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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 (Photographer, teacher, accidental but glad mom, wannabee musician, aspiring artist.)

Location: Monroe, La.

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Cream of the Crop: 05/31/2012

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Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,121There 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 04:00:00298  
Bette Kauffman25,948And 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 Kauffman25,948@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 Kauffman25,948Yes, 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 Kauffman25,948Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Jeff Smith61,844Welcome 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 Fortin27,295Whatever 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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2016-07-10 19:56:34 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Dear LR using friends:

I have lost Bridge, at least temporarily. Don't ask. Calling Adobe first thing tomorrow.

In the meantime, I'm trying to use LR and so far hate it. It's like starting all over again with my hands tied behind my back.

Many questions, but first and most important: Do you import a folder full of images at a time? Or just the one you want to work on? And when you import, are you cluttering your hard drive with another whole set of images?

Most reshares: 4

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2016-07-06 02:21:56 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Went hiking in the #KisatchieNationalForest this morning with a friend, and of all the cool things we found and identified, I loved the spectacular stand of rosinweed the most. We had a relatively wet spring and the plants were tall and stately with most of the flowers over my head.

So here's one to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. What wildflowers in their natural habitat have you found lately? Be sure to share them and the story!

The area of the Kisatchie we visited this morning was the Catahoula District in the vicinity of Pollock, La. We found a wonderful patch of larkspur (Delphinium) there Memorial Day weekend, and we went back for my friend to collect seeds.

And after that, we just meandered along a couple of gravel forest access roads stopping at open areas. I am certain we saw at least three... more »

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2016-07-06 02:21:56 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Went hiking in the #KisatchieNationalForest this morning with a friend, and of all the cool things we found and identified, I loved the spectacular stand of rosinweed the most. We had a relatively wet spring and the plants were tall and stately with most of the flowers over my head.

So here's one to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. What wildflowers in their natural habitat have you found lately? Be sure to share them and the story!

The area of the Kisatchie we visited this morning was the Catahoula District in the vicinity of Pollock, La. We found a wonderful patch of larkspur (Delphinium) there Memorial Day weekend, and we went back for my friend to collect seeds.

And after that, we just meandered along a couple of gravel forest access roads stopping at open areas. I am certain we saw at least three... more »

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2016-07-25 01:52:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Hey, Mamma!

This is the closest I've been to a 'Gator (Alligator mississippiensis), and she was not happy, because: big ole nest up on the bank. Her mouth is open; she was hissing at us--not a friendly sound.

I was in an air boat touring Henderson Swamp, the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, shooting with a wide-angle lens set at about 50mm and leaning over the edge. The boat captain yelled at me. Sorry, Cap'n! Gotta get the shot....

+HQSP Animals #hqspanimals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson.

Hey, Mamma!

This is the closest I've been to a 'Gator (Alligator mississippiensis), and she was not happy, because: big ole nest up on the bank. Her mouth is open; she was hissing at us--not a friendly sound.

I was in an air boat touring Henderson Swamp, the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, shooting with a wide-angle lens set at about 50mm and leaning over the edge. The boat captain yelled at me. Sorry, Cap'n! Gotta get the shot....

+HQSP Animals #hqspanimals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson.___

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2016-07-24 13:26:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Well done, Bishop Jake.

Well done, Bishop Jake.___

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2016-07-21 22:06:42 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

So, +Steele Wotkyns, do I need to come west in July to see these in bloom? Because it is definitely on my bucket list to shoot Mariposas!! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

For #wildflowerwednesday  mine's an easy choice this week: Mariposa lily (Calochortus gunnisonii) growing a stone's throw away! (c)2016 Steele Wotkyns___So, +Steele Wotkyns, do I need to come west in July to see these in bloom? Because it is definitely on my bucket list to shoot Mariposas!! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-21 22:03:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

#wildflowerwednesday has learned so much from +Bob Danley's informative posts! This one's no different, and I'm off to figure out if the Stachys we have in Louisiana is this lovely.

Marsh Hedge-nettle (Stachys palustris)
shared with #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman

Natural History Notes: There are 25 native species of Stachys in the U.S., at least one species in every state (Brandenburg 2010).

Distribution: Circumboreal south to Ohio (Lesica 2012). Found growing in wet places, especially along streams (Schiemann 2005).

Characteristics: Very hairy (Lackschewitz 1991) and can be aromatic, mintlike (Schiemann 2005). Grows to 32 inches in height. ___ #wildflowerwednesday has learned so much from +Bob Danley's informative posts! This one's no different, and I'm off to figure out if the Stachys we have in Louisiana is this lovely.

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2016-07-21 21:56:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

There's something about lobelia! Thanks, +Eric Hunt, for sharing this grace and beauty with #wildflowerwednesday.

Lobelia appendiculata

Species from south-central North America

Common name: Pale lobelia

Photographed near the end of May 2016 in Boyle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #littlerock   #boylepark   #lobelia  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___There's something about lobelia! Thanks, +Eric Hunt, for sharing this grace and beauty with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-21 21:54:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Fun with Jewelweed!! +John Munt explains in this great share with #wildflowerwednesday.

Impatiens capensis
Jewelweed
Touch Me Not

Don't take the common name, Touch Me Not, to heart. The sap relieves the itching caused by Poison Ivy and the ripe seed pods are fun to hand to unsuspecting friends and family.

The ripe seed pods are "spring loaded" and burst open when touched. Pick them carefully by the stem and hand them to someone.

#wildflowerwednesday - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___Fun with Jewelweed!! +John Munt explains in this great share with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-21 21:52:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

What a charming spot, +Kati Lust! Thanks much for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday!

#5daynaturephotochallenge with +Ana Coutinho, day 5 :)
This is an open invitation for anyone, please join in :)

Thanks for inviting me Ana! :)



#wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman___What a charming spot, +Kati Lust! Thanks much for sharing it with #wildflowerwednesday!

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2016-07-20 04:24:02 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Water Willow (Justicia americana)

Subtitle: "Here's lookin' at you kid!" I mean, did you ever have a wildflower look back at you?

This funny little face is here to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Time to share a wildflower in its natural habitat, whether it's looking at you or not. Be sure to share the story of the shot.

And this is my one and only shot of Water Willow. It happened back in May on my 3-day plant ID encounter with wildflowers, other interesting plant life, and a few ticks at the #IdlewildExperimentalStation near Baton Rouge, La.

Water Willow (Justicia americana)

Subtitle: "Here's lookin' at you kid!" I mean, did you ever have a wildflower look back at you?

This funny little face is here to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Time to share a wildflower in its natural habitat, whether it's looking at you or not. Be sure to share the story of the shot.

And this is my one and only shot of Water Willow. It happened back in May on my 3-day plant ID encounter with wildflowers, other interesting plant life, and a few ticks at the #IdlewildExperimentalStation near Baton Rouge, La.___

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2016-07-19 02:19:37 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Untitled (City Leaves)

For #joinindaily WINDOWS, curated by +Johnny Wills.

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

Untitled (City Leaves)

For #joinindaily WINDOWS, curated by +Johnny Wills.

Also for #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture, curated by +Rhonda Krause & +Dmitry Jurkov.___

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2016-07-17 14:35:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

iPhone Diary: 30 April 2012

+Zac Lowing #HardHatArt 

iPhone Diary: 30 April 2012

+Zac Lowing #HardHatArt ___

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2016-07-17 14:33:51 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Growing Grapes, Ark., USA

+Zac Lowing #HardHatArt 

Growing Grapes, Ark., USA

+Zac Lowing #HardHatArt ___

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2016-07-17 00:25:20 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Lady's Tresses (Spiranthes)

So, I went for a walk in my friend's pasture and found this. She had no idea wild orchids grew out there! What fun to show her. I'm grateful for wild orchids, my friend and the ability to show her something with my camera. She will never look at her pasture the same way again!!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it... (and you better!)
Is to POST ONE thing today, in a photo, or in a sentence, or even just a hash tag, that you are #grateful for today. It can be as simple as a cup of coffee... We need to focus on the good right now. Whatever it may be. Too many deaths, not enough good. Simple as that. #sharethis DO EET. #focusonthegood #passiton

And thanks to +Shelly Kay for starting this.

Lady's Tresses (Spiranthes)

So, I went for a walk in my friend's pasture and found this. She had no idea wild orchids grew out there! What fun to show her. I'm grateful for wild orchids, my friend and the ability to show her something with my camera. She will never look at her pasture the same way again!!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it... (and you better!)
Is to POST ONE thing today, in a photo, or in a sentence, or even just a hash tag, that you are #grateful for today. It can be as simple as a cup of coffee... We need to focus on the good right now. Whatever it may be. Too many deaths, not enough good. Simple as that. #sharethis DO EET. #focusonthegood #passiton

And thanks to +Shelly Kay for starting this.___

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2016-07-15 16:37:09 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Magic Multiplied

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu.

Magic Multiplied

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu.___

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2016-07-15 03:28:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

So glad +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber found a hot spot out in the mountains for sharing these beauties with #wildflowerwednesday!

SURPRISE!

I DO have Internet...

I didn't end up where I thought I was going to be. But there isn't supposed to be cellular signal here either. Well, there is... enough for my broadband router with its Big Antenna, but not enough for cell phones to function.

So here's my contribution to this week's #Wildflowerwednesday   curated by the very able +Bette Kauffman.

Colorado's mountains have exploded with wildflowers right now. I picked this shot because someone asked me earlier today to ID these, so I did. I have lots more shots of I-don't-know, so these got chosen for this week.

I usually check multiple sources before going out on a limb and saying "this is so-and-so." I've only checked one guide tonight, but according to it these are...

Shrubby Cinquefoil Dasiphora fruticosa___So glad +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber found a hot spot out in the mountains for sharing these beauties with #wildflowerwednesday!

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2016-07-15 03:26:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I totally agree! Thanks so much to +David A Fishel for sharing Her Majesty with #wildflowerwednesday.

"Her Majesty, Queen Ann's Lace"

For #WildflowerWednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman ___I totally agree! Thanks so much to +David A Fishel for sharing Her Majesty with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-15 03:25:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

A wild orchid that I have yet to encounter! Thanks to +Bob Danley for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Western Coralroot (Corallorhiza mertensiana)
shared with #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman

Natural History Notes: This orchid species has six sibling species from this genus; they are distributed over most of the continental U.S. except for the states on southern axis from North Dakota (Brandenburg 2010). These plants are mycotrophic, they are dependent on fungi for all of their nutritional needs (Lesica 2012).

Characteristics: A tall plant (6-18 inches) that has a red stem with flower parts colored white, pink, red and yellow (Turner and Gustafson 2006). Found growing in "moist, humus-rich in coniferous forests in spaces where it finds a bit of sunlight" (Schiemann 2006). ___A wild orchid that I have yet to encounter! Thanks to +Bob Danley for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-15 03:22:35 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

+Steele Wotkyns, I think you just helped me ID some flowers I photographed in southwestern Louisiana a year ago and have not been able to figure out! Lovely. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

After some indecision, for this week on #wildflowerwednesday  (curated by +Bette Kauffman ) ... I present Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)... I can't remember seeing so many, such an abundance of these delicate beauties! See also swcoloradowildflowers dot com (c)2016 Steele Wotkyns___+Steele Wotkyns, I think you just helped me ID some flowers I photographed in southwestern Louisiana a year ago and have not been able to figure out! Lovely. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-15 03:15:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Yummy! Many thanks to +Kati Lust for sharing this lovely red clover with #wildflowerwednesday.

Trifolium pratense



for #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman___Yummy! Many thanks to +Kati Lust for sharing this lovely red clover with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-14 02:33:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) on Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Indeed, it is #wildflowerwednesday and I think I'm the last one at the party! In fact, I am just appearing for a moment to say it's been a long hard day and I'll be back tomorrow to share your posts. In the meantime, enjoy this little skipper on Liatris, and I think it is L. spicata. #KisatchieNationalForest 

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) on Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Indeed, it is #wildflowerwednesday and I think I'm the last one at the party! In fact, I am just appearing for a moment to say it's been a long hard day and I'll be back tomorrow to share your posts. In the meantime, enjoy this little skipper on Liatris, and I think it is L. spicata. #KisatchieNationalForest ___

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2016-07-12 03:57:12 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Large Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)

Sharing a flower to celebrate having Adobe Bridge back again, but... must report that it is not fully functional.

For those who didn't see my earlier post, here's what happened: I updated both Photoshop and Bridge through Creative Cloud, but could not get Bridge to open. That was Saturday and no one who knew about Bridge was on duty in the chat center. Today I was told that the latest revision of Bridge is not working with Mac, so they reinstalled Bridge 6.0 on my computer via remote access. I was elated when it opened on my computer, thanked the techie and signed off. Now I have discovered that the functionality is reduced. Apparently Bridge 6.0 does not mesh with the newest version of Photoshop like it did with the older version. I can function, but I'm not a very happy camper. Might have to see if I can get the older... more »

Large Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)

Sharing a flower to celebrate having Adobe Bridge back again, but... must report that it is not fully functional.

For those who didn't see my earlier post, here's what happened: I updated both Photoshop and Bridge through Creative Cloud, but could not get Bridge to open. That was Saturday and no one who knew about Bridge was on duty in the chat center. Today I was told that the latest revision of Bridge is not working with Mac, so they reinstalled Bridge 6.0 on my computer via remote access. I was elated when it opened on my computer, thanked the techie and signed off. Now I have discovered that the functionality is reduced. Apparently Bridge 6.0 does not mesh with the newest version of Photoshop like it did with the older version. I can function, but I'm not a very happy camper. Might have to see if I can get the older version of Photoshop back.___

2016-07-10 19:56:34 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Dear LR using friends:

I have lost Bridge, at least temporarily. Don't ask. Calling Adobe first thing tomorrow.

In the meantime, I'm trying to use LR and so far hate it. It's like starting all over again with my hands tied behind my back.

Many questions, but first and most important: Do you import a folder full of images at a time? Or just the one you want to work on? And when you import, are you cluttering your hard drive with another whole set of images?

Dear LR using friends:

I have lost Bridge, at least temporarily. Don't ask. Calling Adobe first thing tomorrow.

In the meantime, I'm trying to use LR and so far hate it. It's like starting all over again with my hands tied behind my back.

Many questions, but first and most important: Do you import a folder full of images at a time? Or just the one you want to work on? And when you import, are you cluttering your hard drive with another whole set of images?___

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2016-07-09 20:45:18 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

#NatureConservancy near Columbia, La.

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

#NatureConservancy near Columbia, La.___

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2016-07-09 20:43:02 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

#NatureConservancy near Columbia, La.

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

#NatureConservancy near Columbia, La.___

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2016-07-08 14:00:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Choose Love

#AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #SlainOfficersofDallas




For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson.

Choose Love

#AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #SlainOfficersofDallas




For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson.___

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2016-07-07 23:33:17 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Airport Gallery Exhibit

So proud to share! A local bank has sponsored an art gallery in the Monroe (Louisiana) Regional Airport. I am one of 5 artists to participate in the inaugural exhibit. These two pieces are from my ongoing "Louisiana Agriculture" project. I have four other pieces in the exhibit, which I will share when I get decent installation photos of them. The exhibit will hang through the end of the year and all pieces are for sale.

Airport Gallery Exhibit

So proud to share! A local bank has sponsored an art gallery in the Monroe (Louisiana) Regional Airport. I am one of 5 artists to participate in the inaugural exhibit. These two pieces are from my ongoing "Louisiana Agriculture" project. I have four other pieces in the exhibit, which I will share when I get decent installation photos of them. The exhibit will hang through the end of the year and all pieces are for sale.___

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2016-07-07 03:32:25 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Lingonberry pie coming soon? I am not familiar with this species of Vaccinium, but here in Louisiana, Vaccinium berries would be blue and we would definitely put them in a pie! Or just eat them off the bush. Great share for #wildflowerwednesday from +Kati Lust.

Soon to be round and red...
Vaccinium vitis-idaea - lingonberry



#wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Lingonberry pie coming soon? I am not familiar with this species of Vaccinium, but here in Louisiana, Vaccinium berries would be blue and we would definitely put them in a pie! Or just eat them off the bush. Great share for #wildflowerwednesday from +Kati Lust.

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2016-07-07 03:25:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

This lovely image by +Sabeena LoBello triggered a memory for me of me and my sibs sucking on clover blossoms when we were kids growing up in rural Iowa! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday. 

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."
-- Pablo Picasso

#WildFlowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___This lovely image by +Sabeena LoBello triggered a memory for me of me and my sibs sucking on clover blossoms when we were kids growing up in rural Iowa! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday. 

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2016-07-07 03:21:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Awesome macro by +John Munt! I had no idea these florets had "claws"! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Holy Flowering Fangs, Batman

Can you guess what wildflower this is?
This is only one flower among many in a "ball of blooms".
The stem ooze a milky sap when cut.
Monarch caterpillars love to munch on the leaves.

#wildflowerwednesday with +Bette Kauffman
A single common milkweed flower.___Awesome macro by +John Munt! I had no idea these florets had "claws"! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-07 03:17:49 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Another wonderful +Diana Boyd orchid capture for #wildflowerwednesday! And this is a new one to me. Thanks, Diana.

Ragged Fringed Orchid
Platanthera lacera
I went to Chaparral Prairie, Ohio State Nature Preserve, this week and look what I found amongst the tall grasses! A small delicate orchid of about 10" in height. I just love little surprises like this!!!
#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
#orchid   #nativeplant  ___Another wonderful +Diana Boyd orchid capture for #wildflowerwednesday! And this is a new one to me. Thanks, Diana.

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2016-07-07 03:15:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Feast your eyes on exquisite detail! Well done, +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesdsay.

Wild Geranium for #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman.

I presume that this is a Geranium Richardsonii. If I'm wrong about that, hopefully someone will correct me.

Photographed on Colorado's Buzzard Divide, a place I never knew existed until last weekend.___Feast your eyes on exquisite detail! Well done, +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesdsay.

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2016-07-07 03:07:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

A "dense stand" of these would surely be a spectacular sight! Thanks +Bob Danley for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Giant Hyssop (Agastache urticifolia)
shared with #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman

Natural History Notes: Hyssop (Agastache) species (wild and cultivars) are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Birds and Blooms magazine (http://goo.gl/J5n714) has a nice overview of Hyssop garden plantings.

This particular species was first described by English botanist George Bentham (Wikipedia). There are 16 Agastache species native to the U.S., this one found in northwest part of the American West (Brandenburg 2010).

Habitat: Found in moist soils of riparian zones and at times in forest opening on hillsides (Schiemann 2005). Grows to five feet in height, can form dense stands. Easy to distinguish from other community members by thick spike of whitish/purplish flowers immediate to pinkish, pointed corolla. ___A "dense stand" of these would surely be a spectacular sight! Thanks +Bob Danley for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-07 03:01:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Thanks to +Plants Map for sharing this beautiful wildflower vista with #wildflowerwednesday!

Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival - Southwest mountain #wildflowers put on summer show in July #wildflowerwednesday___Thanks to +Plants Map for sharing this beautiful wildflower vista with #wildflowerwednesday!

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2016-07-06 15:24:45 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2016-07-06 02:25:45 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Went hiking in the #KisatchieNationalForest this morning with a friend, and of all the cool things we found and identified, I loved the spectacular stand of rosinweed the most. We had a relatively wet spring and the plants were tall and stately with most of the flowers over my head.

So here's one to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. What wildflowers in their natural habitat have you found lately? Be sure to share them and the story!

The area of the Kisatchie we visited this morning was the Catahoula District in the vicinity of Pollock, La. We found a wonderful patch of larkspur (Delphinium) there Memorial Day weekend, and we went back for my friend to collect seeds.

And after that, we just meandered along a couple of gravel forest access roads stopping at open areas. I am certain we saw at least three... more »

Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Went hiking in the #KisatchieNationalForest this morning with a friend, and of all the cool things we found and identified, I loved the spectacular stand of rosinweed the most. We had a relatively wet spring and the plants were tall and stately with most of the flowers over my head.

So here's one to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. What wildflowers in their natural habitat have you found lately? Be sure to share them and the story!

The area of the Kisatchie we visited this morning was the Catahoula District in the vicinity of Pollock, La. We found a wonderful patch of larkspur (Delphinium) there Memorial Day weekend, and we went back for my friend to collect seeds.

And after that, we just meandered along a couple of gravel forest access roads stopping at open areas. I am certain we saw at least three different species of blazingstar (Liatris) in bloom and two species of mountainmint (Pycnanthemum). Rough coneflower (R. grandiflora) was everywhere and, again, tall stately plants with flowers the size of softballs. Well, almost. Baseballs at least! So... you'll get to see lots more from this morning's jaunt. ___

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2016-07-06 02:21:56 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Went hiking in the #KisatchieNationalForest this morning with a friend, and of all the cool things we found and identified, I loved the spectacular stand of rosinweed the most. We had a relatively wet spring and the plants were tall and stately with most of the flowers over my head.

So here's one to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. What wildflowers in their natural habitat have you found lately? Be sure to share them and the story!

The area of the Kisatchie we visited this morning was the Catahoula District in the vicinity of Pollock, La. We found a wonderful patch of larkspur (Delphinium) there Memorial Day weekend, and we went back for my friend to collect seeds.

And after that, we just meandered along a couple of gravel forest access roads stopping at open areas. I am certain we saw at least three... more »

Rosinweed (Silphium gracile)

Went hiking in the #KisatchieNationalForest this morning with a friend, and of all the cool things we found and identified, I loved the spectacular stand of rosinweed the most. We had a relatively wet spring and the plants were tall and stately with most of the flowers over my head.

So here's one to remind you that tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday. What wildflowers in their natural habitat have you found lately? Be sure to share them and the story!

The area of the Kisatchie we visited this morning was the Catahoula District in the vicinity of Pollock, La. We found a wonderful patch of larkspur (Delphinium) there Memorial Day weekend, and we went back for my friend to collect seeds.

And after that, we just meandered along a couple of gravel forest access roads stopping at open areas. I am certain we saw at least three different species of blazingstar (Liatris) in bloom and two species of mountainmint (Pycnanthemum). Rough coneflower (R. grandiflora) was everywhere and, again, tall stately plants with flowers the size of softballs. Well, almost. Baseballs at least! So... you'll get to see lots more from this morning's jaunt. ___

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2016-07-04 16:49:57 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Five @ $80!

Folks, I have just five copies of my WATERLINE book remaining at $80 each, plus shipping.

The book will continue to be available through Blurb, but the price there is $87 plus shipping.

Payment online via PayPal is preferred.

Five @ $80!

Folks, I have just five copies of my WATERLINE book remaining at $80 each, plus shipping.

The book will continue to be available through Blurb, but the price there is $87 plus shipping.

Payment online via PayPal is preferred.___

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2016-07-04 16:03:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Happy Fourth!

Shot many, many years ago on color slide film but still my fave fireworks shot ever.

Happy Fourth!

Shot many, many years ago on color slide film but still my fave fireworks shot ever.___

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2016-07-04 05:05:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

May the 4th Be with You


May the 4th Be with You
___

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2016-07-02 01:40:12 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Pink Temptation

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu.

Pink Temptation

For #floralfriday +FloralFriday, curated by +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James & +Kiki Nelson.

And for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by +Francine Vanlé +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu.___

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2016-07-02 00:50:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Go Red

Gawd, I love summer! Minutes! Minutes for some fun things, like learn how to do selective color! Whaddya think??

Go Red

Gawd, I love summer! Minutes! Minutes for some fun things, like learn how to do selective color! Whaddya think??___

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2016-07-01 22:16:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

So, +John Munt followed up and posted the lovely flowers that go with the "harry drain spider" leaves he shared this week. Enjoy this little epilogue to #wildflowerwednesday !

In response to +Bette Kauffman
Here's a pic of the Round Lobed Hepatica flowers -
Hepatica Americana

Friday is a bit late for #wildflowerwednesday curated by Bette and the photo is even older ('09). Either that or wait till April for this ephemeral spring bloomer.___So, +John Munt followed up and posted the lovely flowers that go with the "harry drain spider" leaves he shared this week. Enjoy this little epilogue to #wildflowerwednesday !

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2016-07-01 22:10:13 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Pink Paws

Ahhh, yes. #FUF #FeetUpFriday because I got my toes painted yesterday and they match Teddy's, my fave couch-sitting bear, and it's a holiday weekend and I have it to myself and I have an open bottle of wine... blissful sigh

+Tom Tran +Tisha Montgomery-Luk

Pink Paws

Ahhh, yes. #FUF #FeetUpFriday because I got my toes painted yesterday and they match Teddy's, my fave couch-sitting bear, and it's a holiday weekend and I have it to myself and I have an open bottle of wine... blissful sigh

+Tom Tran +Tisha Montgomery-Luk___

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2016-07-01 01:35:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

I always figured that "lousewort" meant something like, 'this plant repels lice.' Hah! So much for my plant-naming theories! +Bob Danley, thanks for this lovely shot and clarifying info for #wildflowerwednesday.

Bracted Lousewort (Pedicularis bracteosa)
shared with #wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman

Natural History Notes: This species is a Lousewort (35 native species) belonging to the Scrophulariaceae or Figwort family (Brandenburg 2010). Louseworts are partially parasitic on nearby plants for nutrients (Lackschewitz 1991). Louseworts are dramatic in flower color and structure, growing mostly in mesic forested areas. Check out these other Louseworts: Parrot's Beak (https://goo.gl/p944ak) and Elephant's Head (https://goo.gl/DHXery).

Characteristics: This is the tallest of Louseworts approaching 4 feet in height (Turner and Gustafson 2006). According to Hitchcock and Cronquist (1973) the generic name (Latin) pertains to lice; it was believed that eating this plant led to lice infestation :-(
___I always figured that "lousewort" meant something like, 'this plant repels lice.' Hah! So much for my plant-naming theories! +Bob Danley, thanks for this lovely shot and clarifying info for #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-01 01:30:49 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

+Kati Lust, we have lots of water lilies in Louisiana, but I don't believe we have this species. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Nuphar lutea


#wildflowerwednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman___+Kati Lust, we have lots of water lilies in Louisiana, but I don't believe we have this species. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-01 01:28:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

What could be a better combination that purple flowers in the foreground and golden ones in the background! Lovely composition, +Eric Hunt. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

Orbexilum pedunculatum

Species from southeastern North America.

Common name: Sampson's snakeroot

Photographed in Mt. Magazine State Park, Logan County, Arkansas

#arkansas   #mtmagazine   #nativeplants   #wildflowerphotography  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curated by +Bette Kauffman ___What could be a better combination that purple flowers in the foreground and golden ones in the background! Lovely composition, +Eric Hunt. Thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-01 01:27:02 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Big, bold, outspoken flower! Beautiful, +Sabeena LoBello & thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

"Wild flowers grow where they will."
-- Rachel Lambert Mellon


#WildFlowerWednesday curated by +Bette Kauffman​___Big, bold, outspoken flower! Beautiful, +Sabeena LoBello & thanks for sharing with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-07-01 01:23:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

So +Steele Wotkyns inspired me to go looking for a shot of the dominant Louisiana species of Scutellaria, and I know I have some, but I ran out of time. These blooms look bigger and more intensely purple than what I see here. I'll keep looking for next week, and thanks for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday. 

I know it's only Tuesday, but I got so excited with my favorite (of several choices this week) for #wildflowerwednesday  (curated by +Bette Kauffman ) that I jumped the gun, I simply couldn't wait! When I first saw this I thought for sure: penstemon, beardtongue. But no, after further review, I'm quite certain now that it's Britton's skullcap (Scutellaria brittonii)! I checked Guennel's Guide to Colorado Wildflowers plus easterncoloradowildflowers.com and also this handy link (http://www.wildflowersearch.com/search?&PlantName=Scutellaria+brittonii)... it has tons of information. photos below: (c)2016 Steele Wotkyns___So +Steele Wotkyns inspired me to go looking for a shot of the dominant Louisiana species of Scutellaria, and I know I have some, but I ran out of time. These blooms look bigger and more intensely purple than what I see here. I'll keep looking for next week, and thanks for sharing these with #wildflowerwednesday. 

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2016-07-01 01:17:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Very nice light on this lupine by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for #wildflowerwednesday. Thanks, Ken!

Yet another Lupine shot
for #wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 

I'm not gonna try to ID the species -- this genus is notorious for interbreeding. FWIW, they are a member of the Pea family.

Between +Bob Danley and me, you all might be getting tired of seeing Lupine shots but dang it, they're pretty! You can't just pass them by; you have to stop and spend a half hour shooting them.___Very nice light on this lupine by +Fine Art Photography by Ken Barber for #wildflowerwednesday. Thanks, Ken!

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2016-07-01 01:16:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

So, +John Munt, this looks like a fascinating plant! Hope you will share the flowers with #wildflowerwednesday when they open!

Leaves
- today's theme for #joinindaily managed by +Johnny Wills

+Join In Daily is supposed to be fun so I add a little bit of commentary to go along with my photos.

Today's post is also fitting for:
#wildflowerwednesday - curated by +Bette Kauffman


It looks like a "Hairy Drain Spider"* but these are emerging leaves of a wildflower, Round Lobed Hepatica - Hepatica Americana.

* ...The name stuck since one of the kids came running out of the bathroom in a panic screaming there was a big hairy drain spider in the sink ___So, +John Munt, this looks like a fascinating plant! Hope you will share the flowers with #wildflowerwednesday when they open!

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2016-06-30 01:19:18 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Mother and Daughter

From Levi Sims' #OutOfChicago #OOC2016 photowalk.

For #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov. And for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella.

Mother and Daughter

From Levi Sims' #OutOfChicago #OOC2016 photowalk.

For #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov. And for #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella.___

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