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Nancy Sproul Carter has been at 6 events

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Steve Johnson34,019*What* Photographs of holes - anything from a hole in the space-time continuum to the holes in a piece of Swiss cheese A few suggestions: Pothole Nut (as in nut and bolt) Tunnel  Hole in a wall etc., *When* Photos can be posted anytime. Event  ends Monday 11.30PM US CT *Rule:* Maximum of three photographs. Other than that, anything goes. Have fun :)Holes are not just for moles...2012-10-01 07:00:0035  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,467*Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._    *(Open for the entire week)* Welcome to the Friday Night @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. Tonight we're featuring the work of the wonderfully talented @115270991787918797589! Julie has generously donated one of her shots for the pleasure and whim of all you HACKers out there! To Play: Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag.    Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.  This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5793394562713971410 Many Thanks - @116029916334296947844 @107403358784201231436 @112081605135199235791 @111112809838472063992 @111055414016650329707 @100774988033964936284HACK THIS PHOTO - 09-28-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Julie Jamieson!2012-09-29 03:00:0053  
Steve Johnson34,019... At least for this event. The idea here is a simple one; Rules serve a useful purpose but they should be questioned, broken and ignored on occasion. Post photographs that break at least one photography rule (maximum of 3 photograhs) and note which rule they break in the comments.  Here are some example rules that can be laid waste to: Composition The horizon a third from top or bottom Left/right mirror symmetry is to be avoided The odd number rule Rule of thirds Technical Use of on camera or undiffused flash Wideangle for portraits (fortunately this one is becoming a thing of the past) Editing Oversharpening Over-saturating (Just about over-anything really).  Other Shooting down at kids, pets or flowers. These are just a few examples off the top of my head -there are many, many more. If you can think of others please add them in the comments. One useful rule: This is all for fun so don't over think it :)Rules are for Fools2012-09-24 07:00:0034  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,467*Hack This Photo* _Our Photo.  Your Spin._ Welcome to the Friday Night @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. With the wonderful success of our Speed Hack, for our Friday night hack we've decided to feature yet another beautiful submission by the talented @118333009720408143699, although one from a decidedly different genre!   *To Play:* Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag.    Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.   This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5785656904258605362 Many Thanks - @116029916334296947844 @107403358784201231436 @112081605135199235791 @111112809838472063992 @111055414016650329707 @100774988033964936284HACK THIS PHOTO - 09-08-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Cheryl Cooper!!2012-09-08 03:00:0038  
HACK THIS PHOTO4,467*Hack This Photo* *Our Photo.  Your Spin.* Welcome to @116361882895448900841!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see! Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you. Please join us for the next seven days as we process the wonderful work of the beautiful and talented @118333009720408143699!   *To Play:* Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open our video (or choose a song of your own if you like) and begin processing when the music starts.  When the music ends, save your work. Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag.    Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.   You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.   We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.   This is such a source of joy for all of us.   Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions. *Our Speed Hack photo this week:*   https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/5783693579031914065?authkey=COfX5_6H7-unnAE *Our music this week:*  http://youtu.be/m8NN4fpdm40 Many thanks –  @116029916334296947844  @107403358784201231436  @112081605135199235791  @111112809838472063992  @111055414016650329707  @100774988033964936284 HACK THIS PHOTO - Sept 6th Speed Hack Featuring an Image by Cheryl Cooper2012-09-06 07:00:0051  
Kerry Murphy1,309,197Hey guess what! *Macro Monday* is going to try out using events *this week, 9/3* instead of next! *REMINDER* 1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is *ABSTRACT!*   2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours! 3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos. 4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :) Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00186  

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2012-10-16 06:01:56 (38 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

(This will undoubtedly be the weirdest post I ever make on G+)
+Chris Mallory, the stakes are high now with the Top 10 list being published... competition is about to get fierce!  So I figured that not having participated with photos of hyperparasitism might count against me... not to mention the bitch-slap talk...
I'm not squeamish about much, but I have to admit that the parasitoid larvae in caterpillars just freak me out!  So I did not go looking for examples.  Then I stumbled across this, and imagine my horror to see these lovely little caterpillars parasitized by the most unusual multi-coloured larvae! Yuck!!
So I ate them.

Most reshares: 5

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2012-10-05 05:18:17 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

For my favourite ogre, +Jimmie Fisher and the #mobileartphotography  theme.
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, 6x6 camera app, using Olloclip macro lens, processed in Percolator.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #6x6   #olloclip   #macro   #percolator   #abstract  
If anyone is interested, I am now on Instagram, user name: startergirl.

Most plusones: 53

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2012-10-19 02:18:05 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

For #mobileartphotography , with thanks to +Jimmie Fisher, and for #moc   #mobileonlycircle  +Mobile Only Circle with thanks to +Emily Santome.
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, Hipstamatic using Roboto Glitter lens and BlacKeys SuperGrain film, processed with Noir and Alien Sky.
#iphoneography   #iphoneonly   #mobilography   #hipstamatic   #robotoglitter   #blackeyssupergrain   #noir   #aliensky  

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2013-02-19 04:46:50 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Oh hi there...
So I took a little break.  I removed myself from all social media for the past few months while dealing with some personal stuff. I'm feeling somewhat better, and will hopefully be around a bit, however I will still be limiting my online time. To those who tried to reach out while I was away, I'm sorry for the lack of response, I had turned all notifications off. Thank you for your concern though, I do appreciate your kindness.

Oh hi there...
So I took a little break.  I removed myself from all social media for the past few months while dealing with some personal stuff. I'm feeling somewhat better, and will hopefully be around a bit, however I will still be limiting my online time. To those who tried to reach out while I was away, I'm sorry for the lack of response, I had turned all notifications off. Thank you for your concern though, I do appreciate your kindness.___

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2012-10-24 04:09:21 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Disheveled.  Disorganized. Time-challenged.  Sleep-deprived.  Slightly depraved.  Something's gotta give, and after a lot of thought, I've decided that it has to be G+, for a while anyway.  I'm taking a break, which may be a week, or may be much longer, I'll see how it goes.
I'm sorry if I have missed any comments lately, between unreliable notifications and the complete fuck-up of the G+ iOS apps with the most recent updates.
If anyone is interested, I'll still be posting iPhone pics to Instagram (startergirl) - it's much quicker, which suits me just now ;-).

Disheveled.  Disorganized. Time-challenged.  Sleep-deprived.  Slightly depraved.  Something's gotta give, and after a lot of thought, I've decided that it has to be G+, for a while anyway.  I'm taking a break, which may be a week, or may be much longer, I'll see how it goes.
I'm sorry if I have missed any comments lately, between unreliable notifications and the complete fuck-up of the G+ iOS apps with the most recent updates.
If anyone is interested, I'll still be posting iPhone pics to Instagram (startergirl) - it's much quicker, which suits me just now ;-).___

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2012-10-20 21:02:22 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

The lighting was a bit too harsh, but I couldn't resist this little squirrel eating her apple among the colourful fall leaves.
For #squirrelsaturday  with thanks to +Skippy Sheeskin and +Beth Blackwell.

The lighting was a bit too harsh, but I couldn't resist this little squirrel eating her apple among the colourful fall leaves.
For #squirrelsaturday  with thanks to +Skippy Sheeskin and +Beth Blackwell.___

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2012-10-20 01:28:23 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Well, it has taken me a while to work up the courage to even look at this photo, much less post it.  
A couple of weeks ago, I was in my back yard, innocently taking photos of squirrels, when the sky went dark and I heard a strange whirring sound, accompanied by a flash of bright light.  I was momentarily blinded and closed my eyes.  When I opened them, the landscape around me was altered, bathed in colours of gold and red, and the terrain was changed.  Some things appeared familiar, such as scraggly trees, but nothing felt right or real.  Then I saw the spaceship, floating silently above.  Near me, I saw... him... or it... walking up some rocky stairs from a pit in the ground that hadn't been there before.  Feeling for my phone, I was able to take one photo of the frighteningly thin green form, somewhat humanoid, but... not.  Very tall, naked, an odd shade of green, with a bony round headatop a ... more »

Well, it has taken me a while to work up the courage to even look at this photo, much less post it.  
A couple of weeks ago, I was in my back yard, innocently taking photos of squirrels, when the sky went dark and I heard a strange whirring sound, accompanied by a flash of bright light.  I was momentarily blinded and closed my eyes.  When I opened them, the landscape around me was altered, bathed in colours of gold and red, and the terrain was changed.  Some things appeared familiar, such as scraggly trees, but nothing felt right or real.  Then I saw the spaceship, floating silently above.  Near me, I saw... him... or it... walking up some rocky stairs from a pit in the ground that hadn't been there before.  Feeling for my phone, I was able to take one photo of the frighteningly thin green form, somewhat humanoid, but... not.  Very tall, naked, an odd shade of green, with a bony round head atop a snakelike neck.  Its face reminded me of Voldemort, flat and with no discernible nose.  It had what looked like a mouth, but when it spoke to me, the lips did not move, the words came to me as a whispering feeling rather than as sound.  "Be calm," it said, we aren't going to take you away, this time."  "What do you want?" I asked, my voice shaking but sounding strangely loud against the whisper that was the alien's.  For alien I had determined it to be, nothing else made any sense.  "Food," it responded.  I forced myself to stay still, to not betray my fear.  "What do you eat?" I asked, "I can give you fruit, bread, whatever you need."  Inside, I was fervently hoping that I wasn't the meal the alien had in mind.  "You," it responded.
I tried to scream, tried to run, but found that I no longer had any voice, and no control over my body.  I was held in place even though the alien had not moved toward me at all, had not touched me.  But a pain unlike anything I had ever experienced exploded in my head, a pressure that made me certain my skull was going to explode.  I don't know how long it lasted, it could have been a second or an eternity, but it stopped as suddenly as it had begun.  The alien looked at me and seemed to be concentrating, and I was blissfully enveloped in a feeling of peace and contentment.  "I'm sorry," it whispered, "we are starving on our planet.  Our crops of humans are failing and they can no longer supply us with the energy we require.  What you are feeling now doesn't work for our humans any more, it doesn't recharge them as it should.  You will be fine."
I wanted to ask what its plan was, if more aliens would be arriving to feed on our mental energy, or if they would be taking humans back to their planet, and what it meant by 'crops of humans' but I was still unable to speak.
With another flash of blinding light, the alien was gone, back to its ship, and when I opened my eyes, everything was back to normal.
For now.

For #alienabductionfriday  with thanks to +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr +Karl Geiger +Karl Geiger Jr +Michele Cornelius and +Jon Beall.
Also for #moc   #mobileonlycircle  with thanks to +Emily Santome.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #ipadedited   #6x6   #snapseed   #scratchcam   #superimpose   #lensflarehd   #decim8  ___

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2012-10-19 20:37:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Going simple for #featherfriday   #macrofeatherfriday   with thanks to +E.E. Giorgi and +Robin Griggs Wood. This little feather is about 21/2" and is likely from a mourning dove.

Going simple for #featherfriday   #macrofeatherfriday   with thanks to +E.E. Giorgi and +Robin Griggs Wood. This little feather is about 21/2" and is likely from a mourning dove.___

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2012-10-19 20:00:25 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

For #iphoneographyfriday  with thanks to +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez, and for #moc   #mobileonlycircle  with thanks to +Emily Santome.
I am not usually good at keeping track of my workflow, but I actually took the time to write it down this time:
Photo taken with iPhone 4S using 6x6 app in black and white.
Snapseed: Drama filter + 13
Grunge filter: style 1152, Texture 1 - Brightness 0, Contrast + 25, Texture Strength + 45, Saturation + 50
Center Focus filter: Old Lens, Blur + 40, Strong
Save from Snapseed, take into PicFX and apply Light Leak: White leak, slider at about 50%; PFX Film set: Grain, slider at about 75%
#iphoneography   #iphoneonly   #mobilography   #6x6   #snapseed   #picfx  

For #iphoneographyfriday  with thanks to +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez, and for #moc   #mobileonlycircle  with thanks to +Emily Santome.
I am not usually good at keeping track of my workflow, but I actually took the time to write it down this time:
Photo taken with iPhone 4S using 6x6 app in black and white.
Snapseed: Drama filter + 13
Grunge filter: style 1152, Texture 1 - Brightness 0, Contrast + 25, Texture Strength + 45, Saturation + 50
Center Focus filter: Old Lens, Blur + 40, Strong
Save from Snapseed, take into PicFX and apply Light Leak: White leak, slider at about 50%; PFX Film set: Grain, slider at about 75%
#iphoneography   #iphoneonly   #mobilography   #6x6   #snapseed   #picfx  ___

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2012-10-19 18:07:11 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

For #powerlinefriday  +Powerline Friday with thanks to +Natosha Davis, and for #ExtremeProcessingFriday  with thanks to +Charles Strebor.

For #powerlinefriday  +Powerline Friday with thanks to +Natosha Davis, and for #ExtremeProcessingFriday  with thanks to +Charles Strebor.___

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2012-10-19 18:04:12 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Some cemetery fungus for #fungusfriday  with thanks to +Dan Bowden and +Chris Sullivan.

Some cemetery fungus for #fungusfriday  with thanks to +Dan Bowden and +Chris Sullivan.___

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2012-10-19 02:46:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Not my photo  Please click through to original to comment.

Such cool editing of this wonderful #iphoneography  / #mobilography   by +Ron Stephenson!

"Whirlwind"

These leaves were stuck to a porch screen during a recent storm.

I'm still trying to learn the Laminar app. For this photo taken on the iPhone 4 and processed on the new iPad, I selected Laminar's radial blur effect at 100%, followed by the splatter texture at 50%.

Then I slightly bumped the saturation in iPhoto.

#MOC___Not my photo  Please click through to original to comment.

Such cool editing of this wonderful #iphoneography  / #mobilography   by +Ron Stephenson!

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2012-10-19 02:18:05 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

For #mobileartphotography , with thanks to +Jimmie Fisher, and for #moc   #mobileonlycircle  +Mobile Only Circle with thanks to +Emily Santome.
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, Hipstamatic using Roboto Glitter lens and BlacKeys SuperGrain film, processed with Noir and Alien Sky.
#iphoneography   #iphoneonly   #mobilography   #hipstamatic   #robotoglitter   #blackeyssupergrain   #noir   #aliensky  

For #mobileartphotography , with thanks to +Jimmie Fisher, and for #moc   #mobileonlycircle  +Mobile Only Circle with thanks to +Emily Santome.
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, Hipstamatic using Roboto Glitter lens and BlacKeys SuperGrain film, processed with Noir and Alien Sky.
#iphoneography   #iphoneonly   #mobilography   #hipstamatic   #robotoglitter   #blackeyssupergrain   #noir   #aliensky  ___

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2012-10-18 06:38:41 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I kind of forgot that G+ forces you to crop profile photos... this is the original, which I prefer.  Oh well.

I kind of forgot that G+ forces you to crop profile photos... this is the original, which I prefer.  Oh well.___

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2012-10-18 06:30:58 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2012-10-17 22:26:59 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

More cemetery leaves, this time with iPhone.  For #moc   #mobileonlycircle  with thanks to +Emily Santome.  Photo taken with iPhone 4S using Olloclip fisheye lens, 6x6 camera app, processed with Glaze.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #olloclip   #fisheye   #6x6   #glaze  

More cemetery leaves, this time with iPhone.  For #moc   #mobileonlycircle  with thanks to +Emily Santome.  Photo taken with iPhone 4S using Olloclip fisheye lens, 6x6 camera app, processed with Glaze.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #olloclip   #fisheye   #6x6   #glaze  ___

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2012-10-17 21:50:50 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A sheepish contribution for #onthefencewednesday  +On The Fence Wednesday for +Natosha Davis.
The grass IS greener on the goat's side!  No fair!

A sheepish contribution for #onthefencewednesday  +On The Fence Wednesday for +Natosha Davis.
The grass IS greener on the goat's side!  No fair!___

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2012-10-17 03:07:24 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

I saw an Akita today who reminded me of my boy, William, and made me ache with missing my dogs ❤.  I haven't been sleeping well for months, so I'm actually going to try to get a good night's sleep tonight.  Sorry to post and run, I just don't have any energy left today.
For #treetuesday  with thanks to +Shannon S. Myers and +Christina Lawrie.

I saw an Akita today who reminded me of my boy, William, and made me ache with missing my dogs ❤.  I haven't been sleeping well for months, so I'm actually going to try to get a good night's sleep tonight.  Sorry to post and run, I just don't have any energy left today.
For #treetuesday  with thanks to +Shannon S. Myers and +Christina Lawrie.___

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2012-10-16 06:01:56 (38 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

(This will undoubtedly be the weirdest post I ever make on G+)
+Chris Mallory, the stakes are high now with the Top 10 list being published... competition is about to get fierce!  So I figured that not having participated with photos of hyperparasitism might count against me... not to mention the bitch-slap talk...
I'm not squeamish about much, but I have to admit that the parasitoid larvae in caterpillars just freak me out!  So I did not go looking for examples.  Then I stumbled across this, and imagine my horror to see these lovely little caterpillars parasitized by the most unusual multi-coloured larvae! Yuck!!
So I ate them.

(This will undoubtedly be the weirdest post I ever make on G+)
+Chris Mallory, the stakes are high now with the Top 10 list being published... competition is about to get fierce!  So I figured that not having participated with photos of hyperparasitism might count against me... not to mention the bitch-slap talk...
I'm not squeamish about much, but I have to admit that the parasitoid larvae in caterpillars just freak me out!  So I did not go looking for examples.  Then I stumbled across this, and imagine my horror to see these lovely little caterpillars parasitized by the most unusual multi-coloured larvae! Yuck!!
So I ate them.___

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2012-10-13 07:12:33 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

For #mobileartphotography  with thanks to +Jimmie Fisher.
#iphoneography   #iphoneonly   #mobilography   #6x6   #touchretouch   #blender   #snapseed   #scratchcam   #processtheshitoutofit  

For #mobileartphotography  with thanks to +Jimmie Fisher.
#iphoneography   #iphoneonly   #mobilography   #6x6   #touchretouch   #blender   #snapseed   #scratchcam   #processtheshitoutofit  ___

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2012-10-13 01:12:49 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

For #iphoneographyfriday  with thanks to +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez.  Shot with iPhone 4S using Hipstamatic with Helga Viking lens and Rock BW-11 film.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #hipstamatic   #helgaviking   #rockbw11   #streetphotography  
She leads the way

For #iphoneographyfriday  with thanks to +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez.  Shot with iPhone 4S using Hipstamatic with Helga Viking lens and Rock BW-11 film.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #hipstamatic   #helgaviking   #rockbw11   #streetphotography  
She leads the way___

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2012-10-13 00:49:09 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Burning up for #powerlinefriday  with thanks to the awesome +Natosha Davis!
+Powerline Friday 
#iphoneography   #processtheshitoutofit  

Burning up for #powerlinefriday  with thanks to the awesome +Natosha Davis!
+Powerline Friday 
#iphoneography   #processtheshitoutofit  ___

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2012-10-12 18:31:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I just feel despair for the human race.  I don't understand the sadistic pleasure some take in making others' lives miserable.
For Amanda Todd, I'm so sorry that people were so cruel to you, and made you feel that this world had nothing to offer you.  RIP dear girl.
#stopbullying  

Sometimes I just feel despair for the human race.  I don't understand the sadistic pleasure some take in making others' lives miserable.
For Amanda Todd, I'm so sorry that people were so cruel to you, and made you feel that this world had nothing to offer you.  RIP dear girl.
#stopbullying  ___

2012-10-12 01:48:19 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I was excited to download the updates for the G+ mobile apps yesterday - finally, search function on iPad!! - but now it appears the the updates (for iOS anyway) broke the apps! I keep getting "failed to fetch posts" and "failed to fetch notifications" errors. Tried signing out and signing back in, had to try that 3 times on each device before I was even signed in, only to get the same errors. Tried deleting and reinstalling, that didn't help either. I hope it is fixed soon...

I was excited to download the updates for the G+ mobile apps yesterday - finally, search function on iPad!! - but now it appears the the updates (for iOS anyway) broke the apps! I keep getting "failed to fetch posts" and "failed to fetch notifications" errors. Tried signing out and signing back in, had to try that 3 times on each device before I was even signed in, only to get the same errors. Tried deleting and reinstalling, that didn't help either. I hope it is fixed soon...___

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2012-10-11 23:07:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I know people who have had cats die horrible deaths in this way.  It is totally preventable by following this advice.  And please don't use those remote car starters.
via +Liz Calderón 

As temperatures fall, can we please think of our furry friends who cant stay warm through the night? Not all are lucky as our pets to find someone who loves them dearly and provides them with safe shelter through the night
#cats #strays #pets  ___I know people who have had cats die horrible deaths in this way.  It is totally preventable by following this advice.  And please don't use those remote car starters.
via +Liz Calderón 

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2012-10-11 02:42:15 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

The focus isn't great because this little guy wouldn't stay still at all!  Shot with iPhone 4S using Olloclip macro lens, Hipstamatic using Chunky lens and Sugar film.
For #bugseveryday  +Chris Mallory.
Just tryin' to stay in Chris's G+ Survivor circle...

The focus isn't great because this little guy wouldn't stay still at all!  Shot with iPhone 4S using Olloclip macro lens, Hipstamatic using Chunky lens and Sugar film.
For #bugseveryday  +Chris Mallory.
Just tryin' to stay in Chris's G+ Survivor circle...___

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2012-10-11 02:03:26 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Classic Italian Style... for #streetphotography  with thanks to +Tatiana Parmeeva +Thorsten von Eyb and +Maria Roco and for #streetpics .
#Toronto   #cne   #monochrome  

Classic Italian Style... for #streetphotography  with thanks to +Tatiana Parmeeva +Thorsten von Eyb and +Maria Roco and for #streetpics .
#Toronto   #cne   #monochrome  ___

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2012-10-11 00:54:18 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

For #onthefencewednesday  with thanks to +Natosha Davis

For #onthefencewednesday  with thanks to +Natosha Davis___

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2012-10-10 18:26:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

A little swamp bokeh with your grass?
For #grasspoker  with thanks to +David Murphy +Steve Sherwin and +Jules Falk Hunter.

A little swamp bokeh with your grass?
For #grasspoker  with thanks to +David Murphy +Steve Sherwin and +Jules Falk Hunter.___

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2012-10-10 03:04:45 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Sometimes
I want to drain the world of its colour
suck the blood from its veins
lick the lusty earth from my lips
and swallow
and swallow
and swallow
Until I feel alive

For #treetuesday  with thanks to +Shannon S. Myers and +Christina Lawrie.

Sometimes
I want to drain the world of its colour
suck the blood from its veins
lick the lusty earth from my lips
and swallow
and swallow
and swallow
Until I feel alive

For #treetuesday  with thanks to +Shannon S. Myers and +Christina Lawrie.___

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2012-10-06 17:55:38 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For a little Halloween squirrel fun, here's little Witchy Wanda brewing up a potion.   #squirrelsaturday  with thanks to +Skippy Sheeskin and +Beth Blackwell

For a little Halloween squirrel fun, here's little Witchy Wanda brewing up a potion.   #squirrelsaturday  with thanks to +Skippy Sheeskin and +Beth Blackwell___

2012-10-06 04:42:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Phoneography October 2012 Challenge - Leafs of Autumn.

Added photos to Phoneography October 2012 Challenge - Leafs of Autumn.___

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2012-10-06 03:49:12 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Do you have favourite words?  One of my favourites is redemption.  I like the way it feels in my mouth, I like the way it sounds, and I like its meaning.  I hope that redemption is possible... not in a religious way, but through atonement, and genuine remorse for actions that have harmed others.  I see redemption as coming from within oneself, not something that can be offered externally.  I haven't found it yet, but continue to hope.  May everyone find their own personal redemption.
re·demp·tion [ri-demp-shuhn]
noun
1. an act of redeeming  or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. Theology . deliverance from sin; salvation.
4. atonement for guilt.
5. repurchase, as of something sold.

The Frames
Your Face/Redemption Song

Do you have favourite words?  One of my favourites is redemption.  I like the way it feels in my mouth, I like the way it sounds, and I like its meaning.  I hope that redemption is possible... not in a religious way, but through atonement, and genuine remorse for actions that have harmed others.  I see redemption as coming from within oneself, not something that can be offered externally.  I haven't found it yet, but continue to hope.  May everyone find their own personal redemption.
re·demp·tion [ri-demp-shuhn]
noun
1. an act of redeeming  or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. Theology . deliverance from sin; salvation.
4. atonement for guilt.
5. repurchase, as of something sold.

The Frames
Your Face/Redemption Song___

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2012-10-06 03:14:49 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Knock knock  you there +Chris Mallory?
I don't mind a large group of badgers
~Chris Mallory, Oct. 5, 2012
I'm not so sure you'd want to hang out with a large group of honey badgers Chris...
Note for the squeamish:  This video shows a wild animal hunting and eating other wild animals, and can be considered graphic, nature being wild of tooth and claw
#badgersforchris  

Knock knock  you there +Chris Mallory?
I don't mind a large group of badgers
~Chris Mallory, Oct. 5, 2012
I'm not so sure you'd want to hang out with a large group of honey badgers Chris...
Note for the squeamish:  This video shows a wild animal hunting and eating other wild animals, and can be considered graphic, nature being wild of tooth and claw
#badgersforchris  ___

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2012-10-06 02:45:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

http://youtu.be/DN6bNk-bW6w

Death From Above 1979
Black History Month

Can you remember a time when this city was
A great place for architects and dilettantes
A nice place for midwives and crossing guards
And on, and on...

Hold on children
Your mother and father are leaving

Do you remember a time when this pool was
A great place for waterwings and cannonballs
A nice place for astrologists and blow up dolls
And on, and on...

Hold on children
Your best friend's parents are leaving

(before anyone asks, the song has nothing to do with Black History Month lyrically - it was simply written in Feb.)

http://youtu.be/DN6bNk-bW6w

Death From Above 1979
Black History Month

Can you remember a time when this city was
A great place for architects and dilettantes
A nice place for midwives and crossing guards
And on, and on...

Hold on children
Your mother and father are leaving

Do you remember a time when this pool was
A great place for waterwings and cannonballs
A nice place for astrologists and blow up dolls
And on, and on...

Hold on children
Your best friend's parents are leaving

(before anyone asks, the song has nothing to do with Black History Month lyrically - it was simply written in Feb.)___

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2012-10-05 20:43:42 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

For #iphoneographyfriday  with thanks to +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez, and for #paintography  with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar and +Gail Beerman.  (pssst: looks best viewed large in lightbox)
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, 6x6 camera app, using Olloclip macro lens, processed in Glaze.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #iphoneonly   #square   #6x6   #olloclip    #macro   #glaze  
Van Gogh lost his marbles

For #iphoneographyfriday  with thanks to +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez, and for #paintography  with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar and +Gail Beerman.  (pssst: looks best viewed large in lightbox)
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, 6x6 camera app, using Olloclip macro lens, processed in Glaze.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #iphoneonly   #square   #6x6   #olloclip    #macro   #glaze  
Van Gogh lost his marbles___

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2012-10-05 18:57:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

For #floralfriday  with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner.  When things are swaying in the wind as you try to photograph them, sometimes you just have to open wide and go with the blur!

For #floralfriday  with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner.  When things are swaying in the wind as you try to photograph them, sometimes you just have to open wide and go with the blur!___

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2012-10-05 18:53:39 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Reflected powerlines for +Natosha Davis and #powerlinefriday . Can you find the Watcher Man?  (not just a trick to make you look at my photo in the lightbox, honestly)

Reflected powerlines for +Natosha Davis and #powerlinefriday . Can you find the Watcher Man?  (not just a trick to make you look at my photo in the lightbox, honestly)___

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2012-10-05 05:18:17 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

For my favourite ogre, +Jimmie Fisher and the #mobileartphotography  theme.
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, 6x6 camera app, using Olloclip macro lens, processed in Percolator.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #6x6   #olloclip   #macro   #percolator   #abstract  
If anyone is interested, I am now on Instagram, user name: startergirl.

For my favourite ogre, +Jimmie Fisher and the #mobileartphotography  theme.
Photo taken with iPhone 4S, 6x6 camera app, using Olloclip macro lens, processed in Percolator.
#iphoneography   #mobilography   #6x6   #olloclip   #macro   #percolator   #abstract  
If anyone is interested, I am now on Instagram, user name: startergirl.___

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2012-10-04 21:26:43 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

<-----------    _peers in at Gplus suspiciously_
we still playing popularity games?
yes?
puts headphones on, cranks up the tunes, slinks out the back door
Later dudes!

Spinnerette
Ghetto Love

Hey now, there now,
It’s a game to be played out 
Amongst thieves of the heart 
And the whores of the ego

Hey now, there now
Kiss everyone’s ailments
See them rise up, 
Exalt and illuminate

Humanity is a deer in the headlights
The road is covered in blood
Free yourself with a dagger from above
A crossbow of faith 

You sold your heart for the primal experience
Gave up on love for a medal malevolence
You fill yourself with the fire of innocence
A karmic stain will bring back through the gates again

Oh how I wonder what will become, of us
I’m justa girl out ... more »

<-----------    _peers in at Gplus suspiciously_
we still playing popularity games?
yes?
puts headphones on, cranks up the tunes, slinks out the back door
Later dudes!

Spinnerette
Ghetto Love

Hey now, there now,
It’s a game to be played out 
Amongst thieves of the heart 
And the whores of the ego

Hey now, there now
Kiss everyone’s ailments
See them rise up, 
Exalt and illuminate

Humanity is a deer in the headlights
The road is covered in blood
Free yourself with a dagger from above
A crossbow of faith 

You sold your heart for the primal experience
Gave up on love for a medal malevolence
You fill yourself with the fire of innocence
A karmic stain will bring back through the gates again

Oh how I wonder what will become, of us
I’m just a girl out looking for love
Oh how I wonder what will become, of us
I’m just a girl out looking for love

You want in me what you see is a testament
You never know when you love what you’ll manifest
I’m Joan of Arc on a mission avenge loves death
I’m gonna win I’ll never give in

Oh how I wonder what will become, of us
I’m just a girl out looking for love
I’m just a girl out looking for love
I’m just a girl out looking for love
I’m just a girl out looking for love
I’m just a girl out looking for love___

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2012-10-04 04:53:00 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad Humanity may assume the semblance of a Hell - but the imagination of man is no Carathis, to explore with impunity its every cavern.  Alas! the grim legion of sepulchral terrors cannot be regarded as altogether fanciful - but, like the Demons in whose company Afrasiab made his voyage down the Oxus, they must sleep, or they will devour us - they must be suffered to slumber, or we perish.
The Premature Burial Edgar Allan Poe
#horror   #halloween   #processtheshitoutofit   #justbecause  

There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad Humanity may assume the semblance of a Hell - but the imagination of man is no Carathis, to explore with impunity its every cavern.  Alas! the grim legion of sepulchral terrors cannot be regarded as altogether fanciful - but, like the Demons in whose company Afrasiab made his voyage down the Oxus, they must sleep, or they will devour us - they must be suffered to slumber, or we perish.
The Premature Burial Edgar Allan Poe
#horror   #halloween   #processtheshitoutofit   #justbecause  ___

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2012-10-03 21:37:16 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

For #onthefencewednesday  with thanks to +Natosha Davis.

For #onthefencewednesday  with thanks to +Natosha Davis.___

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2012-10-03 03:36:24 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

For #grasstuesday  with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff +Margaret Tompkins and +Marilou Aballe, and for #grasspoker  with thanks to +David Murphy +Steve Sherwin and +Jules Falk Hunter.

For #grasstuesday  with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff +Margaret Tompkins and +Marilou Aballe, and for #grasspoker  with thanks to +David Murphy +Steve Sherwin and +Jules Falk Hunter.___

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2012-10-03 02:05:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Three Dog Night One
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.
Two can be as bad as one,
it's the loneliest number since the number one.
No is the saddest experience you'll ever know.
Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know.
http://youtu.be/UiKcd7yPLdU
For #lyricallyinspired  with thanks to +Jason Jakober and +Amanda Recker, and for #lonelychairtuesdays  with thanks to +Lauri Novak and +Rachel Tine.

Three Dog Night One
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.
Two can be as bad as one,
it's the loneliest number since the number one.
No is the saddest experience you'll ever know.
Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know.
http://youtu.be/UiKcd7yPLdU
For #lyricallyinspired  with thanks to +Jason Jakober and +Amanda Recker, and for #lonelychairtuesdays  with thanks to +Lauri Novak and +Rachel Tine.___

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2012-10-03 01:18:33 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

For #treetuesday  with thanks to +Shannon S. Myers and +Christina Lawrie.

For #treetuesday  with thanks to +Shannon S. Myers and +Christina Lawrie.___

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2012-10-01 22:14:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Ok, food macro photography is harder than I anticipated!  This is the best I came up with for the "food" theme #macromonday  with thanks to +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim.  It is a simple grape tomato & feta cheese salad with herbed oil and vinegar dressing, yum!

Ok, food macro photography is harder than I anticipated!  This is the best I came up with for the "food" theme #macromonday  with thanks to +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim.  It is a simple grape tomato & feta cheese salad with herbed oil and vinegar dressing, yum!___

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2012-09-30 22:03:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

For #sweetsunday  with thanks to +Michael Earley +Annie Irving +Celeste Odono and +Akhil Kalsh.

For #sweetsunday  with thanks to +Michael Earley +Annie Irving +Celeste Odono and +Akhil Kalsh.___

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2012-09-30 05:35:19 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I went to check on my porch spider guest a couple nights ago, and saw this little fellow clinging to the bricks near the light.  I felt really bad for him, as I would expect that missing one of the large legs would be quite problematic for a grasshopper??  He stayed in the same area for a couple of days, and this morning I noticed that he was gone.
For #disbuggered  week and #bugseveryday  with thanks to +Miss M and +Chris Mallory.

I went to check on my porch spider guest a couple nights ago, and saw this little fellow clinging to the bricks near the light.  I felt really bad for him, as I would expect that missing one of the large legs would be quite problematic for a grasshopper??  He stayed in the same area for a couple of days, and this morning I noticed that he was gone.
For #disbuggered  week and #bugseveryday  with thanks to +Miss M and +Chris Mallory.___

2012-09-30 05:02:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Added photos to HACK THIS PHOTO - 09-28-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Julie Jamieson!.

Added photos to HACK THIS PHOTO - 09-28-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Julie Jamieson!.___

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2012-09-29 19:52:11 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Andy Squirrel is very popular with the girl squirrels... I mean, lookit that six-pack!!  Andy maintains his muscular physique with a strenuous daily workout, consisting of lots of climbing, leaping, scaling narrow poles to bird feeders, chin-ups on the perches of said bird feeders, and a host of other moves designed to stay fit and eat large quantities of bird seed at the same time.
For #squirrelsaturday  with thanks to  +Skippy Sheeskin and +Beth Blackwell.

Andy Squirrel is very popular with the girl squirrels... I mean, lookit that six-pack!!  Andy maintains his muscular physique with a strenuous daily workout, consisting of lots of climbing, leaping, scaling narrow poles to bird feeders, chin-ups on the perches of said bird feeders, and a host of other moves designed to stay fit and eat large quantities of bird seed at the same time.
For #squirrelsaturday  with thanks to  +Skippy Sheeskin and +Beth Blackwell.___

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2012-09-29 18:54:16 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Crokinole (pron. KROH-ki-nohl) is a game that was played a lot in my household.  We played on an old board that my dad had crafted at the age of 7!  (When I visit him at Thanksgiving, I'll take photos of it too.)  The game is a simple one: On a large round playing surface, players take turns flicking their pieces towards the center from the outer edge.  Your piece must touch at least one of your opponents' pieces on the way (unless there are  none on the board).  Getting one of your pieces to land in the center hole scores 20 points, and fewer points are awarded if your piece remains on the board (15, 10 or 5 points, depending how close to the center your piece is located).  The difficulty of getting your piece into the center hole is increased by the dastardly pegs screwed into the board in a circle around the hole.  Players also try to shoot their opponents' pieces off the board, whilehaving ... more »

Crokinole (pron. KROH-ki-nohl) is a game that was played a lot in my household.  We played on an old board that my dad had crafted at the age of 7!  (When I visit him at Thanksgiving, I'll take photos of it too.)  The game is a simple one: On a large round playing surface, players take turns flicking their pieces towards the center from the outer edge.  Your piece must touch at least one of your opponents' pieces on the way (unless there are  none on the board).  Getting one of your pieces to land in the center hole scores 20 points, and fewer points are awarded if your piece remains on the board (15, 10 or 5 points, depending how close to the center your piece is located).  The difficulty of getting your piece into the center hole is increased by the dastardly pegs screwed into the board in a circle around the hole.  Players also try to shoot their opponents' pieces off the board, while having their own remain, or go in the hole.  We usually play up to a score of 150, playing in two teams of two.
The game was invented in Southwestern Ontario in the mid-1800s.  Some say it's origin is in the Old Order Mennonite community where it was called Knipsbrett, showing it's link to the German game Knipps-brat, but other historians dispute that, saying the clearest link is to a Lutheran man in Perth County named Eckhardt Wettlaufer. Wetlaufer is credited with crafting the earliest-known Crokinole board in 1876. There are written references to the game dating back to the 1860s, also in Perth County, Ontario.
Crokinole is said to be similar to games played in other parts of the world: Carroms (southeast Asia), Shove ha-penny, Squails and Shovelboard (precurser to Shuffleboard) (UK), and other ancient games from Egypt and Asia.
The board photographed here is one I gave to my husband, who had never heard of the game when we first met, but quickly grew to love it as much as my family.
For #gameswithsteve  and #gameswithjules  and #gameswithdave  :D
+Steve Johnson +Jules Falk Hunter +Dave Renz and for #holesarenotjustformoles  ___

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2012-09-29 04:51:35 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I Drove All Night
"I had to escape
The city was sticky and cruel
Maybe I should have called you first
But I was dying to get to you
I was dreaming while I drove
The long straight road ahead, uh, huh

Could taste your sweet kisses
Your arms open wide
This fever for you is just burning me up inside"

http://youtu.be/LGSSu0U5iTU (Cyndi Lauper version)

A little bit late... but for the back-in-action #iphoneographyfriday  with hopes that our curators, +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez, had good summers and are rested and rejuvenated :-)
Also for #lyricallyinspired  with thanks to +Jason Jakober  and +Amanda Recker.

I Drove All Night
"I had to escape
The city was sticky and cruel
Maybe I should have called you first
But I was dying to get to you
I was dreaming while I drove
The long straight road ahead, uh, huh

Could taste your sweet kisses
Your arms open wide
This fever for you is just burning me up inside"

http://youtu.be/LGSSu0U5iTU (Cyndi Lauper version)

A little bit late... but for the back-in-action #iphoneographyfriday  with hopes that our curators, +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez, had good summers and are rested and rejuvenated :-)
Also for #lyricallyinspired  with thanks to +Jason Jakober  and +Amanda Recker.___

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2012-09-29 04:05:49 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Cleverly posing as inanimate blow-up dolls at the busy fair, the alien invaders abducted untold numbers of innocent humans.  With a flash of light and an almost inaudible popping sound, a child who had stopped to poke at this alien disappeared before my eyes!  With a brief nod in the direction of the girl's parents, the alien wiped their memories of their daughter, so that they carried on with their day with no panic or feelings of loss, just a slightly bemused air of having forgotten some little detail...
For #alienabductionfriday  with thanks to +Alex Lapidus +Karl Geiger +Karl Geiger Jr +Heiko Mahr +Jon Beall and +Michele Cornelius.

Cleverly posing as inanimate blow-up dolls at the busy fair, the alien invaders abducted untold numbers of innocent humans.  With a flash of light and an almost inaudible popping sound, a child who had stopped to poke at this alien disappeared before my eyes!  With a brief nod in the direction of the girl's parents, the alien wiped their memories of their daughter, so that they carried on with their day with no panic or feelings of loss, just a slightly bemused air of having forgotten some little detail...
For #alienabductionfriday  with thanks to +Alex Lapidus +Karl Geiger +Karl Geiger Jr +Heiko Mahr +Jon Beall and +Michele Cornelius.___

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