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Lotus Carroll1,774,290Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0076  
Lotus Carroll1,774,290This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,774,290This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: Summer! Use your self portraiture powers this month to show us a very "Summery" photo - what is that? Well, that's up to you to interpret, so get creative. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Summer!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Retrospective 7 http://goo.gl/YPOe7H @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Summer!2014-06-29 07:00:00120  
Lotus Carroll1,774,290This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay. What is meant by this? This means that you'll either create an image in camera with two separate exposures or you'll use two separate images, overlaid with one another, to create a single image using post processing. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using the Double Exposure or Image Overlay technique. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @111514726900984316506, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to achieve double exposure and image overlay  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/lWWXpd and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here are some beautiful examples of double exposure portraits that will inspire you! Aneta Ivanova: http://goo.gl/ZeSnLy Sara K Byrne: http://goo.gl/J48iln Various artists: http://goo.gl/7Qbssy Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay2014-05-30 07:00:00168  
Jeff Smith61,951Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith61,951Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13. *Theme*: *True Colors* What we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ 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 EST. 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 post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00154  
Jeff Smith61,951Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ 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 EST. 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 post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival407,547*Film Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-1/ *Film Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-2/ *Film Block 3* http://youtu.be/BkZPiWB1mH0?t=17m5s *Web Series Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-1/ *Web Series Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-2/ *Web Series Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/web-series-panel/ *Pitch Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/pitch-fest-submit-your-pitch-to-screenwriting-panelists/ *Producer Financing Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/producer-financing *Music Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/music-panel/ We are getting ready to go live at +The Los Angeles Film School and to the world for our third block of films. Stay tuned for a great show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZPiWB1mH0 We will pass on a requests to the Google+ development team to include an option to message guests for future festivals!  Thanks. We are live with filmmakers from all over the world for our first block of short films. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjEmHYcGI4 The Pitch Panel. http://www.youtube.com/user/UGPFilmFestival?v=yuMmmfR8bK4 Web Series Block 1 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?hd=1&t=10m Web Series Block 2 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?t=1h18m22s The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival is an online, interactive, live, international short film festival featuring some of the best short films and web series out there. To be notified of the most accurate information for the festival visit: http://ugpff.com/signup *This years festival includes* 1. Great short films w/ live interactive Q&A sessions w/ the filmmakers. 2. Interactive film panels. 3. An interactive marketplace. 4. A public film festival lounge where anyone can interact with anyone attending. 5. Free live showings in both Los Angeles, CA and Asheville, NC. See our complete schedule of events here. http://goo.gl/NXxcN or add the complete event to your iCal http://goo.gl/WN1WV By using some of the tools of Google+ like Hangouts On Air, as well as the easy of the internet, we are able to bring the film festival experience to your living room or computer.  You will be able to interact directly with the filmmakers and participate as if you were actually sitting in a theater. Join us for many of our exciting events between Fri. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2012 for our second annual film festival.  This event is *FREE* to anyone who wants to attend. Please share this event and help make this one of the most exciting events on Google+ (and beyond). Thank you, +Adam J. Cohen  #ugpff2012  Unofficial Google+ Film Festival - 2012 (Public Event)2012-12-01 22:30:001014  
Jeff Smith61,951Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past 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 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival407,547As part of the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival's ongoing series of hangouts, we are proud to welcome director and +True Blood  star +Carrie Preston, actress +Marcia Debonis, and writer +Kellie Overbey  to talk about the release of their film +That's What She Said.  “That’s What She Said” had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is now opening in select theatres in Los Angeles and New York City on Friday, Oct. 19. If you can’t wait for the film to open in your city, it will also be available on VOD. NYC Release - http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/show_movie.asp?movieid=2617 LA Release - http://www.laemmle.com/viewmovie.php?mid=8613 Join the creators of this film for a live video chat where you can ask them about their experiences creating the movie, the unique cast of quirky characters portrayed, and how the storytellers captured the misadventures of single women everywhere through a single day in NYC.  Ask questions in the comment thread of the video and we will select the best questions for our guests to answer. Stay up-to-date on theater release dates and other happenings by adding +That's What She Said to your circles, liking “That's What She Said" on Facebook - http://budurl.com/7exw - and following on Twitter - http://budurl.com/qrdg. #ugpffTWSS #filmmaker #filmmakers #CarriePreston   #TWSSMeet the Creators of “That’s What She Said" - A Filmmakers Hangout with Carrie Preston2012-10-19 21:00:00168  
Carra Riley50,660Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00620  
Isabelle Fortin26,840Whatever 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  
Trey Ratcliff8,418,764Come subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/stuckincustoms to get it first! :) We'll be talking about Burning Man, sharing photos, and talking about the experience.  A few of the people joining me are @111003556598334391541 , @100968313568314999910 , @114998627715194061340 , @112471890387110967375 @112063946124358686266  and @103155291053045215105 Trey's Variety Hour #51 - Burning Man Photo Phest!2012-09-11 04:00:00122  
Blast From The Past3,978 OPTIONAL Theme for this Thursday~ Hot Mom's ~ kitchen hot or cute hot or just hot! You can always share any old photo with us! Every Thursday!Blast From The Past2012-09-06 17:00:00103  
Jeff Smith61,951Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is 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* 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 Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00244  
Jason Mayes36,653Google+ has been updated to create events! Lets document this super day and share our happy moments - feel free to join the event to try it out. Invite friends and learn how to use this new feature! Don't forget to try out party mode (update your mobile G+ app). Send in photos of where you currently are and share part of your day with us all. https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/+/learnmore/events/#party-modeWorldwide Google+ event - join, invite, and try it out!2012-06-28 22:00:0079  

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“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down...”

~ Socrates

#paintography   #textureblendphotography   #selfie  

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Spring Fever 

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday, finally the torrential rain has gone. Yesterday it literally looked like "Gorillas In The Mist" from home. Could not see one of the mountains we are surrounded by! 

Sun's out, make it a good day whatever you plan to do <3

+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers   #flowersphotography   #spring #paintography   #nature  

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"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

~ Dr. Seuss 

#sentimentalsunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme 

This shot was from one of the latest mountain walks near home, love the diversity of nature here... Happy Sunday all...

+Beth Akerman have had +Lee Daniels on my mind constantly... now even more so... thanks for being a rock Beth! 

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+Tom Tran the sweetest friend anyone could wish for, just posted this beautiful memory and latest shot, perfect for my +Sentimental Sunday Theme <3 

Thank you so much Tom, beginning "the week" with smiles! ;)

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Will you take my hand and dance like we once did...

I have no shame admitting that I love dancing. I'd be the guy that drags his date out onto the dance floor. In my early years when I first arrived in the US I was immersed in the Vietnamese culture where every party involved dancing. It's not the typical dancing that you'd think the typical teenagers do either. No, we were doing ballroom dancing. Tango, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Rumba, Bolero, Waltz...you name it! :P And this took place at just about anywhere, from holiday events in the big dance hall to someone's basement, or even a garage. Thinking back I can only laugh and shake my head a little bit; odd kids.

The dancing continues into my early adult years. The garage and basement gatherings were replaced with night clubs, where you'd likely find me out on the dance floor instead of lounging with a drink in my hand. So often I'd leave the clubs with a date, and I'm all sweaty. Ewww. LOL

I remember in the early years of marriage my wife and I went on a Caribbean cruise with some friends. We chose a Norwegian cruise for the more mature crowd instead of the party boats popular with the younger crowds. One of the on board activities touted in the brochure was - you guessed it - ballroom dancing with a live big band. We brought formal wear. :D I remember we were the only 20 something couples ballroom dancing among our-parent-age peeps. I know we stood out like sore thumbs but I didn't care. I think they kept a wide berth from us. :P As we were leaving a sweet lady stopped us just to say how she loved to see us dancing out there. Ah...fun times

I miss dancing. If you're given a chance.....dance.

This was my quick shot for this week's SSP event with the Shallow DOF theme, but I ended up going all sentimental and wanted to share the story for it here.

#SentimentalSunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme - by the dear +Louisa Catharine Forsyth.___+Tom Tran the sweetest friend anyone could wish for, just posted this beautiful memory and latest shot, perfect for my +Sentimental Sunday Theme <3 

Thank you so much Tom, beginning "the week" with smiles! ;)

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Thanks so much to everyone who took part in +Sentimental Sunday Theme today, see you in two weeks time <3

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in +Sentimental Sunday Theme today, see you in two weeks time <3___

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Center Of Attention

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

~ Dr. Seuss 

#sentimentalsunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme 

This shot was from one of the latest mountain walks near home, love the diversity of nature here... Happy Sunday all...

+Beth Akerman have had +Lee Daniels on my mind constantly... now even more so... thanks for being a rock Beth! 

Center Of Attention

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

~ Dr. Seuss 

#sentimentalsunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme 

This shot was from one of the latest mountain walks near home, love the diversity of nature here... Happy Sunday all...

+Beth Akerman have had +Lee Daniels on my mind constantly... now even more so... thanks for being a rock Beth! ___

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Join us over on +Bagaceous® for the latest updates <3

Happy weekend all, make it a good one!

Among Life's precious jewels,
Genuine and rare,
The one that we call friendship
Has worth beyond compare.

~Author Unknown

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I Dream In Abstracts

"Passion isn't something that lives way up in the sky, in abstract dreams and hopes. It lives at ground level, in the specific details of what you're actually doing every day..."

~ Marcus Buckingham




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#fashion   #digitalart    #colorful   #leggings  

I Dream In Abstracts

"Passion isn't something that lives way up in the sky, in abstract dreams and hopes. It lives at ground level, in the specific details of what you're actually doing every day..."

~ Marcus Buckingham




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#fashion   #digitalart    #colorful   #leggings  ___

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2015-05-29 19:11:00 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life...

~Ana Jacob

Dedicated to my amazingly talented sis, +Cher Ferroggiaro 

For  #floralfriday  curated by +Tamara Pruessner  +Eustace James  +Beth Akerman and +Kiki Nelson <3

Happy weekend all! 

#flowersphotography   #textureblendphotography   #purple  

The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life...

~Ana Jacob

Dedicated to my amazingly talented sis, +Cher Ferroggiaro 

For  #floralfriday  curated by +Tamara Pruessner  +Eustace James  +Beth Akerman and +Kiki Nelson <3

Happy weekend all! 

#flowersphotography   #textureblendphotography   #purple  ___

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2015-05-29 18:24:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Such beautiful artistic work by +Mikko Tyllinen 

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~ The world of dancing flowers ~

:)



#photography   #nature #10000photographers #flowerphotography   #colors #flower #art #textureblendphotography #colors #mobilart #mobilephotography ___Such beautiful artistic work by +Mikko Tyllinen 

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2015-05-28 20:04:02 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down...”

~ Socrates

#paintography   #textureblendphotography   #selfie  

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down...”

~ Socrates

#paintography   #textureblendphotography   #selfie  ___

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2015-05-28 19:54:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Loving +Beth Akerman 's jewelry designs, do have a look at all the shots, beautiful! 

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+Louisa Catharine Forsyth yesterday I put together some of the statement necklace pieces I bought at the craft store a few weeks ago and paired then with some gold plated chain and toggle clasps. I also did the little silver one a couple of days ago. That may end up a graduation present. ___Loving +Beth Akerman 's jewelry designs, do have a look at all the shots, beautiful! 

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2015-05-28 19:40:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Thanks so much to those of you who posted for +Elephant Wednesday during our time away, love your shots! 

If you would like to take part, any day is okay to post, we will catch up once a week. Don't forget to take us, +Matthias Haeussler , +Diego Cattaneo and myself, +Louisa Catharine Forsyth and use the hashtag: #elephantwednesday  

Thanks so much to those of you who posted for +Elephant Wednesday during our time away, love your shots! 

If you would like to take part, any day is okay to post, we will catch up once a week. Don't forget to take us, +Matthias Haeussler , +Diego Cattaneo and myself, +Louisa Catharine Forsyth and use the hashtag: #elephantwednesday  ___

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2015-05-17 15:30:00 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Wildflower Mountain Walks

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!"

~ John Muir

 +Sentimental Sunday Theme  #sentimentalsunday   #flowerphotography   #naturephotography  

Wildflower Mountain Walks

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!"

~ John Muir

 +Sentimental Sunday Theme  #sentimentalsunday   #flowerphotography   #naturephotography  ___

2015-05-17 15:07:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Selfie Sunday: No Theme .

Added photos to Selfie Sunday: No Theme .___

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2015-05-16 13:41:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

For those of you who don't know +Beth Akerman as yet, do, she is one of the most amazing souls in my world. Talented photographer, jewelry designer and so much more.

A big thank you Beth for your wonderful blog post on www.bagaceous-designs.com and all the fabulous photos, you are a star! 

Looking forward to seeing what you design next <3

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Many thanks to wonderful +Beth Akerman for her fabulous blog post about her life and what fuels her passions for photography and design.

Beth constantly inspires us and it is a pleasure to have welcomed her as our first guest blogger for +Bagaceous® ___For those of you who don't know +Beth Akerman as yet, do, she is one of the most amazing souls in my world. Talented photographer, jewelry designer and so much more.

A big thank you Beth for your wonderful blog post on www.bagaceous-designs.com and all the fabulous photos, you are a star! 

Looking forward to seeing what you design next <3

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2015-05-11 17:09:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Do check out some of +Beth Akerman 's fabulous bracelet & necklace designs! 

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+Louisa Catharine Forsyth these are the bracelets I made for graduation gifts for my son's friends and the second necklace I made too. I thought of you with the one with the sterling silver elephant charm and Lee with the hummingbird sterling silver charms. Going to make a few more in the next week or so. ___Do check out some of +Beth Akerman 's fabulous bracelet & necklace designs! 

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2015-05-11 11:58:37 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

One of my latest adventures for +Bagaceous® designer leggings straight from my imagination, to your legs ;-) 

Wishing you all a great start to your week!












#womensfashion   #womensclothing   #fashion  

One of my latest adventures for +Bagaceous® designer leggings straight from my imagination, to your legs ;-) 

Wishing you all a great start to your week!












#womensfashion   #womensclothing   #fashion  ___

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2015-05-11 10:53:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I love seeing my handmade jewelry designs on the amazing women who wear them! 

Thank you so much dear +Beth Akerman super happy to hear the bracelet arrived safely :) 

Still grinning about Erik's reaction hehe you are the best Beth!

+Louisa Catharine Forsyth it arrived today and looks great! I love the weenie dogs on it and the Scottie's too! Rupee and Stewie love it, but Erik was like "Oh God, Mom!". He just doesn't understand. ___I love seeing my handmade jewelry designs on the amazing women who wear them! 

Thank you so much dear +Beth Akerman super happy to hear the bracelet arrived safely :) 

Still grinning about Erik's reaction hehe you are the best Beth!

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2015-05-10 17:17:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Such a beautiful shot by +Naturpunkt by Gina M. for Mother's Day and +Sentimental Sunday Theme thanks so much! 

I will be curating the theme next week, Sunday has again gone way too fast this side ;-) You still have time to post your Mother's Day shots for #sentimentalsunday  and tag me so that I can share them over on the fan page <3

*"You are the caretaker of the generations, you are the birth giver,”
the Sun told the Woman. “You will be the carrier of this universe.”* 
~ Brule Sioux Creation Story
ჱܓ╮HAPPY MOTHER's DAY for the ones who celebrate today, for all others: HAPPY SUNDAY / SCHÖNEN MUTTERTAG  :-)
Picture showing apple blossoms, High key


#SundayBuds  +Sunday Buds by +Steve Gill 
#sundaysubtlelandscapes  +Sunday Sublte Landscapes by +Steve Sieren 
#sentimentalsunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
#SentimentalSunday  +Sentimenta
#ZenSunday  +Zen Sunday by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth 
#BTPFlowerPro   +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
#TheMagicOfLight  curators +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional  
+Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin
#everythinggreen  +Everything Green by +andi rivarola 
#inthelight  +In the Light by +andi rivarola 
#myfpod  +My Fav Pic of the Day +Trudy Grossman and +Victoria D 
#soothingphotography   (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy, +Massimo Marengo, +Tomoaki Matsushita, +Thomas Welborn and +Naghmeh Khadembashi 
#dailydepthoffield  +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah and +f.a. fiebig
+//flower colors//  #flowercolours  +angelic labru 
#hqspflowers   +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +***** +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas 
#LandscapePhotography   +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Photography +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#bellesphotos   pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  +Claudya Bonnet +mimiesmile b +Davis Dujardin
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo 
+Janusz Brakoniecki+Jean-Louis LAURENCE+Susanne Ramharter +Ela Kupiec  +Carlos Duarte
+DOFMonday  #dofmonday  by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith 
#NatureMonday  +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker and +Jen Baptist 
#everydaythings  +EVERYDAY THINGS by +luca lancieri +Barbara Manciulli +Boba Musura +Nynke B 
#breakfastartclub  +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie 

#macromonday  
#inspirationalphotography   #naturephotography   #blossoms   #spring   #highkey   #naturpunkt  ___Such a beautiful shot by +Naturpunkt by Gina M. for Mother's Day and +Sentimental Sunday Theme thanks so much! 

I will be curating the theme next week, Sunday has again gone way too fast this side ;-) You still have time to post your Mother's Day shots for #sentimentalsunday  and tag me so that I can share them over on the fan page <3

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2015-05-10 17:12:56 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Wishing my amazing Mom, Elizabeth, the best Mother's Day!

Thank you for always believing in me, being there for me every step of the way when I followed my dreams and most of all, for teaching me strength! 

If it was not for you, I would not have got through the last few years. I love you always, your Tumpher! 

And to all the other Mom's who are in countries where it is celebrated today too, may your day be unforgettably special! 

Hugs all round, L 

PS: My late Dad took this shot of my Mom at our house in Camps Bay with our incredibly cute boxer <3

#mothersday   #mothersday2015   #sentimentalsunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme (I will be catching up with the Sentimental Sunday theme over the next week, if you have any pics of your Moms, I would love to see them too. Just tag the theme page and add my name too.)

Wishing my amazing Mom, Elizabeth, the best Mother's Day!

Thank you for always believing in me, being there for me every step of the way when I followed my dreams and most of all, for teaching me strength! 

If it was not for you, I would not have got through the last few years. I love you always, your Tumpher! 

And to all the other Mom's who are in countries where it is celebrated today too, may your day be unforgettably special! 

Hugs all round, L 

PS: My late Dad took this shot of my Mom at our house in Camps Bay with our incredibly cute boxer <3

#mothersday   #mothersday2015   #sentimentalsunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme (I will be catching up with the Sentimental Sunday theme over the next week, if you have any pics of your Moms, I would love to see them too. Just tag the theme page and add my name too.)___

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2015-04-24 07:14:13 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Paintography Texture Blend Of Our Sweet Troy 

Part of 'The Adventures Of Troy Series'. Capturing his adventures through the lens round Spain. At the age of 17, he is making the most of it and seeing all! 

#feelgoodfriday +FeelGoodFriday curated by +Becca and +Jason Borg
#FidoFriday +Fido Friday curated by +mel peifer , +Lisa Lisa , +Suhaib Ayaz and +Wes Lum
#furryfriday +Furry Friday curated by +Ross Campbell
#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER

Paintography Texture Blend Of Our Sweet Troy 

Part of 'The Adventures Of Troy Series'. Capturing his adventures through the lens round Spain. At the age of 17, he is making the most of it and seeing all! 

#feelgoodfriday +FeelGoodFriday curated by +Becca and +Jason Borg
#FidoFriday +Fido Friday curated by +mel peifer , +Lisa Lisa , +Suhaib Ayaz and +Wes Lum
#furryfriday +Furry Friday curated by +Ross Campbell
#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide curated by +Robert SKREINER___

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2015-04-24 07:02:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Wishing you a great start to the weekend!

Check out one of my latest designs which I shot part of at The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in RSA & the other in España. 

Indulging in my lifelong love of sailing ;-) 

Wishing you a great start to the weekend!

Check out one of my latest designs which I shot part of at The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in RSA & the other in España. 

Indulging in my lifelong love of sailing ;-) ___

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2015-04-23 20:24:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Beautiful work by +Shane Srogi ! 

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Because of the Sky.

#florida   #landscapephotography   #naturephotography   #clouds  ___Beautiful work by +Shane Srogi ! 

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2015-04-23 20:15:11 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Throwback Thursday to one of my first modeling jobs abroad... 

#tbt   #tbthursday   #throwbackthrusday  

Throwback Thursday to one of my first modeling jobs abroad... 

#tbt   #tbthursday   #throwbackthrusday  ___

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2015-04-21 12:31:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+Michael A Koontz 's post brings so much more awareness to endangered species! 

Don't forget to get your +Elephant Wednesday shots in tomorrow and tag +Diego Cattaneo , +Matthias Haeussler & myself, +Louisa Catharine Forsyth  #elephantwednesday  

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Top and Bottom
Endangered Species, not naughty ties and fun

This is a short look at the current state of the world. The best and worst performing countries, right now, when it comes to their role as caregivers for all the mammals out there. Well, for clarity´s sake, the one metric we look at here is how many endangered mammal species various countries have.

Which doesnt mean your country has to suck ass in general if you have more endangered mammals then another nation, but it do mean you suck ass at taking care of your mammals :). (and that your country should rectify the situation).

music of the day
Entrenched by Bleeding through
http://open.spotify.com/track/2rDOztswgNFttJbG8E9l39

bottom 4, the 4 nations with the shameful position of having the most endangered mammals in the world

Indonesia (184), Madagascar (114), Mexico (101), and India (94). 

As a short note, considering Indonesia's global role as an exporter of all sorts of products that all directly relate to the insane amount of endangered animals in the country..

This situation is clearly the fault of not just Indonesia, but of all other nations too. Well, at least the ones that have industries that import products from Indonesia.

Yes, pulp and paper industry, that means that you are still a dangerous, unhealthy and unsustainable global villain (part of you have cleaned up tho and are trying to behave). 


Random failures

China , 73 endangered mammals, Thailand (55), Australia (55), and USA (35).


Top of the world, the nations with the least amount of endangered mammals

United Kingdom 5, endangered mammals 
Germany 
Poland 
Austria (3) 
Finland, 1 endangered mammal. 
Sweden, 1 endangered mammal. 
Hungary 
Slovak 
Jamaica 
Haiti 
American Samoa, 1 endangered mammal. 
Andorra (2) 
Aruba, (2) 
Belgium (2) 
Bahrain (3) 
Bosnia (4) 
Cayman Islands (1) 
Cyprus (5) 
Denmark (2) 
Estonia, 1 endangered mammal. 
Faereo Islands (4) 
French Polynesia - zero endangered mammals. 
Guam (2) 
Hong Kong, 1 endangered mammal. 
Isle of man, 1 endangered mammal. 
Kiribati, 1 endangered mammal. 
Latvia, 1 endangered mammal. 
Monaco (2) 


website version
http://www.anorseview.com/?q=endangeredmammals-iucn-redlist

All data is from the IUCN red lest.

#anorsview  
#iucnredlist  
#photography  
#endangeredspecies  
#sustainability  ___+Michael A Koontz 's post brings so much more awareness to endangered species! 

Don't forget to get your +Elephant Wednesday shots in tomorrow and tag +Diego Cattaneo , +Matthias Haeussler & myself, +Louisa Catharine Forsyth  #elephantwednesday  

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2015-04-21 10:07:39 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday to one of the most amazing women in my life, +Sharon Jeannette ! 

When Friends Become Instant Family 

Wishing you the best birthday Sharon, thank you for being you, the world is a better place with you in it my beautiful friend! 

Captured this in one of my favorite spots in the world, will keep you all guessing where ;-) I love how all the animals and birds live in complete harmony...

Happy birthday to one of the most amazing women in my life, +Sharon Jeannette ! 

When Friends Become Instant Family 

Wishing you the best birthday Sharon, thank you for being you, the world is a better place with you in it my beautiful friend! 

Captured this in one of my favorite spots in the world, will keep you all guessing where ;-) I love how all the animals and birds live in complete harmony...___

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2015-04-21 09:23:19 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Summer Loving 

Hit the ground running from the minute I woke on Sunday until now, a little late for +Jeff Smith 's  #selfiesunday  will make up for it soon Jeff :):)

As it's already feeling like Summer over here, a little #textureblendphotography  number was in order, loving all the wildflowers popping up in abundance in this area!

Happy Tuesday all, hoping the sun is shining your way too...

Raffia and Tagua ecological necklace by Bagaceous® 

Summer Loving 

Hit the ground running from the minute I woke on Sunday until now, a little late for +Jeff Smith 's  #selfiesunday  will make up for it soon Jeff :):)

As it's already feeling like Summer over here, a little #textureblendphotography  number was in order, loving all the wildflowers popping up in abundance in this area!

Happy Tuesday all, hoping the sun is shining your way too...

Raffia and Tagua ecological necklace by Bagaceous® ___

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2015-04-20 19:26:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great share by +Beth Akerman 

This might be of interest to some of my artist friends, includes a link to a sample contract.  
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonborbet/2015/04/16/an-artists-business-guide-to-commissions/___Great share by +Beth Akerman 

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2015-04-20 18:45:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Best shot to see as soon as I logged in now +Beth Akerman super happy you like my cushion designs and that they got to you so quickly <3 

Will email you tomorrow with some more news ;-) 

Happy week all, do stop on over at Beth's profile and see her latest flower macro, it is sheer perfection! 

Dear +Louisa Catharine Forsyth I was so happy when these arrived in the mail yesterday. We just reprainted the table and added the umbrella yesterday and they look great with them. They will be a great addition daily the sumner and for Erik's graduation party at the end of May. Thanks so much! Big hugs! ___Best shot to see as soon as I logged in now +Beth Akerman super happy you like my cushion designs and that they got to you so quickly <3 

Will email you tomorrow with some more news ;-) 

Happy week all, do stop on over at Beth's profile and see her latest flower macro, it is sheer perfection! 

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2015-04-15 14:00:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Still time to get your +Elephant Wednesday shots in, curated by +Matthias Haeussler , +Diego Cattaneo and myself, +Louisa Catharine Forsyth . Looking forward to seeing everyone's posts. 

I am currently working on another project linked to elephants and in memory of Fiela, a baby elephant who I had the pleasure to know for just a few week of her life. We can all make a difference, follow us and be part of it all!

Don't forget to hashtag your photos with: #ElephantWednesday

Still time to get your +Elephant Wednesday shots in, curated by +Matthias Haeussler , +Diego Cattaneo and myself, +Louisa Catharine Forsyth . Looking forward to seeing everyone's posts. 

I am currently working on another project linked to elephants and in memory of Fiela, a baby elephant who I had the pleasure to know for just a few week of her life. We can all make a difference, follow us and be part of it all!

Don't forget to hashtag your photos with: #ElephantWednesday___

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2015-04-15 12:11:49 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Magical Moment  in Knysna, Garden Route, Southern Africa

#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins #wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus #birdphotography   #africa  

Magical Moment  in Knysna, Garden Route, Southern Africa

#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins #wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus #birdphotography   #africa  ___

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2015-04-15 10:22:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

My latest design:  *Transparent Dreams Collection* is out now. The design evolved from a night of insomnia when all my thoughts were focused on how much I wish I was asleep and dreaming in color ;-) 

My latest design:  *Transparent Dreams Collection* is out now. The design evolved from a night of insomnia when all my thoughts were focused on how much I wish I was asleep and dreaming in color ;-) ___

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2015-04-09 08:59:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Now that's the perfect definition of Spring +D Stuart 

I can immediately picture making a metal casting mold in preparation for a pewter soup ladle inspired by this ;) See you have me thinking 24/7 about my lab days again grin 

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A purple Prickly Pear bloom and bud for you :-)
Hope you all are having a great week!___Now that's the perfect definition of Spring +D Stuart 

I can immediately picture making a metal casting mold in preparation for a pewter soup ladle inspired by this ;) See you have me thinking 24/7 about my lab days again grin 

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2015-04-08 16:09:38 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-07 07:28:11 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Beautiful capture by +Craig Szymanski love the reflections...

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Reflections at Frog Creek in Terra Ceia, FL

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson___Beautiful capture by +Craig Szymanski love the reflections...

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2015-04-07 06:59:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I love this sis, you are more than awesome +Cher Ferroggiaro ! <3 

And +Stefan du Bois proud of you both! 

Take a moment to visually take in the world around you through the eyes of Cher Ferroggiaro___I love this sis, you are more than awesome +Cher Ferroggiaro ! <3 

And +Stefan du Bois proud of you both! 

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2015-04-05 12:37:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Deep heartfelt moment seeing this shot dear +Marie Hélène Visconti 

Wishing you all a special #sentimentalsunday I will be curating over the next few days as the net here is still diabolically slow :) 

Will keep on sharing your posts until Wednesday, so lots of time to get your +Sentimental Sunday Theme shots in! 

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I wish you a marvelous Sunday. Sad joy haïku

Litlle gold digger
Tiny hands shaking my heart
The sand flows away

Petit chercheur d'or
Ses mains tendres secouent mon coeur
Et le sable s'envole

Things around her fate are turning so sour that I can't fully enjoy the marvelous moments I spend with her.

For #sentimentalsunday  by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth ___Deep heartfelt moment seeing this shot dear +Marie Hélène Visconti 

Wishing you all a special #sentimentalsunday I will be curating over the next few days as the net here is still diabolically slow :) 

Will keep on sharing your posts until Wednesday, so lots of time to get your +Sentimental Sunday Theme shots in! 

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2015-04-04 12:27:30 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Never lose sight of your child! 

Spring is in full swing here and I couldn't wait to add that extra touch add to it ;-) Easter thoughts ran rampant over my back garden shot!

Wishing you all a relaxing Saturday <3

Never lose sight of your child! 

Spring is in full swing here and I couldn't wait to add that extra touch add to it ;-) Easter thoughts ran rampant over my back garden shot!

Wishing you all a relaxing Saturday <3___

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2015-04-04 08:40:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

'Monochrome Beach Day' now online... 

Captured at Boulders Beach, Simonstown, RSA

#monochrome   #monochromephotography   #birdphotography  

'Monochrome Beach Day' now online... 

Captured at Boulders Beach, Simonstown, RSA

#monochrome   #monochromephotography   #birdphotography  ___

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2015-04-03 19:16:57 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Many thanks to JLM who shot this of me, feels more like Summer here than Spring! 

Happy Easter weekend to all of you who celebrate it and to everyone else, have a great weekend too! <3

Many thanks to JLM who shot this of me, feels more like Summer here than Spring! 

Happy Easter weekend to all of you who celebrate it and to everyone else, have a great weekend too! <3___

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2015-04-03 19:12:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+Beth Akerman is not only a phenomenal photographer and fabulous book creator, she is also one of my favorite jewelry designers! 

Do check out her latest work which I love, all comments to Beth's original post. 

+Louisa Catharine Forsyth you inspired me to make my first piece in about two months. ___+Beth Akerman is not only a phenomenal photographer and fabulous book creator, she is also one of my favorite jewelry designers! 

Do check out her latest work which I love, all comments to Beth's original post. 

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2015-03-25 17:19:14 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  ___

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2015-03-25 17:17:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Totally loving it +Mikko Tyllinen and still contemplating your advice on which phone ;-) 

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~ Moment before dark ~

Photomanipulation of my  paintig on mobile

:)___Totally loving it +Mikko Tyllinen and still contemplating your advice on which phone ;-) 

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2015-03-25 07:29:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

What do you carry in your bag?! ;)

Bagaceous® Best Moments Happen When They Are Unplanned

Our bags are now available to buy online and we ship worldwide.

Any questions, do feel free to ask below in comments, we are always happy to hear from you! Or mail us on: info@bagaceous-designs.com

All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability. They are washable, feature original artwork on both sides and a sturdy 1" wide cotton webbing strap for comfortably carrying over your shoulder.

Sizes available in:

"13 x 13"  *$18.00*

"16 x 16"  *$22.00*

"18 x 18"  *$24.00*

Suitable as great gifts, or for yourself, we use ours for shopping, lugging our laptops around, weekend bags and more!

#bags   #shoppingbags   #shoponline   #designer   #bagaceous  ___What do you carry in your bag?! ;)

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2015-03-24 11:37:09 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Sometimes When One Least Expects It Spring Breaks Through!

Happy Tuesday all, make it a good one, think happy <3




#positivity   #flowers   #textureblendphotography   #selfie  

Sometimes When One Least Expects It Spring Breaks Through!

Happy Tuesday all, make it a good one, think happy <3




#positivity   #flowers   #textureblendphotography   #selfie  ___

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2015-03-23 11:18:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

+Bagaceous® 

Where fashion, models, photographers and jewelry meet up! 

We love candid quick shots of our +Bagaceous® models after runway shows, many thanks to P.Baz for this one of Eva, direct from NYC! ___+Bagaceous® 

Where fashion, models, photographers and jewelry meet up! 

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2015-03-23 09:29:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

+Michael A Koontz is always spot on with his way of thinking! 

An exceptional friend who you should follow if you don't know him as yet, do check out his work and words...

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Coffee vs Sugar, MMA cage fight
A Healthy Lifestyle - Your Fitness Tribe


Or as i also call it, when stars make love



For many, coffee and sugar represents two superpowers emerged in an unholy alliance. But, just what makes this combo tick, and what is actually what. How does it affect your health and every day life. To find out the answer, we signed a contract with the previous couple to face off inside the octagon to determine who´s top dog and what they do to our bodies. 


In the blue corner, Sugar 

Pro´s: Sweet and petite, and pretty white. 

Cons: Increases body fat, rots your teeth, makes you age prematurely, increases diabetes and cancer and Alzheimer risk. Does not provide fuel for strength or endurance - and does not provide sufficient brain juice. 
Natures crack even makes you crave an endless array of more sugar when you eat it. That explanation comes down to our past cave men and hunter, gatherer lives - evolutionarily, our mesolimbic pathway reinforced that all the sweet things in nature provided a healthy source of carbohydrates (rich on easy to use energy and calories) for our bodies. While other taste sensations like sour meant far less desirable things. So, the more you eat, the more your dopamine and other neuro pathway signals needs to get triggered. 

Which, ultimately is why it is so easy for people to over eat on junk food and why it feels so hard for so many to eat less junk food, not to mention to keep eating healthy food and say no to cookies, ice cream, soda, candy and sweets. Another reason why it initially feels hard to cut down on junk food is that a lot of people tend to get depressed when they start eating less sugar. This is however just temporary, sort of like a crack addict suffering withdrawal problems. 

No, this is not just an issue for us Homo Sapiens, in a recent study, by Victor Mangabeira and colleagues, published in "Physiology & Behavior" it is reported that rats who had been trained to press a button to drink water, once exposed to sugar in the water pressed the button many more times than the rats that only had access to pure water. 


In the red trunks, Coffee 


Pro´s: Wonderful scent,toned, trimmed and athletic. and to boot, all pretty black. 

Coffee also provides wonderful warmth and real energy for mind, body, strength and endurance. 
It protects against cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson’s, diabetes and obesity. 
It aids your muscles and mind with real energy, creating a double whammy of good stuff for people that also keep physically active, all good and positive things for creativity, strength, fat burn and endurance. It is also a positive influence for your mood thanks to how it affects the production of some of our natural hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine. 

Coffee have also been shown to protect against Multiple sclerosis (MS) which is a degenerative neurological disease. 


Cons: It might make you sleep poorly if you drink it too late since it takes as much as 8 hours for coffee to lose its positive hold on your body. 


Mutual con
 

Yes, there is one mutual big disadvantage to both. 
The industry producing both sugar and coffee rarely takes care of the planet that provides their revenue, nor the health of their workers. 
But in both cases, we the consumers can of course demand far better behavior from the producers by the shopping choices we make. 


Conclusion


Skip sugar - always. 
And get down with pure black coffee 4 to 5 times per day :). And, if your sweet tooth crave a sweet sensation, try some organic honey in your coffee.

website version
http://www.anorseview.com/?q=sugarvscoffee-march2015

#anorseview  
#healthyliving  
#healthyfood  
#coffeelovers  
#photography  ___+Michael A Koontz is always spot on with his way of thinking! 

An exceptional friend who you should follow if you don't know him as yet, do check out his work and words...

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2015-03-23 07:40:24 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Paintography 'Postcard From Paradise for my awesome friend +Daniel Sjostrom whose birthday it is today! Thank you for so many years of smiles :):)

Missing this beautiful part of Spain which was home to me before moving further into "civilization"

Wishing you all the best start to your week, make it a productive one!







#paintography   #flowers   #naturephotography   #seaside  
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#europeanphotography : +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Janusz Brakoniecki +Michael Muraz +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers  +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist+Rolf ... more »

Paintography 'Postcard From Paradise for my awesome friend +Daniel Sjostrom whose birthday it is today! Thank you for so many years of smiles :):)

Missing this beautiful part of Spain which was home to me before moving further into "civilization"

Wishing you all the best start to your week, make it a productive one!







#paintography   #flowers   #naturephotography   #seaside  
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#europeanphotography : +European Photo curated by +Susanne Ramharter +Janusz Brakoniecki +Michael Muraz +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers  +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth
#naturemonday : +NatureMonday curated by +Jen Baptist +Rolf Hicker___

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2015-03-22 15:56:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

+Bagaceous® is now on G+ and Twitter too, leave your links on the Fan Page to be followed back <3

One of a Kind statement necklaces are our main focus at Bagaceous® this season! #womaninbiz #Swarovski #jewelry

Many thanks to those of you who have joined us over on Twitter recently, we are posting here on Google + at last too! If you tweet, leave your Twitter id below and we will look you up! 

Looking forward to connecting with you on +Bagaceous® page <3___+Bagaceous® is now on G+ and Twitter too, leave your links on the Fan Page to be followed back <3

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2015-03-22 08:59:23 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Spring Fever 

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday, finally the torrential rain has gone. Yesterday it literally looked like "Gorillas In The Mist" from home. Could not see one of the mountains we are surrounded by! 

Sun's out, make it a good day whatever you plan to do <3

+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers   #flowersphotography   #spring #paintography   #nature  

Spring Fever 

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday, finally the torrential rain has gone. Yesterday it literally looked like "Gorillas In The Mist" from home. Could not see one of the mountains we are surrounded by! 

Sun's out, make it a good day whatever you plan to do <3

+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers   #flowersphotography   #spring #paintography   #nature  ___

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