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Bette Kauffman

Bette Kauffman 

Photographer, teacher, accidental but glad mom, wannabee singer, aspiring artist.

Occupation: Professor of Communication, Photographer, Episcopal Deacon

Followers: 25,753

Cream of the Crop: 05/31/2012

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Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,722There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00296  
Bette Kauffman25,753And it won't be so cold in December, right? Well, regardless, +Bette Kauffman is coming to town--God willing and some nut doesn't set fire to the infrastructure again! So it's photowalk time. Calling all Chicago and vicinity photogs. Hope you can join me. We'll gather at the Bean for the obligatory group shot there, and I want to check out what has transpired with the construction that was underway in Millenium Park last time I was there. After that, I'm easy. We can go anywhere y'all are inspired to go, including back up to this beach where Tom and I were freezing our tushes back in March 2013.It really was cold that day....2014-12-20 17:00:002  
Bette Kauffman25,753@115907986192399529711 is coming to Chicago! Will arrive some time Friday Sept. 26 and be ready for a photowalk Saturday. I have us meeting at The Bean, but if anyone has a better idea, I'm game. I'll be staying in Club Quarters Hotel in The Loop, but I'm comfortable using CTA to get about anywhere I want to go. If you can't join in until lunch time or after, we can make that work too. I'll have to head back to my hotel room by 4 p.m. to get ready for the opera. Y'all get this on your calendar, now!Chicago in September!2014-09-27 17:00:003  
Bette Kauffman25,753Yes, Bette Kauffman is coming to Chicago! Opera Friday and Saturday evening, photowalk Saturday, home Sunday. Meet me at The Bean (Cloud Gate to the purists). If the weather cooperates, I plan to be out until about 4:30 p.m. If the weather is nasty (seems a real possibility this year), we'll head up to the conservatory and feast our lenses on orchids and such. Or go anywhere else protected from the elements y'all might suggest. I'm easy to please! Join me for all or part of the day. (Yes, that's @107400819855192601582 in the photo.)The Chicago-in-March photowalk is on!2014-03-08 17:00:007  
Bette Kauffman25,753Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Jeff Smith60,982Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Isabelle Fortin27,332Whatever 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 05:30:00144  

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2017-05-16 01:38:53 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Ooops! I think we missed our train!

Hey, #drinkandclickCHI +Drink and Click ™ Chicago +Lauri Novak, slight change in plans. I am coming to Chicago in June, but not the last weekend as I thought. I'm thinking the 23rd & 24th, but the 16th & 17th is also possible. Which is better for a Drink & Click?


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2017-04-30 03:09:59 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

At #DrakesCreekBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest. Although a common species, this is my first photo. I have never before seen a dragonfly hang perfectly perpendicular under a leaf like this. 

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2017-04-30 03:09:59 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

At #DrakesCreekBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest. Although a common species, this is my first photo. I have never before seen a dragonfly hang perfectly perpendicular under a leaf like this. 

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2017-05-22 02:45:14 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The dusty gray-green of these leaves and the "sagebrush" moniker makes me think this is more of a desert plant than a mountain plant. Or maybe a high plateau? Am I right, +Bob Danley? Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Macro of Sagebrush Bluebells (Mertensia oblongifolia) tubular flowers. Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman

Natural History Notes: There are 21 native species of Bluebells in the U.S. (Brandenburg 2010). Sagebrush Bluebells is the most widespread of the nine different Bluebells found in Montana (Lesica 2012).
The genus Mertensia honors Franz Carl Mertens who was a German botanist specializing in algae (Wikipedia).

Indexed by: #BD_Mertensia_oblongifolia___The dusty gray-green of these leaves and the "sagebrush" moniker makes me think this is more of a desert plant than a mountain plant. Or maybe a high plateau? Am I right, +Bob Danley? Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-05-22 02:40:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

A marveous macro by +Sabeena LoBello for #wildflowerwednesday. Thanks, Sabeena!

"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."
-- Albert Einstein
#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___A marveous macro by +Sabeena LoBello for #wildflowerwednesday. Thanks, Sabeena!

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2017-05-22 02:39:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Have some knock-your-eyes-out blue, courtesy of +Kati Lust! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Hepatica nobilis - Common hepatica


For #WildFlowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Have some knock-your-eyes-out blue, courtesy of +Kati Lust! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-05-17 03:27:47 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Save the Last Dance for Me

I encountered this Spider Lily (Hymenocallis liriosome) in the swampy edge of Lake Chicot in #ChicotStatePark near Ville Platte, La. The other plants in the cluster all had two or three blooms, but I loved this one with just one fresh bloom surrounded by spent blooms. These beauties grow in real muck and these were also at water's edge. I had on ankle high hiking boots, so getting closer or circling around for another angle was not an option.

And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Thursday I'm heading south to spend a few days at the BBBB, which is short for an annual event hosted by my botanist friend in the southwest corner of the state. It stands for "Birds, Butterflies, Bogs and Baygalls." Can't wait. Should come home with lots of stuff for #wildflowerwednesday! In the meantime, be sure to share your wildflowers in their... more »

Save the Last Dance for Me

I encountered this Spider Lily (Hymenocallis liriosome) in the swampy edge of Lake Chicot in #ChicotStatePark near Ville Platte, La. The other plants in the cluster all had two or three blooms, but I loved this one with just one fresh bloom surrounded by spent blooms. These beauties grow in real muck and these were also at water's edge. I had on ankle high hiking boots, so getting closer or circling around for another angle was not an option.

And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Thursday I'm heading south to spend a few days at the BBBB, which is short for an annual event hosted by my botanist friend in the southwest corner of the state. It stands for "Birds, Butterflies, Bogs and Baygalls." Can't wait. Should come home with lots of stuff for #wildflowerwednesday! In the meantime, be sure to share your wildflowers in their natural habitat and tag me, +Bette Kauffman.
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2017-05-16 14:39:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

We Don't Make Them Like We Used To

For #joinindaily LOOKS OLD, by +Johnny Wills.

We Don't Make Them Like We Used To

For #joinindaily LOOKS OLD, by +Johnny Wills.___

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2017-05-16 04:38:29 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The color of these phlox has them popping out of my screen! Gorgeous, +Sabeena LoBello. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

"I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
-- Claude Monet

#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___The color of these phlox has them popping out of my screen! Gorgeous, +Sabeena LoBello. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-05-16 04:36:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

What a wonderful smokey pink color! Why do we love hairy flowers so much? Shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Bob Danley.

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) is my contribution to #wildflowerwednesday hosted by +Bette Kauffman. This species can be found from the Upper Midwest westward into Washington. Found growing in a variety of upland habitats.

Indexed by: #BD_Geum_triflorum___What a wonderful smokey pink color! Why do we love hairy flowers so much? Shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Bob Danley.

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2017-05-16 04:34:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Dazzling white blooms! Thanks +Kati Lust for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday.

Anemone nemorosa - Wood anemone



#WildFlowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Dazzling white blooms! Thanks +Kati Lust for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-05-16 04:31:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Another beautiful combination! Shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Naturpunkt by Gina M.. Thanks!

The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed, and its edible flower °•ԑ̮̑♦̮̑ɜ。 can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. In herbalism, a decoction of cornflower is effective in treating conjunctivitis, and as a wash for tired eyes. 127 Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas, and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings.

The cornflower is also the symbol for motor neurone disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. In the past it often grew as a weed in cornfields (in the broad sense of the word "corn", referring to grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats), hence its name. It is now endangered in its native habitat by agricultural intensification, particularly over-use of herbicides, destroying its habitat. It is also, however, through introduction as an ornamental plant in gardens and a seed contaminant in crop seeds, now naturalised in many other parts of the world, including North America and parts of Australia.

Due to its traditional association with Germany, the cornflower has been made the official symbol of the annual German-American Steuben Parade.
In France the Bleuet de France is the symbol of the 11th November.

After the unification of Germany in 1871, it went on to become a symbol of the country as a whole. For this reason, in Austria the blue cornflower is a political symbol for pan-German and rightist ideas. Members of the Freedom Party wore it at the opening of the Austrian parliament in 2006.r 1918 armistice and, as such, a common symbol for veterans (especially the now defunct poilus of World War I), similar to the Remembrance poppies worn in the United Kingdom and in Canada.

[wikipedia]



#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman
#myfpod +My Fav Pic of the Day +Trudy Grossman
#flowercolors #+//flower colors// +angelic labru
#BTPFlowerPro+BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +*** +Sonya Murray +Wayne Lu
#thebestongphotography and for +The Best on G Photography -page
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah and +f.a. fiebig

#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy, +Massimo Marengo, +Tomoaki Matsushita, +Thomas Welborn and +Naghmeh Khadembashi

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
#fotoamateur +Fotoamateur +Remo Primatesta +Markus Landsmann +Britta Rogge
#colormeweekly +Rosie Nixon +Betty Manousos
#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +Ajay Hatti
#WoodenWednesday +Wooden Wednesday +Jennifer Landa +Stefan Bittner +Jan Lindenberg

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday curated by +Mehdia Ridder

#naturpunkt #editible #plants #naturephotography #information #Austria

___Another beautiful combination! Shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Naturpunkt by Gina M.. Thanks!

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2017-05-16 04:29:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

What a lovely combination! Shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Susan Hamrick. Thanks, Susan.

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman

Slender Phlox among the Prickly Pear Cacti near Sedona, AZ___What a lovely combination! Shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Susan Hamrick. Thanks, Susan.

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2017-05-16 01:38:53 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Ooops! I think we missed our train!

Hey, #drinkandclickCHI +Drink and Click ™ Chicago +Lauri Novak, slight change in plans. I am coming to Chicago in June, but not the last weekend as I thought. I'm thinking the 23rd & 24th, but the 16th & 17th is also possible. Which is better for a Drink & Click?


Ooops! I think we missed our train!

Hey, #drinkandclickCHI +Drink and Click ™ Chicago +Lauri Novak, slight change in plans. I am coming to Chicago in June, but not the last weekend as I thought. I'm thinking the 23rd & 24th, but the 16th & 17th is also possible. Which is better for a Drink & Click?
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2017-05-16 01:25:21 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Dune

It is slowly sinking in. I just finished my last semester of full time teaching. I have a half-time job only from now through the end of July. The next chapter--an exciting, new chapter--begins. More to come, people, more to come!!

Haven't shared anything with #landscapephotoraphy +Landscape Photography in a coon's age.... +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji & +Dorma Wiggin.

Dune

It is slowly sinking in. I just finished my last semester of full time teaching. I have a half-time job only from now through the end of July. The next chapter--an exciting, new chapter--begins. More to come, people, more to come!!

Haven't shared anything with #landscapephotoraphy +Landscape Photography in a coon's age.... +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji & +Dorma Wiggin.___

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2017-05-15 19:03:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

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2017-05-10 04:10:46 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Yellow Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum)

This amazing wild orchid is on the official Louisiana rare plants list. In addition to the two in this photo, this spot deep in the woods on the bank of a creek yielded five plants, all in bloom. They were very hard to get to. We had to go down a steep bank, cross the creek, and climb a steep bank to get to them. But, oh, was it worth it!

This woods is on #FortPolk land adjacent to the #KisatchieNationalForest. I was with my botanist friend who runs a B&B along with his wife down near Fort Polk. He used to work for the Army assessing damage to the Kisatchie due to military training exercises and identifying rare plants area throughout the forest and on Fort Polk land so that damaging those habitats could be avoided. So he had been to this site before and he know how to get permission for us to go there. It was a serious... more »

Yellow Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum)

This amazing wild orchid is on the official Louisiana rare plants list. In addition to the two in this photo, this spot deep in the woods on the bank of a creek yielded five plants, all in bloom. They were very hard to get to. We had to go down a steep bank, cross the creek, and climb a steep bank to get to them. But, oh, was it worth it!

This woods is on #FortPolk land adjacent to the #KisatchieNationalForest. I was with my botanist friend who runs a B&B along with his wife down near Fort Polk. He used to work for the Army assessing damage to the Kisatchie due to military training exercises and identifying rare plants area throughout the forest and on Fort Polk land so that damaging those habitats could be avoided. So he had been to this site before and he know how to get permission for us to go there. It was a serious hike but, again, so worth it.

And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. I have been overwhelmed in these closing weeks of the semester, but it will be over soon. This coming Saturday I will call the names at commencement for the last time. Whew! And then I'll be able to give more time to #wildflowerwednesday once again. But in the meantime, come on and share you wildflowers in their natural habitat. I'll get to them eventually!___

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2017-05-04 17:17:43 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Trillium--one of my faves! Many thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday. Goethe was on to something.

"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Trillium--one of my faves! Many thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday. Goethe was on to something.

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2017-05-04 17:15:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

What a gorgeous shade of magenta in this wild geranium so beautifully captured by +Susan Hamrick! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman
(Wild Geranium) ___What a gorgeous shade of magenta in this wild geranium so beautifully captured by +Susan Hamrick! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-05-04 16:53:56 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Long-Tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

At #AllenAcres for #joinindaily Black & Orange, by +Johnny Wills. Yes, the butterfly is mostly gray, but please note the black spots!

Long-Tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

At #AllenAcres for #joinindaily Black & Orange, by +Johnny Wills. Yes, the butterfly is mostly gray, but please note the black spots!___

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2017-05-04 03:31:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Isn't it cool that violets aren't always violet? This lovely shot by +Bob Danley reminds me that I saw a white violet in southwestern Louisiana when I was down there about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

An early season violet, Nuttall's Violet (Viola nuttallii), has a wonderful rich yellow flower color. Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman

Indexed by: #BD_Viola_nuttallii___Isn't it cool that violets aren't always violet? This lovely shot by +Bob Danley reminds me that I saw a white violet in southwestern Louisiana when I was down there about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-05-04 02:09:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Such sweet little posies, shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Kati Lust. Thanks, Kati!

Tussilago farfara - Coltsfoot



#wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Such sweet little posies, shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Kati Lust. Thanks, Kati!

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2017-05-03 23:50:51 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday


#wordlessonwednesday
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2017-05-03 22:36:48 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Beach Walking

On the #EmeraldCoast for #joinindaily The Tide Is Out by +Johnny Wills, purveyor of daily fun photo themes.

Beach Walking

On the #EmeraldCoast for #joinindaily The Tide Is Out by +Johnny Wills, purveyor of daily fun photo themes.___

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2017-05-02 03:06:43 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Will & Me, Easter, 2011

One of my faves of me and my son for #joinindaily A Beautiful Photo by +Johnny Wills. 

Will & Me, Easter, 2011

One of my faves of me and my son for #joinindaily A Beautiful Photo by +Johnny Wills. ___

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2017-04-30 03:12:11 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

At #DrakesCreekBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest. Although a common species, this is my first photo. I have never before seen a dragonfly hang perfectly perpendicular under a leaf like this. 

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

At #DrakesCreekBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest. Although a common species, this is my first photo. I have never before seen a dragonfly hang perfectly perpendicular under a leaf like this. ___

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2017-04-30 03:09:59 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

At #DrakesCreekBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest. Although a common species, this is my first photo. I have never before seen a dragonfly hang perfectly perpendicular under a leaf like this. 

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)

At #DrakesCreekBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest. Although a common species, this is my first photo. I have never before seen a dragonfly hang perfectly perpendicular under a leaf like this. ___

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2017-04-29 18:24:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

No Words

This image was a finalist in March's Historic Landmarks Drink & Click challenge. I'm honored. Thanks, +Drink and Click™ and thanks to my +Drink and Click ™ Chicago peeps who always go out of their way to include me when I'm in town.

No Words

This image was a finalist in March's Historic Landmarks Drink & Click challenge. I'm honored. Thanks, +Drink and Click™ and thanks to my +Drink and Click ™ Chicago peeps who always go out of their way to include me when I'm in town.___

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2017-04-29 16:32:56 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Sunshine on My Shoulder

A Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) in a natural area on Fort Polk land for #joinindaily At Least 40% Yellow, another fun theme by +Johnny Wills.


Sunshine on My Shoulder

A Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) in a natural area on Fort Polk land for #joinindaily At Least 40% Yellow, another fun theme by +Johnny Wills.
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2017-04-28 18:15:11 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)

A wild orchid in the #KisatchieNationalForest for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson & +Eustace James.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik, +Stephen Thackeray & +Sandrine Berjonneau.

And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Wayne Lu, +Iva Pas Photography, +Francine Vanlé, +Patrick Nolan & +Annette Spijker.

Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)

A wild orchid in the #KisatchieNationalForest for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson & +Eustace James.

Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik, +Stephen Thackeray & +Sandrine Berjonneau.

And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Wayne Lu, +Iva Pas Photography, +Francine Vanlé, +Patrick Nolan & +Annette Spijker.___

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2017-04-28 00:40:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Aptly named, +Bob Danley, both Latin and common versions! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Wyoming Kittentails (Besseya wyomingensis) is currently in bloom locally. Bloom is a bit of a misnomer as the terminal spike of flowers lack petals. What is most obvious are the multitudes of purplish stamens.

This plant is named after American botanist Charles E. Bessey (1845-1915). He loved teaching: "This was the work closest to his heart and in this he felt that he had fulfilled a divine commission" (Pool 1915).

Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman

Indexed by: #BD_Besseya_wyomingensis___Aptly named, +Bob Danley, both Latin and common versions! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-04-28 00:35:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Such lovely blossoms! Thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

"Love is a great beautifier."    

-- Louisa May Alcott

#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Such lovely blossoms! Thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-04-26 04:44:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)

As promised: One of the two wild orchids photographed on my recent trip to southwestern Louisiana. This is a small, single flower on a spike. It grows only in bogs, so far as I know. This particular bog does not seem to have a name, so my friend and I decided to call it the Enduro Trail Bog because it is near an enduro trail in the Vernon district of the #KisatchieNationalForest.

And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Since coming back from southwestern Louisiana, I have spent a day doing field trips in Arkansas, so I have a hoard of wildflower photos to work on! Hope your hiking has also been fruitful. Share something tomorrow and tag me, +Bette Kauffman, and #wildflowerwednesday.

Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)

As promised: One of the two wild orchids photographed on my recent trip to southwestern Louisiana. This is a small, single flower on a spike. It grows only in bogs, so far as I know. This particular bog does not seem to have a name, so my friend and I decided to call it the Enduro Trail Bog because it is near an enduro trail in the Vernon district of the #KisatchieNationalForest.

And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Since coming back from southwestern Louisiana, I have spent a day doing field trips in Arkansas, so I have a hoard of wildflower photos to work on! Hope your hiking has also been fruitful. Share something tomorrow and tag me, +Bette Kauffman, and #wildflowerwednesday.___

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2017-04-25 17:31:50 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Calico Pennant (female) (Celithemis elisa)

For #joinindaily DRAGONFLY by +Johnny Wills.

Calico Pennant (female) (Celithemis elisa)

For #joinindaily DRAGONFLY by +Johnny Wills.___

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2017-04-20 05:01:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

A carpet of these would be a sight to behold! Keep looking, +Bob Danley. #wildflowerwednesday will be looking forward to seeing it!

A tsunami of yellow is developing in the Ponderosa Pine understory. I have yet to capture a good wide angle photo of a carpet of Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum) so here is another close-up :-) Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman

Indexed by: #BD_Erythronium_grandiflorum
___A carpet of these would be a sight to behold! Keep looking, +Bob Danley. #wildflowerwednesday will be looking forward to seeing it!

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2017-04-19 23:19:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2017-04-19 23:09:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing this lemony yellow loveliness with #wildflowerwednesday!

"I'd like more of the world go back to being wild."
-- Hayao Miyazaki

#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Thanks to +Sabeena LoBello for sharing this lemony yellow loveliness with #wildflowerwednesday!

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2017-04-19 23:08:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Gorgeous, +Steele Wotkyns! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday and thanks to +Vera Chirkova for the identification, which looks correct to me!

I saw these on Easter Sunday but wanted to post for #wildflowerwednesday organized by +Bette Kauffman ... does anyone know what they are? 🤔___Gorgeous, +Steele Wotkyns! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday and thanks to +Vera Chirkova for the identification, which looks correct to me!

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2017-04-19 23:06:29 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

What could be more awe inspiring than a field of bluebonnets? Next time you're taking the southern route, you need to come through northern Louisiana, +Susan Hamrick! Thanks for this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday.

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman
(Best viewed full screen) ___What could be more awe inspiring than a field of bluebonnets? Next time you're taking the southern route, you need to come through northern Louisiana, +Susan Hamrick! Thanks for this contribution to #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-04-19 23:03:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Thanks to +Kati Lust for this wonderful spot of color. We call this "vetch" and have lots of it here in #wildflowerwednesday Louisiana land!

Vicia cracca



#wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman___Thanks to +Kati Lust for this wonderful spot of color. We call this "vetch" and have lots of it here in #wildflowerwednesday Louisiana land!

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2017-04-19 22:50:12 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Time Will Tell

For #joinindaily by +Johnny Wills, *CIRCULAR."

Time Will Tell

For #joinindaily by +Johnny Wills, *CIRCULAR."___

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2017-04-19 21:42:14 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Goat's Rue (Tephrosia virginiana)

Today is #wildflowerwednesday! And I finally managed to crawl off the sofa to post a photo!

I think the regulars have already posted their contributions today, but this is a reminder anyway. Come on and share your wildflowers in their natural habitat, and be sure to share the story of the shot.

My story: Feeling my age! I shot this yesterday at #CootersBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest on my way home from a day and a half of hiking and identifying plants with my botanist friend in southwestern Louisiana. We spent all Monday, first along Bird Creek on Fort Polk land looking for yellow lady slipper orchids--which we found! Saving that for next week. Fort Polk is contiguous to and uses parts of the Kisatchie for training, but the place where the orchids grow is not part of the national forest, so we had to get permission to go... more »

Goat's Rue (Tephrosia virginiana)

Today is #wildflowerwednesday! And I finally managed to crawl off the sofa to post a photo!

I think the regulars have already posted their contributions today, but this is a reminder anyway. Come on and share your wildflowers in their natural habitat, and be sure to share the story of the shot.

My story: Feeling my age! I shot this yesterday at #CootersBog in the #KisatchieNationalForest on my way home from a day and a half of hiking and identifying plants with my botanist friend in southwestern Louisiana. We spent all Monday, first along Bird Creek on Fort Polk land looking for yellow lady slipper orchids--which we found! Saving that for next week. Fort Polk is contiguous to and uses parts of the Kisatchie for training, but the place where the orchids grow is not part of the national forest, so we had to get permission to go there.

After lunch Monday we went to a bog in a different part of the Kisatchie and found a wild orchid called "rose pogonia." So, folks, in the coming weeks, I'll have incredible wild orchids to share.

Tuesday we went to Drake's Creek bog. The wild orchids that grow there won't bloom until August, but we saw lots of cool stuff anyway. Then Tuesday afternoon I stopped at Cooter's on my way home. The consequence is, I am pretty beat today. Can' wait for this interminable semester to end so I can get to the gym and get back in shape.

Friday? I'm off to the #ArkansasNativePlantSociety meeting where I trust I will see +Eric Hunt and do some field trips Saturday. Can't wait!

BTW, tephrosia is a legume found throughout the pine savannas of Louisiana, but don't let the "bean" identity fool you. All parts of the plant are toxic to people and animals.___

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2017-04-08 04:11:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

You Know You're in Chicago, #3

Ok, I didn't get far with my Chicago Quiz last fall. Time to resume! So here's number 3:

You know you're in Chicago when this will always be the _________________ Building, no matter how many red bullseyes they hang on it.

You Know You're in Chicago, #3

Ok, I didn't get far with my Chicago Quiz last fall. Time to resume! So here's number 3:

You know you're in Chicago when this will always be the _________________ Building, no matter how many red bullseyes they hang on it.___

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2017-04-08 03:37:33 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Curves

For #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Urban & Architecture, curated by +Dmitry Jurkov & +Janusz Bednarski.


Curves

For #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Urban & Architecture, curated by +Dmitry Jurkov & +Janusz Bednarski.
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2017-04-07 04:16:42 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

He he! I'd call this "bed head!" Many thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday, +Sabeena LoBello.

"No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere."
-- Sheryl Crow

#WildflowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___He he! I'd call this "bed head!" Many thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday, +Sabeena LoBello.

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2017-04-07 03:49:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Very interesting plant, +Bob Danley. With a name like "pendulocarpa," the leaning is probably normal! (Think I need a Latin class...) Many thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Dropseed Rockcress (Boechera pendulocarpa) in bloom in sagebrush steppe. The plants I found were all small, less than 6 inches in height. Also, the flowered stems all were leaning. Tough to get everything in focus :-)

Botanical Term associated with this plant: non-auriculate ...lacking "ear-shaped appendage at the base of a leaf" (Lesica 2012).

Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman___Very interesting plant, +Bob Danley. With a name like "pendulocarpa," the leaning is probably normal! (Think I need a Latin class...) Many thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-04-06 04:41:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Bishop Jake spot on.

Bishop Jake spot on.___

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2017-04-05 17:19:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Many thanks to +Kati Lust for this burst of sunshine. Chicory, I'm thinking?! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

For #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman___Many thanks to +Kati Lust for this burst of sunshine. Chicory, I'm thinking?! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-04-05 17:17:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

I have not yet visited the Lady Bird center. Another post-retirement project! Many thanks to +Susan Hamrick for sharing the beauty with #wildflowerwednesday.

#wildflowerwednesday #bluebonnets +Bette Kauffman

We spent yesterday at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX. What an amazing place! ___I have not yet visited the Lady Bird center. Another post-retirement project! Many thanks to +Susan Hamrick for sharing the beauty with #wildflowerwednesday.

2017-04-05 04:03:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to Drink and Click™ March Monthly Challenge - Historic Landmarks.

Added photos to Drink and Click™ March Monthly Challenge - Historic Landmarks.___

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2017-04-03 13:34:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

I so agree with +Bob Danley here! The coolest things can be in unexpected and common places. Many thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday and so sorry I have been missing in action lately!

Recent wildflowers blooming in the neighborhood: Yellow Bell (Fritillaria pudica) surrounding Small-flower Woodland-Star (Lithophragma parviflorum) .
It's amazing what can be found close to home. A small patch of native vegetation can be outperforming (in terms of early bloom) much larger swaths of public land due to topography and inclination to the sun! Go out and discover :-)
Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman___I so agree with +Bob Danley here! The coolest things can be in unexpected and common places. Many thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday and so sorry I have been missing in action lately!

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2017-03-24 04:59:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Rise Above

Packed, mostly ready, hoping for better weather than my December 2016 visit!


Rise Above

Packed, mostly ready, hoping for better weather than my December 2016 visit!
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2017-03-22 01:11:08 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

I cannot see violets without remembering my mom and the many bouquets of violets I picked for her when I was a kid! RIP, mom! And welcome to #wildflowerwednesday tomorrow.

I am super busy and tomorrow evening will be driving home from a recruiting trip on behalf of my university, but I'll get to your wildflower shares at some point! These little beauties were scattered across the woodland floor on my last outing with my camera on February 24. 

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

I cannot see violets without remembering my mom and the many bouquets of violets I picked for her when I was a kid! RIP, mom! And welcome to #wildflowerwednesday tomorrow.

I am super busy and tomorrow evening will be driving home from a recruiting trip on behalf of my university, but I'll get to your wildflower shares at some point! These little beauties were scattered across the woodland floor on my last outing with my camera on February 24. ___

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