vieques’

Making nature into what it isn’t.

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A Starfish Sea Urchin.

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Dead Coral Growing.

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Shells in the Sky.

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Sea Glass on Solid Ground.

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Sponge Flooring.

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Plated Turtle Food.

Nature doesn’t need me. I pluck it from its home and it bring it to mine.  I need nature. 

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As I am begging for inspiration, pleading for motivation, I cage nature.

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There is sits.  Mocking me.

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My mind rolls around these visions in my head as the sea rolls around glass, making it solid so you can’t see through it, you just see it.

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I stole from nature for my own pleasure.  To turn nature’s art into my own.

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Who was I fooling?

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Nobody can do better than this?

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But Yet I Try.

My Vintage Watercolor Pencil Version of the photo of nature above.

I won’t try to insult it by calling it anything other than “Sand Sea Sky”.

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Why I love Photography, I pluck it from where it is supposed to be yet keep it there.

Thank you for allowing me this musings.  I hope you enjoy and will visit again.


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No, we did not create the sea.

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We packed up whatever we wanted to keep, like kitchen stuff, tools and important stuff from our California Apartment, and Sold the Rest.

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We sold a lot furniture, my projects, some of my art, and much of our beloved vintage stuff.

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Then we moved, again, by airline with just 5 suitcases and some boxes.

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Although, we were lucky enough to go on many adventures with family while living nearby, this move was really hard, emotionally.

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All the other moves were just pains in our asses, but this one tore our hearts.  We moved away from family. It’s weird, we want to be close to our families, but we also want to explore and go on adventures.  Our married life has been all “This” and almost nothing but “This”.  We have accepted it is Who We Are now. We.Are.Gnomads.

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If it were any other place, I probably would have said no, but I couldn’t say no to where we are now. We live on an island, an island in the Caribbean. I could not say, “No” to that opportunity and the work is important to Jim.  We moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico so Jim could work on the project to rebuild the power system here, which is dearly needed.

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We have explored some of the island, and I am learning tons about it’s electrical system along the way. And Jim is making his way around bureaucracy, island time and the government to get his project rolling.  I am proud of him. He really wants to do this job, it is what the residents of this island really want and need.  Below is a photo of damaged windmills 18 months after Hurricane Maria which shut all the islands of Puerto Rico down.

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We have been fully since the end of February. We got our apartment the 1st of March and we are well on our way of settling into City Island Life.

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Old San Juan

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Our Beach, Ocean Beach

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Colorful Calle Loiza, Our Neighbor to the East.

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The Evening View to the West.

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We live on the 8th floor of  10 story building with a view west of the sunset over the neighborhood, and with a bit of a view of the Caribbean Sea to the North.  We get great sunset.

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We have explored a fair amount around the main island (as they call it here).

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We have also been lucky enough to have already gone to a small island off the East Coast of Puerto Rico, Vieques.

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We are just plain lucky and We.Are.Gnomads. And This Is OUR Gnome Little World.

Thank you for visiting it.


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