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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: 25,831

Cream of the Crop: 05/31/2012

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Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,585There 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 Kauffman25,831And 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 Kauffman25,831@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 Kauffman25,831Yes, 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 Kauffman25,831Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Jeff Smith61,248Welcome 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 Fortin27,331Whatever 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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2017-01-25 04:10:20 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

Having Fun Freezing Your Tush for a Cause

Cupid's Undie Run in Chicago in February for #joinindaily Laughter/Smiling, by +Johnny Wills. This annual event raises funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation.


Most reshares: 5

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2017-01-13 02:24:01 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 155 +1s; )Open 

Heart in the Middle

For #joinindaily In The Middle by +Johnny Wills.


Most plusones: 155

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2017-01-13 02:24:01 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 155 +1s; )Open 

Heart in the Middle

For #joinindaily In The Middle by +Johnny Wills.


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2017-02-20 03:44:46 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Among the Vineyards

For #joinindaily *Inside a House of Worship," by +Johnny Wills.


Among the Vineyards

For #joinindaily *Inside a House of Worship," by +Johnny Wills.
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2017-02-16 04:30:54 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

My and My Son

Delighted to share an oldie but goodie for #joinindaily PARENT & CHILD, by +Johnny Wills. Wow! It's been at least two weeks since I had a minute to join in!!


My and My Son

Delighted to share an oldie but goodie for #joinindaily PARENT & CHILD, by +Johnny Wills. Wow! It's been at least two weeks since I had a minute to join in!!
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2017-02-16 04:18:01 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This image beckons me to pick a bouquet for the breakfast table! Wonderful scene, +Susan Hamrick. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman
(Common Yarrow and Clover, BC)___This image beckons me to pick a bouquet for the breakfast table! Wonderful scene, +Susan Hamrick. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-02-16 04:14:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

I am swooning over this gorgeous giant "fountain" of purple! Is that a zebra swallowtail enjoying it as well, +Bob Danley? I can't be sure. Lovely scene! Thanks for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday .

The purplish "fountain" or mace-like looking plant towering over the other wet meadow plants in the photo is Elk Thistle (Cirsium scariosum). This plant is a native species that has also served as food (stems and roots) for us (Schiemann 2006). Distributed in far western U.S. states (Brandenburg 2010).

Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman___I am swooning over this gorgeous giant "fountain" of purple! Is that a zebra swallowtail enjoying it as well, +Bob Danley? I can't be sure. Lovely scene! Thanks for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2017-02-13 04:21:27 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Barge Parts

For #rustysunday +RustySunday, curated by +Gary Posner.


Barge Parts

For #rustysunday +RustySunday, curated by +Gary Posner.
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2017-02-11 01:18:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Such a lovely shade of lavender! And of all the kinds of Penstemon, this is the first I have heard of "fuzzy-tongue"! Thanks, +Bob Danley, for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Fuzzy-tongue Penstemon (Penstemon eriantherus) (a big favorite of mine) blossoms in grasslands and arid habitats. Speaking of dry places, recent California rains have folks predicting a gonzo flower display in the area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park this spring; read the story from J. Harry Jones of The San Diego Union Tribune (https://goo.gl/EkMyzO).
Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman___Such a lovely shade of lavender! And of all the kinds of Penstemon, this is the first I have heard of "fuzzy-tongue"! Thanks, +Bob Danley, for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-02-11 01:13:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Another dainty flower, and this one such a pure white! Many thanks to +Bob Danley for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Queen's Cup (Clintonia uniflora) in bloom as part of coniferous forest understory (Turner and Gustafson 2006). One of only four species of this plant genus; none are widely distributed restricted to Pacific Northwest, upper Midwest and the Appalachian range (Brandenburg 2010). The blue berry of this plant was used to stain, not eat (Mathews 2003).
Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman :-)___Another dainty flower, and this one such a pure white! Many thanks to +Bob Danley for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-02-11 00:59:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Does coreopsis have a common name other than "coreopsis"? Probably one of the few wildflowers that doesn't!

But let me not distract from my main goal for tonight, which is to apologize bigly to the #wildflowerwednesday crowd. I have been missing in action for over a week. I'm pretty sure two wednesdays have come an gone without my posting or commenting. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is the first image I've posted in about two weeks.

Such is life. Retirement is coming, I keep reminding myself! And now I'm going to wade into almost 60 notifications--yes, almost 60!--in the hopes of find your contributions still there for me to respond to.

Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Does coreopsis have a common name other than "coreopsis"? Probably one of the few wildflowers that doesn't!

But let me not distract from my main goal for tonight, which is to apologize bigly to the #wildflowerwednesday crowd. I have been missing in action for over a week. I'm pretty sure two wednesdays have come an gone without my posting or commenting. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is the first image I've posted in about two weeks.

Such is life. Retirement is coming, I keep reminding myself! And now I'm going to wade into almost 60 notifications--yes, almost 60!--in the hopes of find your contributions still there for me to respond to.___

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2017-02-05 23:50:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This is why I do community organizing. We go up the river.

This is why I do community organizing. We go up the river.___

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2017-02-01 12:44:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This. 

This. ___

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2017-02-01 02:29:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum)

I have a pot of violets on my deck just a few feet from the house. They have been blooming since I planted them back in August. Yes, we've had a couple of frosty nights, but they are apparently close enough to the house to escape without having been covered!

All that to say we've had an extremely mild winter here in northern Louisiana, and I'm certain if I had the time to get into the woods, I'd find something blooming. Wow! I really need to go trillium hunting! But..., when?

So for #wildflowerwednesday tomorrow, I had to dig into the archive. This is from back in May and I've told the story before. Out looking for wildflowers with some of my Louisiana Native Plant Society friends, we happened on to an amazing patch of Delphinium in fresh bloom. I processed a couple of the best right away.., and then, well, you... more »

Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum)

I have a pot of violets on my deck just a few feet from the house. They have been blooming since I planted them back in August. Yes, we've had a couple of frosty nights, but they are apparently close enough to the house to escape without having been covered!

All that to say we've had an extremely mild winter here in northern Louisiana, and I'm certain if I had the time to get into the woods, I'd find something blooming. Wow! I really need to go trillium hunting! But..., when?

So for #wildflowerwednesday tomorrow, I had to dig into the archive. This is from back in May and I've told the story before. Out looking for wildflowers with some of my Louisiana Native Plant Society friends, we happened on to an amazing patch of Delphinium in fresh bloom. I processed a couple of the best right away.., and then, well, you know how it goes.

This past weekend I was doing some printing and decided to start a new series of photo-art note cards with some new paper I had ordered and not yet tried. And I found this. And a few more. Indeed, I could do a SET of Delphinium note cards! Whadaya think?

I was so taken with the combination of purple and blue and white in some of the blooms. Others were the purest white I have ever seen Delphinium and a few were the more common solid dark blue.

Yes, tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! What do you have unattended in your archive???___

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2017-02-01 02:04:03 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Synchronicity

For #joinindaily IN PAIRS, by +Johnny Wills.

Join the fun if you wish! Johnny posts fund themes. I make it here a few times a week, and am always glad when I can.

Synchronicity

For #joinindaily IN PAIRS, by +Johnny Wills.

Join the fun if you wish! Johnny posts fund themes. I make it here a few times a week, and am always glad when I can.___

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2017-01-27 18:49:13 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Chicago, February

For #joinindaily COLD LOOKING, by +Johnny Wills.


Chicago, February

For #joinindaily COLD LOOKING, by +Johnny Wills.
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2017-01-27 04:54:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Such delicate color in this wonderful contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Bob Danley. Thanks, Bob!

Elements of winter (white color plus evergreen leaves) and the promise of spring (pink and green colors) describe Pink Wintergreen (Pyrola asarifolia) for #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman

Natural History Notes: Wintergreens, as a whole, can lose their leaves and become dependent on fungi mychorhizae for food in the dark understory of a mature forest (Mathews 2003).___Such delicate color in this wonderful contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Bob Danley. Thanks, Bob!

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2017-01-27 04:51:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

#wildflowerwednesday is delighted to share this awesome splash of purple by +Susan Hamrick! Thanks, Susan.

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman

Yukon Beardtongue___ #wildflowerwednesday is delighted to share this awesome splash of purple by +Susan Hamrick! Thanks, Susan.

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2017-01-25 13:59:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2017-01-25 04:33:38 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Just did a quick search and think it is a Long-Horned Grasshopper Nymph (family Tettigoniidae). Can anyone confirm?

Coreopsis with Critter

A cutie, I thought, but I have no idea what it is or what damage it might do! And tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. So share your wildflower photos, even if, like me, you're having to dig kind of deep into the archives. Be sure to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman.

Don't have much story to go with this one. I was in the #KisatchieNationalForest at a location near the center of Louisiana that I have dubbed "B.J.'s Hideaway" because I can sneak in there and see cool stuff even if I have only 20 minutes to spare between here and somewhere.

And if anyone does know what the critter is, by all means speak up. ___Just did a quick search and think it is a Long-Horned Grasshopper Nymph (family Tettigoniidae). Can anyone confirm?

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2017-01-25 04:10:20 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

Having Fun Freezing Your Tush for a Cause

Cupid's Undie Run in Chicago in February for #joinindaily Laughter/Smiling, by +Johnny Wills. This annual event raises funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation.


Having Fun Freezing Your Tush for a Cause

Cupid's Undie Run in Chicago in February for #joinindaily Laughter/Smiling, by +Johnny Wills. This annual event raises funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation.
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2017-01-23 23:03:20 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

I Swear

One of the first things I'm gonna do when I retire is fix my bicycle! For #joinindaily BICYCLE, curated by +Johnny Wills.

Also for #ColorBLUE #colouroftheday by +Heidi Anne Morris.

I Swear

One of the first things I'm gonna do when I retire is fix my bicycle! For #joinindaily BICYCLE, curated by +Johnny Wills.

Also for #ColorBLUE #colouroftheday by +Heidi Anne Morris.___

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2017-01-22 22:25:46 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

For #joinindaily JUST RED--a posey for your recovery, +Johnny Wills!


Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

For #joinindaily JUST RED--a posey for your recovery, +Johnny Wills!
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2017-01-22 04:28:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I'm sure the red version of these is pretty, but I'll take purple any day! I do wonder, +Bob Danley, if the pinkish-purple parts of the flowers are not properly called petals, what are they? They don't look like stamens for bracts.

Red Kittentails (Besseya rubra) is one of eight native species of this genus mostly found in the American West (Brandenburg 2010). A second colorful kittentail species is found in Montana (https://goo.gl/jUE6oB). The flowers of both plants "lack petals and are borne in a densely flowered, terminal spike" (Lackschewitz 1991).

Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman___I'm sure the red version of these is pretty, but I'll take purple any day! I do wonder, +Bob Danley, if the pinkish-purple parts of the flowers are not properly called petals, what are they? They don't look like stamens for bracts.

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2017-01-22 04:24:56 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Another pop of color for #wildflowerwednesday! Thanks to +Shelly Gunderson for this bit of sunshine.

#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

Morning, I needed something bright and lovely this morning. I captured this group of Coreopsis growing wild in the ditch on the way back from the chiropractor one day this summer. They were just beautiful and growing all along in the ditches providing great bursts of color. Hope you enjoy this image and have a great day!





#coreopsis   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowersphotography   #macro   #macrophotography   #wildflowers  ___Another pop of color for #wildflowerwednesday! Thanks to +Shelly Gunderson for this bit of sunshine.

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2017-01-22 04:21:31 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

What a fabulous pop of color! Thanks to +Susan Hamrick for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

#wildflowerwednesday +Bette Kauffman

Tall Fireweed, Skagway, AK___What a fabulous pop of color! Thanks to +Susan Hamrick for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2017-01-20 17:47:52 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Feathers on Foot

A Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) for #joinindaily FEATHERS, hosted today by +Alun Jones in the absence of +Johnny Wills.

You have something for the daily theme? Come on and share it. Or not! It's up to you but it is fun. Cool themes.

Feathers on Foot

A Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) for #joinindaily FEATHERS, hosted today by +Alun Jones in the absence of +Johnny Wills.

You have something for the daily theme? Come on and share it. Or not! It's up to you but it is fun. Cool themes.___

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2017-01-16 17:30:17 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

A little late, but for #spidersunday +Spider Sunday, curated by +Kimberly Hosey & +Lerato Majikfaerie. Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict. curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray, and for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +andi rivarola.


Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

A little late, but for #spidersunday +Spider Sunday, curated by +Kimberly Hosey & +Lerato Majikfaerie. Also for #macroaddict +MacroAddict. curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray, and for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +andi rivarola.
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2017-01-16 01:36:52 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

At #AllenAcres for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Sharon Jeannette & +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Robert Kubacki +Andi Fritzsch and +Leanne Cole.


Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

At #AllenAcres for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Sharon Jeannette & +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Stefanie Schächtel +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Robert Kubacki +Andi Fritzsch and +Leanne Cole.
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2017-01-16 00:21:46 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis), female

At #AllenAcres for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray.

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis), female

At #AllenAcres for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray.___

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2017-01-16 00:20:16 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis), female

At #AllenAcres for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray.

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis), female

At #AllenAcres for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray.___

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2017-01-14 01:58:08 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Southern Broken-Dash Skipper (Wallengrenia otho)

For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray. And for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, & +Walter Soestbergen.

#AllenAcres

Southern Broken-Dash Skipper (Wallengrenia otho)

For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +William Banik & +Stephen Thackeray. And for #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, & +Walter Soestbergen.

#AllenAcres___

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2017-01-14 00:46:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Everybody Loves Purpletop

For #beethursday +Bee Thursday, curated by +Dorothy Pugh, and for #squareanyday +Square Any Day, curated by +andi rivarola.

#AllenAcres


Everybody Loves Purpletop

For #beethursday +Bee Thursday, curated by +Dorothy Pugh, and for #squareanyday +Square Any Day, curated by +andi rivarola.

#AllenAcres
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2017-01-14 00:23:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Eastern Leaf-Footed Bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus)

The little orange nymph on the left grows up to be the big brown one on the right.

For #bugseveryday +BugsEveryday, curated by +Chris Mallory.

#AllenAcres

Eastern Leaf-Footed Bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus)

The little orange nymph on the left grows up to be the big brown one on the right.

For #bugseveryday +BugsEveryday, curated by +Chris Mallory.

#AllenAcres___

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2017-01-13 23:51:21 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on Purpletop
(Verbena bonariensis)

As I go through 2015 folders in preparation for moving them onto the external drive because my laptop memory is running a bit short again, I am struck by the number of quite nice images I have never processed and shared! Guess you'll get to see some this evening.

For #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Sharon Jeannette & +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #inpraiseofpollinators, curated by +Dusty Gedge.

#AllenAcres

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on Purpletop
(Verbena bonariensis)

As I go through 2015 folders in preparation for moving them onto the external drive because my laptop memory is running a bit short again, I am struck by the number of quite nice images I have never processed and shared! Guess you'll get to see some this evening.

For #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, curated by +Sharon Jeannette & +Cicely Robin Laing. And for #inpraiseofpollinators, curated by +Dusty Gedge.

#AllenAcres___

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2017-01-13 19:58:47 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

Don't you love it when a squirrel thinks it is hiding from you but is totally betrayed by its tail?

An oldie but goodie for #joinindaily TAILS by +Johnny Wills.


You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

Don't you love it when a squirrel thinks it is hiding from you but is totally betrayed by its tail?

An oldie but goodie for #joinindaily TAILS by +Johnny Wills.
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2017-01-13 02:24:01 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 155 +1s; )Open 

Heart in the Middle

For #joinindaily In The Middle by +Johnny Wills.


Heart in the Middle

For #joinindaily In The Middle by +Johnny Wills.
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2017-01-12 03:33:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2017-01-12 03:07:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Wonderful take on the theme, +Kati Lust! It has occurred to me to do this, but I have never followed through. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday .

Memories of the past summer...
For #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Wonderful take on the theme, +Kati Lust! It has occurred to me to do this, but I have never followed through. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday .

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2017-01-11 06:10:09 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris)

Heal-All is such an ordinary plant, and in some of it's phases, kind of homely. But the flowers really do go through some remarkable phases. I thought this first blush of pink on this very fresh flower head was quite pretty.

And tomorrow.. well, today, since I see it is past midnight. It's #wildflowerwednesday!! So share your wildflowers in their natural habitat shots here and be sure to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman.

And this patch of pretty heal-all was at a place called #IdlewildExperimentalStation not far from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Whitetail deer and who knows what else are studied in this wonderful natural area.


Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris)

Heal-All is such an ordinary plant, and in some of it's phases, kind of homely. But the flowers really do go through some remarkable phases. I thought this first blush of pink on this very fresh flower head was quite pretty.

And tomorrow.. well, today, since I see it is past midnight. It's #wildflowerwednesday!! So share your wildflowers in their natural habitat shots here and be sure to tag #wildflowerwednesday and me, +Bette Kauffman.

And this patch of pretty heal-all was at a place called #IdlewildExperimentalStation not far from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Whitetail deer and who knows what else are studied in this wonderful natural area.
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2017-01-10 02:06:40 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Terrific! #joinindaily's theme is BUTTERFLIES. Yes, I have a few. Thanks, +Johnny Wills. This is at #AllenAcres, a B&B in southwestern Louisiana where my botanist friend has developed a huge butterfly garden.

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


Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Terrific! #joinindaily's theme is BUTTERFLIES. Yes, I have a few. Thanks, +Johnny Wills. This is at #AllenAcres, a B&B in southwestern Louisiana where my botanist friend has developed a huge butterfly garden.

Also for #onthewingsofbutterflies +On the Wings of Butterflies!, by +Sharon Jeannette & +Cicely Robin Laing.
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2017-01-07 20:12:16 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Tank Trough

The thrify innovations of farmers always impress me. This water trough for the cattle was made by using a torch to cut a fuel oil or propane tank in two and running a hose into it. Something my father would definitely have done! Miss you, Dad.

For #joinindaily COWS, by +Johnny Wills.


Tank Trough

The thrify innovations of farmers always impress me. This water trough for the cattle was made by using a torch to cut a fuel oil or propane tank in two and running a hose into it. Something my father would definitely have done! Miss you, Dad.

For #joinindaily COWS, by +Johnny Wills.
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2017-01-07 15:27:07 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Mischievous Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca damnifica)

For #BugsEveryday +BugsEveryday, by +Chris Mallory. And for #squaresunday +Square Sunday, by +Tom Golson & +Ken McMahon, and for #squareanyday +Square Any Day, by +andi rivarola.


Mischievous Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca damnifica)

For #BugsEveryday +BugsEveryday, by +Chris Mallory. And for #squaresunday +Square Sunday, by +Tom Golson & +Ken McMahon, and for #squareanyday +Square Any Day, by +andi rivarola.
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2017-01-07 05:08:24 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Lake Shore Plaza, Chicago

For #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture, curated by +Rhonda Krause & +Dmitry Jurkov.


Lake Shore Plaza, Chicago

For #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture, curated by +Rhonda Krause & +Dmitry Jurkov.
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2017-01-06 21:21:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Best of 2016

One last share of my year in review album....

Best of 2016

One last share of my year in review album....___

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2017-01-06 06:14:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Aqua & Gold

For #joinindaily *ROPE° by +Johnny Wills.


Aqua & Gold

For #joinindaily *ROPE° by +Johnny Wills.
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2017-01-05 02:47:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Golden Crown

So I've shared Rosinweed (Silphium gracile) before, but just a few days ago looking for a "best of" shot to represent July, I came across this and loved it. Can't have too many Rosinweed flowers! And I'm a little too late for posting a #wildflowerwednesday reminder, so this is my contribution for today to my own theme! See you next week!

Golden Crown

So I've shared Rosinweed (Silphium gracile) before, but just a few days ago looking for a "best of" shot to represent July, I came across this and loved it. Can't have too many Rosinweed flowers! And I'm a little too late for posting a #wildflowerwednesday reminder, so this is my contribution for today to my own theme! See you next week!___

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2017-01-05 02:33:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2017-01-05 01:55:53 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I MUST see Beargrass in person! Thanks to +Bob Danley for this wonderful photo and story for #wildflowerwednesday. Come summer....!!!

Just think daylight is already increasing as we check off the calendar days accelerating towards the Spring Equinox; wild areas will be checkered with colored wildflowers diverse by form and color. Note the tall, "sentient" Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) overlooking lupine and paintbrush. Close your eyes and go there now or engage your planning skills to visit your favorite wild area :-)

Shared with #wildflowerwednesday and +Bette Kauffman___I MUST see Beargrass in person! Thanks to +Bob Danley for this wonderful photo and story for #wildflowerwednesday. Come summer....!!!

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2017-01-05 01:51:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Nothing like Daisy Fleabane to remind us that, yes, summer will return! Thanks, +Shelly Gunderson, and yes, #wildflowerwednesday is still here, even tho the curator did not get around to posting a reminder yesterday!

Happy first Wednesday of the year! The predictions were correct for once and we are only at 12 F this morning. Brrrrr. Not sure if there is still a #wildflowerwednesday  but I am cold so thinking warm thoughts and these Daisy Fleabanes remind me of warmer days. One of these flowers has a couple of buddies you can see better when viewed larger. :-) Hope you enjoy them and have a great day and stay warm if you are experiencing cold like us or worse.



#flowers   #flowerphotography   #daisyfleabanes   #macro   #macrophotography   #wildflowers  ___Nothing like Daisy Fleabane to remind us that, yes, summer will return! Thanks, +Shelly Gunderson, and yes, #wildflowerwednesday is still here, even tho the curator did not get around to posting a reminder yesterday!

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2017-01-04 02:20:43 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Circle Count sez...


Circle Count sez...
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2017-01-04 01:37:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

December: Earth Swirl

This image fascinates me. It is ice forming on Lake Michigan, as seen from the observation deck of the John Hancock Building.

Why does it swirl? I have no idea but like to think it is the turning of the earth made visible to our human senses, which are in so many ways not up to the task of grasping the magnificence and fragility of the universe.

But... other theories welcome!

As usual, my December image is one I haven't shared anywhere before. This one was also a bit of a processing nightmare. The day was overcast and the light flat. Moreover, the glass enclosing the observation deck of the Hancock was not very clean and I had to deal with reflections. Pretty pleased I am that the image looks this good.

#Bestof2016


December: Earth Swirl

This image fascinates me. It is ice forming on Lake Michigan, as seen from the observation deck of the John Hancock Building.

Why does it swirl? I have no idea but like to think it is the turning of the earth made visible to our human senses, which are in so many ways not up to the task of grasping the magnificence and fragility of the universe.

But... other theories welcome!

As usual, my December image is one I haven't shared anywhere before. This one was also a bit of a processing nightmare. The day was overcast and the light flat. Moreover, the glass enclosing the observation deck of the Hancock was not very clean and I had to deal with reflections. Pretty pleased I am that the image looks this good.

#Bestof2016
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2017-01-03 19:48:36 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

November: Dos Equis

Now for a landscape. This is #BlackBayouNWR and it's just a 20-minute drive from where I live. I don't spend enough time there. After I retire.... :)

I didn't have much time to shoot in November. It was a busy semester. But Thanksgiving Day was beautiful, bright, sunny--a great day for a walk. Little reflects as wonderfully as the dark waters of a swamp/bayou. So this.

The title is not about beer! It's Spanish for "two Xs" and it's pronounced "dose a-KEES" (long A). I have heard the beer and the restaurant in Monroe called "dose ee-quace." Wrong. (Just one of my pet peeves. Sorry.)

#Bestof2016


November: Dos Equis

Now for a landscape. This is #BlackBayouNWR and it's just a 20-minute drive from where I live. I don't spend enough time there. After I retire.... :)

I didn't have much time to shoot in November. It was a busy semester. But Thanksgiving Day was beautiful, bright, sunny--a great day for a walk. Little reflects as wonderfully as the dark waters of a swamp/bayou. So this.

The title is not about beer! It's Spanish for "two Xs" and it's pronounced "dose a-KEES" (long A). I have heard the beer and the restaurant in Monroe called "dose ee-quace." Wrong. (Just one of my pet peeves. Sorry.)

#Bestof2016
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