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Shelly Gunderson

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Love taking photos and learning more about photography!

Occupation: Part time Photographer who wishes it was Full Time (Photographer)

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kimberton pemberly44,954  *it's a hamburger party and you're all invited* Are we ready to wear some meat.. LadyGaGa style??  Take a photo of yourself, your cat, your dog.. your fish.. whatever floats your boat and paste that hamburger hat somewhere on the photo! This is all for Gilmar! Let's make her smile that huge gorgeous smile that we all love to see.  Lets get her hamburger hat all over the interwebs! If you don't want to wear the hamburger hat, any photo or happy dedication for her would be fantastical.  Use the hashtag *#HamburgersForGilmar* here is the download link from +Mark Rodriguez if you would like to use the original hamburger hat in your photo:: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ptju6wztncnxbp/hamburger-hat.png?dl=0 thanks for your participation, everyone!  :) WE LOVE YOU GILMAR!!!!!HAMBURGERS FOR GILMAR2016-02-19 15:00:0089  
Heidi Anne Morris66,632#birdweekend NOVEMBER ! 21st & 22nd Please post some pictures of birds (feathers not flesh) ! :)  Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night *MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTO* No limit to the amount of images. *PLEASE try NOT to post whole albums at once* This is a weekend long event open to all. There will be another event 3rd weekend in December if you miss out on this one. _(this event will run every third weekend of the month)_ *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS*  Share with us *:)) it's #birdweekend on Google Plus  You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag   #birdweekend  (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly there - BUT - if you use the   #birdweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them)  :)))  IT'S BIRD WEEKEND ON GOOGLE PLUS2015-11-21 10:00:0040  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,272,765We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0086  

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2016-03-24 12:33:11 (50 comments; 33 reshares; 612 +1s)Open 

Continuing on with my celebration of Spring even though today feels more like winter.  This is an older image and I am not sure if we will have views like this, this year because right now everything is covered in snow!  We had about an inch last night.  Crazy weather.  This is a Dusky Wing Butterfly on Lilac and is part of one of my original Collections called Beautiful Butterflies which has lots of posts about various types of butterflies, mostly in Kansas but some exotic ones as well.  Hope you will check it out.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!



#butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #macro   #naturephotos   #naturelovers   #macrophotography   #duskywing  

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2016-03-19 15:18:42 (41 comments; 35 reshares; 443 +1s)Open 

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Morning!  I am back home and working on Collections again.  I have several new ones that I need to move posts into.  It's a fun process going through old photos and posts and organizing but takes some time.  Be sure to check back now and then if you visit any that have no posts or only a few.
This image is going in my new Sights of Spring Collection.  I got to view these early as they were part of a gift.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #red   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography  

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2016-03-24 12:33:11 (50 comments; 33 reshares; 612 +1s)Open 

Continuing on with my celebration of Spring even though today feels more like winter.  This is an older image and I am not sure if we will have views like this, this year because right now everything is covered in snow!  We had about an inch last night.  Crazy weather.  This is a Dusky Wing Butterfly on Lilac and is part of one of my original Collections called Beautiful Butterflies which has lots of posts about various types of butterflies, mostly in Kansas but some exotic ones as well.  Hope you will check it out.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!



#butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #macro   #naturephotos   #naturelovers   #macrophotography   #duskywing  

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2016-05-01 14:24:33 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  where we want to see your photos of ANYTHING steamy you like.  Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I love it all so please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them.  Let's see your steamy shots!
My image for today is another Garden Railway Fun image.  This is a Live Steam Climax locomotive that a friend of mine owns.  The detail is quite cool in this small locomotive.  It runs on Butane and water.  At the end of the month I will be going to play steam trains with these guys again and looking forward to getting some new images.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!




#gardenrailway   #livesteam   #locomotive   #steam   #train   #railroad   #steamengine  

Hi all, it's #steamysunday  where we want to see your photos of ANYTHING steamy you like.  Co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I love it all so please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them.  Let's see your steamy shots!
My image for today is another Garden Railway Fun image.  This is a Live Steam Climax locomotive that a friend of mine owns.  The detail is quite cool in this small locomotive.  It runs on Butane and water.  At the end of the month I will be going to play steam trains with these guys again and looking forward to getting some new images.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!




#gardenrailway   #livesteam   #locomotive   #steam   #train   #railroad   #steamengine  ___

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2016-04-30 14:02:52 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

#tulipsaturday  +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham +Eustace James 

Hi all!  A dreary day today but we are getting much needed rain so I won't complain too much.  :-)  To brighten up the day, here is a lovely group of tulips that I was able to photograph in Wamego, Kansas.  Wamego is the spot for tulips in our state.Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowersphotography   #macro   #macrophotography  

#tulipsaturday  +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham +Eustace James 

Hi all!  A dreary day today but we are getting much needed rain so I won't complain too much.  :-)  To brighten up the day, here is a lovely group of tulips that I was able to photograph in Wamego, Kansas.  Wamego is the spot for tulips in our state.Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowersphotography   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-29 15:19:29 (28 comments; 0 reshares; 144 +1s)Open 

#fridaysarebokehlicious  

It's This Way

Hi all!  Having a crazy day today.   These daisies are blooming in my garden right now.  Well, actually some have escaped the garden and are beside the pond and in the grass.  I can't remember what type of Daisy, it's not a Shasta.  Anyway, I am posting this for my Bokeh Loving Peeps today, +Dylan Johnson ,  +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn , +Leo Deegan +John Balboni +John Getchel ,  +Winnie Young , and +Art through the Aperture Photography .  Hope you all enjoy it and have a great start to your weekend!




#floralfriday   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #bokeh   #macro   #macrophotography   #daisy  

#fridaysarebokehlicious  

It's This Way

Hi all!  Having a crazy day today.   These daisies are blooming in my garden right now.  Well, actually some have escaped the garden and are beside the pond and in the grass.  I can't remember what type of Daisy, it's not a Shasta.  Anyway, I am posting this for my Bokeh Loving Peeps today, +Dylan Johnson ,  +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn , +Leo Deegan +John Balboni +John Getchel ,  +Winnie Young , and +Art through the Aperture Photography .  Hope you all enjoy it and have a great start to your weekend!




#floralfriday   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #bokeh   #macro   #macrophotography   #daisy  ___

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2016-04-28 12:23:57 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

#beethursday  

Hi everyone!  I was able to get this bee image this past weekend.  I finally am seeing lots of honey bees, the one must have passed on the info that the Salvia was blooming and a good spot.  It's good to see them again.  I got this image of this one heading in for a drink of nectar.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#bees   #honeybees   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography  

#beethursday  

Hi everyone!  I was able to get this bee image this past weekend.  I finally am seeing lots of honey bees, the one must have passed on the info that the Salvia was blooming and a good spot.  It's good to see them again.  I got this image of this one heading in for a drink of nectar.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#bees   #honeybees   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-27 12:26:52 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  Well we dodged the severe storms where I live thank goodness, the very eastern part of our town got some but most of it went even further east or west.  I did not want large hail.  
So I have a hand to play for #newbirdpoker  curated by +Phil Armishaw with weekly curator +Jim Robertson .  
The theme is Ducks and I hit two of the sub themes: Multicolored and Flying.  This is an image I was able to capture of some ducks in flight at Squaw Creek Refuge in Missouri.  I was very pleased to capture them in focus.  I don't know what type they are but loved the colors on their wings.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#waterbirdwednesday   #waterbird   #duck   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #birdsinflight   #birds  

Hi all!  Well we dodged the severe storms where I live thank goodness, the very eastern part of our town got some but most of it went even further east or west.  I did not want large hail.  
So I have a hand to play for #newbirdpoker  curated by +Phil Armishaw with weekly curator +Jim Robertson .  
The theme is Ducks and I hit two of the sub themes: Multicolored and Flying.  This is an image I was able to capture of some ducks in flight at Squaw Creek Refuge in Missouri.  I was very pleased to capture them in focus.  I don't know what type they are but loved the colors on their wings.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#waterbirdwednesday   #waterbird   #duck   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #birdsinflight   #birds  ___

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2016-04-26 12:49:23 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

+TransportTuesday +Gene Bowker +Annie Irving 

Hi all!  It's been a while since I had something to play in this theme.  I worked an event at the Historical Society this weekend.  Before things got busy I was able to take a carriage ride pulled by two lovely Percheron horses of which you can see the rear end on one in this shot.  I tried to do a bit of an artsy shot.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day.  If you are in the Central Plains area like me, stay safe and out of the hail today.



#horse   #shadow   #transportation   #transport  

+TransportTuesday +Gene Bowker +Annie Irving 

Hi all!  It's been a while since I had something to play in this theme.  I worked an event at the Historical Society this weekend.  Before things got busy I was able to take a carriage ride pulled by two lovely Percheron horses of which you can see the rear end on one in this shot.  I tried to do a bit of an artsy shot.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day.  If you are in the Central Plains area like me, stay safe and out of the hail today.



#horse   #shadow   #transportation   #transport  ___

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2016-04-25 12:31:19 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

#macromonday  

Morning!  My Columbine is blooming.  This is one that I bought last year and it came back though a bit small.  I am guessing that's due to the lack of rain though we got quite the downpour last night.  Anyway, I got this shot the other day close up of a bloom.  I love the shape of them.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#flowers   #flowerphotography   #columbine   #macrophotography   #macro  

#macromonday  

Morning!  My Columbine is blooming.  This is one that I bought last year and it came back though a bit small.  I am guessing that's due to the lack of rain though we got quite the downpour last night.  Anyway, I got this shot the other day close up of a bloom.  I love the shape of them.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#flowers   #flowerphotography   #columbine   #macrophotography   #macro  ___

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2016-04-24 14:00:01 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

Hello, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots!  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy because we love ANYTHING steamy from mist off a lake to steam off your coffee.  Let's see those steamy shots!
My image today is another of my Garden Railway Live Steam locomotives pulling a load of logs on our friends layout.  This is a 2 cylinder Shay type locomotive that runs on Butane and water.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#steam   #steamtrain   #train   #railroad   #steamengine   #gardenrailway   #livesteamlocomotive  

Hello, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots!  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy because we love ANYTHING steamy from mist off a lake to steam off your coffee.  Let's see those steamy shots!
My image today is another of my Garden Railway Live Steam locomotives pulling a load of logs on our friends layout.  This is a 2 cylinder Shay type locomotive that runs on Butane and water.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#steam   #steamtrain   #train   #railroad   #steamengine   #gardenrailway   #livesteamlocomotive  ___

2016-04-23 14:09:58 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  Photos like the Tulip one I shared this morning and other flowers or spring images can be found in this Collection.  Hope you will decide to check it out and the other Collections I have like:

Dragonflies< Mantis, Spiders and More: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/ce0fSB
I Love Animals: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4dlfSB
I Love Bees: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QO4cMB
Beauty Around Me: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/8sJfSB

and several more.  I shoot a wide variety of things so usually there is something for everyone.  Thanks!

Hi all!  Photos like the Tulip one I shared this morning and other flowers or spring images can be found in this Collection.  Hope you will decide to check it out and the other Collections I have like:

Dragonflies< Mantis, Spiders and More: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/ce0fSB
I Love Animals: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4dlfSB
I Love Bees: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QO4cMB
Beauty Around Me: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/8sJfSB

and several more.  I shoot a wide variety of things so usually there is something for everyone.  Thanks!___

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2016-04-23 14:02:00 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Morning!  Going to be a lovely warm day here, 80 F even though Spring is not far under way.  Most of my tulips did not bloom well this year, I think because we have been so dry.  This is one that I got in an arrangement from my sis-in-law and is one of my favorite colors for tulips so of course it had to be photographed.  Hope you enjoy it and have a lovely day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #spring2016   #spring   #macro   #macrophotography  

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Morning!  Going to be a lovely warm day here, 80 F even though Spring is not far under way.  Most of my tulips did not bloom well this year, I think because we have been so dry.  This is one that I got in an arrangement from my sis-in-law and is one of my favorite colors for tulips so of course it had to be photographed.  Hope you enjoy it and have a lovely day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #spring2016   #spring   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-22 12:35:53 (37 comments; 20 reshares; 427 +1s)Open 

#earthday  

This is an older image that I never shared but I thought it was appropriate for today.  Today is designated as Earth Day but we should be thinking about it every day.  I was able to witness a Monarch migration through my yard a few years back.  It was literally an awe inspiring event and I hope to see it one day soon again.  When I plant these days I think about what is good for butterflies, bees and birds around us.  I transplanted a couple of milkweed plants last year of the type that Monarchs survive on due to the road construction would destroy them, and I was happy to see that both of them survived, they are very difficult to relocate.  As we encroach on their land we need to help them as best we can.  I hope you enjoy the image and that you think about having Earth Day every day.



#monarch   #butterfly   #butterflies   #nature  #naturephot... more »

#earthday  

This is an older image that I never shared but I thought it was appropriate for today.  Today is designated as Earth Day but we should be thinking about it every day.  I was able to witness a Monarch migration through my yard a few years back.  It was literally an awe inspiring event and I hope to see it one day soon again.  When I plant these days I think about what is good for butterflies, bees and birds around us.  I transplanted a couple of milkweed plants last year of the type that Monarchs survive on due to the road construction would destroy them, and I was happy to see that both of them survived, they are very difficult to relocate.  As we encroach on their land we need to help them as best we can.  I hope you enjoy the image and that you think about having Earth Day every day.



#monarch   #butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #monarchmigration  ___

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2016-04-21 12:49:17 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

+Bee Thursday  #beethursday  

Morning!  My Salvia is blooming quite well this Spring and the bees have been enjoying it quite a lot.  I finally have seen several Honey Bees and that's what I was photographing yesterday so hopefully got a good image from that.  For now, this is the first Bumble Bee image I was able to get for this year.  He was busily enjoying the blooms this past weekend.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bumblebee   #bee   #salvia   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #purple   #purplicious  

+Bee Thursday  #beethursday  

Morning!  My Salvia is blooming quite well this Spring and the bees have been enjoying it quite a lot.  I finally have seen several Honey Bees and that's what I was photographing yesterday so hopefully got a good image from that.  For now, this is the first Bumble Bee image I was able to get for this year.  He was busily enjoying the blooms this past weekend.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bumblebee   #bee   #salvia   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #purple   #purplicious  ___

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2016-04-20 12:43:03 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

#wildlifewednesday  

Hi all!  We got more rain!  Need more still but we are getting nice soaking ones and not downpours so I am happy.  Bring on those May flowers.  My image today is of a little guy I saw while biking on the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota.  This little Chipmunk had stopped for a bite to eat so I snapped a shot.  There were a couple of them running around the rest area and moving so fast it was difficult to get a capture.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!




#chipmunk   #animals   #nature   #naturephotography   #rodent   #animalphotography  

#wildlifewednesday  

Hi all!  We got more rain!  Need more still but we are getting nice soaking ones and not downpours so I am happy.  Bring on those May flowers.  My image today is of a little guy I saw while biking on the Mickelson Trail in South Dakota.  This little Chipmunk had stopped for a bite to eat so I snapped a shot.  There were a couple of them running around the rest area and moving so fast it was difficult to get a capture.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!




#chipmunk   #animals   #nature   #naturephotography   #rodent   #animalphotography  ___

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2016-04-19 12:53:43 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

#treetuesday  +Ralph Mendoza +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson 

Hi all!  These trees are very common in my area of Kansas, they almost grow like weeds.  I actually purposely planted this one and have watched it grow.  It is in danger now due to some road construction in our area and not having it totally on our property.  Sigh, who knew back in the day when we lived in the county that we would now be in the city and they would develop the area so much.  It's a long painful story.  Anyway, this is a Redbud Tree in full bloom last week.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#trees   #treesphotography   #redbud   #kansas   #spring   #spring2016  

#treetuesday  +Ralph Mendoza +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson 

Hi all!  These trees are very common in my area of Kansas, they almost grow like weeds.  I actually purposely planted this one and have watched it grow.  It is in danger now due to some road construction in our area and not having it totally on our property.  Sigh, who knew back in the day when we lived in the county that we would now be in the city and they would develop the area so much.  It's a long painful story.  Anyway, this is a Redbud Tree in full bloom last week.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#trees   #treesphotography   #redbud   #kansas   #spring   #spring2016  ___

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2016-04-18 12:55:19 (27 comments; 3 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

#macromonday  

Morning!  It's raining!  Woohoo!  we are so dry and have not had a significant rain in weeks!  Not sure how much but my reserve tank to water with is about 3/4 full so yay!
My image for today is one that I got this weekend.  I saw this guy on a wooden retaining wall.  When I researched what it is, I believe it's an Eastern Tent Caterpillar which I believe is also known as a Bag Worm.  It must have fallen out of the trees.  They are kind of neat looking though rather destructive.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#caterpillar   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   

#macromonday  

Morning!  It's raining!  Woohoo!  we are so dry and have not had a significant rain in weeks!  Not sure how much but my reserve tank to water with is about 3/4 full so yay!
My image for today is one that I got this weekend.  I saw this guy on a wooden retaining wall.  When I researched what it is, I believe it's an Eastern Tent Caterpillar which I believe is also known as a Bag Worm.  It must have fallen out of the trees.  They are kind of neat looking though rather destructive.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#caterpillar   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   ___

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2016-04-17 14:21:09 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 63 +1s)Open 

Hi, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope to see your steamy shots today!  Please tag us and he theme so we can find them as we enjoy seeing ANYTHING steamy you like.  Let's see those steamy shots today!
My image today is of my Garden Railway locomotive 361 on our friend's elevated track.  It's almost time to play trains there again this year.  The steam power for this locomotive is produced by butane and water.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day.



#steam   #steamtrain   #steamlocomotive   #gardenrailway   #train   #railroad   #steamengine  

Hi, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I hope to see your steamy shots today!  Please tag us and he theme so we can find them as we enjoy seeing ANYTHING steamy you like.  Let's see those steamy shots today!
My image today is of my Garden Railway locomotive 361 on our friend's elevated track.  It's almost time to play trains there again this year.  The steam power for this locomotive is produced by butane and water.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day.



#steam   #steamtrain   #steamlocomotive   #gardenrailway   #train   #railroad   #steamengine  ___

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2016-04-16 23:20:05 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Hi all!  Posting late today.  I was out of town doing prep stuff for steam trains, it's that time of year again!  Anyway, this is an older image of some lovely Tulip blooms from a bit of a different perspective than usual.  My Tulips aren't as abundant as usual this year, I think because it's so dry.  Hope you enjoy the image and that you are having a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #spring   #spring2016   #macro   #macrophotography  

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Hi all!  Posting late today.  I was out of town doing prep stuff for steam trains, it's that time of year again!  Anyway, this is an older image of some lovely Tulip blooms from a bit of a different perspective than usual.  My Tulips aren't as abundant as usual this year, I think because it's so dry.  Hope you enjoy the image and that you are having a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #spring   #spring2016   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-15 13:32:44 (45 comments; 17 reshares; 342 +1s)Open 

#fridaysarebokehlicious  

Hi all!  I was able to photograph my first butterfly of the season this past weekend.  One of the small Cotton Square Borer's was enjoying the Salvia blooms and I was able to get a shot of it.  Mostly creamy bokeh with a bit of yellow Daffodil bokeh thrown in for my fellow bokeholics.  Giving a call out to +Leo Deegan +John Balboni +Dylan Johnson +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn +Winnie Young +John Getchel 
Hope everyone enjoys the image and that you have a great day!




#butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #hqspmacro   #macro   #macrophotography   #cottonsquareborer   #flowers   #salvia   #btpmacropro  

#fridaysarebokehlicious  

Hi all!  I was able to photograph my first butterfly of the season this past weekend.  One of the small Cotton Square Borer's was enjoying the Salvia blooms and I was able to get a shot of it.  Mostly creamy bokeh with a bit of yellow Daffodil bokeh thrown in for my fellow bokeholics.  Giving a call out to +Leo Deegan +John Balboni +Dylan Johnson +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn +Winnie Young +John Getchel 
Hope everyone enjoys the image and that you have a great day!




#butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #hqspmacro   #macro   #macrophotography   #cottonsquareborer   #flowers   #salvia   #btpmacropro  ___

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2016-04-14 13:15:29 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

#beethursday  

Hi all!  So I saw my first bee of the season over the weekend and even got a Bee Butt in flight shot.  I am not sure if it's a Honey Bee, it seemed a bit darker striped so if I am wrong, please correct.  It was enjoying the blossoms of the Red Bud trees in my backyard.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bees   #honeybees   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016  

#beethursday  

Hi all!  So I saw my first bee of the season over the weekend and even got a Bee Butt in flight shot.  I am not sure if it's a Honey Bee, it seemed a bit darker striped so if I am wrong, please correct.  It was enjoying the blossoms of the Red Bud trees in my backyard.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!


#bees   #honeybees   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016  ___

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2016-04-13 12:33:47 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Hi everyone.  I felt like starting the day off with some happy Daffodils.  I am tired today and I thought these would help wake me up.  :-)  These were some mini Daffodils that were in an arrangement I received from my sis-in-law.  Hope you enjoy and have a great day!



#daffodils   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #yellow   #macro   #macrophotography  

Hi everyone.  I felt like starting the day off with some happy Daffodils.  I am tired today and I thought these would help wake me up.  :-)  These were some mini Daffodils that were in an arrangement I received from my sis-in-law.  Hope you enjoy and have a great day!



#daffodils   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #yellow   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-12 12:28:11 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

Morning all!  So I am seeing insects around these days although today we had a freeze and probably stressed the heck out of everything.  Sigh.  I saw this Argus Tortoise Beetle on my Mum that is starting to come up already even though it doesn't flower in the fall.  I was able to get a more head on shot of it too but I must have startled it and it tucked in it's antennae so I liked this image better.  Hope you enjoy it as well and have a great day!



#beetle   #insects   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography   #argustortoisebeetle   

Morning all!  So I am seeing insects around these days although today we had a freeze and probably stressed the heck out of everything.  Sigh.  I saw this Argus Tortoise Beetle on my Mum that is starting to come up already even though it doesn't flower in the fall.  I was able to get a more head on shot of it too but I must have startled it and it tucked in it's antennae so I liked this image better.  Hope you enjoy it as well and have a great day!



#beetle   #insects   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography   #argustortoisebeetle   ___

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2016-04-11 12:28:38 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Morning!  This image is shared in part to promote one of my more unique Collections.  My Kansas is Not Just Flat is a collection of views from my current home state.  Since I like in the Flint Hills, it is not flat at all though some parts of the state are.  In Spring ranchers and also Konza Prairie burn off the old grass.  This stimulates new growth which comes on quickly as the black soil warms up the burned areas much faster than the dry grass covered areas.  Studies have been done on Konza with Bison to show that they seek out the burned areas as their favorite grazing places.  It also keeps down the woody shrubs and Cedars that grow like weeds and keeps the grassland more predominant.  It gets quite smokey in the air during this time though and I thought this image showed what you can witness even while just driving on I-70 through the state.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a greatday!
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Morning!  This image is shared in part to promote one of my more unique Collections.  My Kansas is Not Just Flat is a collection of views from my current home state.  Since I like in the Flint Hills, it is not flat at all though some parts of the state are.  In Spring ranchers and also Konza Prairie burn off the old grass.  This stimulates new growth which comes on quickly as the black soil warms up the burned areas much faster than the dry grass covered areas.  Studies have been done on Konza with Bison to show that they seek out the burned areas as their favorite grazing places.  It also keeps down the woody shrubs and Cedars that grow like weeds and keeps the grassland more predominant.  It gets quite smokey in the air during this time though and I thought this image showed what you can witness even while just driving on I-70 through the state.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#landscape   #landscapephotography   #kansas   #fire   #prairie   #rural  +Landscape Photography Community ___

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2016-04-10 15:38:54 (15 comments; 8 reshares; 190 +1s)Open 

Hi!  It's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots of ANYTHING steamy you like, we like it all!  Let's see those steamy shots today and please be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them.
My image for today goes back to my favorite, the Cumbres & Toltec that runs through Colorado and New Mexico.  Here is our train on one of our excursions sitting in Antonito, Colorado getting ready to pull out for our ride.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#steam   #steamtrain   #steamlocomotive   #train   #railway   #railroad   #cumbresandtoltec   #colorado  

Hi!  It's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your steamy shots of ANYTHING steamy you like, we like it all!  Let's see those steamy shots today and please be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them.
My image for today goes back to my favorite, the Cumbres & Toltec that runs through Colorado and New Mexico.  Here is our train on one of our excursions sitting in Antonito, Colorado getting ready to pull out for our ride.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#steam   #steamtrain   #steamlocomotive   #train   #railway   #railroad   #cumbresandtoltec   #colorado  ___

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2016-04-09 14:05:25 (21 comments; 3 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Let Your Light Shine

Hi all!  I got this image in Wamego, KS the tulip capital for my area.  :-)  I can rarely come up with titles but when deciding what to post this morning this one just popped into my head.  I love how it looked like it was lit up from the sun.  Hope you enjoy the image as well and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #yellow   #spring   #spring2016   #macro   #macrophotography  

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Let Your Light Shine

Hi all!  I got this image in Wamego, KS the tulip capital for my area.  :-)  I can rarely come up with titles but when deciding what to post this morning this one just popped into my head.  I love how it looked like it was lit up from the sun.  Hope you enjoy the image as well and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #yellow   #spring   #spring2016   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-08 12:33:04 (29 comments; 3 reshares; 132 +1s)Open 

#FridaysareBokehlicious   #floralfriday  

Hi all!  This image is from one of my oldest Collections called Lovely Flower Macros which has a lot of followers so thanks so much!  I wish you could put them in 2 Collections at once as this is also a Sight of Spring mainly.  Anyway, this is my Speedwell plant in bloom.  Love it's little blue flowers and apparently so do the ants as there was an ant in just about every photo I took of the flowers that day.  This is also for my bokeh loving peeps, +Robin Griggs Wood hope you are doing well, +John Balboni +Leo Deegan +Dylan Johnson +Winnie Young +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn And +Art through the Aperture Photography .  Hope you all enjoy the image and have a great day!





#flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016   #speedwell   #blue   #bokeh   #ant +FloralFriday ... more »

#FridaysareBokehlicious   #floralfriday  

Hi all!  This image is from one of my oldest Collections called Lovely Flower Macros which has a lot of followers so thanks so much!  I wish you could put them in 2 Collections at once as this is also a Sight of Spring mainly.  Anyway, this is my Speedwell plant in bloom.  Love it's little blue flowers and apparently so do the ants as there was an ant in just about every photo I took of the flowers that day.  This is also for my bokeh loving peeps, +Robin Griggs Wood hope you are doing well, +John Balboni +Leo Deegan +Dylan Johnson +Winnie Young +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn And +Art through the Aperture Photography .  Hope you all enjoy the image and have a great day!





#flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016   #speedwell   #blue   #bokeh   #ant  +FloralFriday ___

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2016-04-07 12:30:50 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 79 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  My image today is to promote another new Collection called Skipper Sightings.  Love these little guys, they seem quite social as I notice several of my images of them have at least a couple together on the same flower.  I have yet to see any this year but hopefully they will be around soon.  I caught these 2 enjoying a Zinnia bloom on a past summer.  Hope you enjoy them and check out the Collection and have a great day!



#skipper   #butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography  

Hi all!  My image today is to promote another new Collection called Skipper Sightings.  Love these little guys, they seem quite social as I notice several of my images of them have at least a couple together on the same flower.  I have yet to see any this year but hopefully they will be around soon.  I caught these 2 enjoying a Zinnia bloom on a past summer.  Hope you enjoy them and check out the Collection and have a great day!



#skipper   #butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-06 13:26:26 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

#waterbirdwednesday   #newbirdpoker  

Hi all!  Sharing this image today to promote another of my new Collections called Birds In the Wild.  I realize they are all "in the wild" but these are birds that I don't see every day out the window of my home.  They are birds I usually have to make an effort to see.  This example is of 2 Coots that I was able to capture at Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge in Missouri a while back.  These 2 fit the Bird Poker theme from +Marilyn Benham this week but with only 2 matches this time, White On it Somewhere and Identical Pair.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#waterbirds   #birds   #birdphotography   #coot   #squawcreek   #nature   #naturephotography   #missouri  

#waterbirdwednesday   #newbirdpoker  

Hi all!  Sharing this image today to promote another of my new Collections called Birds In the Wild.  I realize they are all "in the wild" but these are birds that I don't see every day out the window of my home.  They are birds I usually have to make an effort to see.  This example is of 2 Coots that I was able to capture at Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge in Missouri a while back.  These 2 fit the Bird Poker theme from +Marilyn Benham this week but with only 2 matches this time, White On it Somewhere and Identical Pair.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#waterbirds   #birds   #birdphotography   #coot   #squawcreek   #nature   #naturephotography   #missouri  ___

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2016-04-05 12:57:15 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  I decided to share this image from a while back today to highlight a new Collection of mine called Dragonflies, Mantis, Spiders and More.  It's a Collection of all the small beautiful and interesting things of nature I have been able to photograph.  I saw my first Dragonfly of the season on Saturday.  Unfortunately I couldn't get a shot.  This is an older image of a Damselfly.  Hope you enjoy it and check out the other images in the Collection.  Have a great day!




#damselfly   #insects   #nature   #naturephotography   #macro   #naturephotos   #macrophotography  

Hi all!  I decided to share this image from a while back today to highlight a new Collection of mine called Dragonflies, Mantis, Spiders and More.  It's a Collection of all the small beautiful and interesting things of nature I have been able to photograph.  I saw my first Dragonfly of the season on Saturday.  Unfortunately I couldn't get a shot.  This is an older image of a Damselfly.  Hope you enjoy it and check out the other images in the Collection.  Have a great day!




#damselfly   #insects   #nature   #naturephotography   #macro   #naturephotos   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-04-04 12:45:53 (24 comments; 1 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

#newbirdpoker  created by +Phil Armishaw and curated this week by +Marilyn Benham 

Morning!  Decided to play in the Bird Poker game.  It's rare when I have a decent shot.  This one hits several of the requirements: On a Branch, Female, Tail Down, Red or White on it Somewhere, Tufted and Bokeh Background.  I may have gotten all of the requirements.  Wow.  Anyway, this female Cardinal had a piece of grape that my in-laws were providing and is perching in their Ornamental Pear tree.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #naturephotography   #nature   #spring   #spring2016   #cardinals   #femalecardinal  

#newbirdpoker  created by +Phil Armishaw and curated this week by +Marilyn Benham 

Morning!  Decided to play in the Bird Poker game.  It's rare when I have a decent shot.  This one hits several of the requirements: On a Branch, Female, Tail Down, Red or White on it Somewhere, Tufted and Bokeh Background.  I may have gotten all of the requirements.  Wow.  Anyway, this female Cardinal had a piece of grape that my in-laws were providing and is perching in their Ornamental Pear tree.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #naturephotography   #nature   #spring   #spring2016   #cardinals   #femalecardinal  ___

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2016-04-03 14:31:36 (43 comments; 22 reshares; 454 +1s)Open 

Morning, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your images of ANYTHING steamy you like, we enjoy it all.  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them and let's see those steamy shots today!
My image for today goes back to Rollag, Minnesota and locomotive 353 hitting the turntable to be put away in the roundhouse for the night.  It's a manual turntable and if they balance it right only takes 2 people to move.  It was quite interesting to watch them get it in the correct place.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!  It's going to be almost steamy here with highs in the mid 70F s.




#railroad   #steam   #steamtrain   #steamlocomotive   #train   #rollag   #minnesota   #WMSTR  

Morning, it's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see your images of ANYTHING steamy you like, we enjoy it all.  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them and let's see those steamy shots today!
My image for today goes back to Rollag, Minnesota and locomotive 353 hitting the turntable to be put away in the roundhouse for the night.  It's a manual turntable and if they balance it right only takes 2 people to move.  It was quite interesting to watch them get it in the correct place.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!  It's going to be almost steamy here with highs in the mid 70F s.




#railroad   #steam   #steamtrain   #steamlocomotive   #train   #rollag   #minnesota   #WMSTR  ___

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2016-04-02 14:29:06 (27 comments; 2 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Morning all!  I made a trip to Wamego, KS this week which is home to an old Dutch Mill and has a Tulip festival every year.  The Tulips are starting to bloom early due to our warm weather and this is one of the images I was able to get of them.  The large groups of blooming Tulips was just so lovely to see.  Someday I hope to travel to where they grow them for flower companies to see the vast rows of them.  For now this is pretty lovely as well.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #spring   #spring2016   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macrophotography   #macro  

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Morning all!  I made a trip to Wamego, KS this week which is home to an old Dutch Mill and has a Tulip festival every year.  The Tulips are starting to bloom early due to our warm weather and this is one of the images I was able to get of them.  The large groups of blooming Tulips was just so lovely to see.  Someday I hope to travel to where they grow them for flower companies to see the vast rows of them.  For now this is pretty lovely as well.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #spring   #spring2016   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macrophotography   #macro  ___

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2016-04-01 12:40:32 (20 comments; 2 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

#Fridaysarebokehlicious   #floralfriday  

Morning!  I was in Missouri last weekend and they actually get rain.  This is an image of a few blooms in rain from my in-law's Weeping Cherry.  I liked the pinky creamy bokeh, hope my fellow #bokeholics  do too.  Giving a shot out to +Dylan Johnson +Robin Griggs Wood , +Leo Deegan , +John Balboni , +Nicole H , +Elizabeth Hahn ,+Art through the Aperture Photography , +John Getchel and +Winnie Young .  Hope everyone enjoys the image and that you have a great day and great start to your weekend.  Also, this image is going in my Sights of Spring Collection.  Hope you will check it out.



#flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016   #pink   #weepingcherry  

#Fridaysarebokehlicious   #floralfriday  

Morning!  I was in Missouri last weekend and they actually get rain.  This is an image of a few blooms in rain from my in-law's Weeping Cherry.  I liked the pinky creamy bokeh, hope my fellow #bokeholics  do too.  Giving a shot out to +Dylan Johnson +Robin Griggs Wood , +Leo Deegan , +John Balboni , +Nicole H , +Elizabeth Hahn ,+Art through the Aperture Photography , +John Getchel and +Winnie Young .  Hope everyone enjoys the image and that you have a great day and great start to your weekend.  Also, this image is going in my Sights of Spring Collection.  Hope you will check it out.



#flowers   #flowerphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016   #pink   #weepingcherry  ___

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2016-03-31 13:48:20 (23 comments; 28 reshares; 91 +1s)Open 

#waterfallwednesday  

Hi all!  Sharing this image this morning to promote another of my Collections called Beautiful US Waterfalls I Have Visited.  As my travels so far have only been in the United States, I decided to make that distinction.  Our country has a lot of very beautiful waterfalls across it in places you might be surprised, I know I was surprised to find there was one here in Kansas very close to me.  It's in the Collection.  Anyway, this is an image from West Virginia of Elekara No. 204 in the Blackwater region.  It was a quite lovely one that I was tipped off to by a fellow G+ photographer.  Another thing I enjoy about G+ is the interaction and willingness to share of the people here.  So I hope you enjoy the image and have a great day and also hope you will check out the rest of the collection!





#waterfalls  #waterfal... more »

#waterfallwednesday  

Hi all!  Sharing this image this morning to promote another of my Collections called Beautiful US Waterfalls I Have Visited.  As my travels so far have only been in the United States, I decided to make that distinction.  Our country has a lot of very beautiful waterfalls across it in places you might be surprised, I know I was surprised to find there was one here in Kansas very close to me.  It's in the Collection.  Anyway, this is an image from West Virginia of Elekara No. 204 in the Blackwater region.  It was a quite lovely one that I was tipped off to by a fellow G+ photographer.  Another thing I enjoy about G+ is the interaction and willingness to share of the people here.  So I hope you enjoy the image and have a great day and also hope you will check out the rest of the collection!





#waterfalls   #waterfallphotography   #longexposure   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #landscapephotos   #westvirginia   #elekarafalls  +Landscape Photography Community ___

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2016-03-30 14:59:49 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

#wildlifewednesday  

Hi all, busy morning.  Posting late.  I went back in the archives today for this image to share to tell about another of my collections.  I Love Animals is a Collection of photos of animals I have been able to see and photograph.  This new image is one of a cute little chipmunk that I was able to get some shots of because he would pose for me at times.  This was in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Hope you enjoy him and have a great day!  Check out the rest of the Collection when you have time.  :-)




#chipmunk   #animals   #animalphotography   #nature   #wildlife   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos  

#wildlifewednesday  

Hi all, busy morning.  Posting late.  I went back in the archives today for this image to share to tell about another of my collections.  I Love Animals is a Collection of photos of animals I have been able to see and photograph.  This new image is one of a cute little chipmunk that I was able to get some shots of because he would pose for me at times.  This was in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Hope you enjoy him and have a great day!  Check out the rest of the Collection when you have time.  :-)




#chipmunk   #animals   #animalphotography   #nature   #wildlife   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos  ___

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2016-03-29 14:15:34 (29 comments; 3 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

+Grass Tuesday  #grasstuesday  

Hi all!  I have had this image for a while and decided to share it.  It is going in my new Collection called Beauty Around Me which contains images of nature that is lovely in it's natural state.  This is Sea Oats Grass that a friend of ours has.  I darkened up the background a bit to make the grass stand out.  I hope to find and plant some of this grass this year in my yard.  It's quite lovely.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#grass   #nature   #naturephotography   #natural   #macro   #macrophotography   #seaoatgrass  

+Grass Tuesday  #grasstuesday  

Hi all!  I have had this image for a while and decided to share it.  It is going in my new Collection called Beauty Around Me which contains images of nature that is lovely in it's natural state.  This is Sea Oats Grass that a friend of ours has.  I darkened up the background a bit to make the grass stand out.  I hope to find and plant some of this grass this year in my yard.  It's quite lovely.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#grass   #nature   #naturephotography   #natural   #macro   #macrophotography   #seaoatgrass  ___

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2016-03-28 12:59:00 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday 

Hi!  Thought I would continue on with my Spring celebration as that is what I am shooting right now.  :-)  This was actually shot in my in-laws backyard but is going in my new Collection Birds In My Backyard.  The collection contains those birds that we usually see at our feeders in the yard.  This is a Black Capped Chickadee that was sitting still for a moment in my in-law's Ornamental Pear tree that was in lovely bloom despite some rain and pretty cold mornings.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#birds   #birdphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #spring   #spring2016   #blackcappedchickadee  

+Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday 

Hi!  Thought I would continue on with my Spring celebration as that is what I am shooting right now.  :-)  This was actually shot in my in-laws backyard but is going in my new Collection Birds In My Backyard.  The collection contains those birds that we usually see at our feeders in the yard.  This is a Black Capped Chickadee that was sitting still for a moment in my in-law's Ornamental Pear tree that was in lovely bloom despite some rain and pretty cold mornings.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!



#birds   #birdphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #spring   #spring2016   #blackcappedchickadee  ___

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2016-03-27 14:17:38 (28 comments; 34 reshares; 426 +1s)Open 

Morning, even though it doesn't feel like it some places, it's #steamysunday  where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots!  We like ANYTHING steamy so be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find them.  Warm me up with some steamy shots today!  It's Spring but it's been fairly cold here.
My shot for today goes back to my favorite tourist railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec.  Here our train is stopped at Osier so we can have lunch.  I always hurry through lunch to get outside to get shots of the train.  Lunch is always good and is included in the ticket.  We were headed to Chama, New Mexico.  Pretty soon the train headed to Antonito, Colorado will pull in.  This is going in one of my oldest Collections called Great Steam Trains and in the Collection I have an image of the trains sitting at opposite ends of Osier.  Hope you enjoy theimage and h... more »

Morning, even though it doesn't feel like it some places, it's #steamysunday  where co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots!  We like ANYTHING steamy so be sure to tag us and the theme so we can find them.  Warm me up with some steamy shots today!  It's Spring but it's been fairly cold here.
My shot for today goes back to my favorite tourist railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec.  Here our train is stopped at Osier so we can have lunch.  I always hurry through lunch to get outside to get shots of the train.  Lunch is always good and is included in the ticket.  We were headed to Chama, New Mexico.  Pretty soon the train headed to Antonito, Colorado will pull in.  This is going in one of my oldest Collections called Great Steam Trains and in the Collection I have an image of the trains sitting at opposite ends of Osier.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#steam   #steamtrain   #steamlocomotive   #cumbresandtoltec   #railway   #railroad   #train   #colorado  ___

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2016-03-26 17:22:07 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  Posting a bit late.  I am visiting today and then my computer decided it wanted to sleep all day.  Sigh.  This is for another of my new Collections called Shroom Views.  There used to be a Shroom Saturday I think.  Anyway, this is an interesting one the hubster actually spotted first on a stick laying on the ground.  I'd love an ID, +Cell Zealot do you know?  It was quite bright yellow, this is straight out of the camera.  Hope you all enjoy it and have a great day!  Be sure to check out the other neat shrooms in my Collection when you have time!




#funghi   #fungus   #mushrooms   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #yellow  

Hi all!  Posting a bit late.  I am visiting today and then my computer decided it wanted to sleep all day.  Sigh.  This is for another of my new Collections called Shroom Views.  There used to be a Shroom Saturday I think.  Anyway, this is an interesting one the hubster actually spotted first on a stick laying on the ground.  I'd love an ID, +Cell Zealot do you know?  It was quite bright yellow, this is straight out of the camera.  Hope you all enjoy it and have a great day!  Be sure to check out the other neat shrooms in my Collection when you have time!




#funghi   #fungus   #mushrooms   #macro   #macrophotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #yellow  ___

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2016-03-25 13:50:46 (18 comments; 6 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

#FridaysAreBokehlicious   #floralfriday  

Hello!  Another one from my Spring celebration of a lovely group of Daffodils under the River Birch tree.  The peeling bark provided some lovely creamy bokeh.  This one is going in my new Sights of Spring Collection.  Lots of other Spring things to see there so hope you will check it out.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!

Sending it out to fellow bokeholics like +Elizabeth Hahn ,  +Nicole H ,+John Balboni +Winnie Young , +Leo Deegan , +Dylan Johnson < +Art through the Aperture Photography and +John Getchel 



#flowers   #flowerphotography   #daffodils   #spring   #spring2016  

#FridaysAreBokehlicious   #floralfriday  

Hello!  Another one from my Spring celebration of a lovely group of Daffodils under the River Birch tree.  The peeling bark provided some lovely creamy bokeh.  This one is going in my new Sights of Spring Collection.  Lots of other Spring things to see there so hope you will check it out.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!

Sending it out to fellow bokeholics like +Elizabeth Hahn ,  +Nicole H ,+John Balboni +Winnie Young , +Leo Deegan , +Dylan Johnson < +Art through the Aperture Photography and +John Getchel 



#flowers   #flowerphotography   #daffodils   #spring   #spring2016  ___

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2016-03-24 12:33:11 (50 comments; 33 reshares; 612 +1s)Open 

Continuing on with my celebration of Spring even though today feels more like winter.  This is an older image and I am not sure if we will have views like this, this year because right now everything is covered in snow!  We had about an inch last night.  Crazy weather.  This is a Dusky Wing Butterfly on Lilac and is part of one of my original Collections called Beautiful Butterflies which has lots of posts about various types of butterflies, mostly in Kansas but some exotic ones as well.  Hope you will check it out.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!



#butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #macro   #naturephotos   #naturelovers   #macrophotography   #duskywing  

Continuing on with my celebration of Spring even though today feels more like winter.  This is an older image and I am not sure if we will have views like this, this year because right now everything is covered in snow!  We had about an inch last night.  Crazy weather.  This is a Dusky Wing Butterfly on Lilac and is part of one of my original Collections called Beautiful Butterflies which has lots of posts about various types of butterflies, mostly in Kansas but some exotic ones as well.  Hope you will check it out.  Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!



#butterfly   #butterflies   #nature   #naturephotography   #macro   #naturephotos   #naturelovers   #macrophotography   #duskywing  ___

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2016-03-23 13:02:42 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday  

Morning!  Continuing on with the celebration of Spring.  This one is going in my new Wild About Wildflowers Collection.  I took this photo in Pennsylvania last week of some wild Strawberries in bloom.  I am pretty sure I got Poison Ivy while taking this too on my wrist.  There were no leaves yet and I remembering leaning on the ground to get close.  The things we do for our photography.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great Spring day!



#wildflowers   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016  

#wildflowerwednesday  

Morning!  Continuing on with the celebration of Spring.  This one is going in my new Wild About Wildflowers Collection.  I took this photo in Pennsylvania last week of some wild Strawberries in bloom.  I am pretty sure I got Poison Ivy while taking this too on my wrist.  There were no leaves yet and I remembering leaning on the ground to get close.  The things we do for our photography.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great Spring day!



#wildflowers   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016  ___

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2016-03-22 13:10:14 (15 comments; 6 reshares; 113 +1s)Open 

Morning!  I thought I would continue on with a Spring celebration as I am quite Happy it's here.  This image is in my new Collection called Sights of Spring.  My Hyacynths in the yard are blooming as well but this is actually a macro image of one that was a gift from my mom-in-law.  I shot it in the sun on a black felt background.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day and hope you check out the other images in the Collection too.



#flowerpower   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #hyacinth   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016  

Morning!  I thought I would continue on with a Spring celebration as I am quite Happy it's here.  This image is in my new Collection called Sights of Spring.  My Hyacynths in the yard are blooming as well but this is actually a macro image of one that was a gift from my mom-in-law.  I shot it in the sun on a black felt background.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day and hope you check out the other images in the Collection too.



#flowerpower   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #hyacinth   #macro   #macrophotography   #spring   #spring2016  ___

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2016-03-21 13:24:30 (13 comments; 4 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Happy Spring everyone, we made it!  I have been setting up Collections and organizing posts.  So far I have made it through 2 1/2 years of posts so all Collections have at least a few images in them now.  Takes a lot of time but I found it fun to see some of my old photos I shared again.  Hope you will check out my Collections, I think there is something for everyone as lots of different topics.
I captured this image yesterday and it's going in my new Birds in My Backyard Collection.  This is a Goldfinch that appears to be looking and saying Hello!  This appears to be a male changing back to his bright yellow since Spring is here.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #goldfinch   #spring   #spring2016   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos  

Happy Spring everyone, we made it!  I have been setting up Collections and organizing posts.  So far I have made it through 2 1/2 years of posts so all Collections have at least a few images in them now.  Takes a lot of time but I found it fun to see some of my old photos I shared again.  Hope you will check out my Collections, I think there is something for everyone as lots of different topics.
I captured this image yesterday and it's going in my new Birds in My Backyard Collection.  This is a Goldfinch that appears to be looking and saying Hello!  This appears to be a male changing back to his bright yellow since Spring is here.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#birds   #birdsgallery   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #goldfinch   #spring   #spring2016   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos  ___

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2016-03-20 14:42:32 (12 comments; 7 reshares; 168 +1s)Open 

Hello!  It's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots of ANYTHING steamy you like.  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them and let's see those steamy shots!
My image today goes back to the Durango & Silverton Railroad in southwestern Colorado.  Here I caught the train as it makes it's way slowly along the Highline.  This area was made famous in a William Henry Jackson photo and I hope to some day get back there and re-create it.  He took his shot from down near the river.  The D&S Rwy is the sister railroad to the Cumbres & Toltec in a way.  Both operations locomotives came from the same Denver and Rio Grande operation and track for both originally originated in Antonito, Colorado of which the C&T still operates from.  The D&S operates the far western part of remaining track while theC&T o... more »

Hello!  It's #steamysunday  and co-curator +Paul Pavlinovich and I want to see those steamy shots of ANYTHING steamy you like.  Please tag us and the theme so we can find and enjoy them and let's see those steamy shots!
My image today goes back to the Durango & Silverton Railroad in southwestern Colorado.  Here I caught the train as it makes it's way slowly along the Highline.  This area was made famous in a William Henry Jackson photo and I hope to some day get back there and re-create it.  He took his shot from down near the river.  The D&S Rwy is the sister railroad to the Cumbres & Toltec in a way.  Both operations locomotives came from the same Denver and Rio Grande operation and track for both originally originated in Antonito, Colorado of which the C&T still operates from.  The D&S operates the far western part of remaining track while the C&T operates the eastern.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!




#train   #railroad   #railway   #steam   #steamtrain   #steamengine   #steamlocomotive   #colorado   #durangoandsilverton   #narrowgauge  ___

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2016-03-19 15:18:42 (41 comments; 35 reshares; 443 +1s)Open 

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Morning!  I am back home and working on Collections again.  I have several new ones that I need to move posts into.  It's a fun process going through old photos and posts and organizing but takes some time.  Be sure to check back now and then if you visit any that have no posts or only a few.
This image is going in my new Sights of Spring Collection.  I got to view these early as they were part of a gift.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #red   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography  

#tulipsaturday  +Eustace James +Measie Elizabeth +Marilyn Benham 

Morning!  I am back home and working on Collections again.  I have several new ones that I need to move posts into.  It's a fun process going through old photos and posts and organizing but takes some time.  Be sure to check back now and then if you visit any that have no posts or only a few.
This image is going in my new Sights of Spring Collection.  I got to view these early as they were part of a gift.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #red   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-03-18 14:00:41 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

3/18/16
Traveling today so this is posting while I am on the road.  I mentioned I would probably share more from the Magnolia tree on the Geary County Historical Society property and here is one.  I liked the flowers against the bark of the tree.  The rough texture...

3/18/16
Traveling today so this is posting while I am on the road.  I mentioned I would probably share more from the Magnolia tree on the Geary County Historical Society property and here is one.  I liked the flowers against the bark of the tree.  The rough texture...___

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2016-03-17 14:00:21 (25 comments; 11 reshares; 196 +1s)Open 

Hi all!  I am really getting into the Collections!  I like how it's so easy to find a subject you are interested in.  I made another one this morning and will be going through my images to add to it so check back because there is only about 3 posts in there right now.  :-)  It's called I Love Bees
I never appreciated the bees when I was younger because I was stung by several wasps over an eye.  As I have grown older though I have grown to appreciate them for their appearance, they are just so cool and some are so fuzzy up close, and also appreciate them for their importance to our world.  This image is of a Honey Bee at some Apricot Blossoms from last year.  
Since I am traveling tomorrow and can't play in #fridaysarebokehlicious  this is also for my bokeh loving peeps +Leo Deegan +Dylan Johnson +John Balboni +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn +Art through the AperturePhotography a... more »

Hi all!  I am really getting into the Collections!  I like how it's so easy to find a subject you are interested in.  I made another one this morning and will be going through my images to add to it so check back because there is only about 3 posts in there right now.  :-)  It's called I Love Bees
I never appreciated the bees when I was younger because I was stung by several wasps over an eye.  As I have grown older though I have grown to appreciate them for their appearance, they are just so cool and some are so fuzzy up close, and also appreciate them for their importance to our world.  This image is of a Honey Bee at some Apricot Blossoms from last year.  
Since I am traveling tomorrow and can't play in #fridaysarebokehlicious  this is also for my bokeh loving peeps +Leo Deegan +Dylan Johnson +John Balboni +Nicole H +Elizabeth Hahn +Art through the Aperture Photography and +Winnie Young .  Hope it is OK to play a day early.  Hope you all enjoy the image and have a great day!




#bees   #honeybees   #nature   #naturephotos   #naturephotography   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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2016-03-16 13:55:58 (26 comments; 23 reshares; 192 +1s)Open 

#waterfallwednesday  

Hi all!  I've been playing with Collections and started another which this photo is going into.  It's called Beautiful US Waterfalls I have Visited.  I'm gathering up photos I have taken in the states I have visited of their beautiful waterfalls large and small.  Hope you'll take a look soon.  I will be adding to it this morning.
This is an image of a small one in Pennsylvania.  It's fitting as that is where I am at the moment and it is also very close to where I am at the moment, Carlisle, PA.  I did a bit of a long exposure on this image to create the milky look.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!




#waterfalls   #waterfallphotography   #pennsylvania   #longexposure   #landscapephotos   #landscape   #landscapephotography  

#waterfallwednesday  

Hi all!  I've been playing with Collections and started another which this photo is going into.  It's called Beautiful US Waterfalls I have Visited.  I'm gathering up photos I have taken in the states I have visited of their beautiful waterfalls large and small.  Hope you'll take a look soon.  I will be adding to it this morning.
This is an image of a small one in Pennsylvania.  It's fitting as that is where I am at the moment and it is also very close to where I am at the moment, Carlisle, PA.  I did a bit of a long exposure on this image to create the milky look.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!




#waterfalls   #waterfallphotography   #pennsylvania   #longexposure   #landscapephotos   #landscape   #landscapephotography  ___

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2016-03-15 15:32:37 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 70 +1s)Open 

#treetuesday  +Ralph Mendoza +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson 

Hello!  This image is also part of my new Collection called My Kansas Is Not Just Flat.  Views of things I find to be inspiring and interesting in a state I am not always fond of.  
Spring has really sprung in Kansas already even though it's officially not here for over a week.  This is a Magnolia tree that is on the Geary County Historical Society property that was blooming last week.  It is right by the Starke House, a historical home that the Society owns and displays in the period when the original owners lived there.  I thought the tree was very lovely so decided to share it for the theme.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  


#trees   #magnolia   #floweringtree   #kansas   #spring   #spring2016  

#treetuesday  +Ralph Mendoza +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson 

Hello!  This image is also part of my new Collection called My Kansas Is Not Just Flat.  Views of things I find to be inspiring and interesting in a state I am not always fond of.  
Spring has really sprung in Kansas already even though it's officially not here for over a week.  This is a Magnolia tree that is on the Geary County Historical Society property that was blooming last week.  It is right by the Starke House, a historical home that the Society owns and displays in the period when the original owners lived there.  I thought the tree was very lovely so decided to share it for the theme.  Hope you enjoy it and have a great day!  


#trees   #magnolia   #floweringtree   #kansas   #spring   #spring2016  ___

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2016-03-14 17:45:06 (16 comments; 9 reshares; 217 +1s)Open 

#macromonday  

Hi all!  Posting late today, I was out visiting this morning plus catching up on sleep after traveling and the time change.  :-)
My image for today is of a tulip in an arrangement of bulbs that is the 3rd set of a gift my sis-in-law got me for Christmas.  I had no idea what color the tulips would be and they turned out to be this lovely yellow with red accents.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography  

#macromonday  

Hi all!  Posting late today, I was out visiting this morning plus catching up on sleep after traveling and the time change.  :-)
My image for today is of a tulip in an arrangement of bulbs that is the 3rd set of a gift my sis-in-law got me for Christmas.  I had no idea what color the tulips would be and they turned out to be this lovely yellow with red accents.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!



#tulips   #tulipsphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography  ___

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