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Ellie Kennard has been at 12 events

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First Friday Art Walk663,102The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00232  
Ellie Kennard49,653*What?* Please join us for the Google+ Two-Year Anniversary Photowalk! *When?* Saturday, June 29th, meeting up at 2 PM. *Where?* At the moment we have it set to start in Kentville, but if another town (Wolfville for example) is identified as being more suitable for the attendees, it can be chosen. Kentville has the Miner`s Marsh area, which is a great place to go. *Why?* This will be a great occasion to meet other photographers in our area, (whether they are on Google+ yet or not) see and photograph some of the sights around us and most of all, HAVE FUN!!!  This is a FREE event, just for the fun of it. And there could be some exciting prizes. Stay tuned! *Who?* Everyone is welcome to participate. Photographers of all skill levels, from beginner to pro.  What if you only have a cell-phone camera?  YES! You, too!  This is a community-organized event.   *How Can You Help?* *We need your help!*  Can you help us get the word out?  Click on the "invite" button and tell your friends!  Second, start thinking about good locations in our area to hold this event - Miner's Marsh, Kentville? Long Beach? Scott's Bay and Cape Split for the more adventurous? Share your ideas for the best place to hold this. The categories for this years Photo Contest are: Macro  Wildlife  Portrait  Landscape  Architecture  Black & White  Sunrise/Sunset  Photo Contest Rules :  Everyone is eligible to enter one (1) photo in each of the seven categories and you may not enter the same photo twice. For instance; it may be a great “Portrait” shot that you got out on your photowalk and you decided to process it in “Black & White.” You will need to choose between one of those two categories as to where to enter it. The photo MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN DURING YOUR PHOTOWALK!  The photos will be judged by the judges and the winners will be revealed in a Live Hangout when completed.  (exact date/time TBD when available) Judges decisions are final. All photos will be available for public viewingG + 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk - Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia2013-06-29 14:00:006  
Peter Tom16,350You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00125  
pio dal cin81,946Samantha will be sent with four other astronauts to the ISS where she will spend six months experimenting . Join me on a live Hangout where she will talk about her new great challange. She was chosen among thousands of candidates for the 2014 mission.Interview with Samantha Cristoforetti Astronaut on the ISS2013-02-15 17:00:00276  
First Friday Art Walk663,102The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57142  
Jeff Smith61,401Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM 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 post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02263  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,020,410We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0088  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,020,410Where are you and what are you doing on December 12, 2012 (tomorrow), and at 12:12:12 if possible (your lunchtime?). SLRs, compact cameras. phone camera, digital or anolog ... Any cameras are welcome! Let's record the day together! *Invite your friends :)* *Share this link with your friends outside Google+:* http://bit.ly/Shoot121212 明日は12/12/12。どこにいて、何をしていますか? この日に撮った写真をシェアしましょう! 12時12分12秒なら、なお素敵(ランチタイムでしょうか!) カメラは一眼、コンデジ、スマホ、何でもオーケーです。みんなでこの日を記録しましょう。 *お友だちもご招待ください!*Shoot 12/12/122012-12-12 04:00:00484  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,020,410The third quarter is going to be over soon! I'm happy to announce that the event page for the 366ers again. why not share your best or favorite shot you took in the third quarter of 2012 (July 1 - September 30). The date of the event has been set one week after the end of the quarter, so please select one (up to three images) and share it/them here! After you post your photo, please write why you have chosen the image in the comment box. If you have questions about this event page, feel free to leave comment here. One last thing: Please don't share your entire album here. Sometimes it happens when you press a wrong button. Be careful. もうすぐ「クリエイティブ366プロジェクト」も9カ月が過ぎようとしています。今回もやります。2012年第三四半期のベストショット、お気に入りのショットを1枚選んでシェアしてください(最高3枚まで)。シェアしたら、その写真の下のコメント欄に、何でその写真を選んだのか、理由などを書いていただけたらうれしいです。イベントの日時は9月を過ぎて1週間後の月曜日に設定してあります。 最後に、間違って366のアルバム全体をシェアしないでくださいね!Best of Creative 366 Project 3Q122012-10-07 17:00:0083  
Jeff Smith61,401Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. 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 Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00268  
Heidi Anne Morris64,414Please be gentle with me, this is my first use of the events feature....! :))  *Calling all DOG owners!* You are invite to post your canine images here  _a few side notes_ *- please only post your own images* *_maximum of 3 images per person please_* (I'm sure you have loads to share, there will be other opportunities!) *_event is open for 24hrs starting now - 28.09.12 - 9.48am GMT_* Look forward to seeing your dog photos ! Have fun ♥ +The G+ DogPark +Dog Lovers Worldwide - DLW +The Good Dog Guide +Lost Dogs +We Love Dogs! ♥♥♥ _let's give this baby a whirl!_  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWT2qHVftGk THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (September issue)2012-09-25 08:30:0066  
Jeff Smith61,401Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00245  

Ellie Kennard has been shared in 955 public circles

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Circles Circles Circles54,736Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April 20th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/hM7ecLPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/wLsbtEOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles    2015-04-21 04:33:12497548
Circles Circles Circles54,694A Circle of Bloggers & Their BlogsThose included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening.Please re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)This Circle will be published on Wednesdays. Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the About section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs.If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/ygSjSePublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/wLsbtEOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#circleshare                                                             2015-04-19 15:53:371316615
Denyse Landry73,788Cercle Diversité de gens qui sont vraiment intéressants et actifs sur G+ V12.Circle Diversity of people who are really interesting and active on G+ V12.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest: PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSCurrently I share 3 circles with different people. Présentement je partage 3 cercles: 1-Photographers  2- Arts3- DiversityIf you are not already on TSU but want to register, click on this link and register directly: Si vous n’êtes pas sur TSU  mais que vous souhaitez vous inscrire, cliquez sur ce lien et vous inscrire directement: https://www.tsu.co/DenyseMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. J’apprécie votre travail et vos partages.         #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #addcircle   #findcircles   #thankyoucircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #activepeople   #topsharedcircle   #bestcircle   #bestcircleshare   #googlepluscircleshare   #googlepluscircles   #bestengagers   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek    2015-04-19 09:34:10496101
NetMOBiz0My Circle with Top Engagers No. 1 !!!Thank you!! #sharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2015-04-15 19:40:49496000
Circles Circles Circles54,497Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April13th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/okt5QmPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-04-14 04:20:02497779
Olga Kafka24,547Circle #shoesmonday #2 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-04-10 10:09:46167001
Circles Circles Circles54,339A Circle of Bloggers & Their BlogsThose included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening.Please re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)This Circle will be published on Wednesdays. Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the About section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs.If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/ygSjSePublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/5nNbVsOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#circleshare                                                             2015-04-10 04:48:08128224
Circles Circles Circles54,143Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April 6th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/ygSjSePublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-04-07 03:22:4749912614
Gailen Mapes85,063Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-L - 5 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-05 10:29:39173000
Circles Circles Circles54,011A Circle of Bloggers & Their BlogsThose included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening.Please re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)This Circle will be published on Wednesdays. Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the About section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs.If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/0H9WboPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/i1ea8mPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/JOIEqzMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/h2x9QqPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#circleshare                                                             2015-04-04 01:31:11127322559
Photo Mania Canada1,876Here is +Photo Mania Canada  Circle for the month of March.We want to thank every one for sharing you wonderful work with Photo Mania Canada and filling our stream with such fantastic and beautiful images.  Congratulation to the amazing photographers chosen in the month of March!If you want to follow amazing Canadian photographers we highly recommend that you add this circle, from the best of the best selected to be featured on the +Photo Mania Canada page.Thank you for your support, we appreciate it.  And  we look forward to seeing more  in April!  +Giselle Savoie   and +Mark HELM  2015-04-03 01:45:58122413
John Wood33,458This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#Asia #are #China #Japan #India #South #Korea #and #Indonesia #Based #on #Global #Office #Locations #Asia #dominated #the #office #locations #with #of #top #were #in #Asia #Hong #Kong #Singapore #Tokyo #Seoul #and #Shanghai #Around #percent #of #international 2015-04-02 06:30:27310213
Ruta a la Patagonia25,549┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v40 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_______________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v40 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:  +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen: +Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-04-01 22:25:33496659
Photo Mania Global13,934Welcome to the +Photo Mania Global  Best of the Best Photographers circle for March 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages+Photo Mania Australia +Photo Mania Canada +Photo Mania France +Photo Mania Germany +Photo Mania India +Foto Mania Italia +Photo Mania Japan +Photo Manie Nederland +Photo Mania Poland +Photo Mania Portugal +Photo Mania Russia +Photo Mania Scandinavia +Photo Mania Schweiz +Photo Mania South Asia +Photo Mania USA and brand new +Photo Mania UK and in cooporation +AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS & Photo Mania Global - coop. Then from those dail2015-04-01 05:44:05323044
Circles Circles Circles53,590Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 30th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/0H9WboPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/JOIEqzMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/h2x9QqPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-03-31 04:27:48499101023
Denyse Landry65,968Cercle Diversité de gens qui sont vraiment intéressants et actifs sur G+ V11.Circle Diversity of people who are really interesting and active on G+ V11.2015-03-29 20:44:4749017829
Shoes Monday3,432Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-03-29 13:57:09481102
Circles Circles Circles53,496WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/yeHswYPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/JOIEqzMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/h2x9QqPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#womenarefromvenus                                                                                                                                                                             2015-03-28 04:51:54172563185
Cableicous3,746Thanks for all teh cablez: year 3Thanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand year of beautalicious cableicousness - our third.Your cables are much appreciated and your continued contributions give me much pleasure.Thank you!.And a new year begins.#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2015 #cableriacirculus2015-03-27 10:42:1422225378
Circles Circles Circles53,635A Circle of Bloggers & Their BlogsThose included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening.Please re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)This Circle will be published on Wednesdays. Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the About section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs.If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/yeHswYPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ClrhvXMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/R1d81UPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#circleshare                                                             2015-03-26 13:23:21126546
Circles Circles Circles53,437Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 23rd, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/yeHswYPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ClrhvXMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/R1d81UPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles                                                                     2015-03-24 04:04:51499769
Circles Circles Circles53,197WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/gKAVwWPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ClrhvXMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/R1d81UPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#womenarefromvenus                                                                                                                                                                             2015-03-21 22:16:53172553389
Ruta a la Patagonia23,734┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v19 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v19 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-03-21 13:20:11501723
Olga Kafka24,454Circle #shoesmonday #2 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-03-20 14:04:23163007
Caraselle Direct889#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-17 11:46:12478000
Caraselle Direct889#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-17 11:28:39478000
Circles Circles Circles52,878Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 16th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/gKAVwWPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ou8sYGMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/FvFbZ5Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles                                                                     2015-03-17 04:17:1650013672199
shareing circle26,6382015-03-16 09:24:07474102
Oleg Kalachov4,704_A Circle of Bloggers & Their Blogs_ Those included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening. Please re-share this circle in your stream. To be added: 1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles 2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below 3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current) This Circle will be published on Wednesdays.  Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the _About_ section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs. If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you. Current Circles   Published Mondays  __ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS__: http://goo.gl/RQDza9 Published Wednesdays: _BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS_: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5 Published Thursdays: _WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS_ : http://goo.gl/XO93f4 _MEN ARE FROM MARS_ : http://goo.gl/UmVYrr Published Fridays: _A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD_: http://goo.gl/NcbRct Others Circles _CREATIVES_: http://goo.gl/9c5A3X _SCIENCE_: http://goo.gl/4UAeIN _TECHNOLOGY_: http://goo.gl/whvLzN _G+ Pages_: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf #circleshare                   2015-03-15 04:49:54178000
Circles Circles Circles52,604WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/RQDza9Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ou8sYGMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/FvFbZ5Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/NcbRctOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#womenarefromvenus                                                                                                                                                                             2015-03-14 04:24:00171502371
Jayant Khoshiya18,343 +Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2015-03-13 11:18:31201000
Circles Circles Circles52,811A Circle of Bloggers & Their BlogsThose included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening.Please re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)This Circle will be published on Wednesdays. Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the About section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs.If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/RQDza9Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/XO93f4MEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/UmVYrrPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/NcbRctOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#circleshare                                                             2015-03-12 04:47:14126432663
Neil Lopez4,157This circle are all engagers. Add them up!You can also be included on the next circle to share:1. Add me Up2. +1 this post3. Share this circleHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle 2015-03-10 16:59:41479564
Neil Bailey12,255If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-03-10 07:19:22438159142185
Circles Circles Circles52,621Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 9th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/RQDza9Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/JyTmKlPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/XO93f4MEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/UmVYrrPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/NcbRctOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles                                                                     2015-03-10 05:03:3550013363194
Circles Circles Circles52,075WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/Ip0VB3Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/JyTmKlPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/XO93f4MEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/UmVYrrPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/GSPiwiOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#womenarefromvenus                                                                                                                                                                             2015-03-07 04:48:37175537
Photo Mania Canada1,800Well here we go again, another great +Photo Mania Canada  circle for February. Congratulations to all,  we had a great time looking at the great images from talented Canadian photographers. February was a great month and we look forward to an even better March. Thank You for your support. We appreciate it, keep those great pictures coming, +Mark HELM and +Giselle Savoie  2015-03-07 01:46:41136212
Gailen Mapes81,006Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-L - 4 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation2015-03-05 11:17:21178000
Circles Circles Circles51,940A Circle of Bloggers & Their BlogsThose included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening.Please re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)This Circle will be published on Wednesdays. Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the About section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs.If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/Ip0VB3Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/JyTmKlPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/dMXJoCMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/YUcNsFPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/GSPiwiOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#circleshare                                                             2015-03-05 06:10:26124302756
Circles Circles Circles51,728Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 2nd, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/Y2rzVVPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/dMXJoCMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/YUcNsFPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/GSPiwiOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles                                                                     2015-03-03 03:27:25501348
Robert Connor32,996This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#CircleSharing #Circle #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #razil #goiania #ilheus #londrina #manaus #natal #avegantes #porto_algere #porto_seguro #porto_velho #recife #rio_de_janeiro #salvador #sao_paulo #teresina #itoria #chile #chile #santiago #colombia #colombia #bogota #colombia #cali #colombia #medellin #ecuador #ecuador #guayaquil #ecuador #quito #guyana #guyana #georgetown #paraguay 2015-03-02 10:52:37494152029
Aamir Shahzad27,497Portrait galleryThis is a circle of portrait photographers contributing to my page +Portrait gallery  They are the elite group of portrait photographers on g+, each with his/her own style but a master in the craft. One can learn a lot from looking at their work.It is only because of them that the group is now ranked at 17th position among 2167 groups on g+Please encircle them to enjoy wonderful portraits and share it for others to enjoy2015-03-01 13:48:08169434
Cableicous3,645Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another circle of 99  beautaliciousness.And a new circle of 99 begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2015 #cableriacirculus2015-02-28 00:24:0099000
Juanro JR37Hi Friends ...This is the TOP PEOPLE V8 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly follow  the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or comment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs    2015-02-27 19:06:32419016
Circles Circles Circles51,602WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS A Circle of Women Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles  and  you will find why these women are wonderful innovative creators with a gentle touch.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/2E4pO5Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/ZDr1BjPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/vDY5aPMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/Wa4kgXPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/bc78C3Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#womenarefromvenus                                                                                                                                                                             2015-02-27 03:23:04176592679
Circles Circles Circles51,426A Circle of Bloggers & Their BlogsThose included in this circle are active bloggers, and are also active on G+. Add them to your circles for added information on a variety of subjects, from health, to technology, food and gardening.Please re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)This Circle will be published on Wednesdays. Note: If you are in this list be sure to add your blog's URL on the About section of your G+ page. I will be featuring interesting blogs every so often, so it's important to have the blog's address. Looking forward to reading your blogs.If you know of anyone that may benefit from this circle, please ask them to join. Thank you.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/2E4pO5Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/ZDr1BjPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/dMXJoCMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/YUcNsFPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/bc78C3Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#circleshare                                                             2015-02-26 15:01:11124272240
Denyse Landry61,281Cercle de gens qui sont vraiment intéressants, intéressés et actifs sur G+ V9.Circle of people who are really interesting, interested and active on G+ V9.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest: PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSCurrently I share 3 circles with different people. Présentement je partage 3 cercles:1-Photographers 2- Arts3- Diversity If you prefer another circle as yours l, if you want to be in more than one circle or if you don’t want to be in a circle,  let me know.Si vous préférez un autre cercle que le vôtre, si vous voulez être dans plus d’un cercle ou si vous ne désirez pas être dans un cercle, avertissez-moi.If you are not already on TSU but want to register, click on this link and register directly: Si vous n’êtes pas sur TSU  mais que vous souhaitez vous inscrire, cliquez sur ce lien et vous inscrire directement: https://www.tsu.co/DenyseMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. J’apprécie votre travail et vos partages.        #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleday   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #findcircles     #thankyoucircle   #activepeople     #topsharedcircle   #bestcircleshare   #bestcircle   #googlepluscircleshare   #googlepluscircles   #bestengagers   #wharedcircleoftheweek    2015-02-24 10:49:0548313690204
Ercan Çakir7,073Elite Team AG Friends Circle 456Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*****************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!*******************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-02-24 07:52:34456141324
Circles Circles Circles51,308Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated February 23rd, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/2E4pO5Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/Y2rzVVPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/dMXJoCMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/YUcNsFPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/bc78C3Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles                                                                     2015-02-24 04:21:2450113471196
Robert Renard615https://plus.google.com/116703129387756846327/posts/1VxfttYoM3f #jokesoftheday   #jokes   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle  2015-02-23 00:28:444881249

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2015-03-27 12:06:50 (106 comments, 5 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Do you find Google+ on Android mobile is frequently slow? try this to fix it

"This screen is what we see when we try to access G+ on mobile It can hang around looking like this for so long, presumably trying to load content, that in the end we don't have the time to do anything on it."

This was my cry for help. Thanks to the troubleshooting by helpful Plussers my problem is solved.

If you are having similar problems try this solution that worked for us:
1. Uninstall malware and anti virus apps as well as speed optimisers and battery savers
2. Turn the phone off and land for 2 minutes
3. Start and uninstall Google+ (it will revert to factory install)
4. Turn phone off and leave for 2 minutes
5. Start phone and install G+ updates
6. Turn phone off and leave a minute or so
7. Start phone.

This did it for me.... more »

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2015-02-06 16:26:52 (35 comments, 13 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

This is What I Was Born to Do

This was Joni's first experience of sheep herding. The owner of the sheep, Paula, kindly offered to introduce Joni to her flock and give her a first taste of this wonderful work. Joni was so excited when she realized what she was there for, but it was just wonderful to see  the way she instinctively ran round them and kept them together. I was really impressed when she spotted this sheep who was moving away from the flock and she came out to bring her back. What can I say? She was born and bred to it. She has a long way to go before she has the knowledge and skills that really make a good herding dog. But Paula was really pleased with her potential. And I felt like a proud parent on the first day of school.

I suppose you would probably like to see a photo of the bath that followed? I will post that too, but in the meantime, don't be... more »

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2015-01-30 20:12:27 (49 comments, 9 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

Dusty Saddles
Week 3/26: Tools of the Trade

In the '90's I was living in France and at one point found myself out of my regular seasonal employment. The ASSEDIC (Unemployment Office) offered me a chance to go for retraining. They said that I could pretty much do any course I wanted and asked me if there was something that particularly interested me. 

Of all of the options in that book of courses they gave me to peruse, there was only one choice for me. I had always loved horses. I asked if I could go to agricultural college to train in horse management, breeding and nutrition. I could not believe it when they agreed. So I was paid to attend the college in Montmorillon, my lodgings were paid for as was my weekly travel home on the train. The course was intense, far more than I expected and the material covered was in depth and developed and approved by the state... more »

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2015-04-21 12:29:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Life's Work : Stone - Heather Lawson

The first of the series of videos created by +Ben Proudfoot and +David Bolen of Breakwater studios. Heather does wonderful work.

+Steven Kennard's will be launched on May 5th I hope.

#notforblog  

Life's Work : Stone - Heather Lawson

The first of the series of videos created by +Ben Proudfoot and +David Bolen of Breakwater studios. Heather does wonderful work.

+Steven Kennard's will be launched on May 5th I hope.

#notforblog  ___

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2015-04-16 20:27:30 (32 comments, 3 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Sophia

Sophia is like a flower. She brightens up the room just as flowers do, by her very presence. She is full of light and love and joy with her direct, trusting gaze and that little smile that played around her rosebud mouth when she looked up at her beloved Dadda.

We met Sophia only yesterday and she touched our hearts. What a sweetheart.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery​  by +Aamir Shahzad​
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits​ curated by +Heiko Köster​  +Ryan Ottaway Martin​
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light​ by +Ray Bilcliff​ +Hamid Dastmalchi​ +Paul Stein​
#inthelight +In the Light​ by +andi rivarola​

Sophia

Sophia is like a flower. She brightens up the room just as flowers do, by her very presence. She is full of light and love and joy with her direct, trusting gaze and that little smile that played around her rosebud mouth when she looked up at her beloved Dadda.

We met Sophia only yesterday and she touched our hearts. What a sweetheart.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery​  by +Aamir Shahzad​
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits​ curated by +Heiko Köster​  +Ryan Ottaway Martin​
#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light​ by +Ray Bilcliff​ +Hamid Dastmalchi​ +Paul Stein​
#inthelight +In the Light​ by +andi rivarola​___

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2015-04-13 21:19:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Fascinating Story of Travels

By the talented photographer and writer, our friend +Sumit Sen​​. I don't usually share posts that lead the reader out of G+, but the quality of the images and the interesting story has made this a worthwhile exception. Please take a detour to visit Sumit's illustrated story of travels through an area of India/Nepal where boundaries are blurred, even redundant (except for the time factor)!

Thanks for sharing this, Sumit.

Comments on Sumit's original post please or on the Maptia article itself.

#notforblog

Here is a link to a image-heavy story that I wrote on Maptia.
I find +Maptia a refreshing medium to share such stories. Possible that I will do more of these in the days to come.
Have a look if you have the time. :)___Fascinating Story of Travels

By the talented photographer and writer, our friend +Sumit Sen​​. I don't usually share posts that lead the reader out of G+, but the quality of the images and the interesting story has made this a worthwhile exception. Please take a detour to visit Sumit's illustrated story of travels through an area of India/Nepal where boundaries are blurred, even redundant (except for the time factor)!

Thanks for sharing this, Sumit.

Comments on Sumit's original post please or on the Maptia article itself.

#notforblog

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2015-04-11 13:03:38 (63 comments, 3 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Watching Like a Hawk
But isn't it supposed to be spring?

This hawk sat in the tree outside our house keeping an eye on our bird feeders, during another snowstorm.  Most of the photographs we took were spoiled by having so much snow flying across the bird that it was not even clear what it was. Also, the camouflage of this bird is striking and unless you looked very carefully you couldn't even see it at all. And yes, this was taken in April. So this poor hawk is probably thinner than usual and desperately in need of a good meal although the fluffed up feathers make him look big and fat. Will this winter ever end?

Apparently it will and the clue is the sound of birdsong is filling the air as it always does in the spring. We even had an invasion of robins that managed to find some verges that had been cleared of snow by the plows next to the towering banks of white... more »

Watching Like a Hawk
But isn't it supposed to be spring?

This hawk sat in the tree outside our house keeping an eye on our bird feeders, during another snowstorm.  Most of the photographs we took were spoiled by having so much snow flying across the bird that it was not even clear what it was. Also, the camouflage of this bird is striking and unless you looked very carefully you couldn't even see it at all. And yes, this was taken in April. So this poor hawk is probably thinner than usual and desperately in need of a good meal although the fluffed up feathers make him look big and fat. Will this winter ever end?

Apparently it will and the clue is the sound of birdsong is filling the air as it always does in the spring. We even had an invasion of robins that managed to find some verges that had been cleared of snow by the plows next to the towering banks of white snow.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

HQSP Birds
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan

#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday by +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +Marilou Aballe___

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2015-04-10 13:47:36 (88 comments, 2 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Like A Candle in the Wind
Week 8/26: Asymmetrical

We were given this antique brass candlestick many years ago and I love the way the tarnish almost seems to give it texture, in a black and white image. 

The candlestick usually sits on the mantelpiece above the wood stove in our living room. With the unusually cold temperatures this year, the fire has had to be kept fairly hot to keep the whole of the house  warm.  A couple of weeks ago I saw that the candle hadn't been able to take the heat and as happens so many times when looking at things a line of a song (or sometimes it's poetry) went through my head when I looked at it. So the title is the song.

I have to apologise for my absence in the public stream lately. I have been co-mentoring a terrific group of enthusiastic people who have been learning to break free of the bonds of automatic settings onth... more »

Like A Candle in the Wind
Week 8/26: Asymmetrical

We were given this antique brass candlestick many years ago and I love the way the tarnish almost seems to give it texture, in a black and white image. 

The candlestick usually sits on the mantelpiece above the wood stove in our living room. With the unusually cold temperatures this year, the fire has had to be kept fairly hot to keep the whole of the house  warm.  A couple of weeks ago I saw that the candle hadn't been able to take the heat and as happens so many times when looking at things a line of a song (or sometimes it's poetry) went through my head when I looked at it. So the title is the song.

I have to apologise for my absence in the public stream lately. I have been co-mentoring a terrific group of enthusiastic people who have been learning to break free of the bonds of automatic settings on their cameras. The mentorship is part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and this program has helped me (and many others) to grow in my photographic skills. Check them out if you are interested in getting involved as a mentor or a mentee, on the learning side.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen  

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas___

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2015-04-08 15:48:45 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

For Photographers - worth a read.

#notforblog  

Matching prints to screen - some of the reasons it doesn't seem to work as well as you'd like.

Calibrating your screen is the first step, but it helps if you know a bit more about the basics.

Actually one of my older articles, but just updated to reflect changes over the last few years and making sure that all the links to other sites still work (archive.org is your friend ;-)___For Photographers - worth a read.

#notforblog  

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2015-03-27 15:24:16 (59 comments, 2 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Umbrella
Week 7/26 BW Project 26

I have a vivid memory of a dark and stormy night when I was about 3 years old. I was running across a lawn, holding my mother's hand to go to look at something that was happening at the house next door, although I don't recall what that was - maybe a fire, or flood or something.  Suddenly I felt a pain in my eye and cried out. My mother swept me up in her arms, a look of panic on her face. I had been struck with the spoke of someone's umbrella. Blood poured down my face mingling with the driving rain drops. My memory of the rest of the night is hazy, but I was taken to emergency where my eye was examined and it was discovered that the spoke had just cut into my eyebrow, missing my eye, fortunately.

My poor distraught mother must have been devastated as she thought of her darling little daughter, my face (she thought) scarred for... more »

Umbrella
Week 7/26 BW Project 26

I have a vivid memory of a dark and stormy night when I was about 3 years old. I was running across a lawn, holding my mother's hand to go to look at something that was happening at the house next door, although I don't recall what that was - maybe a fire, or flood or something.  Suddenly I felt a pain in my eye and cried out. My mother swept me up in her arms, a look of panic on her face. I had been struck with the spoke of someone's umbrella. Blood poured down my face mingling with the driving rain drops. My memory of the rest of the night is hazy, but I was taken to emergency where my eye was examined and it was discovered that the spoke had just cut into my eyebrow, missing my eye, fortunately.

My poor distraught mother must have been devastated as she thought of her darling little daughter, my face (she thought) scarred for life. The cut was not large, perhaps 1/2 an inch in length, maybe a bit less. I had often wondered where the scar was (I had never seen it, it was really very small) but a few weeks ago, so many years later, I found where the scar was. As a result of the trauma (mostly caused by my mother's panic and hysteria) I never could be convinced to carry an umbrella, even during the 21 years I lived in England. I am always very careful when I walk by anyone carrying one.

A few years ago, I told myself that it was foolish to be so unreasonable about using an umbrella and I have since bought ones that I use occasionally.

The theme this fortnight is "Umbrella", however so far we are still buried under snow (although today it has rained, in sympathy with the theme!). I dug my umbrella out of the car door, dusted it off (not very well) and set up the photograph more as an art(icle) piece than utility. The theme brought back this memory to me of that long ago accident.

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2015-03-27 12:06:50 (106 comments, 5 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Do you find Google+ on Android mobile is frequently slow? try this to fix it

"This screen is what we see when we try to access G+ on mobile It can hang around looking like this for so long, presumably trying to load content, that in the end we don't have the time to do anything on it."

This was my cry for help. Thanks to the troubleshooting by helpful Plussers my problem is solved.

If you are having similar problems try this solution that worked for us:
1. Uninstall malware and anti virus apps as well as speed optimisers and battery savers
2. Turn the phone off and land for 2 minutes
3. Start and uninstall Google+ (it will revert to factory install)
4. Turn phone off and leave for 2 minutes
5. Start phone and install G+ updates
6. Turn phone off and leave a minute or so
7. Start phone.

This did it for me.... more »

Do you find Google+ on Android mobile is frequently slow? try this to fix it

"This screen is what we see when we try to access G+ on mobile It can hang around looking like this for so long, presumably trying to load content, that in the end we don't have the time to do anything on it."

This was my cry for help. Thanks to the troubleshooting by helpful Plussers my problem is solved.

If you are having similar problems try this solution that worked for us:
1. Uninstall malware and anti virus apps as well as speed optimisers and battery savers
2. Turn the phone off and land for 2 minutes
3. Start and uninstall Google+ (it will revert to factory install)
4. Turn phone off and leave for 2 minutes
5. Start phone and install G+ updates
6. Turn phone off and leave a minute or so
7. Start phone.

This did it for me. Thanks to everyone for the help.
 
#notforblog  ___

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2015-03-25 18:39:55 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

This Could be the Last Time
For this winter anyway....

That was what I thought when I took this photo early last Sunday morning. That storm lasted all day and we are still cleaning up from it. Many of the (even main) roads are down to 1 or 1.5 lanes. The mail got through today, at least.

If you zoom in you can see that the snow is actually blowing quite hard, so although it looks as though it is still, as it has fallen on the trees and coated them, it is just very heavy snow that has stuck to everything. The ice that you see on the roof caused water to leak into the kitchen. 

This has been a record setting year that I don't wish to see repeated. I  saw in the news that New York was in shock and practically ground to a halt when they had about 1 1/2 to 2" of snow on March 21. On bare ground. I thought the news item was a spoof.

We have mores... more »

This Could be the Last Time
For this winter anyway....

That was what I thought when I took this photo early last Sunday morning. That storm lasted all day and we are still cleaning up from it. Many of the (even main) roads are down to 1 or 1.5 lanes. The mail got through today, at least.

If you zoom in you can see that the snow is actually blowing quite hard, so although it looks as though it is still, as it has fallen on the trees and coated them, it is just very heavy snow that has stuck to everything. The ice that you see on the roof caused water to leak into the kitchen. 

This has been a record setting year that I don't wish to see repeated. I  saw in the news that New York was in shock and practically ground to a halt when they had about 1 1/2 to 2" of snow on March 21. On bare ground. I thought the news item was a spoof.

We have more snow (6-8") due on Friday night. So I guess this was not the last time. Not even close. But Joni likes it, as she gets to run around on the top of the drifts and bark at everyone from a height. 

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2015-03-19 21:37:59 (52 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Where to Put it All?: 'Snowva Scotia is closed until Further Notice

So now we don't have anywhere else to put the snow, except to start filling up the parking area by the studio. But this was from yesterday's storm. What to do with what is expected on Saturday and into Sunday? There are more severe weather warnings.

Bus service is suspended in Halifax until further notice. There is a parking ban in place so, if there is no bus and you can't park, I guess everything will stay closed. I was advised by a recorded telephone message just now that fuel delivery in our area is being restricted to emergency locations, such as hospitals. So the empty propane tanks in the workshop will remain empty.

On another note, Future Shop is to close in New Minas permanently tomorrow night. If a store closes but there is no one there to notice as it was closed due to the... more »

Where to Put it All?: 'Snowva Scotia is closed until Further Notice

So now we don't have anywhere else to put the snow, except to start filling up the parking area by the studio. But this was from yesterday's storm. What to do with what is expected on Saturday and into Sunday? There are more severe weather warnings.

Bus service is suspended in Halifax until further notice. There is a parking ban in place so, if there is no bus and you can't park, I guess everything will stay closed. I was advised by a recorded telephone message just now that fuel delivery in our area is being restricted to emergency locations, such as hospitals. So the empty propane tanks in the workshop will remain empty.

On another note, Future Shop is to close in New Minas permanently tomorrow night. If a store closes but there is no one there to notice as it was closed due to the weather anyway, does it still count as a closing down?

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2015-03-18 17:29:35 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Milkweed Pod: Monarch Central
5 of 5  for #naturephotochallenge  

Every time I look at this picture I think of that line from the Beatles' song "She's leaving home, bye bye'. The tightly packed cluster of milkweed seeds are opening up, ripe and ready to take to the air and disperse on the wind. The milkweed is a plant that is vital for the survival of the Monarch butterfly and so each of these beautiful bits of airy fluff carries a precious burden. The contrast in textures between the seeds and their wings is striking. 

This photo was taken last autumn in Ontario after a light snow fall. Snow has taken on a whole different meaning since that time. 

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I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews  to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 days.  I amasked ... more »

Milkweed Pod: Monarch Central
5 of 5  for #naturephotochallenge  

Every time I look at this picture I think of that line from the Beatles' song "She's leaving home, bye bye'. The tightly packed cluster of milkweed seeds are opening up, ripe and ready to take to the air and disperse on the wind. The milkweed is a plant that is vital for the survival of the Monarch butterfly and so each of these beautiful bits of airy fluff carries a precious burden. The contrast in textures between the seeds and their wings is striking. 

This photo was taken last autumn in Ontario after a light snow fall. Snow has taken on a whole different meaning since that time. 

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I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews  to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 days.  I am asked to name a new challenger on each of my 5 days.  Today I am challenging my friend​​​​​ +Linda Jess to join me in this. Just post one nature photo a day for 5 days. Tag me in it, copy this text and use the hash tag #naturephotochallenge  and nominate someone else on each of the days.

Thanks for nominating me Tom. It's been fun, if I have been a bit slow at finishing. :D

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2015-03-16 23:42:41 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

More Snow Due

We had an extra foot yesterday and there's another lot due for tomorrow night. It's very hard to walk now.

Joni manages, but I thought I was going to be sick when I got back today, it was such an effort. All the familiar landmarks are gone, buried deep. We are walking in the tree branches maybe more than 4 feet above the ground. And that's on the level surface, not on the snow banks that are above 10 feet high. The picnic tables are so far under the surface there's absolutely no sign of them. Hills and valleys are now the same. Without snow shoes I could not have gone at all.

For the first time I thought "this is not as fun as it looks".

More Snow Due

We had an extra foot yesterday and there's another lot due for tomorrow night. It's very hard to walk now.

Joni manages, but I thought I was going to be sick when I got back today, it was such an effort. All the familiar landmarks are gone, buried deep. We are walking in the tree branches maybe more than 4 feet above the ground. And that's on the level surface, not on the snow banks that are above 10 feet high. The picnic tables are so far under the surface there's absolutely no sign of them. Hills and valleys are now the same. Without snow shoes I could not have gone at all.

For the first time I thought "this is not as fun as it looks".___

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2015-03-13 17:26:59 (65 comments, 2 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Cuckoo's Nest
(One Flew Over the)
Week 6/26: Inspired by TV/Film

I have had a long time mystery solved by getting a photograph for this theme. Over the past few years, in the summer I have been hearing a sound a bit like water gurgling down a drain, coming from one of the large trees in front of our house. I even tried to record it so I could get someone to identify what was making the noise. I never was able to spot the bird or work out what it might be. 

The other day while walking through the fields, over the snow which is now about 3 or 4 feet above the ground, I spotted this nest wedged neatly in the fork of this tree. I was photographing it as it looked so intricate, finely woven and yet somehow sturdy, and the film title "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" came to mind.  The film had nothing to do with birds, of course. That didn't stop mef... more »

Cuckoo's Nest
(One Flew Over the)
Week 6/26: Inspired by TV/Film

I have had a long time mystery solved by getting a photograph for this theme. Over the past few years, in the summer I have been hearing a sound a bit like water gurgling down a drain, coming from one of the large trees in front of our house. I even tried to record it so I could get someone to identify what was making the noise. I never was able to spot the bird or work out what it might be. 

The other day while walking through the fields, over the snow which is now about 3 or 4 feet above the ground, I spotted this nest wedged neatly in the fork of this tree. I was photographing it as it looked so intricate, finely woven and yet somehow sturdy, and the film title "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" came to mind.  The film had nothing to do with birds, of course. That didn't stop me from making that association and so when I came home and was working with it, I wondered if they even have cuckoos here. I got out my trusty iBird app ( +Fraser Brooks​ AKA Bigfoot) and searched for Cuckoos in my area and, sure enough, the black billed cuckoo is indeed found in Nova Scotia. I played the sound on the app and there it was ! The water gurgling down the drain sound! It was nothing like the cuckoo calls I knew from Europe, which is why I had not made the connection.

For those who don't know, cuckoos do not make their own nests, they lay their eggs in the nests of more industrious birds who then, all unaware of the invasion, raise the hatched cuckoo in with their own young. If the host bird is small the growing cuckoo will gradually push out all of the legitimate young from the nest and grow to its comparatively monster size at their expense, exhausting the confused parents while it does so. So every nest is a potential cuckoo's nest.

I went back a day later (after another snowfall and bout of windy weather) and the nest was gone. Just a bit of the bottom was left firmly attached to the base. Hopefully that will serve as a base to build a new one for the season soon to come. And maybe a cuckoo will lay an egg in it. It will be too high for me to be able to see it so well and hopefully to keep it safe from ground predators.

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2015-03-09 20:25:55 (29 comments, 5 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Summer Memories to Banish Winter Blues
4 of 5 #naturephotochallenge  

After the cold wintry (and a little sad) post of yesterday I wanted to share something that made me feel warm and happy. A memory of a summer past, this one was taken in Maine a few years ago in the garden of a friend. We were just about to set out to visit the wonderful public gardens near where she lived and just as we were about to get into the car, I saw the beauty that was just at my feet. Summer will arrive and with it, all the beautiful flowers and creatures.  I hope this makes you feel all warm with the thought of what is to come.

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I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews​​​​​  to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 days - in my case not consecutive.  I am asked to name a newchallenger on ... more »

Summer Memories to Banish Winter Blues
4 of 5 #naturephotochallenge  

After the cold wintry (and a little sad) post of yesterday I wanted to share something that made me feel warm and happy. A memory of a summer past, this one was taken in Maine a few years ago in the garden of a friend. We were just about to set out to visit the wonderful public gardens near where she lived and just as we were about to get into the car, I saw the beauty that was just at my feet. Summer will arrive and with it, all the beautiful flowers and creatures.  I hope this makes you feel all warm with the thought of what is to come.

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I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews​​​​​  to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 days - in my case not consecutive.  I am asked to name a new challenger on each of my 5 days.  Today I am challenging my friend +Janet Patterson​​​​​ to join me in this. Just post one nature photo a day for 5 days. Tag me in it, use the hash tag #naturephotochallenge  and nominate someone else on each of the days.

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2015-03-08 18:35:39 (32 comments, 10 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Crow's Tears
3 of 5 #naturephotochallenge  

Cold, long winters are very hard on wildlife and everything does its best to survive. I was terribly saddened the other day to come home and find some feathers from our female cardinal lying in the snow. I just couldn't believe it! We have hundreds of blue jays, lots of mourning doves, so many other birds, but only 1 pair of cardinals. With that abundance of choice, why did whatever it was have to choose my female cardinal to eat? I came to terms with it by remembering that fact. It's hard for everything wild. They survive as they can. 

In the woods at the top of our garden where I had seen owls and other large birds, I found a scene of destruction the other day. Clearly a crow had met the same fate as my little cardinal. This feather lay set apart on the snow with - unlikely - frozen drops of water. Like tears.F... more »

Crow's Tears
3 of 5 #naturephotochallenge  

Cold, long winters are very hard on wildlife and everything does its best to survive. I was terribly saddened the other day to come home and find some feathers from our female cardinal lying in the snow. I just couldn't believe it! We have hundreds of blue jays, lots of mourning doves, so many other birds, but only 1 pair of cardinals. With that abundance of choice, why did whatever it was have to choose my female cardinal to eat? I came to terms with it by remembering that fact. It's hard for everything wild. They survive as they can. 

In the woods at the top of our garden where I had seen owls and other large birds, I found a scene of destruction the other day. Clearly a crow had met the same fate as my little cardinal. This feather lay set apart on the snow with - unlikely - frozen drops of water. Like tears. For all the creatures that have suffered this winter.

Today Joni was staring fixedly at a branch just outside our house. I followed her gaze and there was a hawk watching my bird feeders. I felt conflicting emotions - excitement because I love to see large birds of prey, but also dismay at the thought of the reality of the prey it was hoping to grab, my lovely little birds on the feeder.

As I reached to get my camera to see if I could photograph it, a crow flew at the hawk to attack it. That smaller bird chased the hawk away from our property and away from the bird feeders. Sometimes you're the windscreen, as the song says, sometimes you're the bug. The hawk lost that one.

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I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews​​​ to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 days - in my case not consecutive.  I am asked to name a new challenger on each of my 5 days.  Today I am challenging my friend +William McLean​ to join me in this. Just post one nature photo a day for 5 days. Tag me in it, use the hash tag #naturephotochallenge and nominate someone else on each of the days. No pressure, Bill, but I hope you feel like doing it.

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2015-03-07 16:18:01 (39 comments, 3 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

I hope Your Day is a Blue Ball Day

Everyone who is following Joni's story has heard about her passion obsession with blue balls. Here is a portrait of her with her two current favourites. (One is more of an egg shape and originally came dressed up in a cute fluffy animal cover, but that went in about 10 minutes, leaving the business part ready for play.)

I thought I should post this to show that Joni does have a comfortable time when she is indoors. She doesn't spend her entire life in ice and snow. Though I think it's only the blue balls and meal times that make indoor life bearable for her. (I had to break this post off three times to fetch it for her when she had bounced the blue egg out of her reach.)

I hope you all have a day as full of fun as she does with her blue balls!

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong?... more »

I hope Your Day is a Blue Ball Day

Everyone who is following Joni's story has heard about her passion obsession with blue balls. Here is a portrait of her with her two current favourites. (One is more of an egg shape and originally came dressed up in a cute fluffy animal cover, but that went in about 10 minutes, leaving the business part ready for play.)

I thought I should post this to show that Joni does have a comfortable time when she is indoors. She doesn't spend her entire life in ice and snow. Though I think it's only the blue balls and meal times that make indoor life bearable for her. (I had to break this post off three times to fetch it for her when she had bounced the blue egg out of her reach.)

I hope you all have a day as full of fun as she does with her blue balls!

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#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni 

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2015-03-07 15:48:14 (46 comments, 0 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Frozen Man Discovered in Nova Scotia Snow Bank

What kind of wife is it... who, having seen her husband coming up the path after being out for hours in his tractor in a blizzard gets the camera all set up so that when he comes in, she can grab a picture to show you all? Don't answer that question, please. 

It wasn't funny at all, I realized as soon as I had clicked the shutter (I only got one photograph and before you ask , no, I did not say " smile honey! "

He had been clearing the drive as you possibly saw in the video I posted the other day, linked below if you missed it. He couldn't stop shaking and I was seriously worried that he had gone into some kind of shock. His feet were so cold he couldn't put them into the bath I drew for him without being in extreme pain, until he had let them thaw out for almost 20 minutes. I did make him a cup... more »

Frozen Man Discovered in Nova Scotia Snow Bank

What kind of wife is it... who, having seen her husband coming up the path after being out for hours in his tractor in a blizzard gets the camera all set up so that when he comes in, she can grab a picture to show you all? Don't answer that question, please. 

It wasn't funny at all, I realized as soon as I had clicked the shutter (I only got one photograph and before you ask , no, I did not say " smile honey! "

He had been clearing the drive as you possibly saw in the video I posted the other day, linked below if you missed it. He couldn't stop shaking and I was seriously worried that he had gone into some kind of shock. His feet were so cold he couldn't put them into the bath I drew for him without being in extreme pain, until he had let them thaw out for almost 20 minutes. I did make him a cup of tea, so I am not entirely self-serving, I hope you understand.

So you see it's not all fun and games in a Nova Scotia winter! (https://plus.google.com/u/0/105804664540125819976/posts/4jDsYTXmb7b)

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2015-03-06 21:29:53 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Cold Storage
 Day 2 of 5
#naturechallenge

This photograph was taken before "the big snow", when we thought we were going to have a normal winter. The corn seemed to be self-set, as it was growing in an enclosure where there had been outdoor pigs the year before. I saw it growing all year, providing shelter for birds and small mammals and no one tended, sprayed nor harvested it and it was left for the wild animals to take what they wanted as and when they needed it. It is slightly sheltered by a heavy wood on one side, so some of the corn is still just above the surface of the snow. I saw today that each of the ears has now been exposed and is stripped bare of kernels. All around the fields nearby there are the arrows of pheasant tracks and we have many that roost in our trees. I'm glad that they have food to help them get through this tough winter.
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Cold Storage
 Day 2 of 5
#naturechallenge

This photograph was taken before "the big snow", when we thought we were going to have a normal winter. The corn seemed to be self-set, as it was growing in an enclosure where there had been outdoor pigs the year before. I saw it growing all year, providing shelter for birds and small mammals and no one tended, sprayed nor harvested it and it was left for the wild animals to take what they wanted as and when they needed it. It is slightly sheltered by a heavy wood on one side, so some of the corn is still just above the surface of the snow. I saw today that each of the ears has now been exposed and is stripped bare of kernels. All around the fields nearby there are the arrows of pheasant tracks and we have many that roost in our trees. I'm glad that they have food to help them get through this tough winter.

On another, rather more bizarre note, I noticed that the onion skins are scattered liberally here and there over the snowy fields over which we walk. I have no idea where they come from, but it does look very odd in this white landscape.

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I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews​​ to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 consecutive days.  I am asked to name a new challenger on each of my 5 days.  Today I am challenging my friend +Linda Villers​​  to provide us with some of her lovely nature photos for the next five days. (No pressure, Linda but I hope you do it!)  Have fun!

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2015-03-05 13:59:23 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Sculptural Exhibition #1
#naturechallenge

Over a few days I have been attending a most wonderful sculptural exhibition in my own back yard. The sculptor is the most creative imaginative artist ever known! I wandered through the display alone, no distracting crowds to get in my way. But I couldn't help feeling that it was a shame that most people missed it on that day as it was truly breathtaking and, as it is a constantly evolving exhibition, today it looks completely different again. The joys of Canadian winter weather that can turn a field into a moonscape or fabulous mountain range overnight!

Google Plus Nature Challenge

Day 1 of 5

I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews   to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 consecutive days.  I am asked to name a newcha... more »

Sculptural Exhibition #1
#naturechallenge

Over a few days I have been attending a most wonderful sculptural exhibition in my own back yard. The sculptor is the most creative imaginative artist ever known! I wandered through the display alone, no distracting crowds to get in my way. But I couldn't help feeling that it was a shame that most people missed it on that day as it was truly breathtaking and, as it is a constantly evolving exhibition, today it looks completely different again. The joys of Canadian winter weather that can turn a field into a moonscape or fabulous mountain range overnight!

Google Plus Nature Challenge

Day 1 of 5

I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews   to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge.  I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 consecutive days.  I am asked to name a new challenger on each of my 5 days.  Today I am challenging my friend +Carol Ayala  to provide us with some of her lovely nature photos for the next five days. (No pressure, Carol, but I hope you do it!) The photos should be shared publicly using the text here (edited of course). Have fun!

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#myownbackyard by +Craig Pifer

#PhotoManiaCanada by +Giselle Savoie +Mark HELM___

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2015-03-04 15:19:53 (57 comments, 2 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

I Love it. And So Does She

I know it doesn't look like a lot of fun, when you are hunched against a bitter wind that is whipping your hair (or fur) around and ice is freezing your eyelashes. But you have to admit that there is something exciting about it as well. 

I thought that the other day on this walk with Joni. I had my scarf up over my nose and my colourful wool hat pulled down to my eyebrows, held firmly in place with the hood of my winter jacket. I was dressed in layers and layers of thin wool, then ski pants on top and warm thick woolly boot socks. I was trudging along on my snowshoes on top of the thick wind-sculpted drifts, only stopping long enough to pick up Joni's throw toy and send it off into the swirling snow so she could go racing after it. She absolutely loved the game and the walk and bounded over the deep snow in what looked like pure joy. And Il... more »

I Love it. And So Does She

I know it doesn't look like a lot of fun, when you are hunched against a bitter wind that is whipping your hair (or fur) around and ice is freezing your eyelashes. But you have to admit that there is something exciting about it as well. 

I thought that the other day on this walk with Joni. I had my scarf up over my nose and my colourful wool hat pulled down to my eyebrows, held firmly in place with the hood of my winter jacket. I was dressed in layers and layers of thin wool, then ski pants on top and warm thick woolly boot socks. I was trudging along on my snowshoes on top of the thick wind-sculpted drifts, only stopping long enough to pick up Joni's throw toy and send it off into the swirling snow so she could go racing after it. She absolutely loved the game and the walk and bounded over the deep snow in what looked like pure joy. And I looked around me across the white fields that were misted with blowing snow and I felt exhilarated at the sight and the conditions. I love it. And Joni loves it too. What you see in this picture is a happy dog. Photographed by a happy person.*

*If you have your camera out in conditions like this, make sure you bring it into a cool room to acclimatise before bringing it into the warm, to avoid condensation in the camera innards.

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#winterwednesday by +Antoine Berger +Logan Miller___

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2015-02-28 19:11:06 (56 comments, 5 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Winter Sunset Over Peil's Farm

It's freezing and everything seems to be covered in white. Did I say that it's very cold? But at a moment like this, with the glow of the setting sun, the cold no longer has the same bite. The birds are flying to roost and somehow it's all bearable. Spring will surely come. 

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#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

#PhotoManiaCanada by +Giselle Savoie +Mark HELM

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura+... more »

Winter Sunset Over Peil's Farm

It's freezing and everything seems to be covered in white. Did I say that it's very cold? But at a moment like this, with the glow of the setting sun, the cold no longer has the same bite. The birds are flying to roost and somehow it's all bearable. Spring will surely come. 

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise 

#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

#PhotoManiaCanada by +Giselle Savoie +Mark HELM

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner

#amazinglandscapes by +Rolf Hicker___

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2015-02-27 21:33:39 (51 comments, 4 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Abstract: Hang Gliding Over the (mini) Alps
Week 5/26

The natural artistic forces are expert at creating beauty. It can be terribly cold, with a biting wind, snow like shifting sand underfoot, and deep soft gullies that suddenly engulf you. And then you see the sculptures emerging, textured carvings being revealed. And it doesn't feel so cold. You know you are the only person in the world that will ever see this. Except that now you get to see it too.

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#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmonand  +tri rini ... more »

Abstract: Hang Gliding Over the (mini) Alps
Week 5/26

The natural artistic forces are expert at creating beauty. It can be terribly cold, with a biting wind, snow like shifting sand underfoot, and deep soft gullies that suddenly engulf you. And then you see the sculptures emerging, textured carvings being revealed. And it doesn't feel so cold. You know you are the only person in the world that will ever see this. Except that now you get to see it too.

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#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen  

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox +Bill Wood +Dorian Stretton___

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2015-02-25 21:20:04 (37 comments, 3 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

The Drive Home After the Walk

We had just finished a long cold walk in the snow and were all feeling tired but happy. During the snowy walks through forest and field, Joni spends a lot of her time digging around in the snow while she waits for us to catch up to her, slow as we are on our two legs. She might be playing with her red fire-hose cushion that we throw for her, digging it out of the snow, or searching for scurrying little creatures that she can smell or perhaps hear. When I opened the car door and called her in, she gave me this look. I still had my camera in my hand, took this picture and then another and another thinking that the viewfinder was getting fogged up. Nope! Not just the viewfinder... the lens too. So that's why there is a lovely soft blurry effect around her. I know my friend +Alex Lapidus loves a bit of blur, too... 

For my long time firl +LoraineS... more »

The Drive Home After the Walk

We had just finished a long cold walk in the snow and were all feeling tired but happy. During the snowy walks through forest and field, Joni spends a lot of her time digging around in the snow while she waits for us to catch up to her, slow as we are on our two legs. She might be playing with her red fire-hose cushion that we throw for her, digging it out of the snow, or searching for scurrying little creatures that she can smell or perhaps hear. When I opened the car door and called her in, she gave me this look. I still had my camera in my hand, took this picture and then another and another thinking that the viewfinder was getting fogged up. Nope! Not just the viewfinder... the lens too. So that's why there is a lovely soft blurry effect around her. I know my friend +Alex Lapidus loves a bit of blur, too... 

For my long time firl +Loraine Slessor who wanted to see pictures of Joni. BTW, Loraine, you can follow me and subscribe on my blog if you like. A note about it and a link are in the post below. :D

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2015-02-24 00:54:47 (33 comments, 2 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Winter Red Tailed Hawk in Flight

We have an abundance of beautiful birds here, many of them being majestic birds of prey. The most commonly admired is the bald eagle, but we have hawks and owls as well. I just caught this red tailed hawk as it soared overhead when we were on our walk in our back garden. These raptors always make me hold my breath as they seem so proud, elegant and free in the skies over the poor earthbound mortals crawling around on the ground beneath.

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#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds​​​​ curated by +Andy Brown​​​​ +Dilip Mundkur​​​​ +Wade Cochran​​​​ and +Serkan Mutan​​​​
and
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday#BackyardbirdingMonday​​​​ by +Celeste ... more »

Winter Red Tailed Hawk in Flight

We have an abundance of beautiful birds here, many of them being majestic birds of prey. The most commonly admired is the bald eagle, but we have hawks and owls as well. I just caught this red tailed hawk as it soared overhead when we were on our walk in our back garden. These raptors always make me hold my breath as they seem so proud, elegant and free in the skies over the poor earthbound mortals crawling around on the ground beneath.

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#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds​​​​ curated by +Andy Brown​​​​ +Dilip Mundkur​​​​ +Wade Cochran​​​​ and +Serkan Mutan​​​​
and
#backyardbirdingmonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday​​​​ by +Celeste Odono​​​​ +Ricky L Jones​​​​ +Marilou Aballe​​​​
and
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography​​​​ by +David Hemmings​​​​
And for
#minimalmonday +Olivier Du Tré​  ___

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2015-02-21 17:33:40 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Maggie's Feeling Hot. You Won't Believe What Happens Next!

Yes, I admit it. This is someone I know. Okay, she's a friend. There,... now you know what kind of friends I have. And what kind of winter we are having.

#notforblog  

http://youtu.be/lDtUryZdSSE

Maggie's Feeling Hot. You Won't Believe What Happens Next!

Yes, I admit it. This is someone I know. Okay, she's a friend. There,... now you know what kind of friends I have. And what kind of winter we are having.

#notforblog  

http://youtu.be/lDtUryZdSSE___

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2015-02-17 21:46:34 (27 comments, 0 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Evening Light, Winter Woodland

As we were going on a walk through the woods a couple of weeks ago, the sun was going down and casting a low, slanting light that seemed to undulate through the drifts of snow. Each time I have passed this group of trees the same effect has caught my eye. I can't imagine how it looks now, after our heavy snowfall and high winds, but probably almost the same, just a lot deeper. It's a very peaceful place and even quieter in the snow.

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#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday​ by+Christina Lawrie​  +Allan Ca... more »

Evening Light, Winter Woodland

As we were going on a walk through the woods a couple of weeks ago, the sun was going down and casting a low, slanting light that seemed to undulate through the drifts of snow. Each time I have passed this group of trees the same effect has caught my eye. I can't imagine how it looks now, after our heavy snowfall and high winds, but probably almost the same, just a lot deeper. It's a very peaceful place and even quieter in the snow.

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#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome​ curated by +Luis Vivanco S.​ +Оксана Крысюкова​ +Nader El Assy​ +Howard Salmon​ and  +tri rini nuringtyas​

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday​ by +Christina Lawrie​  +Allan Cabrera​ +Ralph Mendoza​ +Kim Troutman​ +David R Robinson​

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography​ +Margaret Tompkins​ +Kevin Rowe​ +Toshi Nakamura​ +Tony Phillips​ +Jeff Beddow​ +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art​ +Krzysztof Hanusiak​ +Dennis Hoffbuhr​ +Dave Gaylord​ +Doug Hagadorn​ +Eric Drumm​ +RJ Wilner​

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2015-02-17 15:46:15 (33 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

First Day of the Snow Storm

After getting out to the tractor, +Steven Kennard​ sets off to begin clearing the drive. He worked at it on Sunday afternoon and then all day yesterday and still has more to do. To get ready for the next snowfall for Thursday.

It has taken him 17 hours to clear this snow. 17 hours on the tractor. Can you imagine?

Hope you enjoy the fun!
I took the video with my Canon 6D and it's a bit dark, but I was taking it through a window as the weather conditions were too bad for it.

+Liz C​ 
+Carol Ayala​ - thought you would like to see this too.

https://vimeo.com/119856725 or try this if it doesn't work: https://vimeo.com/shadowsandlight/snowfeb15
#notforblog  

First Day of the Snow Storm

After getting out to the tractor, +Steven Kennard​ sets off to begin clearing the drive. He worked at it on Sunday afternoon and then all day yesterday and still has more to do. To get ready for the next snowfall for Thursday.

It has taken him 17 hours to clear this snow. 17 hours on the tractor. Can you imagine?

Hope you enjoy the fun!
I took the video with my Canon 6D and it's a bit dark, but I was taking it through a window as the weather conditions were too bad for it.

+Liz C​ 
+Carol Ayala​ - thought you would like to see this too.

https://vimeo.com/119856725 or try this if it doesn't work: https://vimeo.com/shadowsandlight/snowfeb15
#notforblog  ___

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2015-02-14 23:54:15 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Emotion Out-take

During the days when the film crew from Breakwater Film Studios was here with Steven in his workshop, I took some photos of the two of them, as they said that they had no pictures of themselves working. I didn't take nearly enough, as I was so busy being crew caterer and special craft effects operator, but this one was one that I am posting as it so nearly made the grade for the week 4 theme Emotion for the #BWProject26 

I hope no one minds me posting a second one for this theme, but I couldn't resist it. As to the emotion? Confusion? Doubt? Disbelief? They all work. Cinematographer (fancy word for cameraman) +David Bolen and head scratcher/film star +Steven Kennard with producer director +Ben Proudfoot out of sight but in the moment. (That's some lens, don't you think? I think that was one of the things that Steven was scratching his headabout... more »

Emotion Out-take

During the days when the film crew from Breakwater Film Studios was here with Steven in his workshop, I took some photos of the two of them, as they said that they had no pictures of themselves working. I didn't take nearly enough, as I was so busy being crew caterer and special craft effects operator, but this one was one that I am posting as it so nearly made the grade for the week 4 theme Emotion for the #BWProject26 

I hope no one minds me posting a second one for this theme, but I couldn't resist it. As to the emotion? Confusion? Doubt? Disbelief? They all work. Cinematographer (fancy word for cameraman) +David Bolen and head scratcher/film star +Steven Kennard with producer director +Ben Proudfoot out of sight but in the moment. (That's some lens, don't you think? I think that was one of the things that Steven was scratching his head about.)

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2015-02-13 17:24:45 (37 comments, 5 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Emotion: Love me, Love my Dog +1 Year
Week 4/26: Emotion

The theme of the bi-weekly B&W Project this time is Emotion. This was a revisit of a photograph I took a year ago when we first got Joni, as a pup. http://goo.gl/St0nAk was the original posting - you will find the original photograph I took here http://goo.gl/6KOx54.

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#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER 

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary   #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni  

#fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +WesLum... more »

Emotion: Love me, Love my Dog +1 Year
Week 4/26: Emotion

The theme of the bi-weekly B&W Project this time is Emotion. This was a revisit of a photograph I took a year ago when we first got Joni, as a pup. http://goo.gl/St0nAk was the original posting - you will find the original photograph I took here http://goo.gl/6KOx54.

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#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER 

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary   #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni  

#fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum

#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Ryan Ottaway Martin

#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery  by +Aamir Shahzad 

#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen  ___

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2015-02-11 21:39:43 (34 comments, 3 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Wet: Showering the Sheep Herding Mud off Joni

There's nothing like a nice hot shower after a busy afternoon of herding sheep in a freezing cold muddy field.

Those who saw the two sheep herding photos of her need no explanation. Here are the links to the original postings: http://goo.gl/d6ETUO and http://goo.gl/f4QjSN

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For:
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
and the doggy themes:
#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni 

Wet: Showering the Sheep Herding Mud off Joni

There's nothing like a nice hot shower after a busy afternoon of herding sheep in a freezing cold muddy field.

Those who saw the two sheep herding photos of her need no explanation. Here are the links to the original postings: http://goo.gl/d6ETUO and http://goo.gl/f4QjSN

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For:
#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist
and the doggy themes:
#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni ___

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2015-02-10 19:56:47 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Focus and Concentration

I took this portrait of +Ben Proudfoot Film Director and Producer and +David Bolen cinematographer at work last week in Steven's workshop. It was enlightening to see such a professional team at work and so focused on their vision. 

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For:
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Ryan Ottaway Martin
and the new theme:
#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery  by +Aamir Shahzad 
#portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday by +Laura Balc

Focus and Concentration

I took this portrait of +Ben Proudfoot Film Director and Producer and +David Bolen cinematographer at work last week in Steven's workshop. It was enlightening to see such a professional team at work and so focused on their vision. 

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: http://www.elliekennard.ca .

For:
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Ryan Ottaway Martin
and the new theme:
#portraitgallery +Portrait gallery  by +Aamir Shahzad 
#portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday by +Laura Balc___

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2015-02-06 18:36:35 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

California Dreaming Filming in Nova Scotia

+Ben Proudfoot (director and producer) and +David Bolen cameraman of "Breakwater Films" are visiting us at the moment, while they are making a video about +Steven Kennard and his wood turning work. This talented team is living and working in LA and so our weather is a real change for them and they are getting quite a kick of filming in a snowstorm and temperatures that are well below zero. (Don't feel too bad for them, most of the time they were in Steven's workshop!)

They have made some wonderful profile videos about craftspeople and so we are really looking forward to seeing the finished product. Before you ask, no, I am not in it, though Joni is (of course). I did make the food and helped with some of the special effects behind the scenes. If you get to see the finished video, you should know thatI w... more »

California Dreaming Filming in Nova Scotia

+Ben Proudfoot (director and producer) and +David Bolen cameraman of "Breakwater Films" are visiting us at the moment, while they are making a video about +Steven Kennard and his wood turning work. This talented team is living and working in LA and so our weather is a real change for them and they are getting quite a kick of filming in a snowstorm and temperatures that are well below zero. (Don't feel too bad for them, most of the time they were in Steven's workshop!)

They have made some wonderful profile videos about craftspeople and so we are really looking forward to seeing the finished product. Before you ask, no, I am not in it, though Joni is (of course). I did make the food and helped with some of the special effects behind the scenes. If you get to see the finished video, you should know that I was shaking the sieve. Don't ask (not yet).

You can see a couple of their videos here on Vimeo including Staff pick "Ink and Paper" http://vimeo.com/33359230, "The Ox" http://vimeo.com/78788086 as well as the preview to their film "Dinner with Fred" http://vimeo.com/35740045 - which we haven't yet seen.

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#photographingphotgraphers +photographing photographers +Thorsten von Eyb +Michael Rutta

#photojournalworldwide +Photo Journal Worldwide by +andi rivarola___

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2015-02-06 16:26:52 (35 comments, 13 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

This is What I Was Born to Do

This was Joni's first experience of sheep herding. The owner of the sheep, Paula, kindly offered to introduce Joni to her flock and give her a first taste of this wonderful work. Joni was so excited when she realized what she was there for, but it was just wonderful to see  the way she instinctively ran round them and kept them together. I was really impressed when she spotted this sheep who was moving away from the flock and she came out to bring her back. What can I say? She was born and bred to it. She has a long way to go before she has the knowledge and skills that really make a good herding dog. But Paula was really pleased with her potential. And I felt like a proud parent on the first day of school.

I suppose you would probably like to see a photo of the bath that followed? I will post that too, but in the meantime, don't be... more »

This is What I Was Born to Do

This was Joni's first experience of sheep herding. The owner of the sheep, Paula, kindly offered to introduce Joni to her flock and give her a first taste of this wonderful work. Joni was so excited when she realized what she was there for, but it was just wonderful to see  the way she instinctively ran round them and kept them together. I was really impressed when she spotted this sheep who was moving away from the flock and she came out to bring her back. What can I say? She was born and bred to it. She has a long way to go before she has the knowledge and skills that really make a good herding dog. But Paula was really pleased with her potential. And I felt like a proud parent on the first day of school.

I suppose you would probably like to see a photo of the bath that followed? I will post that too, but in the meantime, don't be bothered by the mud. She wasn't. 

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as well as the doggy themes:
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#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni ___

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2015-01-31 23:58:58 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Snow Cushioned Benches

Winter walks with Joni give a different perspective on the weather. Today's walk was, as it turned out, almost a bad idea. We were not in a civilized park, with benches and neat paths, but were walking along the side of fields, through woodland, over streams and past orchards. We have had a few winter storms lately so there was a fairly deep covering of snow, but the snowmobiles usually keep paths at least visible and flattened for walking. The weather took a bad turn as we set out but we decided to keep going. It began to snow and the wind picked up so that we were being battered by hard icy flakes.

Everything froze into icicles with our breath. Joni had icicles dangling from her whiskers. Although we were warmly dressed, the icy wind hitting our faces was pretty unpleasant. I had a thought as I was struggling along against the wind, that this is not... more »

Snow Cushioned Benches

Winter walks with Joni give a different perspective on the weather. Today's walk was, as it turned out, almost a bad idea. We were not in a civilized park, with benches and neat paths, but were walking along the side of fields, through woodland, over streams and past orchards. We have had a few winter storms lately so there was a fairly deep covering of snow, but the snowmobiles usually keep paths at least visible and flattened for walking. The weather took a bad turn as we set out but we decided to keep going. It began to snow and the wind picked up so that we were being battered by hard icy flakes.

Everything froze into icicles with our breath. Joni had icicles dangling from her whiskers. Although we were warmly dressed, the icy wind hitting our faces was pretty unpleasant. I had a thought as I was struggling along against the wind, that this is not really what most people imagine when they think of a walk in the snow in the country.

Fortunately for Steven and me we had snowshoes so we were able to walk fairly easily over the drifts that had built up on our way back, but our friend Linda did not and sank up to her knees where it had not been deep as we passed it earlier. The conditions were almost white-out and at times I was looking for Joni's black body in the white to show me where she was sitting waiting for us as I knew she would be on the path. She was waiting for me to throw her the ball. As she sat there, caked with snow and icicles, she seemed completely oblivious to the weather. Particularly bitter blasts of freezing wind and snow just made her turn herself so her back faced the worst of it. That walk was an interesting hour and a half! The drive home was equally exciting as the drifts were blocking sections of the road, but we made it back safely. 

The photo below is probably more representative of what most people imagine as a pleasant late afternoon walk on a snowy winter day.  It's all part of a Canadian winter.

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#benchsaturday by +Rainer M. Ritz​​​​​
#snowysaturday +#SnowySaturday​​​​​ by +John Fujimagari​​​​​___

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2015-01-31 16:26:15 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

For Those of us Who love Horses and True Friends

This photograph and story was originally shared on G+ in 2012. I have expanded it and added more images on a blog posting to make it more interesting.  

You can subscribe to the blog from there and you will be updated when new posts are added.

http://elliekennard.ca/archives/3577
#horses   #friendship   #hafflingerhorses   #hafflinger   #equine  

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For Those of us Who love Horses and True Friends

This photograph and story was originally shared on G+ in 2012. I have expanded it and added more images on a blog posting to make it more interesting.  

You can subscribe to the blog from there and you will be updated when new posts are added.

http://elliekennard.ca/archives/3577
#horses   #friendship   #hafflingerhorses   #hafflinger   #equine  

#notforblog  ___

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2015-01-30 20:12:27 (49 comments, 9 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

Dusty Saddles
Week 3/26: Tools of the Trade

In the '90's I was living in France and at one point found myself out of my regular seasonal employment. The ASSEDIC (Unemployment Office) offered me a chance to go for retraining. They said that I could pretty much do any course I wanted and asked me if there was something that particularly interested me. 

Of all of the options in that book of courses they gave me to peruse, there was only one choice for me. I had always loved horses. I asked if I could go to agricultural college to train in horse management, breeding and nutrition. I could not believe it when they agreed. So I was paid to attend the college in Montmorillon, my lodgings were paid for as was my weekly travel home on the train. The course was intense, far more than I expected and the material covered was in depth and developed and approved by the state... more »

Dusty Saddles
Week 3/26: Tools of the Trade

In the '90's I was living in France and at one point found myself out of my regular seasonal employment. The ASSEDIC (Unemployment Office) offered me a chance to go for retraining. They said that I could pretty much do any course I wanted and asked me if there was something that particularly interested me. 

Of all of the options in that book of courses they gave me to peruse, there was only one choice for me. I had always loved horses. I asked if I could go to agricultural college to train in horse management, breeding and nutrition. I could not believe it when they agreed. So I was paid to attend the college in Montmorillon, my lodgings were paid for as was my weekly travel home on the train. The course was intense, far more than I expected and the material covered was in depth and developed and approved by the state performance horse breeding program, and the agronomic research program INRA. As a part of this course we were given riding lessons. Although I had ridden, mostly self taught, this was where I learned to jump horses.

Although I was never employed in this field, I did own and breed a couple of Hafflinger mares in France and was self-employed as a horse nutrition consultant briefly in Canada. These saddles are now dusty and unused for a number of years. But at one time they were among the tools of my trade.

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#equinetuesday +#EquineTuesday​ by +Jillian Chilson​

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome​ curated by +Luis Vivanco S.​ +Оксана Крысюкова​ +Nader El Assy​ +Howard Salmon​ and  +tri rini nuringtyas​___

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2015-01-28 17:06:46 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Of Outhouses and Fried Egg Sandwiches

New blog posting and a new option to subscribe to the blog!

"Attitudes to food and eating influence the quality of life wherever you live. The people of Finland lived through a terrible time during the 2nd World War that is only dimly understood by those of us born and raised in North America. The lasting legacy of this was brought home to me when I lived in Finland for a period in the early seventies. I was visiting an elderly couple who had known my then..."

... continued on the blog if you want to read the whole piece. :D http://goo.gl/UtR9c1


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Of Outhouses and Fried Egg Sandwiches

New blog posting and a new option to subscribe to the blog!

"Attitudes to food and eating influence the quality of life wherever you live. The people of Finland lived through a terrible time during the 2nd World War that is only dimly understood by those of us born and raised in North America. The lasting legacy of this was brought home to me when I lived in Finland for a period in the early seventies. I was visiting an elderly couple who had known my then..."

... continued on the blog if you want to read the whole piece. :D http://goo.gl/UtR9c1


#notforblog  ___

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2015-01-27 15:07:52 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Apart Together

I was drawn to the lines and light in this and was particularly enjoying the challenge of using my 40mm prime lens, which meant that I had to move to get the composition I wanted. The little 'pancake' lens is perfect for street and city photography as it makes my camera much more unobtrusive and easier to carry with me. 

It wasn't until I saw this that I realized that the two main figures in this appeared to be going in two different directions. They are both with me and presumably want to be going the same way together. The obvious one is Steven, but the purposeful stride belongs to my good friend Janet, who really does know where she is going in this station! We have some great memories of our fun trip to Toronto, good to revisit today when we are buried in a blizzard..

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Apart Together

I was drawn to the lines and light in this and was particularly enjoying the challenge of using my 40mm prime lens, which meant that I had to move to get the composition I wanted. The little 'pancake' lens is perfect for street and city photography as it makes my camera much more unobtrusive and easier to carry with me. 

It wasn't until I saw this that I realized that the two main figures in this appeared to be going in two different directions. They are both with me and presumably want to be going the same way together. The obvious one is Steven, but the purposeful stride belongs to my good friend Janet, who really does know where she is going in this station! We have some great memories of our fun trip to Toronto, good to revisit today when we are buried in a blizzard..

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For +TransportTuesday #TransportTuesday
Curated by +Gene Bowker  and +Annie Irving

#transportstops +Transport Stops by +Ken Ilio +Annie Irving +Lauri Novak

and at a stretch:  #streetphotography +StreetPhotography by +Tatiana Parmeeva 

#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey___

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2015-01-23 18:36:33 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Our Streets Are Paved With Gold

It is commonly spread about abroad that the streets in Canada are paved with gold. This is meant to be figurative. However, as you can see, it is quite literally true in some places.

This was brought home to me when I looked out of my bedroom window one morning and this was what met my eyes. At last here is the proof! (It really did look like this.) For a bit of Friday fun!

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#powerlinefriday +Powerline Friday by +Natosha Davis

#cableicous +Cableicous by +Charles Strebor

Our Streets Are Paved With Gold

It is commonly spread about abroad that the streets in Canada are paved with gold. This is meant to be figurative. However, as you can see, it is quite literally true in some places.

This was brought home to me when I looked out of my bedroom window one morning and this was what met my eyes. At last here is the proof! (It really did look like this.) For a bit of Friday fun!

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#powerlinefriday +Powerline Friday by +Natosha Davis

#cableicous +Cableicous by +Charles Strebor___

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2015-01-22 23:49:04 (27 comments, 9 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Golden Waves at Sunset

There are moments of special light where the world is tinged with gold. This was a moment when we turned around on the beach walk, ready to head back. The beach was rimmed with golden crests to the low waves breaking on the shore. The effect only lasted for a moment or two and then the moment was over. 

Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada -  Kingsport Beach.

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For:
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday​ by +David Polzine​ +Jon Kahn​

#WaterWorld   #WaterWorldImages   #WaterWorldPhotos #WaterWorldPhotography  +WaterWorld​ by +Rob Heron​ and +Gemma Costa​

#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light​ by +Ray Bilcliff​+Hamid Dastmalchi​ +... more »

Golden Waves at Sunset

There are moments of special light where the world is tinged with gold. This was a moment when we turned around on the beach walk, ready to head back. The beach was rimmed with golden crests to the low waves breaking on the shore. The effect only lasted for a moment or two and then the moment was over. 

Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada -  Kingsport Beach.

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#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday​ by +David Polzine​ +Jon Kahn​

#WaterWorld   #WaterWorldImages   #WaterWorldPhotos #WaterWorldPhotography  +WaterWorld​ by +Rob Heron​ and +Gemma Costa​

#themagicoflight +The Magic of Light​ by +Ray Bilcliff​ +Hamid Dastmalchi​ +Paul Stein​

HQSP Landscape
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape​ curated by +Michael Garza​ +Leo Schubert​ +David D​ +Jesse Martineau​ +Mike Hankey​ +Peter Marbaise​ +Albert Vuvu Konde​

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography​ +Landscape Photography Show​ +Margaret Tompkins​ +Jim Warthman​ +Kevin Rowe​ +Johan Peijnenburg​ +David Heath Williams​ +Tom Hierl​ +Carolyn Lim​ +Howard L. Smith​ +Kai Kosonen​ +Sheila B. DuBois​ +Toshi Nakamura​ +David Pilasky​ +Bill Wood​ ___

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2015-01-21 17:10:23 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Winter Roads

I was having a chat with my friend +Alexa KH the other day and said that I was about to go out, though the visibility was poor because of the snow. I thought as I wasn't driving (!!) I would take the camera to show just what I meant by blowing snow on the roads. It wasn't actually snowing at that point (I don't think, it's not easy to tell sometimes) but the drifting snow makes it hard to see the edges of the road and builds up drifts that can go right across the road. You can see that the snow isn't even very deep. Ah, the joys of a Canadian winter! :-)

For:
My winter loving friends at #PhotoManiaCanada - +Giselle Savoie +Mark HELM
and
#winterwednesday by +Antoine Berger +Logan Miller
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert VuvuK... more »

Winter Roads

I was having a chat with my friend +Alexa KH the other day and said that I was about to go out, though the visibility was poor because of the snow. I thought as I wasn't driving (!!) I would take the camera to show just what I meant by blowing snow on the roads. It wasn't actually snowing at that point (I don't think, it's not easy to tell sometimes) but the drifting snow makes it hard to see the edges of the road and builds up drifts that can go right across the road. You can see that the snow isn't even very deep. Ah, the joys of a Canadian winter! :-)

For:
My winter loving friends at #PhotoManiaCanada - +Giselle Savoie +Mark HELM
and
#winterwednesday by +Antoine Berger +Logan Miller
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Albert Vuvu Konde
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood

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2015-01-16 16:52:11 (29 comments, 2 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Up Close and Tiny

02/26 - Macro

The 'macro' theme of this part of our B&W project got me thinking - macro (to me) = tiny or very close. Over the two weeks I took a close up look at lots of things by way of my macro lens and converter - parts of animals, vegetables and ... minerals! Curly hairs and outstretched claws on our cats, a finely chopped onion, many other objects came under the ruthless scrutiny of my lens.Because a macro lens is brutal in what it will reveal. Do you know how much it might put you off your food if you saw a tiny hair in the chopped onion? Or can you imagine just how many specs of dust are on the claw of a cat?

My submission today is something that caught my eye yesterday, in our kitchen which is still transformed into a building site during the day. I had to ask what it was as it was obvious that each of these tiny objects would... more »

Up Close and Tiny

02/26 - Macro

The 'macro' theme of this part of our B&W project got me thinking - macro (to me) = tiny or very close. Over the two weeks I took a close up look at lots of things by way of my macro lens and converter - parts of animals, vegetables and ... minerals! Curly hairs and outstretched claws on our cats, a finely chopped onion, many other objects came under the ruthless scrutiny of my lens.Because a macro lens is brutal in what it will reveal. Do you know how much it might put you off your food if you saw a tiny hair in the chopped onion? Or can you imagine just how many specs of dust are on the claw of a cat?

My submission today is something that caught my eye yesterday, in our kitchen which is still transformed into a building site during the day. I had to ask what it was as it was obvious that each of these tiny objects would be separated from the strip. They are (for those non builders among us) nails for a nail gun. And I was told that they make them in sizes as long as this but as thin as a needle. The pencil and nail punch are there to give an idea of scale.

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#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen

HQSP Macro
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden

HQSP Monochrome
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas___

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2015-01-15 13:48:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

A Lovely Album by a Great Friend of Mine

I want to share this lovely post and the album by a friend I met on G+. I have worked with her closely for the last while and I think she has done a wonderful job! Please give her your plus love and comments on her original post. 

Thank you dear  +Alexa KH  - you were an excellent, motivated and dedicated pupil and I look forward to working together with you again. Congratulations!

#notforblog  

My graduation album of my photography course with +Ellie Kennard

I wanna thank you my dear teacher because of motivating me ... This course is my best experience I've ever had, It really changed my way of photography!

Working with lights, using composition elements, color effects on the viewer, Golden Mean, Golden Spiral, Rule of Thirds, critiquing my own photos and knowing the right definition of all these lessons are the most important things I've learned...

I hope I was a good student, and of course I always would like to be your student!
Thanks for inspiring me +Ellie Kennard___A Lovely Album by a Great Friend of Mine

I want to share this lovely post and the album by a friend I met on G+. I have worked with her closely for the last while and I think she has done a wonderful job! Please give her your plus love and comments on her original post. 

Thank you dear  +Alexa KH  - you were an excellent, motivated and dedicated pupil and I look forward to working together with you again. Congratulations!

#notforblog  

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2015-01-09 17:33:45 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Hashtag Search Function Broken

The most excellent search of G+ postings using the hashtag facility has broken. You see the results below when #BWProject26  is in the search bar. Even using the hashtags connected to posts fails. Please can this be fixed quickly?
Pinging those who are able to help out in this basic functionality. Google is search.

I discovered this has broken when I was trying to show a new G+ user how it works.... only to find it doesn't. :D

#googleplusfail  
#notforblog  

Hashtag Search Function Broken

The most excellent search of G+ postings using the hashtag facility has broken. You see the results below when #BWProject26  is in the search bar. Even using the hashtags connected to posts fails. Please can this be fixed quickly?
Pinging those who are able to help out in this basic functionality. Google is search.

I discovered this has broken when I was trying to show a new G+ user how it works.... only to find it doesn't. :D

#googleplusfail  
#notforblog  ___

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2015-01-08 20:13:01 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

New Beginnings Grow From the Past

01/26 - New Beginnings

New Beginnings of what? What does it mean? I'm glad you asked, or I hope you wanted to ask. :-).

This is the first of themed fortnightly posting in black and white and I have joined some of my friends in this 26 image challenge for 2015. So what is my own personal challenge? My aim in this challenge is to develop my black and white photography to tell some of my stories better than colour pictures could.

The image you see below illustrates my point. Here is a skilled craftsman who has a workshop full of modern tools and machines. Here, though, he is using a labour intensive method and an antique tool, to achieve the effect he is after. It is exactly the right tool for the job. It's not necessarily the easiest way, but it is the best way for him and for what he is making.

Black and... more »

New Beginnings Grow From the Past

01/26 - New Beginnings

New Beginnings of what? What does it mean? I'm glad you asked, or I hope you wanted to ask. :-).

This is the first of themed fortnightly posting in black and white and I have joined some of my friends in this 26 image challenge for 2015. So what is my own personal challenge? My aim in this challenge is to develop my black and white photography to tell some of my stories better than colour pictures could.

The image you see below illustrates my point. Here is a skilled craftsman who has a workshop full of modern tools and machines. Here, though, he is using a labour intensive method and an antique tool, to achieve the effect he is after. It is exactly the right tool for the job. It's not necessarily the easiest way, but it is the best way for him and for what he is making.

Black and white photography is where it all started - historically and also personally for many of us. We now have tools that allow us to process our digital photographs in colour or in black and white, as we choose. So usually we choose colour as... everyone loves colour. And the picture comes out of the camera in colour. But that's not always best. Sometimes colour is a distraction. Sometimes, to tell a photographic story with the emphasis where you want it, black and white is the answer. My aim is to discover the right time and the best way to use this medium to tell my stories.

In case you are wondering,  the craftsman here is in fact my husband +Steven Kennard​​​, and he is making the beading trim for my new kitchen cabinets. The name of a previous owner of the plane he is using is engraved above his own name on the end as you can see by zooming in. He is following in the footsteps of craftsmen through the ages, keeping with the traditions of fine craftsmanship. This is also part of my aim in my exploration of my black and white photography in this project. I am looking forward to it and hope that you will follow me in my journey of discovery.

Steven tells me that this plane was probably owned by his grandfather who would have given it to him. He doesn't know who the previous name belonged to, but it was apparently the custom in England, on the death of a craftsman, such as a furniture maker or cabinetmaker for his tools to be sold to help his widow. His own grandfather (also a skilled woodworker) might have come by the plane this way.

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#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery​​​ +Brandon Luk​​​ +Lauri Novak​​​ +Alison Christensen​​​ ___

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2015-01-08 02:56:59 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Streams aren't what they used to be! Can we help fix it? Let's try to beat the algorithm. If you comment on my post here, I will go to your page and plus and comment as +Tamara Pruessner​ (she can't do it all herself) and see if we can't get our streams to show the posts that we want to see.

#notforblog  

New Day's Hope

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how my main stream no longer shows everyone, or even a few and their newest posts, about how my own posts get increasingly smaller interaction, and how if my posts are doing that, then everyone's are.  I think the algorithm that governs what we see and what others see of our own stuff has gotten too restrictive.  And it frustrates me to no end - especially when I have 100 new posts in my stream and most are either 24 hours old, something I have already seen (and plussed or commented) or both.  Fresh isn't happening anymore and it is FRUSTRATING.

I don't normally notify anyone of my posts but for this, I am (and I am not even sure how many will get the notification - over 3500 in my circles).  What I am proposing is an experiment of sorts.  To all of those that comment on this post, I will go to your stream and plus the heck out of you, comment as much as possible, and over the next week, share a few my favorite posts.  Here is the catch - you have to share this post or something similar, calling your own circles to action.  

Let's see if we can shake up the algorithm a bit.  Let's see if we can take back control of our streams LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE.  Let's see if our streams start showing our favorite people again.  A week from now, I will make a new post so I can see if my stream has changed... hopefully, mine will and so will yours.

#ShakeUpTheStream   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #Arizona   #desert   #sunrise  

#throughtamseyes  ___Streams aren't what they used to be! Can we help fix it? Let's try to beat the algorithm. If you comment on my post here, I will go to your page and plus and comment as +Tamara Pruessner​ (she can't do it all herself) and see if we can't get our streams to show the posts that we want to see.

#notforblog  

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2015-01-06 18:21:12 (45 comments, 3 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

Joni Has a Job-She's a Carrier Dog!

At last! The big day has arrived! Joni has her first job.

Joni comes from working stock and there is nothing that gives her more pleasure than having a job to do.... especially if that job can include chasing her blue ball in her work breaks. This was her second walk as a carrier dog and she carried her blue ball in her saddle bags (along with about 2 pounds of additional weight) on her walk. She gets more exercise this way as the weight tires her out (or it's supposed to, anyway!). She doesn't seem to mind wearing the harness with the pack and still manages to fly over the snow after her blue ball. We thought you would like to see Joni in her new job. (Don't tell her, but the bags don't really contain anything that needs delivering, just some rice and lentils, or water. I don't want to spoil it for her.)

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Joni Has a Job-She's a Carrier Dog!

At last! The big day has arrived! Joni has her first job.

Joni comes from working stock and there is nothing that gives her more pleasure than having a job to do.... especially if that job can include chasing her blue ball in her work breaks. This was her second walk as a carrier dog and she carried her blue ball in her saddle bags (along with about 2 pounds of additional weight) on her walk. She gets more exercise this way as the weight tires her out (or it's supposed to, anyway!). She doesn't seem to mind wearing the harness with the pack and still manages to fly over the snow after her blue ball. We thought you would like to see Joni in her new job. (Don't tell her, but the bags don't really contain anything that needs delivering, just some rice and lentils, or water. I don't want to spoil it for her.)

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#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #dog   #doglovers   #JonisDiary   #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni  ___

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2015-01-01 20:09:53 (26 comments, 13 reshares, 220 +1s)Open 

Coastal Cliff Erosion Kingsport Beach

This was taken on another late afternoon walk with Joni and Linda at low tide with a threatening sky framing the horizon. (It frequently seems to be threatening over Blomidon Cliff that you see in the distance.... or is it that I just like to take photographs when the sky is heavy with cloud??)

Storms will often leave a changed landscape and on the latest of those walks we could really see the difference in the formation of the sandy cliff walls and the trees that had fallen down the sides of the face. The light was just hitting the sand and the end of that spit of land. 

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#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon... more »

Coastal Cliff Erosion Kingsport Beach

This was taken on another late afternoon walk with Joni and Linda at low tide with a threatening sky framing the horizon. (It frequently seems to be threatening over Blomidon Cliff that you see in the distance.... or is it that I just like to take photographs when the sky is heavy with cloud??)

Storms will often leave a changed landscape and on the latest of those walks we could really see the difference in the formation of the sandy cliff walls and the trees that had fallen down the sides of the face. The light was just hitting the sand and the end of that spit of land. 

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#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn 

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey

#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

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2014-12-31 17:04:11 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Hungry Snake

It's bitter cold today and no reptile would be moving around, so this is a summer memory. We had fun this past year meeting up with +Alex Lapidus and +Linda Villers and we spent the day sharing with them some of our favourite spots. On our walk to the Kejimkujik seaside adjunct, we spotted this fellow with a frog in his mouth. The frog was easily 4 times as wide as the snake and the back legs (from my memory) were being swallowed as the snake began to ingest his prey. I can't interpret the look on the face of any reptile, but I am pretty sure I saw panic in the eyes of that frog. As we came nearer, the snake was startled and relaxed its grip for a second. The frog struggled free and hopped off and the snake, disappointed and no doubt hungry, turned to make his own escape into the undergrowth beside the path.

For today's #wildlifewednesday by +MikeSp... more »

Hungry Snake

It's bitter cold today and no reptile would be moving around, so this is a summer memory. We had fun this past year meeting up with +Alex Lapidus and +Linda Villers and we spent the day sharing with them some of our favourite spots. On our walk to the Kejimkujik seaside adjunct, we spotted this fellow with a frog in his mouth. The frog was easily 4 times as wide as the snake and the back legs (from my memory) were being swallowed as the snake began to ingest his prey. I can't interpret the look on the face of any reptile, but I am pretty sure I saw panic in the eyes of that frog. As we came nearer, the snake was startled and relaxed its grip for a second. The frog struggled free and hopped off and the snake, disappointed and no doubt hungry, turned to make his own escape into the undergrowth beside the path.

For today's #wildlifewednesday by +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus
and a little late for
#ReptileMonday +Reptile Monday by +Will Pirnasch +Nicole Best

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2014-12-20 14:52:51 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Joni Playing Ball

I was using different settings on my camera this summer, experimenting with motion captures and Joni was an ideal subject for this blurred motion study. Border Collie playing ball. She doesn't stop for long, just long enough to will me to throw it again.

It's not so green on the ground now, but I had better get out and play ball with her anyway as her energy only seems to increase in the winter! Have a great weekend everyone!

For my friends on #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Pewinski

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#blur   #motioncapture  

Joni Playing Ball

I was using different settings on my camera this summer, experimenting with motion captures and Joni was an ideal subject for this blurred motion study. Border Collie playing ball. She doesn't stop for long, just long enough to will me to throw it again.

It's not so green on the ground now, but I had better get out and play ball with her anyway as her energy only seems to increase in the winter! Have a great weekend everyone!

For my friends on #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Pewinski

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#blur   #motioncapture  ___

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