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BobbieZen has been at 21 events

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Isabelle Fortin27,161*It is time again, ladies* !! The 4th Annual Official G+ "Ladies Of Movember" event is ON! Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 4th year ! We have raised a lot of money in the past 4 years, I am very proud of all my mo-sistas ! This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember - Part 4 !2015-11-01 18:30:0045  
Di Cleverly (Live Outrageously)0Let's discuss 7 Silent Cardiovascular Killers (few or no symptoms) that you probably don't know much about, but should!: Hemorrhagic Stroke Ischemic Stroke TIA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Peripheral Arterial Disease HypertensionHow to Hack Healthcare: 7 Silent Cardiovascular Killers for Heart Month2015-02-18 01:00:009  
Larry Fournillier1,542,418To kick off another exciting season of *Food Stories*, Moroccan Chef, @111859664686562826328 will be joining me and will be teaching us how to make *artisan bread*.   This is the first in a four part series in which we will learn how to make this awesome and yeast free bread.  All you’ll needed is *_water, rye or wheat flour, a scale, and a glass jar_*.  Here is @108206830508609313547's recipe for the Saturday’s show : http://goo.gl/rgsgfC Get to know *Chef Rachida Dukes* by checking out her Google + Profile : http://goo.gl/pSUT2O So join in on the fun this *Saturday 31st, January at 2:30PM EST and 3:00PM AST*.  It’s going to be a blast!!   Also, before and during the show, don't forget to ask the chef on her methods of artisanal bread-making.   *Note*:  The HOA Question App will be turned on prior to Saturday's broadcast.  However, we will only be fielding questions, during the broadcast, from the *Event stream* Don’t forget to bring your favorite beverage and munchies to this awesome ‘kitchen party’ :)  See Ya!! #artisanbread   #foodstories   #larryfournillier   #chefrachidadukes  Food Stories - Welcome to Season 2 | Artisan Bread - The Starter S02E012015-01-31 20:00:0087  
Isabelle Fortin27,161It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
matthew rappaport223,264This, that, a refreshing drink and anything on your mind! HAPPENIN' NOW!Friday / Weekend Mini Blast w/Matthew Rappaport & Co.2014-07-12 01:58:3158  
Dawn R Nocera1,172*Empire Building Mastermind Hangout* for Coaches, Mentors, and Mastermind Facilitators  We are Masterminding this week with special guest, @116246412993050502747.  Hangout with us this week and discover how Eli has built her high leveraged, high impact Empire!   During the Event: *   Discover how Eli went from a tough place in her life to having her first 6 figure weekend.  (This is where I first met Eli)  *   Discover the one thing that can change everything in your business. *   Discover how the female brain IS different and how you can use it to your advantage in business.  *Hangout Tips* 1.  Join the Hangout 10 minutes early.  2.  Use a direct connection to your computer instead of WiFi for better connection.  3.  Use an external camera, and mic or ear buds so you bypass your computer's video card and your computer will run much  easier and we can hear you much clearer.  4.  Close Skype, drop box, and any programs that run automatically so your connection is optimized.   5.  Be patient with both the host and yourself.  We are all still learning this amazing technology.   6.  Still need help?  I created this post "Have you been invited to a Google Plus Hangout?"  you can view it here:  http://dawnnocera.com/invited-to-a-google-plus-hangout/ 7.  Oh, and remember to mute yourself when you are not talking to minimize audio feedback during the hangout.   *Come Back for More:* Look for next week's event here on G+    If you want to be invited to the next live Hangout,  simply add your name to the list of those attending this event and we'll make sure you are added to the community invitation.  Invite others to Join Share this Event on Your G+ page Invite other guests via the INVITE option on this Event Page Comment on the Event Page before, during and after the HANGOUT Until next time, BE Grateful, Think BIG, Take INSPIRED Action, and ENJOY the Journey!    Much Love & Abundant Success! Dawn R Nocera Mindset & Mastermind Mentor  www.DawnNocera.com Do you love these hangouts and want to share them with your friends on the outside?  Share this link to the external viewing page:   EmpireBuildingHangout.com Add these hashtags to your post #Mastermind #BusinessCoaching #Entrepreneur #hangoutsonair   #EBMM041414Empire Building Mastermind Hangout2014-04-14 18:00:009  
Daria Musk3,804,473*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00305  
Larry Fournillier1,542,418On this episode of *Food Stories* I will be featuring @116964560192816837828.  Ally  will be sharing a vintage recipe from her Croatian mother and grandmother, *Zivila Kata Cheesecake*.   It's part of her heritage and her Bohemian Bold culinary trademark, so come see how this rustic peasant cheesecake was such a treat for Ally as a little girl.  To get the recipe go to http://goo.gl/VCifwN Join us on *Sunday, 9th, February* at *12:00PM(PST), 3:00PM(EST) & 4:00PM(AST)* for food, fun and a rocking good time! I would also like to thank the show's sponsor @114035095761571532708 for supplying their delicious and nutritious healthy bars.  To order and receive *15%*off go to www.twodegreesfood.com and use the *_promo code_* *FOODSTORIES15*.  Thank you! #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #foodstories  Food Stories S01E05 - Featuring Ally Phillips2014-02-09 21:00:0065  
Larry Fournillier1,542,418*It's back!!!!* *The Twelve Days of Christmas* a fun event which involves *ALL* of you.  This Event begins tomorrow, *Saturday, December, 14th* and ends *December 25th (Christmas Day)*. *Here is what we will do...* Beginning December 14th you may post your Christmas related photos to this Event page and upload your favorite Christmas recipes(Food & Drink) to Google Drive.  *Here is where and what you may upload...* Google Drive Folder ( http://goo.gl/wZoJmT ) -  Please upload your Christmas recipes(Food&Drink) to the public Drive folder.   You may also, include your name on your recipe/s so you can get the credit. :-) *On the Event Page upload photos & videos of...*                       - Decorative & gift ideas,                       - Outdoor Christmas lighting,                       - Lighted Christmas trees,                       - Traditional foods & music                       - Snowmen, snowscapes, ice-skating, etc.                       - How you and yours celebrate the Season.  *Please don't post semi or fully nude images*    *Let's all have  fun and share the good-times this Holiday Season!!* #12daysofchristmas   #12days  The Twelve Days of Christmas2013-12-14 11:00:00172  
Isabelle Fortin27,161Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00263  
Google+12,658,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033679  
Chef Dennis Littley910,986Join me this week for *Good Day Google+* with my guests +Michael Bennett(Photographer & Google Drive Authority)  +Craig Fifield (Web Marketing Developer & Wordpress Fanatic) and +Jean Layton (Naturopathic Physician & Gluten Free Specialist) as we discuss life and Google+. Bring your lunch or bring your questions, just don't forget to check in for what's becoming one of the best new shows on Google+!   Friday October 11th at 1 p.m. (New York time) Check your own time zone here -->  http://goo.gl/sa8CdP #gooddaygoogleplus   #glutenfree   #googledrivetips   #wordpresstips  Good Day Google+2013-10-11 19:00:00107  
Eric Aultman22,639::Updated location:: Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington We WILL be in DC the weekend of June 7-9. We WILL be HIRL'ing. How many are planning to head to the city for an unforgettable June Friday night? On June 8th, I'm doing the Run or Dye run: http://www.runordye.com/locations/Washington-DC-2013 Registration will be under the team name: TBFitClub A password is required to sign up for the team; it is: runordye I don't have a huge DC base, so spread the word for this HIRL to anyone in the area, or those willing to drive/fly/bus/swim/TARDIS into town that weekend! See you in June!!! Since +Florida HIRL is a nonprofit entity, I am looking into what charitable functions might be going on for Sunday the 9th for anyone interested. I'll update that when I get more information. Florida HIRL goes to Washington DC!2013-06-07 19:00:0048  
Andreas Horn3,830Morgen startet ein kleines Projekt von mir! Es heißt "Die Weltverbesserer". Zum Projektstart lade ich euch ganz herzlich heute in einen Hangout über mein neues Projekt ein. Ihr könnt euch dort über das Projekt informieren, Fragen stellen und dann entscheiden, ob ihr mitmachen wollt. *Um was es bei dem Projekt geht:* Ziel des Projekts ist es eine Community zu erstellen, die eine Art Diskussionsforum ist, in dem wir uns unsere Ideen für eine bessere Welt vorstellen wollen und diese dann zusammen diskutieren und weiterentwickeln wollen. Die besten daraus entstehenden Ideen werden wir dann auf einem Blog veröffentlichen und so hoffentlich in die Welt verbreiten. Du hast eine Idee, die die Welt etwas besser machen kann oder möchtest Ideen weiterentwickeln? Stell deine Idee bei uns vor! Alles was du tun musst ist dich bei unserer Community "Die Weltverbesserer" anzumelden. *Das Projekt startet offiziell morgen am 1.Mai 2013*. Man kann sich aber bereits heute anmelden! _Sei dabei und mache die Welt ein klein bisschen besser!_ *Ich freu mich auf euch*Die Weltverbesserer Projektstart2013-04-30 20:30:006  
Brett Lipton23,411Pick some friends & bang um silly!Plus Phuck Phriday! DEFINITION: A PlusPhuck is a display of true (well maybe not true) love when one plusses all the posts & photos of a phriend. Like a big phrikkin notification wake up call to get that red box glowing.2013-03-29 05:00:00684  
Stacy Frazer79,513_Thai One On with Stacy_ featuring +Stacy Frazer and hosted by +Larry Fournillier. Wednesday's delicious Thai recipes will be a *Thai Beef and Noodle Salad* coupled with a *Tamarind Martini* .   *Starting 6pm PST*   Join us!  Recipe links Thai Beef & Noodle Salad http://bit.ly/VNf276 Tamarind Martini http://bit.ly/UFtm1p #thaioneon   #HOA   #hangoutsonair   #thairecipes   #thaifood  Thai One On with Stacy2012-12-20 03:00:0063  
Blythe Metz293,149+Blythe Metz  +Blythe Raw Live  and +Shawna Coronado  will teach their favorite #EatHealthy   #TurkeyDay  treats and discuss the best ways to enjoy the holidays without putting on the pounds. #EatHealthy #TurkeyDay Tips with Blythe RAW and Shawna Coronado2012-11-20 01:30:0087  
Tim Utzig15,302Thought it might be fun to post a pic of your country, city or state this week, now through Wednesday - as many or as few as you'd like. Just thought it would be a fun way to share a little bit about your country, experiences and some of your favorite destinations and maybe meet a new person. Just take a pic and post it here. Open to invite friends as well.  #YourFavoritePlace  Your Favorite Place2012-11-17 18:00:00188  
Tea for Ten1,343,228All about herbals. A live field trip to Celestial Seasonings in Colorado will be part of the show, as well as herbal tea experts on hand to answer your questions. Join us live on G+ and YouTube at a special time, especially you Europeans and Africans!Tea for Ten - Herbal Teas2012-10-22 23:00:0041  
martin shervington1,351,352*Are you batty for Bond, get mesmerised by 'M' or simply revel in the quintessential Englishness of Q?* Well, the 5th of October 2012 is the day you won't want to miss! To celebrate the anniversary of James Bond how about we post some iconic images, some favourite quotes and maybe even have a themed hangout or two. We could go for favourite gadgets in one, most thrilling chases in another and maybe even have one dedicated to celebration of Pussy Galore?! Honour Blackman would be delighted. More details on the day here; feel free to invite everyone you want to join in on the fun. #jamesbond007   #jamesbond   #globaljamesbondday   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/jamesbond/9509677/Global-James-Bond-Day-to-celebrate-007s-50th-anniversary.html p.s. it happens to land on #007riday  as well, which is all the more perfect.Global James Bond 007 Day - to celebrate the 50th Anniversary2012-10-05 09:30:00139  
Google Play9,533,625Get your song requests and questions ready for @110748045588517484202! On August 3rd at 12PM PST Suite 709 will be hanging out live on @106886664866983861036. If you want to be chosen as one of the lucky participants, circle @106886664866983861036, submit your best questions and song request below. Please also submit the best way to contact you here: http://goo.gl/Bx2Ic.  Suite 709 is a Chronicle-Award-Winning soul band based in Austin, TX. Constantly innovating and finding new ways to bring music to fans on G+, they have been recognized as "Top 5 Soul Bands of 2011" - Austin Chronicle. Check out their music on Google Play http://goo.gl/3wl9u Google Play presents: Suite 709 Hangout on Air2012-08-03 21:00:00108  

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2016-04-29 01:06:07 (55 comments; 1 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

10 to Zen

Some of you remember me from back when we all used our real names... it's not real hard to figure out who I am, because my real name is still part of my custom URL here.
I changed it when the rules were relaxed and at the request of my husband... and decided to go with my previous online moniker.

I didn't make it up and I didn't name myself... 10 years ago, I had the Good Fortune to meet a fantastic Chef while at conference in Tucson Arizona. He made such an impression on me and our dinner guests that we asked to meet him after our meal at 58°, a wine bar and dinner restaurant...When he came out, we stood up and applauded and much to our surprise all of the surrounding tables did the same.
We were invited back the next evening for a private dinner in the chef's dining room. I can tell you at first I was a little bit leery because I wanted to... more »

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2016-03-23 11:46:13 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-08 01:37:21 (32 comments; 3 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

In 1984, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour performed his very first solo concert, About Face. He turned 70 years old this year... and tomorrow night SuperDave and I have the pleasure of taking our daughter, Jessie Rae to see him once more, playing solo .. and babygirl gets to wear her dad's original 1984 concert T-shirt to the show...
How cool is that???

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2016-04-29 03:25:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

I'm going crack you like an acorn and eat you for dinner with some fava beans and a nice chianti!
~Alvin  [as Hannibal Lecter] 

I'm going crack you like an acorn and eat you for dinner with some fava beans and a nice chianti!
~Alvin  [as Hannibal Lecter] ___

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2016-04-29 01:06:07 (55 comments; 1 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

10 to Zen

Some of you remember me from back when we all used our real names... it's not real hard to figure out who I am, because my real name is still part of my custom URL here.
I changed it when the rules were relaxed and at the request of my husband... and decided to go with my previous online moniker.

I didn't make it up and I didn't name myself... 10 years ago, I had the Good Fortune to meet a fantastic Chef while at conference in Tucson Arizona. He made such an impression on me and our dinner guests that we asked to meet him after our meal at 58°, a wine bar and dinner restaurant...When he came out, we stood up and applauded and much to our surprise all of the surrounding tables did the same.
We were invited back the next evening for a private dinner in the chef's dining room. I can tell you at first I was a little bit leery because I wanted to... more »

10 to Zen

Some of you remember me from back when we all used our real names... it's not real hard to figure out who I am, because my real name is still part of my custom URL here.
I changed it when the rules were relaxed and at the request of my husband... and decided to go with my previous online moniker.

I didn't make it up and I didn't name myself... 10 years ago, I had the Good Fortune to meet a fantastic Chef while at conference in Tucson Arizona. He made such an impression on me and our dinner guests that we asked to meet him after our meal at 58°, a wine bar and dinner restaurant...When he came out, we stood up and applauded and much to our surprise all of the surrounding tables did the same.
We were invited back the next evening for a private dinner in the chef's dining room. I can tell you at first I was a little bit leery because I wanted to go out and visit other places but I reluctantly accepted. So glad I did because I became better acquainted with one of my very best friends on Earth, part of my original crew, my very own personal Hippie. And, we were served a 12-course meal that I will never forget.

We have been the best of friends ever since. He flew to Illinois with his sous chef in 2009 to cater our open house when we opened up our new private offices, and we've stayed in touch and visited each other in New Orleans, Washington DC, and wherever our paths may cross.

He's the one who named me Zen and calls me BobbieZen exclusively... so that's the name I now share with the rest of the world.
Chef Hippie sent me this cool t-shirt today... his influence in my life and the lives of my daughter and even my extended family has been invaluable. You just never know what surprises await when you open yourself up to people... and it's a bonus if they're a Master Chef.
:)
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2016-04-28 22:58:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

#BeautyInMyStream

Ghostly! This technique is so totally cool... one of the things I hope to work on in the near future.

"5"
#hqspmonochrome   #hqspurbanstreetphotos  ___#BeautyInMyStream

Ghostly! This technique is so totally cool... one of the things I hope to work on in the near future.

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2016-04-28 22:40:39 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

They should put Prince on the $20 bill and call it $19.99... It's "The bill formerly known as a twenty."

Shamelessly stolen from Rev. Dirk on fleekbook

They should put Prince on the $20 bill and call it $19.99... It's "The bill formerly known as a twenty."

Shamelessly stolen from Rev. Dirk on fleekbook___

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2016-04-27 19:54:26 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

<3

<3___

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2016-04-27 19:29:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

A fan tribute video made in 2008...If you loved Bowie, you'll love this. 

I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.
~David Bowie

A fan tribute video made in 2008...If you loved Bowie, you'll love this. 

I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.
~David Bowie___

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2016-04-27 12:27:14 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2016-04-27 11:35:51 (41 comments; 2 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

So this one's gone viral on Facebook... a 7 foot Gator found swimming on Fernandina Beach... and this is why I love the beach BUT, I swim in swimming pools.

Shudders

OP https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206483107218412&set=a.1726268878499.2087745.1291712776&type=3&theater
(Not my pics)

So this one's gone viral on Facebook... a 7 foot Gator found swimming on Fernandina Beach... and this is why I love the beach BUT, I swim in swimming pools.

Shudders

OP https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206483107218412&set=a.1726268878499.2087745.1291712776&type=3&theater
(Not my pics)___

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2016-04-26 18:15:21 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

One Year Ago, Today...Courtesy of Rediscover This Day, Google Photos.

“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

One Year Ago, Today...Courtesy of Rediscover This Day, Google Photos.

“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton___

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2016-04-26 00:06:01 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

CC:BA 2016 #PlusPost  
Week 8 - Digital Footprints, part 2 - Metadata and Keywords +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers​​​​​

I am having entirely too much fun outside in a blast of beautiful spring weather after completing my assignment earlier today for Week 8. I'm feeling a bit antsy armed with a whole lot of freedom to go out, explore, and test the waters I never knew were so deep before now.

This past week we learned the importance of metadata, copyright information, and the ease of using specific keywords to locate our files. We also learned the importance of backup systems in place of the need to verify those backup systems. (I had an extra lesson in this specific area a couple weeks back. ;) )

I watched a while back a few go out and play with zoom bursts, thanks to the stunning images by +Steffan Correll​ , and further instructionfrom +Stephen... more »

CC:BA 2016 #PlusPost  
Week 8 - Digital Footprints, part 2 - Metadata and Keywords +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers​​​​​

I am having entirely too much fun outside in a blast of beautiful spring weather after completing my assignment earlier today for Week 8. I'm feeling a bit antsy armed with a whole lot of freedom to go out, explore, and test the waters I never knew were so deep before now.

This past week we learned the importance of metadata, copyright information, and the ease of using specific keywords to locate our files. We also learned the importance of backup systems in place of the need to verify those backup systems. (I had an extra lesson in this specific area a couple weeks back. ;) )

I watched a while back a few go out and play with zoom bursts, thanks to the stunning images by +Steffan Correll​ , and further instruction from +Stephen Thackeray​ .  I wasn't quite ready to lean that far from my comfort zone...but this afternoon, I tried it.  So as I said earlier...I'm having entirely too much fun in the backyard, and then LR playing with these images.  Poor SuperDave may never eat a home cooked dinner again! 

Many thanks to you all for your instruction, your patience, your wisdom and your willingness to share and pay it forward to those of us who are so very interested in your art. I've been most fortunate to be a part of this program, and I thank you, ALL, from the bottom of my heart.  Thanks especially to our mentors these past two weeks, +Ellie Kennard​ and +Darcee McCutcheon​ for bringing it all home and winding it up with information to empower us to move forward with both eagerness and confidence. 

See you in the streams! ___

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2016-04-25 17:36:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

Old Souls and Young Hearts

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Old Souls and Young Hearts

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero___

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2016-04-24 21:03:00 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

"In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.  In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me."     
-   John Fowles 

pic by me, Aug. 2014, playing with LR edits today. :)

"In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.  In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me."     
-   John Fowles 

pic by me, Aug. 2014, playing with LR edits today. :)___

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2016-04-24 15:30:26 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Granny’s Banana Pudding

Serves 10-12

1 3/4 cups Sugar (I used raw sugar)
1/2 cup self-rising flour
2 Whole eggs
3 eggs, separated
12 ounces evaporated milk
12 ounces water
2 TBSP unsalted butter
1 TBSP (Yes, thats right, Tablespoon) Vanilla Extract
5-6 Ripe Bananas
Vanilla Wafers
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

In a medium size boiler, combine sugar, flour and 2 whole eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add the egg yolks, saving the whites for the meringue. Beat until well mixed, slowly stir in the milk and 12 ounces of water. Cook slowly over low heat until pudding consistency. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Stir pudding until it cools completely OR place plastic wrap directly over pudding and refrigerate until cool.
To make meringue, beat egg whites until stiff, addc... more »

Granny’s Banana Pudding

Serves 10-12

1 3/4 cups Sugar (I used raw sugar)
1/2 cup self-rising flour
2 Whole eggs
3 eggs, separated
12 ounces evaporated milk
12 ounces water
2 TBSP unsalted butter
1 TBSP (Yes, thats right, Tablespoon) Vanilla Extract
5-6 Ripe Bananas
Vanilla Wafers
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

In a medium size boiler, combine sugar, flour and 2 whole eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add the egg yolks, saving the whites for the meringue. Beat until well mixed, slowly stir in the milk and 12 ounces of water. Cook slowly over low heat until pudding consistency. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Stir pudding until it cools completely OR place plastic wrap directly over pudding and refrigerate until cool.
To make meringue, beat egg whites until stiff, add cream of tartar and powdered sugar slowly. Lightly butter a baking dish, place a third of pudding in bottom of dish. Slice bananas 1/4 inch thick, place a third over the pudding. Cover bananas with single layer of vanilla wafers, and repeat layering. Spread with meringue and brown under the broiler.
Cool to room temperature and serve.
It’s just as good the next day after refrigeration, too. :)___

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2016-04-23 21:38:27 (27 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

The proof's in the pudding!

Thrilled beyond belief to have acquired a published family cookbook filled with old-time recipes from my two great-grandmother's on my biological Father's side. Today I made great grandma Bertie's banana pudding.
My first time ever making a meringue and first time making homemade pudding that didn't involve a box.
:D

SeasonalFloridaCookbook.com


The proof's in the pudding!

Thrilled beyond belief to have acquired a published family cookbook filled with old-time recipes from my two great-grandmother's on my biological Father's side. Today I made great grandma Bertie's banana pudding.
My first time ever making a meringue and first time making homemade pudding that didn't involve a box.
:D

SeasonalFloridaCookbook.com
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2016-04-21 17:36:21 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Weep
My brother +Robert Anderson  wrote the following on Sept. 16, 2012...It's always stuck with me. The link on his OP is broken, so I'm copy/pasting his words here.
 
Weep.
All things true unto them selves, Prince is Prince; let us be secure in that idea. As with any icon, any master of anything true, the experience of proximity will cause emotion. In this case showboat, maybe, but hardly the point here. If you watch closely it is the guitar that is at the center of this piece. From the guitar and the purple one there is nothing but respect to; those around him, the memory of the man and to the title of this song. 

Try not to look at who is playing. Watch the hands and the smile he casts to Tom that says “What other choice do I have?” Enjoy the knowing grin that is kicked back from George’s son Dhani a perfect image of his father, or close your eyesand just... more »

Weep
My brother +Robert Anderson  wrote the following on Sept. 16, 2012...It's always stuck with me. The link on his OP is broken, so I'm copy/pasting his words here.
 
Weep.
All things true unto them selves, Prince is Prince; let us be secure in that idea. As with any icon, any master of anything true, the experience of proximity will cause emotion. In this case showboat, maybe, but hardly the point here. If you watch closely it is the guitar that is at the center of this piece. From the guitar and the purple one there is nothing but respect to; those around him, the memory of the man and to the title of this song. 

Try not to look at who is playing. Watch the hands and the smile he casts to Tom that says “What other choice do I have?” Enjoy the knowing grin that is kicked back from George’s son Dhani a perfect image of his father, or close your eyes and just listen. Hey, do yourself a favor and blow up a nice set of Klipsch’s in your communion with this moment. I love the Hendricks national anthem mouth agape he does when he tears off a small piece of the edge of the whole thing. Prince says to the guitar as it weeps “look you sexy bitch, you beautiful thing, I am not doing this, you make me do this.” Who better to express, “Gently weep, remember this is what love is.”

Prince, as a master himself, watch his hand as it moves nervous and smooth with the energy of this cacophony. The solo goes through its paces careening all over the piece and takes us on a classic exposé of technique applied perfectly within the bounds of its own form. The provocation of the moment comes to an end with a “those who can must” smile and nod between the traveling men and the one holding the molten cauldron of electrification that is Fender. This is after all, Rock and Roll. 

This piece reminds us that Harrison and his music were truly amazing. The stars align, we are blessed and then it is gone, over, passed. In the end the guitar disappears as a metaphor to the life of the master being honored. Prince with a final, motion passes the weeping guitar beyond our sight, the last lingering note perfect. With a parting glance he lays it to rest and a final touch of his hat to salute the memory. Harrison as master is honored. Honored indeed.

RIP Prince Rogers Nelson___

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2016-04-21 16:32:40 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

So, I got my LootCrate this week, and I'm currently wearing my Harry Potter socks. :) My daughther, Jess and I loved all the books and read them together, always anxious for the next...When she moved out a few years back, it was hard for Mom to let go of our 'shared' collection. They now live at her house, along with the signed 1st edition we brought to a J.K. Rowling book signing here in Naperville back in 1998... .Hindsight tells me I wish I'd brought two.
#HarryPotter


So, I got my LootCrate this week, and I'm currently wearing my Harry Potter socks. :) My daughther, Jess and I loved all the books and read them together, always anxious for the next...When she moved out a few years back, it was hard for Mom to let go of our 'shared' collection. They now live at her house, along with the signed 1st edition we brought to a J.K. Rowling book signing here in Naperville back in 1998... .Hindsight tells me I wish I'd brought two.
#HarryPotter
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2016-04-21 16:20:26 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

in training ...

in training ...___

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2016-04-21 16:04:48 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

I have a thing about globes...I just adore them...found this little beauty at Target on the clearance rack...Now, my goal is to stop spinning in circles and plant myself firmly, happily in place. :)

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

I have a thing about globes...I just adore them...found this little beauty at Target on the clearance rack...Now, my goal is to stop spinning in circles and plant myself firmly, happily in place. :)___

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2016-04-20 16:12:08 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

Popping in to say Hi!
I just spent a long weekend with my Mom and Dad and my Mom's GodSon....We used to spend many weekends together as children, but I hadn't seen him for nearly 42 years.
He was my first kiss on the cheek and my very first date when our Mothers who were best friends since their own childhoods set us up to go to a sweetheart banquet at our church when I was in 7th grade.
We had a blast...all of us spent time outside in the gorgeous spring weather, cooked out, drank too much wine, and laughed till we cried.
Good Times, y'all.
:)


Popping in to say Hi!
I just spent a long weekend with my Mom and Dad and my Mom's GodSon....We used to spend many weekends together as children, but I hadn't seen him for nearly 42 years.
He was my first kiss on the cheek and my very first date when our Mothers who were best friends since their own childhoods set us up to go to a sweetheart banquet at our church when I was in 7th grade.
We had a blast...all of us spent time outside in the gorgeous spring weather, cooked out, drank too much wine, and laughed till we cried.
Good Times, y'all.
:)
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2016-04-15 22:11:22 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

On the road again...

On the road again...___

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2016-04-15 14:32:21 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

;) 

;) ___

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2016-04-14 13:00:52 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Out exploring with my trusty sidekick...:)

Out exploring with my trusty sidekick...:)___

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2016-04-14 12:52:55 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Playing Opossum
;)

Playing Opossum
;)___

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2016-04-14 12:51:04 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

When I went down to the kitchen to start my coffee, I was startled by a baby opossum who's taken up residence under my deck. He/she was eating the birdseed that was scattered from the feeder above.
They used to give me the heebie-jeebies...maybe its that long hairless tail that gives me the shudders... but I'm thinking this little one is especially cute. Snapped him with my cell-phone out the kitchen window before he scooted off in search of more grub.
Have a great day, all! 

When I went down to the kitchen to start my coffee, I was startled by a baby opossum who's taken up residence under my deck. He/she was eating the birdseed that was scattered from the feeder above.
They used to give me the heebie-jeebies...maybe its that long hairless tail that gives me the shudders... but I'm thinking this little one is especially cute. Snapped him with my cell-phone out the kitchen window before he scooted off in search of more grub.
Have a great day, all! ___

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2016-04-13 20:54:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-13 18:54:35 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday


#WordlessOnWednesday
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2016-04-13 18:47:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday


#WordlessOnWednesday
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2016-04-13 02:32:09 (26 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Say Hello to my leetle frennn!
After three hours and 40 minutes at the Genius Bar, I will never miss another back up ever again.
Cross my ❤ heart.

Say Hello to my leetle frennn!
After three hours and 40 minutes at the Genius Bar, I will never miss another back up ever again.
Cross my ❤ heart.___

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2016-04-12 18:37:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

#BeautyInMyStream    

White Blossom___ #BeautyInMyStream    

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2016-04-12 17:28:45 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Illinois & Michigan Canal

Sometimes it's all about learning to work with what you've got. I found myself longing for the big open Montana skies and the beautiful landscapes of Idaho and Wyoming that I saw last summer this week, while working on a final project for our photography mentorship, Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic.
Instead, I had my radius of small town suburban Southwest Chicagoland, rain, clouds, little free-time and lost images on a laptop that decided to stop working.
With never ending encouragement from my husband, (and lots of help), and cheers from an outstanding group of photography mentors and helpers and students, I used what I had at hand, adjusted my attitude (and my aperture)...and used some newly acquired know-how to complete my final assignment for our mentorship.

I intend to keep learning as long as I'm breathing...and I'm... more »

Illinois & Michigan Canal

Sometimes it's all about learning to work with what you've got. I found myself longing for the big open Montana skies and the beautiful landscapes of Idaho and Wyoming that I saw last summer this week, while working on a final project for our photography mentorship, Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic.
Instead, I had my radius of small town suburban Southwest Chicagoland, rain, clouds, little free-time and lost images on a laptop that decided to stop working.
With never ending encouragement from my husband, (and lots of help), and cheers from an outstanding group of photography mentors and helpers and students, I used what I had at hand, adjusted my attitude (and my aperture)...and used some newly acquired know-how to complete my final assignment for our mentorship.

I intend to keep learning as long as I'm breathing...and I'm grateful for those who surround me who offer their knowledge and support. I'm still absorbing and practicing newly learned skills...but I intend to keep on trying, no matter what.

These are shots from Channahon and Minooka, Illinois, taken on the I & M Canal.

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2016-04-12 16:19:15 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

#PlusPost - Week 6 - Scavenger Hunt

This past week has been a whirlwind of frustrations, fun, failures, re-tries, computers crashing, lessons learned about the importance of back-ups, etc.

I'd hoped to use an image of a gravestone with the name "LIBERTY" on it to celebrate this last official week of our mentorship, but....it's been lost along with many others in an unfortunate Mac Update/Crash. Life Happens. So....
Instead, I'll use this image of my constant helper and myself out shooting the walls of a Dam on the Illinois & Michigan canal yesterday afternoon...joined by a solitary Dandelion, growing out the side of the wall....indicating that we can indeed Bloom and Blossom where we're at, no matter the seeming impossibilities.

Thanks to +Stephen Thackeray,  for being our hosting Mentor this week, and to all the Mentors and Mentees of... more »

#PlusPost - Week 6 - Scavenger Hunt

This past week has been a whirlwind of frustrations, fun, failures, re-tries, computers crashing, lessons learned about the importance of back-ups, etc.

I'd hoped to use an image of a gravestone with the name "LIBERTY" on it to celebrate this last official week of our mentorship, but....it's been lost along with many others in an unfortunate Mac Update/Crash. Life Happens. So....
Instead, I'll use this image of my constant helper and myself out shooting the walls of a Dam on the Illinois & Michigan canal yesterday afternoon...joined by a solitary Dandelion, growing out the side of the wall....indicating that we can indeed Bloom and Blossom where we're at, no matter the seeming impossibilities.

Thanks to +Stephen Thackeray,  for being our hosting Mentor this week, and to all the Mentors and Mentees of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers for their helpful spirits and camaraderie!___

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2016-04-12 10:48:31 (39 comments; 2 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Washout

My laptop shut down to install a system update yesterday afternoon and I haven't since been able to reboot.... this is particularly distressing since I have all my photos on there and a project album due ASAP.
I woke up with a sore throat,
We're still short-staffed,
and our part-time lab collector has decided she doesn't need to work anymore.

Next???

Washout

My laptop shut down to install a system update yesterday afternoon and I haven't since been able to reboot.... this is particularly distressing since I have all my photos on there and a project album due ASAP.
I woke up with a sore throat,
We're still short-staffed,
and our part-time lab collector has decided she doesn't need to work anymore.

Next???___

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2016-04-10 15:06:23 (30 comments; 2 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Grateful

I've been thinking a lot about the basic camera concepts I've learned in a Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic Mentorship I was fortunate, and thrilled to be given a chance to participate in... CB:BA #2016 Beyond Automatic has challenged me, and stretched my brain in ways I never explored before now. 

I've got another week left in the mentorship, and our challenge is to go out and 'scavenger hunt' to show what we've learned about shooting different subjects and scenes, and to think, and I mean really THINK about choosing Exposure Modes and Formats, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Metering and Bracketing, Focus points, how to best make use of the light available, whether or not to choose Flash or Filters or Diffusers....and it's both exciting and terrifying all at once.

For someone who has always admired photography, and enjoyed the... more »

Grateful

I've been thinking a lot about the basic camera concepts I've learned in a Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic Mentorship I was fortunate, and thrilled to be given a chance to participate in... CB:BA #2016 Beyond Automatic has challenged me, and stretched my brain in ways I never explored before now. 

I've got another week left in the mentorship, and our challenge is to go out and 'scavenger hunt' to show what we've learned about shooting different subjects and scenes, and to think, and I mean really THINK about choosing Exposure Modes and Formats, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Metering and Bracketing, Focus points, how to best make use of the light available, whether or not to choose Flash or Filters or Diffusers....and it's both exciting and terrifying all at once.

For someone who has always admired photography, and enjoyed the images of so many talented, professional photographers, yet simply pointed my camera (on Automatic) took a shot in the proverbial dark, and then played around with simple editing apps, I have to tell you....This experience has humbled me beyond belief, and made my respect for and admiration for those who are truly masters of the craft grow even more so. 

I've spent an ample amount of time looking back over images I captured in the past, and thinking about what I could have done differently given the basic knowledge the Mentors have shared with me. But today, I've got to get moving, get out there, and get to work...this time Shooting with Intent, and making conscious decisions about what I'm doing and how I want to portray the beauty that lies all around us.

Wish me Luck!  I'm a nervous wreck...but I'm also grateful for the learning experience and the chance I was given by those in the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  who allowed me the opportunity to learn more about something I have always been passionate about, yet not particularly skilled at. Thank you for sharing your craft and your knowledge...Thank you for your suggestions, guidance, and constant help...It hasn't always been easy, but it's been invaluable to me. 

This is an old photo taken of my precious Maggie Mae Today, who left us back in 2012 to cross the Rainbow Bridge...giving me a wink and a nod to get out there and do my best, and to keep trying, no matter what obstacles I may have to overcome.

Have a great Sunday, Geeples. Go do whatever it is you do that excites you, challenges you, encourages you to keep learning, and make sure to find some beauty and happiness along the journey.

Love,
Doober/BobbieZen/Bobbie Today

p.s. Many thanks to my old G+ friend +cobalt please  for the pep talk and the time we were able to spend together yesterday getting to know each other face to face.  Your encouragement means the world to me, and I thank you for your kindness and generosity of Heart.___

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2016-04-09 16:04:25 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

Google AutoAwesome captured a little 35 second movie summing up our David Gilmour 2016 Concert last night.... The Family that Rocks Together! :)



Google AutoAwesome captured a little 35 second movie summing up our David Gilmour 2016 Concert last night.... The Family that Rocks Together! :)

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2016-04-09 13:25:33 (22 comments; 3 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

Rattle That Lock

Flawless playing, Phenomenal Show, Fantastic Voice...David Gilmour totally Rocked the United Center in Chicago last night...and me, my SuperDave and our daughter Jessie thoroughly enjoyed the show. Loved his new music, and very much appreciated the Pink Floyd tunes he shared...My hubby's been to see him and Pink Floyd dozens of times...and he says he doesn't remember a show where David SMILED so much nor played as perfectly. Here's the review I woke up to find from our 26 year old girl on her Facebook Page. I think it pretty much says it ALL. <3
So last night was awesome! Gilmour nailed it. My dad was so happy. :)
And, I got to see a band I didn't think I'd get to in this lifetime.
DG might be the only original one (currently) touring but he doesn't need anyone else lol.
Sounded just like the albums except it was all live.... more »

Rattle That Lock

Flawless playing, Phenomenal Show, Fantastic Voice...David Gilmour totally Rocked the United Center in Chicago last night...and me, my SuperDave and our daughter Jessie thoroughly enjoyed the show. Loved his new music, and very much appreciated the Pink Floyd tunes he shared...My hubby's been to see him and Pink Floyd dozens of times...and he says he doesn't remember a show where David SMILED so much nor played as perfectly. Here's the review I woke up to find from our 26 year old girl on her Facebook Page. I think it pretty much says it ALL. <3
So last night was awesome! Gilmour nailed it. My dad was so happy. :)
And, I got to see a band I didn't think I'd get to in this lifetime.
DG might be the only original one (currently) touring but he doesn't need anyone else lol.
Sounded just like the albums except it was all live.
No lipsync, no recordings. New "artists" ain't got shit on him ....
Also, even though it was mostly older dudes, the entire place reeked of ganja, I wore my dad's first Gilmour concert tee, and my dad said I'm officially a hippy. :)

I snapped this pic with my cell phone off the screen...the 70 Year-Old Dude has still got it!___

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2016-04-08 03:34:13 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

My first best friend lived next door to me and my Grannie at 886 Brandywine Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in the Northside Lake Forest neighborhood back in 1967... by some amazing coincidence, we found each other again tonight on a neighborhood Facebook page... Never underestimate the power of social media. We had lost touch for over 40 years but are now again reunited.
Overjoyed would be stating my current status mildly.. :D

My first best friend lived next door to me and my Grannie at 886 Brandywine Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in the Northside Lake Forest neighborhood back in 1967... by some amazing coincidence, we found each other again tonight on a neighborhood Facebook page... Never underestimate the power of social media. We had lost touch for over 40 years but are now again reunited.
Overjoyed would be stating my current status mildly.. :D___

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2016-04-08 01:37:21 (32 comments; 3 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

In 1984, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour performed his very first solo concert, About Face. He turned 70 years old this year... and tomorrow night SuperDave and I have the pleasure of taking our daughter, Jessie Rae to see him once more, playing solo .. and babygirl gets to wear her dad's original 1984 concert T-shirt to the show...
How cool is that???

In 1984, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour performed his very first solo concert, About Face. He turned 70 years old this year... and tomorrow night SuperDave and I have the pleasure of taking our daughter, Jessie Rae to see him once more, playing solo .. and babygirl gets to wear her dad's original 1984 concert T-shirt to the show...
How cool is that???___

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2016-04-07 13:56:04 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Via +J. Hancock 

and a special shout out to +Bill Abrams , because Kind is the first word I think of when I think of you. :)

___Via +J. Hancock 

and a special shout out to +Bill Abrams , because Kind is the first word I think of when I think of you. :)

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2016-04-07 00:34:57 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

And then there were two...

This pair of owlets had said goodbye to #3 on Saturday when I went back to check on them...On Monday, there was only one left...and today, they've flown off from the comfort of their nesting area to places unknown.

It was certainly nice to be in their presence while I could...Amazing creatures.

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?”

And then there were two...

This pair of owlets had said goodbye to #3 on Saturday when I went back to check on them...On Monday, there was only one left...and today, they've flown off from the comfort of their nesting area to places unknown.

It was certainly nice to be in their presence while I could...Amazing creatures.

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?”___

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2016-04-06 22:32:07 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

A Goose and a Gander Meander

A Goose and a Gander Meander___

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2016-04-06 02:46:45 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Once a fool had a good part in the play
If it's so would I still be here today
It's quite peculiar in a funny sort of way
They think it's very funny everything I say
Get a load of him, he's so insane
You better get your coat dear
It looks like rain

Once a fool had a good part in the play
If it's so would I still be here today
It's quite peculiar in a funny sort of way
They think it's very funny everything I say
Get a load of him, he's so insane
You better get your coat dear
It looks like rain___

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2016-04-01 01:08:40 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Feelin' Stronger Every Day

Chicago has been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ever since their debut album, The Chicago Transit Authority, celebrated its 25th birthday in 1994. But they never even got onto the ballot until this year, a situation that enraged their passionate fan base to no end. To Chicago co-founder/keyboardist Robert Lamm, however, it was never that big of a deal. "If you're nominated for a Grammy and you don't get it, you don't have a heart attack," he says by phone just a few hours after learning he'd gotten in. "You just move on and keep working. That's really what my attitude always was."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PvN7ujfj2w

Feelin' Stronger Every Day

Chicago has been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ever since their debut album, The Chicago Transit Authority, celebrated its 25th birthday in 1994. But they never even got onto the ballot until this year, a situation that enraged their passionate fan base to no end. To Chicago co-founder/keyboardist Robert Lamm, however, it was never that big of a deal. "If you're nominated for a Grammy and you don't get it, you don't have a heart attack," he says by phone just a few hours after learning he'd gotten in. "You just move on and keep working. That's really what my attitude always was."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PvN7ujfj2w___

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2016-03-31 19:39:00 (29 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Hey..How YOU Doin'?

This one's for +Christina Lihani! Wink, wink,!!!
:)
I love Google AutoAwesomes!

Hey..How YOU Doin'?

This one's for +Christina Lihani! Wink, wink,!!!
:)
I love Google AutoAwesomes!___

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2016-03-31 18:16:12 (17 comments; 2 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Just spent my lunch hour at hubby's office....catching these baby owls with my camera...There's 3 of them, and a Mama nearby. It was overcast and cloudy but I managed to get a few clear shots, and one even winked at me! 

Just spent my lunch hour at hubby's office....catching these baby owls with my camera...There's 3 of them, and a Mama nearby. It was overcast and cloudy but I managed to get a few clear shots, and one even winked at me! ___

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2016-03-26 04:49:09 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky
and they Stand There...

~Snapshots from Summer 2015 trip out West

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky
and they Stand There...

~Snapshots from Summer 2015 trip out West___

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2016-03-25 22:34:09 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

CB:BA 2016 - Plus Post Week 3
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  
with our mentors +Byron S   and +Gloria Joanne Roldan 

Our lesson this week was particularly intimidating ...and when I finally grasped the concepts and made the effort, most enlightening....(pun not intended).  It was a taxing week, both personal and professional, and the coursework took a backseat until I was able to catch up.

Learning to use Exposure Compensation and Metering, learning the value of making our cameras do what we want, rather than what it chooses as 'correct'  in Automatic mode is quite empowering.  This week's lesson lends well to the "Rebel" spirit of dismissing what's "correct" and forging into what is even better than "correct"...the vision of the image we choose to portray, given the situation and the subject we wish tohighlig... more »

CB:BA 2016 - Plus Post Week 3
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  
with our mentors +Byron S   and +Gloria Joanne Roldan 

Our lesson this week was particularly intimidating ...and when I finally grasped the concepts and made the effort, most enlightening....(pun not intended).  It was a taxing week, both personal and professional, and the coursework took a backseat until I was able to catch up.

Learning to use Exposure Compensation and Metering, learning the value of making our cameras do what we want, rather than what it chooses as 'correct'  in Automatic mode is quite empowering.  This week's lesson lends well to the "Rebel" spirit of dismissing what's "correct" and forging into what is even better than "correct"...the vision of the image we choose to portray, given the situation and the subject we wish to highlight. 

This image, intentionally overexposed, highlights a look back into the past...The past is important to me, as it brings me both joy, peace, and today, enlightenment..a shining beacon forward. 
The subject is a familiar one, My Mother, at her 1956 High School Graduation...but the way I'm seeing it now, totally new, and most illuminating.

Many thanks to our instructors, mentors, and mentees for their clear and concise instructions, questions, and much needed encouragement.___

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2016-03-24 19:56:04 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Needed  a break.  Cranked this.
For 10 minutes and 46 seconds, I'm 21 again.

back to work

Needed  a break.  Cranked this.
For 10 minutes and 46 seconds, I'm 21 again.

back to work___

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2016-03-24 13:04:43 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Welcome to my world.
Also,
This is kinda long.  You may need to watch it a couple of times.  Or five.  Whatever.  

Have a good day, Geeps. 

Welcome to my world.
Also,
This is kinda long.  You may need to watch it a couple of times.  Or five.  Whatever.  

Have a good day, Geeps. ___

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2016-03-23 11:46:13 (9 comments; 7 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

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