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Bette Kauffman has been at 8 events

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Art through the Apeture Photography11,116There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00300  
Bette Kauffman26,028And it won't be so cold in December, right? Well, regardless, +Bette Kauffman is coming to town--God willing and some nut doesn't set fire to the infrastructure again! So it's photowalk time. Calling all Chicago and vicinity photogs. Hope you can join me. We'll gather at the Bean for the obligatory group shot there, and I want to check out what has transpired with the construction that was underway in Millenium Park last time I was there. After that, I'm easy. We can go anywhere y'all are inspired to go, including back up to this beach where Tom and I were freezing our tushes back in March 2013.It really was cold that day....2014-12-20 17:00:002  
Bette Kauffman26,028@115907986192399529711 is coming to Chicago! Will arrive some time Friday Sept. 26 and be ready for a photowalk Saturday. I have us meeting at The Bean, but if anyone has a better idea, I'm game. I'll be staying in Club Quarters Hotel in The Loop, but I'm comfortable using CTA to get about anywhere I want to go. If you can't join in until lunch time or after, we can make that work too. I'll have to head back to my hotel room by 4 p.m. to get ready for the opera. Y'all get this on your calendar, now!Chicago in September!2014-09-27 17:00:003  
The Photoshop Show2,030Words we would use to describe @117716331467176309008  *Master Retoucher, Artist, Educator, Photographer, Inspiring* Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a Los Angeles based internationally published Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate. Retouching Academy founder, and Fstoppers Writer.  Julia is a dedicated artist committed to excellence in all that she does and encourages excellence through education and work ethic.  Along with your regular hosts, @115571998474046088312 , @108215644829092784557 and @105845861210914905032 we have a guest panellist, the amazing @100980643623677833022 will be joining us as well. If you don't know her yet, check out some of the amazing work she does here Portfolio: www.juliakuzmenko.com  Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JuliaKuzmenkoPhotography Behance page: www.behance.net/juliakuzmenko Blog: www.retouchingebooks.com/blog Fstoppers articles:www.fstoppers.com/author/julia Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.comThe Photoshop Show 61 - with Guest Julia Kuzmenko McKim2014-08-06 03:00:00165  
Bette Kauffman26,028Yes, Bette Kauffman is coming to Chicago! Opera Friday and Saturday evening, photowalk Saturday, home Sunday. Meet me at The Bean (Cloud Gate to the purists). If the weather cooperates, I plan to be out until about 4:30 p.m. If the weather is nasty (seems a real possibility this year), we'll head up to the conservatory and feast our lenses on orchids and such. Or go anywhere else protected from the elements y'all might suggest. I'm easy to please! Join me for all or part of the day. (Yes, that's @107400819855192601582 in the photo.)The Chicago-in-March photowalk is on!2014-03-08 17:00:007  
Bette Kauffman26,028Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Jeff Smith62,046Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Isabelle Fortin26,914Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00145  

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2015-06-18 02:49:50 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Can some kind soul please enlighten me, what the @#$%^&* happened to hashtag searching?

I am, for sure, always the last to find out, but.... surely G+ did not get rid of hashtags?!?!?!?

Most reshares: 8

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2015-07-03 19:11:18 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

My contribution to the BITE category of #Hunt15, and I've been looking forward to sharing it with #buggylunch +Buggy Lunch, curated by +Kim Sinclair & +Jitte Groothuis.

Most plusones: 53

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2015-06-25 19:55:53 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Last Night on Cannon Beach



#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

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2015-07-07 16:11:28 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

New Green

Here's a couple of the many shades of green im the Oregon rain forest. This old moss covered branch had bright new fresh growth at its tips. In #EcolaStatePark for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson.

New Green

Here's a couple of the many shades of green im the Oregon rain forest. This old moss covered branch had bright new fresh growth at its tips. In #EcolaStatePark for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson.___

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2015-07-07 03:14:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Mt. Hood from Hwy 26 West

Here's the color version, and the mountain is harder to see because the blue of distance and blue of sky work together to conceal! But I do like the color shift from foreground to distance and especially like being able to see the patches of color overcast by blue in those fields between the far trees and the mountain.

For #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow.

Mt. Hood from Hwy 26 West

Here's the color version, and the mountain is harder to see because the blue of distance and blue of sky work together to conceal! But I do like the color shift from foreground to distance and especially like being able to see the patches of color overcast by blue in those fields between the far trees and the mountain.

For #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow.___

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2015-07-07 02:29:28 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This.

Powerful read: “Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”___This.

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2015-07-06 15:43:07 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Mt. Hood

Very far away! For #monochromemonday +Monochrome World, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. And for #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen & +Kardiyanti Djunaidi; and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas.

Mt. Hood

Very far away! For #monochromemonday +Monochrome World, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. And for #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen & +Kardiyanti Djunaidi; and for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas.___

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2015-07-06 02:56:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Sunny Day on the Oregon Coast

I was told that this kind of sky is a rarity along the Oregon Coast, but I enjoyed three days of it! By evening each day, that bank of mist and fog in the distance was rolling into shore.

For #skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme, curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach & +Randy Scherkenbach. Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm.

Sunny Day on the Oregon Coast

I was told that this kind of sky is a rarity along the Oregon Coast, but I enjoyed three days of it! By evening each day, that bank of mist and fog in the distance was rolling into shore.

For #skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme, curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach & +Randy Scherkenbach. Also for #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm.___

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2015-07-06 01:08:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

My 15th Round Scavenger Hunt album. This was my 2nd hunt and I submitted 10 photos. As usual, all of my photos are "found," and you might have fun looking for the three that were shot from elevated trains in Chicago. One of these photos is my first ever photo-collage, and I call it that because I think "collage" is the best term for my process. I took multiple shots in a given location then used photoshop's "Place" function and various other tools to combine them into a single image.

My 15th Round Scavenger Hunt album. This was my 2nd hunt and I submitted 10 photos. As usual, all of my photos are "found," and you might have fun looking for the three that were shot from elevated trains in Chicago. One of these photos is my first ever photo-collage, and I call it that because I think "collage" is the best term for my process. I took multiple shots in a given location then used photoshop's "Place" function and various other tools to combine them into a single image.___

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2015-07-05 02:55:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What more is there to say?

Funny, I thought about doing this today ... glad somebody did.___What more is there to say?

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2015-07-05 02:47:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The Tangled Web We Weave

My take on COBWEB for #Hunt15. Actually, what's most amazing about it is that it has obvious order to it. "Tangled" is a bit of a misnomer.  BTW, a fun thing about this shot is that I managed to get it from a moving train, the Blue Line to O'Hare, as I recall.

Of course, even though it's not Friday anymore, I really must tag #powerlinefriday & +Natosha Davis.

The Tangled Web We Weave

My take on COBWEB for #Hunt15. Actually, what's most amazing about it is that it has obvious order to it. "Tangled" is a bit of a misnomer.  BTW, a fun thing about this shot is that I managed to get it from a moving train, the Blue Line to O'Hare, as I recall.

Of course, even though it's not Friday anymore, I really must tag #powerlinefriday & +Natosha Davis.___

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2015-07-05 01:42:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Roses Are Red

My entry for BLISS in #Hunt15 . I was not the wedding photographer. I don't do weddings. But I came upon this scene and loved peeking in on it. I don't think the bride or the photog ever saw me.

Roses Are Red

My entry for BLISS in #Hunt15 . I was not the wedding photographer. I don't do weddings. But I came upon this scene and loved peeking in on it. I don't think the bride or the photog ever saw me.___

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2015-07-04 16:06:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

May the Fourth Be with Us

Still my fave after all these years. Photo taken in 1970s on Ektachrome transparency film with a Pentax--not sure which one; scanned a couple of years ago.

May the Fourth Be with Us

Still my fave after all these years. Photo taken in 1970s on Ektachrome transparency film with a Pentax--not sure which one; scanned a couple of years ago.___

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2015-07-04 15:53:22 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Fan & Fern

I had no idea I would find rain forest above the Oregon Coast! How did I miss that? High school geography fail! In #EcolaStatePark for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Michael Albrecht, +Patricia A & +Keith Elliott.

Fan & Fern

I had no idea I would find rain forest above the Oregon Coast! How did I miss that? High school geography fail! In #EcolaStatePark for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Michael Albrecht, +Patricia A & +Keith Elliott.___

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2015-07-04 05:42:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

June 29, 2015

Flying into Monroe Monday night with a storm in the distance, I managed to capture a couple of lightning bolts with the iPhone as we were landing.

For #hqspnight +HQSP Night, and for #close2home +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel.

June 29, 2015

Flying into Monroe Monday night with a storm in the distance, I managed to capture a couple of lightning bolts with the iPhone as we were landing.

For #hqspnight +HQSP Night, and for #close2home +Close2Home, curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel.___

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2015-07-04 05:28:05 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The Haystack, Cannon Beach

Taken from a viewpoint along Hwy 101 just a few miles south of Tolovanna Park. For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn. Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow.

The Haystack, Cannon Beach

Taken from a viewpoint along Hwy 101 just a few miles south of Tolovanna Park. For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn. Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow.___

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2015-07-04 04:56:44 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

My contribution to the BITE category of #Hunt15, and I've been looking forward to sharing it with #buggylunch +Buggy Lunch, curated by +Kim Sinclair & +Jitte Groothuis.

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

My contribution to the BITE category of #Hunt15, and I've been looking forward to sharing it with #buggylunch +Buggy Lunch, curated by +Kim Sinclair & +Jitte Groothuis.___

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2015-07-04 04:52:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Wallking A Fine Line

This one was for #Hunt15 RISK. Shared now with #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, & +Walter Soestbergen. Also with #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten.

Wallking A Fine Line

This one was for #Hunt15 RISK. Shared now with #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, & +Walter Soestbergen. Also with #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten.___

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2015-07-04 04:37:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

You Always Catch Me When I Fall

My entry into #Hunt15 HANG IN THERE category, shared now for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet.

You Always Catch Me When I Fall

My entry into #Hunt15 HANG IN THERE category, shared now for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson & +Beth Akerman.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet.___

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2015-07-04 04:31:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Listen up, everybody! Aphid disguises a mistake. Giant mutant ladybugs on the prowl. Beware blue laser eyes. Avoid eye contact. Repeat, avoid eyeeeeeeee......."

For #alienabductionfriday +Alien Abduction Friday, curated by +Alex Lapidus, +Heiko Mahr, +Karl Geiger Jr, +Irene Kato, +Jetski & +Janice Hackney.

My contribution to #Hunt15 LADYBUG category!

"Listen up, everybody! Aphid disguises a mistake. Giant mutant ladybugs on the prowl. Beware blue laser eyes. Avoid eye contact. Repeat, avoid eyeeeeeeee......."

For #alienabductionfriday +Alien Abduction Friday, curated by +Alex Lapidus, +Heiko Mahr, +Karl Geiger Jr, +Irene Kato, +Jetski & +Janice Hackney.

My contribution to #Hunt15 LADYBUG category!___

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2015-07-03 19:11:18 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

My contribution to the BITE category of #Hunt15, and I've been looking forward to sharing it with #buggylunch +Buggy Lunch, curated by +Kim Sinclair & +Jitte Groothuis.

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

My contribution to the BITE category of #Hunt15, and I've been looking forward to sharing it with #buggylunch +Buggy Lunch, curated by +Kim Sinclair & +Jitte Groothuis.___

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2015-07-03 03:55:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Rocket Wash Trippin'

My first ever photo-collage, for the WAX category of #Hunt15. I lost track of how many images I used.

Rocket Wash Trippin'

My first ever photo-collage, for the WAX category of #Hunt15. I lost track of how many images I used.___

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2015-07-02 19:28:29 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Lost in Inner Space

This image has been invited to the largest, statewide juried art show in Louisiana, Art Melt 2015. I am beyond excited. It will be displayed in Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge beginning July 24 for about 6 weeks. +Irene Kato, headed your way again!

Lost in Inner Space

This image has been invited to the largest, statewide juried art show in Louisiana, Art Melt 2015. I am beyond excited. It will be displayed in Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge beginning July 24 for about 6 weeks. +Irene Kato, headed your way again!___

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2015-07-02 03:26:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Look out below! The king kong of ants is about to jump! Thanks for this cool contribution from +Sabeena LoBello.

"Look twice before you leap."
-- Charlotte Brontë

#WildflowerWednesday #WhiteWednesday #Close2Home #MacroAddict #Macro4All #HQSPmacro #NatureAndMacroAddict #DailyDepthOfField #AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #FortWayneIndiana


___Look out below! The king kong of ants is about to jump! Thanks for this cool contribution from +Sabeena LoBello.

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2015-07-02 03:21:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Heal All in bloom! Now +John Wade knows what's growing in his backyard. I'd have to look it up again to be sure, but most of the parts of this plant can be used to actually make owies better!

This small flowering plant that sits very close to the ground has planted itself in patches out back, it's about an inch across.

#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Heal All in bloom! Now +John Wade knows what's growing in his backyard. I'd have to look it up again to be sure, but most of the parts of this plant can be used to actually make owies better!

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2015-07-02 03:14:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Ok, so there's a wildflower there, but #wildflowerwednesday is much more envious of the other subject of this photo! Way to go, +Ohio Prairie Nursery! And, yes, restoring habitat equals healing the earth. Love it.

#WildflowerWednesday! We often talk about the fact that prairie restorations create habitat. Here's the perfect example of that with some wildflowers included! Prairie On!___Ok, so there's a wildflower there, but #wildflowerwednesday is much more envious of the other subject of this photo! Way to go, +Ohio Prairie Nursery! And, yes, restoring habitat equals healing the earth. Love it.

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2015-07-02 03:12:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Thanks from #wildflowerwednesday to +Susan Hamrick for this luscious better-than-cotton-candy pink bouquet!

___Thanks from #wildflowerwednesday to +Susan Hamrick for this luscious better-than-cotton-candy pink bouquet!

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2015-07-02 03:08:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Aha! +Bob Danley found the source of "delphinium blue" to share with #wildflowerwednesday ! Enjoy, folks. Love seeing where our color names came from.

#wildflowerwednesday  - Little Larkspur
Robust specimen of Delphinium bicolor growing at about 5,000 feet.
Curated by +Bette Kauffman  ___Aha! +Bob Danley found the source of "delphinium blue" to share with #wildflowerwednesday ! Enjoy, folks. Love seeing where our color names came from.

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2015-07-01 13:45:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-07-01 02:44:55 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Pink Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

On the #FourCountyPointTrail along Highway 26 west of Portland, OR, about halfway to the Coast, I had a blast getting up close to these beauties. Could hardly wait to use them to announce #wildflowerwednesday , tomorrow!

So... what have all  you wildflower enthusiasts been shooting this past week? I spent a glorious several days on the Oregon Coast and let me tell you, June in Oregon will not disappoint you. I have many wildflowers not yet identified, and I might have to resort to begging +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber and other westerners for help, but... these I figured out pretty quickly. And they were everywhere--but often in places where I could not (safely) stop. Nevertheless, these were right along side a cool little trail accessed from the highway with its own parking lot. Of course, I managed to fall once trying to get a shot... more »

Pink Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

On the #FourCountyPointTrail along Highway 26 west of Portland, OR, about halfway to the Coast, I had a blast getting up close to these beauties. Could hardly wait to use them to announce #wildflowerwednesday , tomorrow!

So... what have all  you wildflower enthusiasts been shooting this past week? I spent a glorious several days on the Oregon Coast and let me tell you, June in Oregon will not disappoint you. I have many wildflowers not yet identified, and I might have to resort to begging +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber and other westerners for help, but... these I figured out pretty quickly. And they were everywhere--but often in places where I could not (safely) stop. Nevertheless, these were right along side a cool little trail accessed from the highway with its own parking lot. Of course, I managed to fall once trying to get a shot of a wildflower on a steep little bank... but that's a story for another day.

So share your shots tomorrow, folks! I'll be looking forward to them. All wildflowers in the natural habitats welcome and please share the story of the shot! #wildflowerwednesday , curated by +Bette Kauffman.___

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2015-07-01 02:12:22 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Unswayed

At #EcolaStatePark on the Oregon Coast for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins. Louisiana has lovely grasses, but the grasses of the Oregon Coast blew me away! I wish I knew their names. This dark brown one was sturdy and did not bend to the constant wind like all the others!

Unswayed

At #EcolaStatePark on the Oregon Coast for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins. Louisiana has lovely grasses, but the grasses of the Oregon Coast blew me away! I wish I knew their names. This dark brown one was sturdy and did not bend to the constant wind like all the others!___

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2015-06-25 19:55:53 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Last Night on Cannon Beach



#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

Last Night on Cannon Beach



#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow___

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2015-06-25 17:48:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Congrats to +Bob Danley for this new species sighting! Nice shot and interesting plant. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday .

#wildflowerwednesday  - White Wintergreen
Pyrola elliptica found in moist area bordering forested wetland; first sighting of this species for me :-)
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: Smallish, inconspicuous plant < 8 inches tall. Like the other five Wintergreen species in Montana, it is a subshrub (a plant that is woody above the ground, but dies back each year [Lesica 2002]).___Congrats to +Bob Danley for this new species sighting! Nice shot and interesting plant. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-06-25 16:06:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

So... here's another beauty from +Kati Lust and I haven't a clue what it is. Unfamiliar to me! #wildflowerwednesday loves a wildflower mystery... but wants an answer!

#wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___So... here's another beauty from +Kati Lust and I haven't a clue what it is. Unfamiliar to me! #wildflowerwednesday loves a wildflower mystery... but wants an answer!

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2015-06-25 16:02:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Kati Lust will know where to find a treat in a few weeks! Thanks for sharing this sweet wild strawberry blossom with #wildflowerwednesday .

Wild strawberry





#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) ___+Kati Lust will know where to find a treat in a few weeks! Thanks for sharing this sweet wild strawberry blossom with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-06-25 15:56:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What intense purple! Thanks for +John Wade for this lovely contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

Taken on a walk in the hills on the outskirts of the city of Thessaloniki.

#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___What intense purple! Thanks for +John Wade for this lovely contribution to #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-06-25 15:53:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Here's a treat! Rose-colored rose gentian isn't hard to find. +Eric Hunt spotted a pure white one! Not so common. Well done!

Sabatia campestris

Species from south-central North America

Common name: rose-gentian

These are normally a lovely rose-pink color but I managed to find a pure white one.

Photographed at Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area, Cleveland County, Arkansas 

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #rosegentian   #wildflower  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Here's a treat! Rose-colored rose gentian isn't hard to find. +Eric Hunt spotted a pure white one! Not so common. Well done!

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2015-06-25 15:03:26 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Headed West

Not the crab spider. Me! I'm very late to the #wildflowerwednesday party this week, folks. Spent yesterday traveling, first by air from Monroe, La., to Portland, Or., then driving from Portland to Cannon Beach. And I had plenty of time to make that drive, so I stopped along Highway 26 to appreciate Oregon's many beautiful wildflowers in June. Of course!

This was on the edge of a wheat field. I have no idea what it is. The plant was not at all morning glory-like. You can see that it was a stalk with dark green leaves with serrate edges. If anyone knows, please speak up!

And by the time I got to Cannon Beach, attended the opening reception of the conference I'm here to attend, which involved three glasses of wine, plus lots of introductions and a bonfire on the beach.... well, staying awake to curate was not an option.

So.... taking... more »

Headed West

Not the crab spider. Me! I'm very late to the #wildflowerwednesday party this week, folks. Spent yesterday traveling, first by air from Monroe, La., to Portland, Or., then driving from Portland to Cannon Beach. And I had plenty of time to make that drive, so I stopped along Highway 26 to appreciate Oregon's many beautiful wildflowers in June. Of course!

This was on the edge of a wheat field. I have no idea what it is. The plant was not at all morning glory-like. You can see that it was a stalk with dark green leaves with serrate edges. If anyone knows, please speak up!

And by the time I got to Cannon Beach, attended the opening reception of the conference I'm here to attend, which involved three glasses of wine, plus lots of introductions and a bonfire on the beach.... well, staying awake to curate was not an option.

So.... taking my computer with me to sessions today and will sneak a peak at your submissions as time allows!___

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2015-06-23 13:02:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Toothache Tree ( Zanthoxyllum clava-herculis)

At #AllenAcres for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson.

Toothache Tree ( Zanthoxyllum clava-herculis)

At #AllenAcres for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson.___

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2015-06-21 22:22:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

View from the Underworld

For #signsunday +Sign Sunday, curated by +Lori Carey +Janice Hackney & +Jetski.

View from the Underworld

For #signsunday +Sign Sunday, curated by +Lori Carey +Janice Hackney & +Jetski.___

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2015-06-21 14:00:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Umm. Fox News and all you mystified GOPs: It's not rocket science.

YAY Southern pride!___Umm. Fox News and all you mystified GOPs: It's not rocket science.

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2015-06-20 21:10:13 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Imagine My Surprise

I am sitting at the top of the levee. Usually, I drive down the road in the foreground, turn right at the bottom and drive across a road that passes between two swampy areas. You can actually see where the road is because of the taller trees out in the water. The Mississippi River is a several miles in that direction, and there lots of interesting swampy backwater areas interrupted by patches of woods between the levee and the river. This "lake" is a result of a very wet spring in north and central Louisiana.

For #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn & +Eric Drumm. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter... more »

Imagine My Surprise

I am sitting at the top of the levee. Usually, I drive down the road in the foreground, turn right at the bottom and drive across a road that passes between two swampy areas. You can actually see where the road is because of the taller trees out in the water. The Mississippi River is a several miles in that direction, and there lots of interesting swampy backwater areas interrupted by patches of woods between the levee and the river. This "lake" is a result of a very wet spring in north and central Louisiana.

For #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn & +Eric Drumm. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner & +Shannan Crow.___

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2015-06-20 04:09:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The end is in sight!!!

This evening I laid photos on the last two pages of the book. All I have left is to photograph the comments on about four panels and get them onto the pages. I won't say much about the price of this book yet, but it is looking like it will be more reasonable than I feared!

The end is in sight!!!

This evening I laid photos on the last two pages of the book. All I have left is to photograph the comments on about four panels and get them onto the pages. I won't say much about the price of this book yet, but it is looking like it will be more reasonable than I feared!___

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2015-06-19 05:07:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Awwww... A sulphur and a thistle! Beautiful combo. Thanks +Sabeena LoBello for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
-- Henry David Thoreau

#WildflowerWednesday #InPraiseOfPollinators #PollinatorWeek #MacroAddict #HQSPmacro #Macro4All #NatureAndMacroPhotos #WingsWednesday #AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #FortWayneIndiana ___Awwww... A sulphur and a thistle! Beautiful combo. Thanks +Sabeena LoBello for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2015-06-19 05:04:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Great info as always, +Bob Danley. I love plant hiking, but 3,000 miles on foot a year? Yikes! Even for this lovely, I doubt it!

#wildflowerwednesday  - Linearleaf Phacelia
Phacelia linearis grows in a wide range of dry habitats in Montana.
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: There are about 158 native species of Phacelia in the U.S., many are cultivated in gardens. Linearleaf grows 5 to 20 inches tall and is distinguished by narrow (sometimes 3-lobed) leaves. Originally described by Frederick Traugott Pursh in his publication Flora americae septentrionalis (1813/1814). Pursh traveled by foot doing his botanizing, as much as 3,000 miles per year! (Wikipedia).___Great info as always, +Bob Danley. I love plant hiking, but 3,000 miles on foot a year? Yikes! Even for this lovely, I doubt it!

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2015-06-19 05:01:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Such fresh white bloom! Thanks +Eric Hunt for this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday!

Crataegus spathulata

Species from southeastern United States

Common name: littlehip hawthorn

Photographed in the Arkansas Audubon Center at Gillam Park, Little Rock, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #littlerock   #crataegus   #floralphotography  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Such fresh white bloom! Thanks +Eric Hunt for this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday!

2015-06-18 04:52:26 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Industrial Evolution

That's the name of one of my G+ albums, because I do love to shoot machinery and other evidence of industry, old and new. Why G+ chose this particular array of photos for this story, I don't know. I have many more in the album! And I'm gonna tag +TransportTuesday and curators +Gene Bowker & +Annie Irving because they are likely to enjoy some of these!

Industrial Evolution

That's the name of one of my G+ albums, because I do love to shoot machinery and other evidence of industry, old and new. Why G+ chose this particular array of photos for this story, I don't know. I have many more in the album! And I'm gonna tag +TransportTuesday and curators +Gene Bowker & +Annie Irving because they are likely to enjoy some of these!___

2015-06-18 02:49:50 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Can some kind soul please enlighten me, what the @#$%^&* happened to hashtag searching?

I am, for sure, always the last to find out, but.... surely G+ did not get rid of hashtags?!?!?!?

Can some kind soul please enlighten me, what the @#$%^&* happened to hashtag searching?

I am, for sure, always the last to find out, but.... surely G+ did not get rid of hashtags?!?!?!?___

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2015-06-16 18:08:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Heal All (Prunella vulgaris)

I had no idea! Heal All is an extremely common plant, one a photographer barely takes notice of most of the time. The spent flower stalks are brown and the leaves usually not that spectacular. So... I was amazed at the complexity and beauty of a flower stalk in fresh bloom when I encountered this one at #AllenAcres! From the top, it looks like one big flower, but in fact it is a stalk of florets.

And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! What have you seen lately that surprised you? Or not? Whatever, just post your wildflowers in their native habitats and tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman, curator.

Allen Acres is a wonderful B&B in west central Louisiana--a great place to spend a weekend if you love natural gardening and access to the Kisatchie National Forest. This Heal All was blooming in the "back pasture," so... more »

Heal All (Prunella vulgaris)

I had no idea! Heal All is an extremely common plant, one a photographer barely takes notice of most of the time. The spent flower stalks are brown and the leaves usually not that spectacular. So... I was amazed at the complexity and beauty of a flower stalk in fresh bloom when I encountered this one at #AllenAcres! From the top, it looks like one big flower, but in fact it is a stalk of florets.

And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! What have you seen lately that surprised you? Or not? Whatever, just post your wildflowers in their native habitats and tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman, curator.

Allen Acres is a wonderful B&B in west central Louisiana--a great place to spend a weekend if you love natural gardening and access to the Kisatchie National Forest. This Heal All was blooming in the "back pasture," so to speak, a large area between the B&B and the woods with no trees that is allowed to "grow natural."

BTW, Heal All is true to its name. It has medicinal properties and has been used as food and medicine, probably for centuries.___

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2015-06-16 14:59:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Sedges Have Edges

Flatsedge (Cyperus aggregatus) at #AllenAcres for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten. And for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, & +Walter Soestbergen.

Sedges Have Edges

Flatsedge (Cyperus aggregatus) at #AllenAcres for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten. And for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2015-06-12 20:00:48 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Rainbow Frangipani (Plumeria rubra var. tricolor)

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet.

Rainbow Frangipani (Plumeria rubra var. tricolor)

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet.___

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2015-06-12 00:58:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Gone Fishin'

For #birdpoker HUNTING by +Phil Armishaw. Seconds after this shot, he swooped, came up with a fish and sat on the bank to eat it. Here's that shot: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2xryxKNN2IA/VBjz8bjGb2I/AAAAAAAAxZ0/-O1lbEpRa6c/w643-h642-no/IMGP5580%2B72-20.jpg

Also for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #beautifulbeautifulbirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds, curated by +William Joers.

Gone Fishin'

For #birdpoker HUNTING by +Phil Armishaw. Seconds after this shot, he swooped, came up with a fish and sat on the bank to eat it. Here's that shot: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2xryxKNN2IA/VBjz8bjGb2I/AAAAAAAAxZ0/-O1lbEpRa6c/w643-h642-no/IMGP5580%2B72-20.jpg

Also for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan. And for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #beautifulbeautifulbirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds, curated by +William Joers.___

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