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Bette Kauffman has been at 8 events

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Art through the Apeture Photography11,270There 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 Kauffman26,024And 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 Kauffman26,024@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 Kauffman26,024Yes, 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 Kauffman26,024Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome 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 Fortin27,164Whatever 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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2015-07-10 04:35:58 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

"Pilot to crew, pilot to crew, prepare to fire! Target walking in surf dead ahead, distracted by cold water and shifting sand. Next time she wobbles, we've got her!"

Best #notatheme ever: #seagullbuttsaturday #splatterday , not curated by +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian... more »

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2015-07-21 15:40:36 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Joint Jungle

Yes, bamboo, even forest bamboo, is a grass. This is probably Phyllostachys edulis, although I am not certain.

At #AveryIsland for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins. 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.

Most plusones: 52

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2015-07-10 04:35:58 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

"Pilot to crew, pilot to crew, prepare to fire! Target walking in surf dead ahead, distracted by cold water and shifting sand. Next time she wobbles, we've got her!"

Best #notatheme ever: #seagullbuttsaturday #splatterday , not curated by +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian... more »

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2015-07-28 14:08:46 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Coastal Profile

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

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. And for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner & +Shannan Crow.

Coastal Profile

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

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. 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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2015-07-28 00:01:32 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

How many cormorants in the tree?

At #PintailWildlifeRefuge in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan.

How many cormorants in the tree?

At #PintailWildlifeRefuge in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson. And for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan.___

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2015-07-27 23:36:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Irene & Me

One more from #ArtMelt2015 ! +Irene Kato +Jon Clayton 

Irene & Me

One more from #ArtMelt2015 ! +Irene Kato +Jon Clayton ___

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2015-07-27 23:24:31 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Art Melt, 2015

Here I am with my print at the Art Melt 2015 preview party. This photo was taken by +Irene Kato's husband, Nao. I had to leave the Preview Party a bit early this year, but it sure was fun to share it with another Googler and her husband. And we met another dynamite photographer there. Y'all need to circle up +Jon Clayton! #ArtMelt2015

Art Melt, 2015

Here I am with my print at the Art Melt 2015 preview party. This photo was taken by +Irene Kato's husband, Nao. I had to leave the Preview Party a bit early this year, but it sure was fun to share it with another Googler and her husband. And we met another dynamite photographer there. Y'all need to circle up +Jon Clayton! #ArtMelt2015___

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2015-07-27 20:28:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

My friend, Irene!

Here's +Irene Kato next to her beautiful print at Art Melt 2015, the larges juried art show in Louisiana for Louisiana artists. I was so proud to share the preview party with her! And, BTW, this print is one of the first pieces in the entire show that sold! #ArtMelt2015  

My friend, Irene!

Here's +Irene Kato next to her beautiful print at Art Melt 2015, the larges juried art show in Louisiana for Louisiana artists. I was so proud to share the preview party with her! And, BTW, this print is one of the first pieces in the entire show that sold! #ArtMelt2015  ___

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2015-07-27 03:17:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

On #SabineNWR for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette.

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

On #SabineNWR for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Cicely Robin Laing & +Sharon Jeannette.___

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2015-07-24 01:32:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Storyteller

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton.

The Storyteller

For #hqspurbanstreetphotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos, curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton.___

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2015-07-23 19:43:17 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Surf Cycle

Now why didn't I think of this? On the Oregon Coast for #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn.

Surf Cycle

Now why didn't I think of this? On the Oregon Coast for #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn.___

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2015-07-23 01:57:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Well, a bouquet of roses it's not, but beautiful none the less! Read +Bob Danley's always excellent info to understand what you're looking at. Thanks, from #wildflowerwednesday !

#wildflowerwednesday  - Pearly Everlasting
The inset shows Anaphalis margaritacea a little past peak flower color/freshness as in larger photo...dry weather has impacted wildflowers.
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: This plant is a member of the Sunflower family, all 2,600 species in the U.S. and Canada! The white you see in the photos are not flowers just the bracts (Schiemann 2005); flowers are inconspicuous greenish-yellow when bracts open. Plant name derived from usage by folks due to its' excellence as a dried flower.___Well, a bouquet of roses it's not, but beautiful none the less! Read +Bob Danley's always excellent info to understand what you're looking at. Thanks, from #wildflowerwednesday !

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2015-07-23 01:52:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Campanula" would be the perfect name for these beautiful bells! Thanks, +Kati Lust, for sharing them with #wildflowerwednesday .

Campanula persicifolia


This is day 3/5 of #fivedaynaturechallenge which I was invited to participate in by my friend +Jari Pohjasmäki​. Thank you Jari! :)

I would like to invite any photographer who is able and willing to participate and maybe has secretly hoped to get an invitation, but still haven't got a chance to join this fun :)

Rules are very simple :
- post 5 shots during 5 days
- mention the person who invited you
- invite another person to join in
- use the hashtag for the challenge

Have fun! :)



#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman​___"Campanula" would be the perfect name for these beautiful bells! Thanks, +Kati Lust, for sharing them with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-07-23 01:49:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

What a wonderful purple-blue color! Many thanks,+Steele Wotkyns, for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday !

Well this entry for #wildflowerwednesday is no mystery. It was another big favorite of my mother's, Patricia (Pat) Robb: Colorado columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)... & here's some more info about the delightful flower! (c) 2015 Steele Wotkyns http://extension.usu.edu/rangeplants/htm/colorado-columbine
___What a wonderful purple-blue color! Many thanks,+Steele Wotkyns, for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday !

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2015-07-23 01:49:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What a wonderful purple-blue color! Many thanks,+Steele Wotkyns, for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday !

Well this entry for #wildflowerwednesday is no mystery. It was another big favorite of my mother's, Patricia (Pat) Robb: Colorado columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)... & here's some more info about the delightful flower! (c) 2015 Steele Wotkyns http://extension.usu.edu/rangeplants/htm/colorado-columbine
___What a wonderful purple-blue color! Many thanks,+Steele Wotkyns, for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday !

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2015-07-23 01:46:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Wow! No wall flowers here! What would summer and prairie and meadow and road ditches and birds and bees BE without purple coneflower! Thanks, +Ohio Prairie Nursery!

#WildflowerWednesday! Perhaps the most widely recognized wildflower, Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is the gateway flower of prairies!

In the summer months, you'll find this flower swarming with bees, butterflies and other pollinators. In the fall, look for songbirds to frequent the plant to eat the seeds.

Prairie On!___Wow! No wall flowers here! What would summer and prairie and meadow and road ditches and birds and bees BE without purple coneflower! Thanks, +Ohio Prairie Nursery!

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2015-07-23 01:42:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Some things just never grow old, like a butterfly on Monarda! +Sabeena LoBello, thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday !

Hey, Plusser pals! How's it hangin'?


#WildflowerWednesday #InPraiseOfPollinators #InTheLight #AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #FortWayneIndiana ___Some things just never grow old, like a butterfly on Monarda! +Sabeena LoBello, thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday !

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2015-07-23 01:40:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday loves the blueberry blossoms! So tiny! Thanks for this stunning photo by +Eric Hunt.

Vaccinium pallidum

Species from eastern North America

Common name: Hillside blueberry

Photographed along Highway 9 in the Ouachita National Forest, Perry County, Arkansas

#arkansas   #nativeplants   #ouachitanationalforest   #vaccinium   #blueberry  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___ #wildflowerwednesday loves the blueberry blossoms! So tiny! Thanks for this stunning photo by +Eric Hunt.

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2015-07-23 01:37:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Susan Hamrick for these lovely pink-tinted fleabane! Here in #wildflowerwednesday country, the amount of pink in the blooms varies greatly.

Wildflower Wednesday ~ #wildflowerwednesday  
For photographs of wildflowers in their natural habitat.
Curator(s):  +Bette Kauffman 
G+ Page: x___Thanks to +Susan Hamrick for these lovely pink-tinted fleabane! Here in #wildflowerwednesday country, the amount of pink in the blooms varies greatly.

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2015-07-23 01:30:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Do these look like giant ears of corn on the cob? #wildflowerwednesday thinks so! What a beautiful scene, +Terrie Gray!

Corn Lilies and Pine Trees -- Rabbit Ear pass near Steamboat Springs, CO. Everywhere I looked there was incredible beauty -- Definitely a location I'll have to return to! I hope you get to spend time in one of your favorite places this summer!


#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape 
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography 
#btplandscapepro  +BTP Landscape Pro 
member of www.besttopphotographer.com
+Georg Srama Photography +Georg Srama 
#bellesphotos  +Belles photos  +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet +mimiesmile b
#photomaniausa  +Photo Mania USA 
#stunningmoment  +Stunning Moment 
#breakfastartclub  +Breakfast Art Club 
#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman ___Do these look like giant ears of corn on the cob? #wildflowerwednesday thinks so! What a beautiful scene, +Terrie Gray!

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2015-07-23 01:28:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

These lovelies look like they're about to snap, crackle & pop! But +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber is now not so sure they are Fairy Trumpets and #wildflowerwednesday can't confirm or deny. Anyone else?

Fairy Trumpets aka Scarlet Gilia
Ipomopsis aggregata for #wildflowerwednesday  (thanks for the reminder, +Bette Kauffman, I would have forgot)

I was so certain that these were Fairy Trumpets at the time I took them that I never bothered getting other identifying characteristics (i.e. leaves) in the shot.

I'm not as sure of that ID now, but I still think that's probably what they are.  They are all over the Jemez Mountains right now, and pretty much at the end of their bloom.___These lovelies look like they're about to snap, crackle & pop! But +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber is now not so sure they are Fairy Trumpets and #wildflowerwednesday can't confirm or deny. Anyone else?

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2015-07-22 18:56:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday 

#wordlessonwednesday ___

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2015-07-21 22:56:23 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Charmed (Lanceleaf Plantain [Plantago lanceolata])

So..., it is a bit embarrassing to post a wildflower I have not identified as a reminder for #wildflowerwednesday ! But here I am doing it. I was totally charmed by these along Highway 26 in Oregon, and it seemed I saw them everywhere I went. Nevertheless, I have not been able to come up with a description that enabled me to locate them online. So.....

Come on, all #wildflowerwednesday aficionados and help me out, especially those who live out west! Tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday once again and I'm looking forward to seeing your recent successes. Don't forget to share the story of the shot, too, and tag me, +Bette Kauffman.

Charmed (Lanceleaf Plantain [Plantago lanceolata])

So..., it is a bit embarrassing to post a wildflower I have not identified as a reminder for #wildflowerwednesday ! But here I am doing it. I was totally charmed by these along Highway 26 in Oregon, and it seemed I saw them everywhere I went. Nevertheless, I have not been able to come up with a description that enabled me to locate them online. So.....

Come on, all #wildflowerwednesday aficionados and help me out, especially those who live out west! Tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday once again and I'm looking forward to seeing your recent successes. Don't forget to share the story of the shot, too, and tag me, +Bette Kauffman.___

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2015-07-21 15:40:36 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Joint Jungle

Yes, bamboo, even forest bamboo, is a grass. This is probably Phyllostachys edulis, although I am not certain.

At #AveryIsland for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins. 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.

Joint Jungle

Yes, bamboo, even forest bamboo, is a grass. This is probably Phyllostachys edulis, although I am not certain.

At #AveryIsland for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins. 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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2015-07-21 15:21:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Should be an interesting series...

Getting Our Bearings
This post is the first in the series "Getting Our Bearings."  Our Presiding Bishop-elect, The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, says that Jesus did not come to start an organization. He started a movement, the Jesus movement. The Church is a movement. We are a Jesus-...___Should be an interesting series...

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2015-07-21 14:40:23 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Long Arm of the Live Oak Tree

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

Also for #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow.

Long Arm of the Live Oak Tree

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

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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2015-07-20 06:35:51 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Just Another Loss

At #AveryIsland for #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas; and for #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen & +Kardiyanti Djunaidi.

Just Another Loss

At #AveryIsland for #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas; and for #magnificentmonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome, curated by +Christian Madsen & +Kardiyanti Djunaidi.___

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2015-07-20 01:00:08 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

You talkin' to me?

In fact, it took me a good 10 minutes walking around this fuel depot on the bank of the canal in Port Delcambre, Louisiana, to realize that I was exactly who the sign was speaking to!

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

You talkin' to me?

In fact, it took me a good 10 minutes walking around this fuel depot on the bank of the canal in Port Delcambre, Louisiana, to realize that I was exactly who the sign was speaking to!

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

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2015-07-17 13:53:43 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Untitled

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

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise, +Evi Verstraeten. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet.

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

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Terrie Gray, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise, +Evi Verstraeten. And for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Hochholdinger, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet.___

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2015-07-17 03:15:07 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

How to See the Curvature of the Earth

For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn.

How to See the Curvature of the Earth

For #coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday, curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn.___

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2015-07-16 03:06:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

From +Victoria Powell, the prettiest little pink honeysuckle blossoms ever! Mmmm, I can almost smell them!

Pink honeysuckle
Lonicera hispidula
deciduous to semi-evergreen native plant, growing from 3 to 20 feet high, the greatest heights reached by twining. Pink flowers appear in spring and summer and red berries in fall.
Douglas County, Oregon USA 
~for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___From +Victoria Powell, the prettiest little pink honeysuckle blossoms ever! Mmmm, I can almost smell them!

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2015-07-16 03:03:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Many thanks, +Kati Lust for showing off the simple beauty of daisies to the #wildflowerwednesday crew!

Daisies


For #wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman​
#flowers #flowerphotos #flowerphotography___Many thanks, +Kati Lust for showing off the simple beauty of daisies to the #wildflowerwednesday crew!

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2015-07-16 03:01:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Yes! This is why I hang out with native plant people here in Louisiana and plant nothing but natives in my yard. Thanks to +Ohio Prairie Nursery for sharing this with #wildflowerwednesday .

Here's a short story for #wildflowerwednesday

If you plant it, they will come...

One of the members of our staff lives in an urban area on a fairly busy street. Three years ago, they made a conscientious decision to turn their mulch beds into small prairie areas. Over these years, they have watched their prairie come to life with beautiful blooms and experienced an uptick in different species of birds, bees, butterflies and moths, species they had never seen with the mulch beds and the annuals and perennials they traditionally planted,

Yesterday, while out admiring the plants, they noticed that the female and male American Goldfinches that have taken up residence in a nearby tree perched on Ox-Eye Sunflower. The birds only started appearing two years ago when the prairie was first beginning to bloom.

The highlight of the their day appeared in the form of a Hummingbird Moth. This Snowberry clearwing showed up to feast on Wild Bergamot and stayed long enough for them to snap a few (if grainy) pics.

Moral of the story: No matter how big or small the area, you can plant native species. Native grasses and wildflowers make for beautiful landscaping and also attract and benefit wildlife and pollinators, but reduce the need for watering, fertilizers and pesticides.

Moral of the story: No matter how big or small the area, you can plant native species. Native grasses and wildflowers make for beautiful landscaping and also attract and benefit wildlife and pollinators, but also reduce the need for watering, fertilizers and pesticides.

If you're interested in learning more about how you can plant native species in your yard, stop out and see us this Saturday at Springfield Bog! We'd love to chat!

Prairie On!___Yes! This is why I hang out with native plant people here in Louisiana and plant nothing but natives in my yard. Thanks to +Ohio Prairie Nursery for sharing this with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-07-16 02:57:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+Victoria Powell draws our attention to a flower that is appropriately named in every way. "Charming" and clearly "Farewell-To-Spring"! Thanks from #wildflowerwednesday!

Clarkia amoena
Farewell-To-Spring
Grows in seaside bluffs, open drying soils, at low to mid elevations. 
Amoena means "charming"
Douglas County, Oregon USA  6.23.2015

For   #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___+Victoria Powell draws our attention to a flower that is appropriately named in every way. "Charming" and clearly "Farewell-To-Spring"! Thanks from #wildflowerwednesday!

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2015-07-16 02:53:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

So.... several lovely wildflowers from +Steele Wotkyns after a long silence from his corner! Steele, I can tell you the little purple ones are Oxalis. Can't tell the species; probably not enough info to tell, but definitely Oxalis. As for the white one? Seems I should know it but I don't, so in additon to +Bob Danley, I'm going to tag +Eric Hunt into this discussion.

Although I'm not sure if #wildflowerwednesday was still extant I thought I'd post these delightful recent ones. The two views of (Calochortus nuttallii ) remind me so much of my dear mother, Patricia (Pat) since this Sego lily was one of her all-time favorites! Also, two mystery (to me, anyway) wildflowers: so, I'm hoping to enlist the assistance of +Bette Kauffman and in particular +Bob Danley to identify them. Both were in riparian and Rocky Mountain (Colorado) habitats and the white one's flower was nearly hiding under its leaves. Sure hope to hear from you & enjoy! What a year for wildflowers!___So.... several lovely wildflowers from +Steele Wotkyns after a long silence from his corner! Steele, I can tell you the little purple ones are Oxalis. Can't tell the species; probably not enough info to tell, but definitely Oxalis. As for the white one? Seems I should know it but I don't, so in additon to +Bob Danley, I'm going to tag +Eric Hunt into this discussion.

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2015-07-16 02:47:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

And +Bob Danley shared this delicate beauty with #wildflowerwednesday --a species of Paintbrush new to me. Gorgeous!

#wildflowerwednesday  - Common Paintbrush
Castilleja miniata blooming on west-facing slope of the Sapphire Mountains.
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: There are 22 species of Paintbrush in Montana (Schiemann 2005) compared to 107 species nationally (Brandenburg 2010). These plants are partially parasitic drawing food and water from nearby plant roots. This species has a red-colored "flower", a minority of paintbrushes have a yellow or greenish calyx. ___And +Bob Danley shared this delicate beauty with #wildflowerwednesday --a species of Paintbrush new to me. Gorgeous!

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2015-07-16 02:19:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What delicate beauty! +Eric Hunt seems to have an endless supply of things #wildflowerwednesday has never seen!

Silene stellata

Species from eastern North America

Common name: starry-campion

Photographed at Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area, Saline County, Arkansas

#arkansas   #nativeplants   #silene   #flower   #wildflower
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___What delicate beauty! +Eric Hunt seems to have an endless supply of things #wildflowerwednesday has never seen!

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2015-07-16 02:17:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing this breath of summer sun and rain with #wildflowerwednesday. Lovely!

Pretty wildflowers
Soaking up sunshine and rain
Mid summer beauty


#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​

#haiku #AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #FortWayne___Thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing this breath of summer sun and rain with #wildflowerwednesday. Lovely!

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2015-07-16 02:11:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber managed to squeeze in these cholla beauties near the end of their bloom! Working too hard for #wildflowerwednesday, Ken? Say it ain't so.

Cholla
for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

I've been waiting all year for these to bloom, 'coz I never got any of them last time I lived in cholla ("CHOY-ya") country.

Finally, they bloomed... and work got crazy-busy.  I never got a chance to go out shooting.  Even on the weekends; I was just too worn out.

The project is winding down, and I'll be moving on soon.  And I was able to get a few Chollas last weekend, right at the tail end of their season.

Click the photo for details.___+Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber managed to squeeze in these cholla beauties near the end of their bloom! Working too hard for #wildflowerwednesday, Ken? Say it ain't so.

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2015-07-15 04:52:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-07-15 02:05:18 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Pacific Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra formosa)

From Four County Point Trail along Hwy 26 west of Portland Oregon, these little lovelies came to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday ! So break out your best photos of wildflowers in their natural habitat to share, tag me and #wildflowerwednesday, and, tomorrow night as I am packing to head to south Louisiana for my son's wedding, I'll pause to appreciate your work!

Four County Point Trail departs from the north side of Hwy 26, probably not quite half way between Portland and the Coast. I did not walk all the way to Four County Point, which the sign told me is a mile away. The trail branches about some and I was neither familiar with it nor did I have a map, and so I just wondered around never getting too far from the highway for about an hour.

According to my online searching, D. formosa can be quite... more »

Pacific Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra formosa)

From Four County Point Trail along Hwy 26 west of Portland Oregon, these little lovelies came to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday ! So break out your best photos of wildflowers in their natural habitat to share, tag me and #wildflowerwednesday, and, tomorrow night as I am packing to head to south Louisiana for my son's wedding, I'll pause to appreciate your work!

Four County Point Trail departs from the north side of Hwy 26, probably not quite half way between Portland and the Coast. I did not walk all the way to Four County Point, which the sign told me is a mile away. The trail branches about some and I was neither familiar with it nor did I have a map, and so I just wondered around never getting too far from the highway for about an hour.

According to my online searching, D. formosa can be quite pale and that is how I decided the species. They were growing mostly in shade. Indeed, the light levels were very low even though it was the middle of a bright sunny day. I do wonder, will this same species grow in sunnier places, and if it does, is it more saturated in color? In other words, does the relative brightness or paleness vary with habitat?___

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2015-07-14 22:26:22 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

White-Faced Ibises (Plegadis chihi)

At #GrosseSavanne for #birdpoker Two of a Kind by +Phil Armishaw; and for #waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday, curated by +Ray Bilcliff.

Also for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen. 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.

White-Faced Ibises (Plegadis chihi)

At #GrosseSavanne for #birdpoker Two of a Kind by +Phil Armishaw; and for #waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday, curated by +Ray Bilcliff.

Also for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen. 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.___

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2015-07-13 16:30:27 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

For #birdpoker ACTION, curated by +Phil Armishaw. Also for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan. And for #beautifulbeautifulbirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds, curated by +William Joers; and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson; and for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

For #birdpoker ACTION, curated by +Phil Armishaw. Also for #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds, curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan. And for #beautifulbeautifulbirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds, curated by +William Joers; and for #birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson; and for #birds4all +Birds4All, curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2015-07-13 16:07:05 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Ballerina's Bow

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also 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.

Ballerina's Bow

For #monochromemonday +Monochrome Monday, and for #monochromeworld +Monochrome World, curated by +andi rivarola. Also 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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2015-07-12 03:02:44 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Warren Prairie Planes

Are we in a desert or the tropics?! #WarrenPrairie in south central Arkansas features grassy areas where prickly pear grows, next to bare earth patches called "salt slicks," where nothing grows because the sodium content of the soil is so high. The tail end of one in the lower right of this photo is hard to see because it was small and my camera angle was not high enough to show it clearly. These grassy areas are interrupted by bands of hardwoods--lots of Delta post oak, like these--carpeted with dwarf palmetto. A fascinating eco-system!

For #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler. And 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... more »

Warren Prairie Planes

Are we in a desert or the tropics?! #WarrenPrairie in south central Arkansas features grassy areas where prickly pear grows, next to bare earth patches called "salt slicks," where nothing grows because the sodium content of the soil is so high. The tail end of one in the lower right of this photo is hard to see because it was small and my camera angle was not high enough to show it clearly. These grassy areas are interrupted by bands of hardwoods--lots of Delta post oak, like these--carpeted with dwarf palmetto. A fascinating eco-system!

For #earthpatternsaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday, curated by +Annette Gretler & +Beat Gretler. And 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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2015-07-12 01:35:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Messenger of Summer

For #silhouettesaturday +SilhouetteSaturday, curated by +Naila z.

Messenger of Summer

For #silhouettesaturday +SilhouetteSaturday, curated by +Naila z.___

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2015-07-10 04:35:58 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

"Pilot to crew, pilot to crew, prepare to fire! Target walking in surf dead ahead, distracted by cold water and shifting sand. Next time she wobbles, we've got her!"

Best #notatheme ever: #seagullbuttsaturday #splatterday , not curated by +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian... more »

"Pilot to crew, pilot to crew, prepare to fire! Target walking in surf dead ahead, distracted by cold water and shifting sand. Next time she wobbles, we've got her!"

Best #notatheme ever: #seagullbuttsaturday #splatterday , not curated by +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Marjolein Schat +Christi Nielsen +Sharon Woodward +Graham Hartle +Paul T Morrison +Jacqueline Johnson +Jean-Loup Rebours-Smith +Shari Seibold +Nancy Levan +Louise Chase +Bill Pusztai.___

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2015-07-09 02:59:12 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-07-09 02:56:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Best of luck to +Bob Danley in collecting seeds from this site to start some wonderful Monarda in his yard! #wildflowerwednesday is envious.

#wildflowerwednesday  - Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa growing in neighborhood "park"...nice surprise finding...will collect some seeds for yard planting :-)
Curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Natural History Notes: Not only is this plant becoming, but it is also fragrant (member of the Mint family). Can grow in somewhat moist to dry soil types. Has a spreading behavior. Has been employed medicinally in the past and present. There are 14 other species of Monarda sp  wildflowers in the U.S (Brandenburg 2010).___Best of luck to +Bob Danley in collecting seeds from this site to start some wonderful Monarda in his yard! #wildflowerwednesday is envious.

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2015-07-09 02:12:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Here's some stunning beauty from +Eric Hunt for #wildflowerwednesday . Love the low angle putting that color against a blue sky!!

Spiraea douglasii

Species from the Pacific Northwest and adjacent northern Idaho and Montana

Common name: hardhack

Photographed along the Arboretum Waterfront Trail in the Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, Washington

#seattle   #washington   #lakewashington   #spiraea  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Here's some stunning beauty from +Eric Hunt for #wildflowerwednesday . Love the low angle putting that color against a blue sky!!

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2015-07-09 01:18:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Here's an intriguing contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +John Wade. How does such a beautiful flower grow in the sand?!

From a stroll along a beach in South Western Crete, Sea-Daffodils for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Here's an intriguing contribution to #wildflowerwednesday from +John Wade. How does such a beautiful flower grow in the sand?!

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2015-07-09 01:15:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Notice how much that wide-open white bloom looks like a butterfly! Very beautiful, +Sabeena LoBello. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday .

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
-- Confucius

#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Notice how much that wide-open white bloom looks like a butterfly! Very beautiful, +Sabeena LoBello. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2015-07-08 00:59:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

From the Oregon Coast for #wildflowerwednesday, this plant is both attractive and useful. According to Wikipedia, the edible leaves and berries were popular foods among Native Americans and settlers in the Pacific Northwest, and the berries are still used to make jams and jellies. I did not get to taste any, but in late June, flowers were everywhere. The plant especially grows in coniferous forest at low to moderat levels, and of that, Oregon has plenty! These I photographed along moderately challenging trail leading from parking along the Highway to a secluded little surfing beach.

So... tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! In fact, I will be in a rather intense workshop beginning at 2 p.m. and extending through most of Saturday. But I'll have the late evening free and expect to have Internet and will get to your submissions when I can.
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Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

From the Oregon Coast for #wildflowerwednesday, this plant is both attractive and useful. According to Wikipedia, the edible leaves and berries were popular foods among Native Americans and settlers in the Pacific Northwest, and the berries are still used to make jams and jellies. I did not get to taste any, but in late June, flowers were everywhere. The plant especially grows in coniferous forest at low to moderat levels, and of that, Oregon has plenty! These I photographed along moderately challenging trail leading from parking along the Highway to a secluded little surfing beach.

So... tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! In fact, I will be in a rather intense workshop beginning at 2 p.m. and extending through most of Saturday. But I'll have the late evening free and expect to have Internet and will get to your submissions when I can.

Please share wildflowers in their natural habitat from far and wide. Share only your own work and tell how and where you got the shot! And I love info about the plant, but if you don't know what it is, a #wildflowerwednesday fan is likely to.___

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