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Shawna Coronado

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Social media addict, green lifestyle author, on-camera spokesperson, gardener, professional photographer, culinary whiz, eco-traveler, blogger, content builder, and passionate, adventurous, risk-taki

Occupation: On Camera Spokesperson; Professional Speaker: Green Lifestyle, Health, and Garden Consultant; Writer, Photographer, Blogger, Columnist; Social Marketer, and Eco-Traveler Extraordinaire. (ShawnaCoronado.com)

Location: Warrenville, IL

Her ProfilesRankThis is the rank of 'Shawna Coronado' out of all Google+ Profiles (individuals).: 846 (GenderRankFor the gender 'Women'.: 278)

Her ProfilesRankThis is the rank of 'Shawna Coronado' out of all Google+ Profiles (individuals). in United States: 341 (GenderRankFor the gender 'Women'.: 129)

Her CircleRankThis is the rank of 'Shawna Coronado' out of all indexed profiles (individuals) and pages (businesses) at CircleCount.com.: 3,368

Her CircleRankThis is the rank of 'Shawna Coronado' out of all indexed profiles (individuals) and pages (businesses) at CircleCount.com. in United States: 411

Followers: 250,831

Following: 2,181

Views: 4,826,929

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Andy Brine4,225Sustainability is something that we are all aware of though many of us are unaware of how it applies to us in the Modern Day World. During this short 4 part mini series we will be discussing many areas of sustainability so that we can create   #sustainablechange for now and into the future. On the show we will bring on experts from all around the world and a variety of different fields. We will also invite guests from all walks of life so that you can see first hand how this information can apply to yourself and your live.See below of a list of the upcoming shows:1. Cost Effective Sustainability in a Modern World - 7th August2. Sustainability Delivered to Your Door - 14th August3. Sustainability and Health - Living a Life of Optimal Health - 21st August4. Sustainability in the Modern Day Home - 28th AugustDuring our first show will be discussing the viability of Sustainability in the Modern World. We will also be talking about the Sustainability and Travel as well as Commuting. Come and Join us on our first show and if you have any specific questions, feel free to use the Hashtag #SCMW .The Sustainability In The Modern Day World will start on the 7th August at 8pm GMT and will run throughout the whole of August. Come and Join in the Conversation and Learn how you can apply #Sustainability to Your Life. Come and Meet Our Panel...+Shawna Coronado  - A full-time writer and photographer, an on-camera spokesperson, professional speaker, and green lifestyle evangelist. Her goal is to promote a better way of living which inspires and encourages a healthier lifestyle. It includes green lifestyle living, eco-travel, organic home gardening, and fresh culinary ideas to help make a difference in community. She now spends her days learning about sustainable ideas and trying to inspire others to find their socially good selves. Sometimes she gets to make television appearances and speak at cool gigs like at TEDxWomen and Google discussing the benefits of green living for community. Find Shawna at www.shawnacoronado.com+Kristin Canty - Director/Producer of Farmageddon; The Unseen War on American Family Farms.  She is a first-time film maker, smCost Effective Sustainability in a Modern Day World2014-08-07 21:00:00154 
Mia Voss30,016This week on +The Mia Connect Power Chat we'll be talking with +Guy Kawasaki & +Peg Fitzpatrick !  Get those questions & comments ready for these amazing guests, #BatPackAudience  +The Mia Connect Power Chat:Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment     And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy      +Guy Kawasaki - Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of +Canva  a graphics-design online service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.+Peg Fitzpatrick  - Writer, positive vibe producer, a social media butterfly and connector. Peg is the Head of Social Strategy for +Canva  & works with Guy Kawasaki on social media marketing strategy and innovating the world of social media. She's also the director of marketing and social media manager for Kreussler Inc. as well as the Editor In Chief of The Mia Connect Power Chat - Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick2014-05-30 18:00:00245 
Mia Voss30,016Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat! Just in time for Spring (which FINALLY feels like it's arrived), we will be chatting it up about Sustainable practices & how to make a difference in your lifestyle & in your community.We won't get TOO hippy but we'll definitely be serving up a ton of great information about sustainable lifestyle tips, tricks & ideas. We'll also talk with Shawna and the Two Waynes about their business model & how they are turning their passion into a brand!+Shawna Coronado - Full-time writer and photographer, an on-camera spokesperson, professional speaker, and green lifestyle evangelist. Shawna's goal is to promote a better way of living which inspires and encourages a healthier lifestyle. It includes green lifestyle living, eco-travel, organic home gardening, and fresh culinary ideas to help make a difference in community. +Wayne Meador - Visionary and entrepreneur. He’s the creator of AWorld4ChangeTV, and on a mission to make a difference and change the world around him. When he’s not glued to the computer screen and sharing his mission, he enjoys building food security through gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics. +Wayne Nix - Entrepreneur | NeoNatal Nurse | Respiratory Therapist and...... host of the newly minted ‘Lookin for Good Cookin’ - a weekly HOA Program highlighting stories of products, people and recipes from his home state of LouisianaFriday, May 2nd at 9am PT | 10am MT | 11am CT|12pm ET+The Mia Connect Power Chat:Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment   And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy How & where to watch:- Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here - YouTube:  The Mia Connect Power Chat - Spring Inspiration & Sustainable Ideas2014-05-02 18:00:00193 
ChefHangout.com1,646,811Tune in, get to know Mary Helen Leonard, as she shows you how to peel ginger and is interviewed by Shawna Coronado!ChefHangout Tips! Peeling Ginger with Mary Helen Leonard2012-09-18 17:30:0049 
Billy Wilson1,545,286Come watch another episode of my fun weekly on air G+ variety show that brings together the best of everything on G+! This week I'll having joining me Green Lifestyle Author +Shawna Coronado; Photographers +Christina Rollo and +Catherine Vibert; and special musical guest +Sodacon ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show in our chatroom when the show is live: http://blyve.com/event/7a674650da6e0d0320010000The episode will be broadcast on my G+ stream: http://goo.gl/K9ICs and the player will also be embedded to this event. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHThat Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) #23 (On Air Hangout)2012-09-08 04:00:0037 

Shawna Coronado has been shared in 17 public circles

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John Cleese9,799Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos #circulocompartido #cerchiacondivisa #cerchia #bestengagers #chiudiilcerchio #closethecircle #shared4shared #thebigcommunity #kingcircle #topcircleshare #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innova2015-01-08 12:52:184945711
Growing A Wildflower0Sharing the circle of followers & guest & visitors.2014-12-06 14:14:52423000
Becky Collins19,153Amazing cooking circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-11-24 05:41:04446000
Dominic Brown33,049My Circle of InfluencersIf you are in this Circle Please Share the Love!!Enjoy Saturday Sharing Everyone!!! 2014-03-01 19:18:42393513949
Becky Collins3,213Gardening Circle for you#Gardening  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 06:14:154522310
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources0Please join and share the Sindicatum Sustainability Circle, read our blogs and join the discussion http://sindicatum.com/category/blog/ ~Thanks and have a nice day!2013-09-12 09:00:03376000
Charles Lupica66,743          Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: J to ZThis  is the second of two circles,  The first was shaerd on 16 May here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103236949470535942612/posts/FPsHj9E2QEo.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers and shared at different times to help keep down the stream saturation. Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of  +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Katy Houlne and +Margaret Tompkins   They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount. I would to thank each for their help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script was provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result.   Keyword world a personal viewpointIf you don't use the word photographer to describe yourself how do you expect people to find you in a search. "Searcher of cute pixels", "Creative spirit that makes art out of light"; these might be poetic, they might touch your soul but the world looks for content based on keyword searches.  SEO is going to do the same. Consider carefully the words sou use to describe yourself if you want people to find you using search technology. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities o2013-05-18 13:17:2050114186132
Dominic Brown8,872Share this Circle (Don't just +1) and build your followers.My goal each week. Send out a circle of those who are active in Commenting, Re-sharing & 1's.Grow your following and get to see some fantastic postings.Have a great weekend! #Curazene  2013-03-08 20:15:45314267
Maki Silberberg0FOOD PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE!A little while ago +Isabelle Fortin asked the G+ World if anyone knew of any food photographers she could circle.  Any mention of "Food" and "photography" in one sentence gets my attention so I decided to help her out with what she started.  Lo and behold, 270 people later, we have a circle.  And I have lots of new friends :DSpecial thanks to +Mary Helen Leonard and +Gabriel Bucataru who both had significant food photography circles in progress and shared it with usIf you're interested in food and/or photography, this is the circle to add!  If you're hungry, make sure to go get something to eat before checking out these people's delicious photographs ;)  You've been warned! 2012-11-30 20:41:1827018512
Mary Helen Leonard1,182,542I've been working on this circle of Food Bloggers for a while now. It's far from finished, but I've been inspired to share it to help +Maki Silberberg  build her food photography circle. Check it out! If you are a food blogger and you'd like me to add you to this circle, just let me know!  #foodblogs   #foodblogger   #foodblogging  2012-11-07 15:12:5717711214
Timothy Haas4,594This is my garden circle. Share photo's, discuss layout and suggestions. If you would like to be in or removed, just leave a comment. I fyou do desire to be added, please share the circle.2012-09-29 11:52:4499603
Gene Bowker41,161Something Different for SaturdayI have to admit that my G+ experience is pretty photo-centric.However, I've also met a bunch of people (and pages) who I enjoy for different reasons but that have not been in my StreamCircle shares.This circle includes some folks who bring a smile to my face, something new to think about, great art, or just good information.  It also includes some pages that I follow including +NASA +Google etc...I hope you will check out these folks and pages and see if they have a home in your circles too.Feel free to share.2012-09-22 14:21:38570410
Julian Belilty172Added 2 Shared GREEN Circles today & thought it would be nice to share an integrated Sustainability Circle with Google+...enjoy! :)Thank you +Not My Earth (Not My Problem) & +Gideon Rosenblatt for sharing! #green   #sustainability   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #climatechange   #globalwarming  2012-07-26 14:50:30386306
Gideon Rosenblatt15,969Green CircleIt's been a long time since I've updated this shared circle of people interested in protecting the planet. Who's in this circle? It's a mix of people I know who are actively working on environmental issues and people who have indicated that they are interested in this area. Good folks. We need you all. 2012-07-26 13:59:4921543812
Gary Aspinall0I think its about time I shared my giant gardening circle. Its always worth while posting relevant information to people who are actually interested and it builds up better discussions.Add these people to your gardening circle and just let me know if you want to join mine :)2012-03-21 23:38:12473600
Gideon Rosenblatt6,008This is a group of people working on and interested in sustainability and environmental protection. There's a nice handful of folks in here working in environmental advocacy organizations as well as those working in businesses with a green bent...you know, social enterprises. It's an update from a circle I shared a couple months back. Let me know if I'm missing key folks who should be in this circle. It's still growing. #green #sustainability #brightgreen #environment2012-02-29 01:31:1915832712
Michael Bernstein5,200Here is the latest version of my big 'Gardeners' circle! Share it with other gardeners, and let me know if you are a gardener who would like to be included.2012-02-14 21:50:5637822115

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2014-12-24 12:04:53 (56 comments, 66 reshares, 1098 +1s)Open 

Happy day before Christmas to all of you wonderful people - I give you a rose in celebration of the day. ::hugs to you::

#rose #roses #rosephotography #rosephoto #flower #flowerphoto #flowerphotography #red #pink #gardenchat #gardening #Christmas    
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels www.containergardening.about.com)

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2014-12-07 12:20:06 (54 comments, 91 reshares, 1048 +1s)Open 

Are you cold and missing your gardens today? We northerners are, so I'm sharing a view of the full shade vegetable garden with the wine bottle path. Here's the link that gives a list of vegetables you can grow in shade - http://goo.gl/qYeYql #shade #gardening #vegetables #shadevegetables #winebottle #livingwalls  

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2014-12-24 12:04:53 (56 comments, 66 reshares, 1098 +1s)Open 

Happy day before Christmas to all of you wonderful people - I give you a rose in celebration of the day. ::hugs to you::

#rose #roses #rosephotography #rosephoto #flower #flowerphoto #flowerphotography #red #pink #gardenchat #gardening #Christmas    
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels www.containergardening.about.com)

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2015-01-29 03:15:10 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Stunning photo of winter. I am counting the days until spring - the snow and cold is beautiful at times, but tough to live through in Chicago in January. :-)

FROST photo credit: TOMAS MORKES
source: http://j.mp/1zDwSmX  #winterphotography #frost #naturephotography #snow #cold #white #photography #trees  

Stunning photo of winter. I am counting the days until spring - the snow and cold is beautiful at times, but tough to live through in Chicago in January. :-)

FROST photo credit: TOMAS MORKES
source: http://j.mp/1zDwSmX  #winterphotography #frost #naturephotography #snow #cold #white #photography #trees  ___

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2015-01-28 19:33:06 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Gorgeous photograph of nature and fantastic photography tips from +Dave Bouskill - simply beautiful! Follow Dave and learn something exciting about photography!

#photography #photographytips #iceland #icelandphotography #longexposure #green #nature #naturephotography #travelphotography #travel #beautiful #water #mountains    

How to Improve your Photography with Filters
http://theplanetd.com/how-to-improve-your-photography-with-formatt-hitech-filters/

When I started getting serious about my landscape photography, one of the first accessories I wanted to add to my kit was a set of ND Filters that would allow me to get the best image in camera that I could.
This is always something I have been striving for.
The more I can achieve in camera the less time I have to spend on post production. My current +Formatt-Hitech filters allow me to accomplish this.

#photography   #bestoftheday   #iceland   #icelandphotography   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #formatthitech  +Landscape Photography  by +Margaret Tompkins  #landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography Show +LANDSCAPE Photos +HQSP Landscape  #hqsplandscape   #hqsppromotion   #btplandscapepro   #btpdailyhighlight  +BTP Landscape Pro +BestTopPhotographer +Google+ Photos  #googlepluspotd  +Icelandscapes  #slowshutter  +Canon Users  #canonusers   #travel   #travelphotography   #photographytips  ___Gorgeous photograph of nature and fantastic photography tips from +Dave Bouskill - simply beautiful! Follow Dave and learn something exciting about photography!

#photography #photographytips #iceland #icelandphotography #longexposure #green #nature #naturephotography #travelphotography #travel #beautiful #water #mountains    

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2015-01-27 17:19:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Love this delicious #recipe from my buddy +Cooking Stoned's +Jerry James Stone -- love it.

#chickpeas #hummus #hommus #asparagus #avocado #foodie #culinary #recipes  

BBQ Chickpea and Crispy Polenta Bowls with Avocado http://buff.ly/1CFHQri___Love this delicious #recipe from my buddy +Cooking Stoned's +Jerry James Stone -- love it.

#chickpeas #hummus #hommus #asparagus #avocado #foodie #culinary #recipes  

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2015-01-27 14:44:15 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

You know what we need my peeps? MORE COFFEE!! Have a great day!

You know what we need my peeps? MORE COFFEE!! Have a great day!___

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2015-01-24 14:49:07 (18 comments, 20 reshares, 289 +1s)Open 

This gorgeous dahlia has more petals than a rose with such delicate color - definitely an inspiration for spring. Happy day my friends!

#dahlia #dahlias #dahliaflowers #dahliaphotography #dahliaart #flower #flowers #flowerphotography #pink #white #gardening #garden #gardenchat  
   
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels - www.containergardening.about.com)

This gorgeous dahlia has more petals than a rose with such delicate color - definitely an inspiration for spring. Happy day my friends!

#dahlia #dahlias #dahliaflowers #dahliaphotography #dahliaart #flower #flowers #flowerphotography #pink #white #gardening #garden #gardenchat  
   
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels - www.containergardening.about.com)___

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2015-01-19 11:45:01 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

There's a rattlesnake in my garden - AAGH! Babtisia Australis - False Indigo scared the bejeebus outta me one winter. Here's how it happened - http://goo.gl/CSBmP9

#Babtisia #BabtisiaAustralis #FalseIndigo #indigo #flowers #nativeplant #nativeplants #gardening #gardenchat #purple #perennialgardendesign #perennial  

There's a rattlesnake in my garden - AAGH! Babtisia Australis - False Indigo scared the bejeebus outta me one winter. Here's how it happened - http://goo.gl/CSBmP9

#Babtisia #BabtisiaAustralis #FalseIndigo #indigo #flowers #nativeplant #nativeplants #gardening #gardenchat #purple #perennialgardendesign #perennial  ___

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2015-01-15 21:39:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Great tips for seed swapping from +Kristin Crouch - check out the good ideas!
https://thatbloomingarden.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/what-is-a-seed-swap/

This post was written to help anyone wanting to start a seed swap in your community. ___Great tips for seed swapping from +Kristin Crouch - check out the good ideas!
https://thatbloomingarden.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/what-is-a-seed-swap/

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2015-01-15 15:03:21 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-14 15:01:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-13 15:03:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-12 15:03:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-12 12:22:44 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Absolutely tasty gluten-free and dairy-free French Onion Soup Recipe that the poker boys could not tell wasn't the "real thing". Seriously yummy and perfect for winter!!! Here's the link to the ‪recipe and how to do - http://goo.gl/Mt4hau +MasselBouillon
#frenchonionsoup #soup #foodie #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #onion #daiya #delicious #broth  

Absolutely tasty gluten-free and dairy-free French Onion Soup Recipe that the poker boys could not tell wasn't the "real thing". Seriously yummy and perfect for winter!!! Here's the link to the ‪recipe and how to do - http://goo.gl/Mt4hau +MasselBouillon
#frenchonionsoup #soup #foodie #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #onion #daiya #delicious #broth  ___

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2015-01-11 16:40:13 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Blooming at my home this morning - a hot pink amaryllis. Love it's huge dinner-plate sized blooms that are the same color as a deep pink rose. Very pretty and made me smile. Have a nice day my friends!

#amaryllis #amaryllisphotography #hotpinkcolor #pink #flowers #flowerphotography #houseplants #gardening #beautiful #rose #plants #gardenchat  

Blooming at my home this morning - a hot pink amaryllis. Love it's huge dinner-plate sized blooms that are the same color as a deep pink rose. Very pretty and made me smile. Have a nice day my friends!

#amaryllis #amaryllisphotography #hotpinkcolor #pink #flowers #flowerphotography #houseplants #gardening #beautiful #rose #plants #gardenchat  ___

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2015-01-11 14:31:29 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-11 12:09:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

What an amazing photo - a songbird has to eat in the winter and here his is being simply adorable with the berry held right in his beak. :-)

Photo credit +Stephen Ingraham - #songbird #bird #photography #naturephotography #beautiful #berries #winter #winterphotography #americanrobin #birdsgallery  

Pic 4 Today: Robin in winter...
I went out briefly yesterday when it finally warmed up into the double digits to look, among other things, for the flock of Robins that winter in Kennebunk to see if the Western Tanager is still with them. They were not in the neighborhood where they were a week ago when I went looking and did find the Tanager, but when I went down to Roger’s Pond to check on Eagles and ducks at the edge of the ice on the Mousam River, the whole flock was there. They were eating berries from an ornamental tree that grows near the picnic shelter. I am not sure what kind of tree it is, but it is heavy with clusters of red fruit that look a little like cherries. The Robins love them, but they are right at the limits of what a Robin can swallow whole. They hold them in their beaks for a few seconds, apparently getting up the courage to toss them up and catch when with their mouths open. When it works, the fruit goes down whole. It does not, apparently, work as often as the Robins would like. The whole flock was cycling in and out of this one tree, no bird sitting longer than it took to harvest a single fruit. The Tanager was not with them, that I saw, but I got some good shots of the Robins feeding. The early afternoon winter light was perfect. I know, it is only an American Robin, but in Maine, in winter, we can not be picky! And I think the shot stands well on its own on its compositional merits.

Sony HX400V at 1200mm equivalent field of view. Shutter preferred. 1/640th @ ISO 500 @ f6.3. Processed in Lightroom on my Surface Pro 3 tablet. This shot shows the advantage of a small sensor super-zoom.  Notice the depth of field that has the bird, beak to feet, in focus at the same time. And yet it still produces effective bokeh in the background. :)

#songbirdsaturday   +John Briggs ___What an amazing photo - a songbird has to eat in the winter and here his is being simply adorable with the berry held right in his beak. :-)

Photo credit +Stephen Ingraham - #songbird #bird #photography #naturephotography #beautiful #berries #winter #winterphotography #americanrobin #birdsgallery  

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2015-01-09 16:00:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Beautiful roses for #flowerfriday - love the white! :-)


#roses #rosephotography #rosesphotography #white #beautiful #nature #gardening #naturephotography #photography  

Blogged: Growing #Roses (Gorgeous #Floribunda Roses!)

Source - +Shawna Coronado   Indiana Getting Started Garden Guide

http://www.wholehomenews.com/blog/Growing-Roses/452 ___Beautiful roses for #flowerfriday - love the white! :-)


#roses #rosephotography #rosesphotography #white #beautiful #nature #gardening #naturephotography #photography  

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2015-01-09 14:31:43 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-09 13:09:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

My good friend +Carolyn Binder always has some amazing food solution for the season, so I dug through her website and found this little peasant treasure - a recipe for beans and ham hock soup that has me drooling. Go here for the #recipe‬ - http://goo.gl/yZIeqi

#soup #souprecipe #onions #beans #hamhocks #delicious #bestrecipes  

My good friend +Carolyn Binder always has some amazing food solution for the season, so I dug through her website and found this little peasant treasure - a recipe for beans and ham hock soup that has me drooling. Go here for the #recipe‬ - http://goo.gl/yZIeqi

#soup #souprecipe #onions #beans #hamhocks #delicious #bestrecipes  ___

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2015-01-08 14:33:08 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I love this hummingbird's outstretched wings. A balm for the cold winter soul!

A Hummingbird's Dance!

Watching this bird "dance" around the flower is a spectacle of nature.

To be able to capture the sense of what I see through the lens is much more then a technical achievement.  After posting many images of hummingbirds here on so many websites, the feedback has been overwhelming.

People enjoy the beauty, and the sense of freedom.  Imagine - all they need to do is visit a flower once in a while, and rest, what a life!  What we don't see in the images is how much they fight!  A dominant bird will tale over a flower, and not let anyone else in for a drink.  This is the real nature of these birds.  They can be very nasty!

All natural light, no flash ever used.

As a photographer, we share the pretty side, as a naturalist, we see the reality.  I hope you enjoy my hummingbird images, more from Ecuador starting in one week!

Fiery-throated Hummingbird in Flight
RJB Colours of Costa Rica Tour
www.raymondbarlow.com
1/2500s f/4.0 at 330.0mm iso1600

#costarica #hummingbird   #phototours  #hummingbirdphotography  
#raymondbarlow  #travel #adventure  #whatshot  
#nature #travel   #wildlifephotographers #wildlife #birdloversworldwide  #birdsinflight #birdsinfocus  
#hqspbirds  #birdsgallery  #birds4all  #photomaniacanada #naturephotography #birds #birdsinflight  
#birdphotography   #birdphotographs  #googlephotos #googlephotography     #wildlifephotographer  
#raymondbarlownaturephototours    #travelphotography  #10000photographers #circleshare #circleoftheday___I love this hummingbird's outstretched wings. A balm for the cold winter soul!

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2015-01-08 14:02:01 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-07 21:25:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Making your own herbal cocktail garden. Definitely a win-win!

I really like this idea

(H/T +Shawna Coronado )___Making your own herbal cocktail garden. Definitely a win-win!

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2015-01-07 18:21:44 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Need a winter relief? I love this pink rose - just gorgeous! Have a great day my friends.

Photo credit - Sarah Myers. +Sarah Myers  #pink #rose #rosephotography #roses #flowers #gardening #flowerphotography #flowerpower  

Need a winter relief? I love this pink rose - just gorgeous! Have a great day my friends.

Photo credit - Sarah Myers. +Sarah Myers  #pink #rose #rosephotography #roses #flowers #gardening #flowerphotography #flowerpower  ___

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2015-01-07 15:44:10 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-07 14:06:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

+Richard Christakes and I will be co-hosting a radio/podcast/youtube show this season called the "Good Green Home Show". We're in the WJOB1230 studio taping in January & I'm super excited! Guests include  +Joe Lamp'l, +Allan Armitage, +Troy Marden, William Moss, and many more. (First show airs in March - I hope you'll join us once we get the online pages up and rolling!)

+Richard Christakes and I will be co-hosting a radio/podcast/youtube show this season called the "Good Green Home Show". We're in the WJOB1230 studio taping in January & I'm super excited! Guests include  +Joe Lamp'l, +Allan Armitage, +Troy Marden, William Moss, and many more. (First show airs in March - I hope you'll join us once we get the online pages up and rolling!)___

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2015-01-06 15:03:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-06 14:55:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I love this little succulent armadillo I discovered at the +Chicago Botanic Garden. He needs to come visit my garden! :-)

I love this little succulent armadillo I discovered at the +Chicago Botanic Garden. He needs to come visit my garden! :-)___

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2015-01-05 15:00:53 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-05 14:04:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Adorable after school high protein snack for the kids. (Secretly I love this snack too - forget the kids. I'm getting me some!) http://goo.gl/UEFM3K
#hummus #hummuslovers #hommus #kids #snacks #snackrecipes #recipe #carrots #capers  

Adorable after school high protein snack for the kids. (Secretly I love this snack too - forget the kids. I'm getting me some!) http://goo.gl/UEFM3K
#hummus #hummuslovers #hommus #kids #snacks #snackrecipes #recipe #carrots #capers  ___

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2015-01-04 14:32:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-04 14:11:59 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

There is a new law in Seattle, Washington starting January 1 that says no food will be allowed to be thrown in the trash. Instead they'll have a separate collection for rotting food - this will mean tons and tons of compost for the community & less waste in the landfill. What is your opinion?
Here's the link to the story - http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/New-Seattle-law-No-more-food-in-trash-5983805.php
#food #recycling #composting #compost #soil #gardening #trash #garbage #landfill  

There is a new law in Seattle, Washington starting January 1 that says no food will be allowed to be thrown in the trash. Instead they'll have a separate collection for rotting food - this will mean tons and tons of compost for the community & less waste in the landfill. What is your opinion?
Here's the link to the story - http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/New-Seattle-law-No-more-food-in-trash-5983805.php
#food #recycling #composting #compost #soil #gardening #trash #garbage #landfill  ___

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2015-01-03 13:01:38 (52 comments, 82 reshares, 918 +1s)Open 

Full shade garden vegetable technique - color blocking in the garden beds!      Go here to learn how to make your own color blocked garden - http://goo.gl/7bwTYw

#gardening #gardendesign #howto #ideas #garden #growing #vegetables #shade #shadevegetables #herbs #organic #sustainableliving #gardenchat #winebottle #raisedbeds  

Full shade garden vegetable technique - color blocking in the garden beds!      Go here to learn how to make your own color blocked garden - http://goo.gl/7bwTYw

#gardening #gardendesign #howto #ideas #garden #growing #vegetables #shade #shadevegetables #herbs #organic #sustainableliving #gardenchat #winebottle #raisedbeds  ___

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2014-12-31 15:21:49 (38 comments, 39 reshares, 396 +1s)Open 

Happy New Year my friends! Here is one of my favorite photos of 2014 I captured - a huge bee on the lilies.

#bees   #flowers #flowerphotography #pink #lily #naturephotography #savethebees #gardening #gardenchat #gardendesign #red #green #beautiful #organic  

Happy New Year my friends! Here is one of my favorite photos of 2014 I captured - a huge bee on the lilies.

#bees   #flowers #flowerphotography #pink #lily #naturephotography #savethebees #gardening #gardenchat #gardendesign #red #green #beautiful #organic  ___

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2014-12-30 13:53:44 (47 comments, 64 reshares, 657 +1s)Open 

I am madly in love with my friend Jason Reeves creative bottle wall garden design. You can find this in the gardens at the University of Tennessee where Jason is a curator.
#gardendesign #winebottle #beautiful #creative #gardening   #bottlegardening #bottles #design #flowers #gardenchat  

I am madly in love with my friend Jason Reeves creative bottle wall garden design. You can find this in the gardens at the University of Tennessee where Jason is a curator.
#gardendesign #winebottle #beautiful #creative #gardening   #bottlegardening #bottles #design #flowers #gardenchat  ___

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2014-12-28 14:12:24 (39 comments, 66 reshares, 769 +1s)Open 

How to build an outdoor movie theater in your garden - http://goo.gl/Gshlgb
#garden #gardendesign #gardenchat #creativeideas #movies #outdoor #theater #gardening #gardeninginspiration  

How to build an outdoor movie theater in your garden - http://goo.gl/Gshlgb
#garden #gardendesign #gardenchat #creativeideas #movies #outdoor #theater #gardening #gardeninginspiration  ___

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2014-12-27 14:25:32 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Love this view!

Purple pincushion cactus and sandstone formation overlooking the Little Missouri River in North Dakota. For a larger view of this image, visit: http://jerryblank.us/shopgallery/04770h.html
Enjoy! – Jerry

TAGS: #badlands #beautiful #beauty #cactus #clouds #color #colorful #flowers #grassland #inspirational #inspiring #landscape #LandscapePhotography #littlemissouririver #littlemissourinationalgrassland #nature #northdakota #panorama #river #rock #sandstone #scenery #scenic #sky #trees #valley #wildflowers #acrylicprint #art #artprint #artprintforsale #artprintsforsale #beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #beyondboundaries #classicart #fineart #fineartphotography #fineartprints #geraldblank #homedecor #homedecoration #jerryblank #metalprint #metalprintsforsale #officeart #scenicphotography #scenicphotos___Love this view!

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2014-12-24 12:04:53 (56 comments, 66 reshares, 1098 +1s)Open 

Happy day before Christmas to all of you wonderful people - I give you a rose in celebration of the day. ::hugs to you::

#rose #roses #rosephotography #rosephoto #flower #flowerphoto #flowerphotography #red #pink #gardenchat #gardening #Christmas    
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels www.containergardening.about.com)

Happy day before Christmas to all of you wonderful people - I give you a rose in celebration of the day. ::hugs to you::

#rose #roses #rosephotography #rosephoto #flower #flowerphoto #flowerphotography #red #pink #gardenchat #gardening #Christmas    
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels www.containergardening.about.com)___

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2014-12-23 19:11:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A good friend of mine needs your help - Mark Highland from The Organic Mechanics Soil Company and his family, have faced a disastrous flood this year which nearly destroyed their organic soil manufacturing business. OM supports a lot of community based projects to help people in need. Their indiegogo fund raiser has many levels - you can get product & t-shirts if you donate. Please go check it out and help. Thanks - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/organic-mechanics-soil-flood-relief
#flood #helpingothers #indiegogo #indiegogocampaign #soil #gardening #gardenchat  

A good friend of mine needs your help - Mark Highland from The Organic Mechanics Soil Company and his family, have faced a disastrous flood this year which nearly destroyed their organic soil manufacturing business. OM supports a lot of community based projects to help people in need. Their indiegogo fund raiser has many levels - you can get product & t-shirts if you donate. Please go check it out and help. Thanks - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/organic-mechanics-soil-flood-relief
#flood #helpingothers #indiegogo #indiegogocampaign #soil #gardening #gardenchat  ___

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2014-12-22 11:09:37 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 219 +1s)Open 

How To Build a Tiki Hut Garden Shed for Under $100 - http://goo.gl/M9OG7m
#gardening #gardeningtips #tikiculture #tikihut #flowers #designideas #beautiful #outdoorliving   #shed   #gardenshed  

How To Build a Tiki Hut Garden Shed for Under $100 - http://goo.gl/M9OG7m
#gardening #gardeningtips #tikiculture #tikihut #flowers #designideas #beautiful #outdoorliving   #shed   #gardenshed  ___

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2014-12-20 13:42:37 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Tomorrow is the first day of winter; here's some Winter Magic for you. Bundle up my friends!

Tomorrow is the first day of winter; here's some Winter Magic for you. Bundle up my friends!___

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2014-12-19 13:59:48 (6 comments, 12 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

It's time for #flowerfriday - what an absolutely beautiful dahlia. I am loving the pink and yellow petals!
#flowerphotography #dahlia #flowers #beautiful #pink #gardenchat #flowerfriday #flowerfridayphotography #dahliasphotography  
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels www.containergardening.about.com)

It's time for #flowerfriday - what an absolutely beautiful dahlia. I am loving the pink and yellow petals!
#flowerphotography #dahlia #flowers #beautiful #pink #gardenchat #flowerfriday #flowerfridayphotography #dahliasphotography  
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels www.containergardening.about.com)___

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2014-12-17 13:44:16 (21 comments, 27 reshares, 372 +1s)Open 

Learn how to make a container garden tower for your garden. You can do it! Here's how - http://goo.gl/CaKi52 
#container #gardening #containergarden #flowers #beautiful  
#gardenchat  

Learn how to make a container garden tower for your garden. You can do it! Here's how - http://goo.gl/CaKi52 
#container #gardening #containergarden #flowers #beautiful  
#gardenchat  ___

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2014-12-16 13:12:29 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

I adore these gorgeous waterdrops photographed by my friend +Jan Johnsen and I wanted to share them with you this morning. Aren't they beautiful and red as a rose? Have a great day my friends!
#gardening #flowers #flowersphotography #rose #waterdrops #beautiful #gardenchat  

I adore these gorgeous waterdrops photographed by my friend +Jan Johnsen and I wanted to share them with you this morning. Aren't they beautiful and red as a rose? Have a great day my friends!
#gardening #flowers #flowersphotography #rose #waterdrops #beautiful #gardenchat  ___

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2014-12-15 14:54:12 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Are you searching for a last minute holiday gift for your gardener friend (or you)?  I have a great list of garden books that are perfect for the job. Click through to the link and read my reviews of the books with links on where you can buy them - http://goo.gl/idzROp.
#holidayshopping #holidaygiftguide #giftguide2014 #gardening #books  

Are you searching for a last minute holiday gift for your gardener friend (or you)?  I have a great list of garden books that are perfect for the job. Click through to the link and read my reviews of the books with links on where you can buy them - http://goo.gl/idzROp.
#holidayshopping #holidaygiftguide #giftguide2014 #gardening #books  ___

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2014-12-11 13:13:37 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Yellow roses - I can almost smell these they are so beautiful! #rose #roses #rosephotography #beautiful #flowerphotography #flowerfriday #naturephotography #yellow #rosesformyfriends #gardening  

Yellow roses - I can almost smell these they are so beautiful! #rose #roses #rosephotography #beautiful #flowerphotography #flowerfriday #naturephotography #yellow #rosesformyfriends #gardening  ___

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2014-12-09 23:43:54 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Yum! These are some amazingly delicious holiday cookies to bake up - Double Chocolate Chip Cupcake Muffin Cookies.

Double-Chocolate Chip “Cupcake” Muffins
Level: Beginner ✦
Recipe►http://www.handletheheat.com/chewy-chocolate-gingerbread-cookie/


#chocolate   #food   #yummy   #recipe   #foodporn   #recipeoftheday  ___Yum! These are some amazingly delicious holiday cookies to bake up - Double Chocolate Chip Cupcake Muffin Cookies.

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2014-12-08 13:49:42 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Love these amazing bee preservers from my friend +Barbara Sanderson. Such an excellent gift for the holidays. Buy a gift & save a bee. Here's a link to the details on finding them - http://goo.gl/PPhICC
#savethebees #bees #gardening #gardendesigninspiration #garden #design #glass

Love these amazing bee preservers from my friend +Barbara Sanderson. Such an excellent gift for the holidays. Buy a gift & save a bee. Here's a link to the details on finding them - http://goo.gl/PPhICC
#savethebees #bees #gardening #gardendesigninspiration #garden #design #glass___

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2014-12-07 12:20:06 (54 comments, 91 reshares, 1048 +1s)Open 

Are you cold and missing your gardens today? We northerners are, so I'm sharing a view of the full shade vegetable garden with the wine bottle path. Here's the link that gives a list of vegetables you can grow in shade - http://goo.gl/qYeYql #shade #gardening #vegetables #shadevegetables #winebottle #livingwalls  

Are you cold and missing your gardens today? We northerners are, so I'm sharing a view of the full shade vegetable garden with the wine bottle path. Here's the link that gives a list of vegetables you can grow in shade - http://goo.gl/qYeYql #shade #gardening #vegetables #shadevegetables #winebottle #livingwalls  ___

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2014-12-06 14:56:38 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-05 15:33:34 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

It's time for #flowerfriday and I am blown away by this gorgeous white-on-white amaryllis. Very beautiful! #flowerfridayphotography #flowerphotography #amaryllis #white #pink #flowers #houseplants #beautiful #gardenchat  
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels - www.containergardening.about.com)

It's time for #flowerfriday and I am blown away by this gorgeous white-on-white amaryllis. Very beautiful! #flowerfridayphotography #flowerphotography #amaryllis #white #pink #flowers #houseplants #beautiful #gardenchat  
(Photo credit +Kerry Michaels - www.containergardening.about.com)___

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2014-12-04 14:36:39 (51 comments, 73 reshares, 795 +1s)Open 

How to build a fabulous front lawn vegetable garden. Super easy and super beautiful. Here's the link for the instructions - - http://goo.gl/mFlV9o #vegetable #garden #gardening #flowers #perennials #beautiful #beautifulpictures #naturephotography #photography  

How to build a fabulous front lawn vegetable garden. Super easy and super beautiful. Here's the link for the instructions - - http://goo.gl/mFlV9o #vegetable #garden #gardening #flowers #perennials #beautiful #beautifulpictures #naturephotography #photography  ___

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