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John Nuntiatio0#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-20 08:16:45245011CC G+
John Nuntiatio0#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484247CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 21:12:50201000CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 21:12:29201011CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 21:11:59201002CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 21:11:39201011CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,288#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-19 21:11:19201011CC G+
Norman Grant1,005#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle2014-03-16 05:19:54391126CC G+
Margaret Tompkins101,687>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are fairly new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people but please only one.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!A while back, I had a wonderful discussion about circles with +Robin Griggs Wood and +Charles Lupica .  If you don't know them, then let me introduce you to two of the finest people here on G+!    Charles is a master of monochrome!!  Robin is a master of everything and a mentor to all of us!!  Did you know that she speaks seagull!!   I hope that both Robin and Charles will look you all over and give you a share!  There aren't many quality vetted circles shared on G+.  I'm proud to say that this is one of them!!#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2014-02-16 03:26:0247725963163CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:47:3537311113CC G+
Nina Pelletier16,409Thought today would be a good day to share my Canadian Circle .  Some of the very best Canucks are right here on G+ with us :)2014-01-25 19:12:58471215CC G+
Ajaydev Vijayakumar1,604Some really interesting people are included in this circle, most of them will add you back.To make sure you are in the next circle,Do include yourself,share and comment; #awesomecircles #circle #photography2014-01-16 12:28:44479001CC G+
Morten Idriss Nygaard5,506This is my first shared circle on G+. A great circle of photographers and people that I admire. #circles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   #bestofcircles   #bestcircleshare   #share   #pixelworldcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle              2014-01-11 18:13:22275819CC G+
Robert Hughey7,459Sharing what I lovingly call my Spirituality Circle ...though there are certainly many more that perhaps should be included.If you'd like to be added, just let me know. Please feel free to share this Circle. #spirituality #sharedcircles #addme #addcircle #Trust #Faith #Spirit #Soul #enlightenment #ascension 2013-09-27 06:19:08175332CC G+
Philip Daly15,073Curators CircleIt's been a while since I shared my Awesome Curators circle.Cool folks all!Unfortunately, G+ only allows 500 per share and truncates out the rest. I've no way of knowing who got cut so apologies if you're not in2013-09-15 08:04:0050116818CC G+
Georges Pauly14,521Thomas HawkShared publicly  -  30 Aug 2013 2500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-01 19:56:06482204CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,111,0232500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 2 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Yesterday I shared last name A-Da.  This one , part 2 of 5, today, represents Da-Ho.  I'll share the remaining three next week.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 3, 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpn*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of domain errors.  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-08-30 13:49:174826527123CC G+
Heidi Anne Morris60,517Haven't shared this for a while, this is my "folks who use a Canon 7D" circle :) If you have one let me know in the comments ...Love my 7D ! :) ♥ 2013-07-12 16:00:20911214CC G+
Jean Phillipe16,015Here is a circle of Pepole I enjoy to follow Part 4#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-26 13:46:5047721634CC G+
Martin Kerruish3,619O Canada!Our home and native land!True patriot love in all thy sons command.With glowing hearts we see thee rise,The True North strong and free!From far and wide,O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.God keep our land glorious and free!O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.*************************************O Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,Il sait porter la croix!Ton histoire est une épopéeDes plus brillants exploits.Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.#Canada #TrueNorth #sharedcircles #GreatWhiteNorth2013-05-22 02:16:17496305CC G+
Shawna Mac22,734Canadian Circle Share - Evening EditionHappy Friday!  Last week there were a few Canadian circle shares and I was circled by a bunch of new Canucks, so I'm sharing mine this week as it is brimming with fresh, active Canadians and will help those new to G+ get some great content in their streams.  Slight emphasis on Nova Scotians mebbe.If you are a Canadian or a new circler and want me to add you, please comment below and I shall be happy to do so (but please have your about me filled out with something other than Viagra ads!)I <3 my Canadians (and I'm notifying you so you know where all the new people are coming from)#Canada #Canadiana #NovaScotia #circleshare #circlesharefriday2013-05-11 00:08:59501281019CC G+
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month part 4#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:11:5648018422CC G+
Pierre Beaubié291Active Canon Photographers===========================This is a public circle of talented, gifted, generous, kind, awesomeCanon Photographers on G+!Look at their work, communicate and learn from them.If you would like to be circulated here in order to discovernew people with similar interest and to gain more followers,please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done -#cercle #Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC#circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2013-04-08 09:43:3050113112CC G+
Sumit Sen57,209A Circle ShareCircle sharing by individuals seems to passé these days, and most shares are curated circles put together on some general basis by a few. That suits me fine because I am not fashionable and pretty faded! :)This circle is not one which contains all my best friends here or all the folks whose photography I really admire. It contains members who are my engagement set. People who follow my posts and people whose posts appear on my stream on a regular basis. Part of the selection has to do with Gplus's stream feed algorithm and part of it has to do with time zones. But these 200 are part of my life on GPlus now and I meet them virtually almost everyday.I am sharing this list mainly for the benefit of my new followers who are looking for worthwhile additions to their circles. I expect that they will not be disappointed by the selection. Finally, comments are closed. You can of course share and plus if you want to :)2013-03-23 15:19:4120001580CC G+
Charles Lupica60,136►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers          ►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄Once again it's time to share my circle of the top 500 most followed photographers.  I'm sharing the circle here but I posted the the full list as a series of posts on +Most Followed Photographers on G+. Photographers with an " * " in front of their name are not included in the numbered count because they only share outside content,  their content is content suitable to a blog and usually has no images associated with it, or they have become mostly or completely inactive on G+.This list was complied from two previous lists and a line-by-line search of CircleCount.  If you know of someone that should have been on the list and isn't, the most likely cause is that their +CircleCount profile doesn't include the word photographer, or camera, photo, or foto. Or, I had a senior moment and missed them.  I thought I had avoided that this time but I still managed to miss +Magnus Ericson should should be around 454. I noticed some interesting things when compiling this circle.  There are a lot of people that moved into the top 500 that abandoned G+ for some reason or their interaction has become one post a month.  I have also noticed that many of the photographers in this group have a lower follower count than they had 6 weeks to 8 weeks ago.  I'm not sure what conclusion can be drawn from this but I find it very curious.To view the lists please see the following links.001 to 080: http://goo.gl/mmr7w  4'431'409 - 55771081 to 160: http://goo.gl/mXuup  55368 - 37454161 to 240: http://goo.gl/rLmy1  37343 - 30457241 to 320: http://goo.gl/o06Hy  30131 -25785321 to 390: http://goo.gl/747Lf  25760 -23013390 to 450: http://goo.gl/xDc2D  23006 - 21347450 to 510: http://goo.gl/sEnac  21321 - 194402013-02-23 23:33:1450013641100CC G+
Curating Content on Google+3,618Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ  Nearly a full circle this week!Quick start instructions:➀ post a link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂ share this post (public),➃ add this circle, and refresh it every week.You will be added (or stay in) the circle share next week!Full story: This circle is for engaging G+ users about photography.  The interaction happens mainly in the comments, but of course re-shares too.  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's.  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too)Results: your photos will get more exposure, you will be circled more, and you'll find active people to add to your stream.  Re-sharing this circle is highly recommended, and some form of engagement is mandatory.  That will result in a curated circle that's always fresh!  If you drop out for any reason, you can get back in at any time by adding content & engaging in the current weekly circle!This will be done once per week, starting fresh again.  It is for active G+'ers that want more interaction and exposure. This is a hybrid idea, taking the best parts of circle sharing, communities, and G+, and rolling them into one!Special thanks to the people who shared the circle in the last weeks: +viviane cristina moura leite +Trever McGhee +Malthus John +Jürgen Keil +Ludovic Moreeuw +PhillyBelle Turnipseed +Share Your Circle  #publiccirclesproject #photography #sharedcircles #weeklythemecircles #sharingiscaring #greatphotography #beautifulpictures #curatedcircle #activeusers #engagers 2013-02-21 04:00:124781865176CC G+
Ellie Kennard19,414Sharing a Circle of Interactive Canadians with a Musician Friend Who is Crazy About CanadiansIf you received a notification of this, it is because you are included in this shared circle. +Toby Wilson lives in the UK but has frequently visited the East Coast of Canada with his partner in music/crime +Graham Breeze as Breeze and Wilson. He wanted a way to get to know more Canadians on G+ and so I thought this was the best way to introduce you all to him. He is, along with Graham, holding their first G+ musical hangout tomorrow afternoon (check out his page for details), as +Breeze & Wilson if you can tune in I am sure you will be well entertained.2013-02-20 20:08:2818646830CC G+
Gailen Mapes24,052Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)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 #handpickedcircles  #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles  #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-02-16 11:29:05193103CC G+
Gailen Mapes23,152Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 15th.)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 #circleoftheday2013-02-02 12:07:08204217CC G+
Margaret Tompkins42,172>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles   2013-01-29 23:06:24499387127196CC G+
Euro Maestro40,957The top 100 Google Plus users by Engagement in Canada !#euromaestrocircles #top100Canada   #googleplus   #topcircles   #top500   #top1000   #followfriday   #euromaestro  Find your engagement score and your friends' scores on CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/...In addition to the top 100 in Canada, I've also listed the top 20 in the US, France, UK, Germany, and Sweden. Previously I have published separate lists for the top 100 for China, India, and Taiwan. I have also published the global list last week. https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HehL6jnfSenThe top 100 Google Plus Users in CanadaThe circle contains the 100 top people in Canada on Google Plus by engagement.  A tribute to my Canadian friends. The circle does not contain me since I don't live in Canada. :) However, I used to live in Montréal and had a brief stint in Toronto as well. Feel free to manually add +Euro Maestro  and +CircleCount if you like  (yes, I know it's a lot of extra work).  1  +Amanda Blain  2479k follow  1000 Engage  8 Edge  202 coms  222 shares  1128 likes2  Lisa Bettany  1549k follow  996 Engage  25 Edge  387 coms  271 shares  2431 likes3  Robert Armstrong  9k follow  988 Engage  87 Edge  18 coms  42 shares  213 likes4  Gail Beerman  33k follow  987 Engage  55 Edge  50 coms  13 shares  114 likes5  William Shatner  1469k follow  986 Engage  3 Edge  108 coms  12 shares  389 likes6  +Denis Labelle  307k follow  984 Engage  10 Edge  10 coms  50 shares  85 likes7  Derek Kind  5k follow  979 Engage  85 Edge  32 coms  8 shares  96 likes8  Ron Clifford  1192k follow  972 Engage  1 Edge  19 coms  8 shares  95 likes9  Victoria Polna  11k follow  968 Engage  65 Edge  24 coms  7 shares  56 likes10  +Fraser Cain  704k follow  967 Engage  2 Edge  18 coms  9 shares  58 likes11  +Stuart Williams  40k follow  965 Engage  30 Edge  21 coms  5 shares  73 likes12  Christophe Fr2013-01-29 00:54:451001221259CC G+
Thorn Button28,443I didn't share a circle for a very long time and I thought I should do it again ....here you'll find people who are interactive, communicative, blessed with talent  and and and  .... I know I forgot many .... sorry for that most of them are photographers ;)you are NOT forced to share this circle, plus it or even notice it :)2013-01-26 13:55:0791721246CC G+
Lorena Masi21,756NEW! Sharing is Caring –– The Amateur Photographer's Circle –– Circle Post –– READ ALL! #SharingIsCaringAPC  Time to share the very first circle in our new circle sharing concept; Sharing Is Caring. Almost 350 great amateur photographers await your interaction on the event page which we will create for this circle later today (or tomorrow). You will all receive an invitation when the event page is up and running.To each circle we share there will be an event attached where we can get to know each other better, share our images and/or just socialize after the circle has been shared (it's invitation only). We will also create a page to each circle after a few shares where we will promote some of your images and in addition to that there will be an image hashtag to each circle as well. What we are looking for is more exposure (for you) and interaction between like minded people.The first of our brand new circles is the Amateur Photographer's Circle. So, if you're an amateur photographer, feel free to ask for inclusion in the comments. You don't have to be good or have been shooting for years –– we are all here to learn more. When Do You Share The Circle?It will be clearly stated in each announcement post.I Wanna Join –– Are There Any Rules To Consider?No. But... (There's always a but.) We'd appreciate it if your feed is at least 80% dedicated to your own photography and we do not accept bling-bling such as loads of irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIF's, quotes etc. Not that we mind what you are doing in your feed, but we want our shared circles to be validated quality circles with great photographs adding value to any feed.What About Plussing & Sharing This Post?Well, let's put it this way: You do not have to plus and share this circle post if you do not want to. Period. Though, if you do decide to plus and share this circle, you will help yourself by spreading the word and promoting other photographers (as they promote you by sharing this post). In other words: Sharing is Caring. If you choose to reshare: THANK YOU!How Do I Know That You Added Me?If we have plussed your comment, you're in.Sharing ImagesIf you want to share images outside the event that we will create to accompany this circle, use this hashtag: #APCIMAGES  Muting Reshared Posts This announcement post is hash-tagged with   #SharingIsCaringAPC   so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. We will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post in the future. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares.Have Anything To Say About Our Circles?Then feel free to air your feedback on the circle page or the community dito.2013-01-21 17:07:13342231337CC G+
Peter From54,407NEW! Sharing is Caring –– The Amateur Photographer's Circle –– Circle Post –– READ ALL!#SharingIsCaringAPCTime to share the very first circle in our new circle sharing concept; Sharing Is Caring. Almost 350 great amateur photographers await your interaction on the event page which we will create for this circle later today (or tomorrow). You will all receive an invitation when the event page is up and running.To each circle we share there will be an event attached where we can get to know each other better, share our images and/or just socialize after the circle has been shared (it's invitation only). We will also create a page to each circle after a few shares where we will promote some of your images and in addition to that there will be an image hashtag to each circle as well. What we are looking for is more exposure (for you) and interaction between like minded people.The first of our brand new circles is the Amateur Photographer's Circle. So, if you're an amateur photographer, feel free to ask for inclusion in the comments. You don't have to be good or have been shooting for years –– we are all here to learn more. When Do You Share The Circle?It will be clearly stated in each announcement post.I Wanna Join –– Are There Any Rules To Consider?No. But... (There's always a but.) We'd appreciate it if your feed is at least 80% dedicated to your own photography and we do not accept bling-bling such as loads of irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIF's, quotes etc. Not that we mind what you are doing in your feed, but we want our shared circles to be validated quality circles with great photographs adding value to any feed.What About Plussing & Sharing This Post?Well, let's put it this way: You do not have to plus and share this circle post if you do not want to. Period. Though, if you do decide to plus and share this circle, you will help yourself by spreading the word and promoting other photographers (as they promote you by sharing this post). In other words: Sharing is Caring. If you choose to reshare: THANK YOU!How Do I Know That You Added Me?If we have plussed your comment, you're in.Sharing ImagesIf you want to share images outside the event that we will create to accompany this circle, use this hashtag: #APCIMAGES.Muting Reshared Posts This announcement post is hash-tagged with  #SharingIsCaringAPC so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. We will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post in the future. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares.Have Anything To Say About Our Circles?Then feel free to air your feedback on the circle page or the community dito.2013-01-21 12:45:3034215580141CC G+
Walter Soestbergen20,489✯✯   Birds Photographers circle Second edition   ✯✯This is the Second edition from the +Birds4All circle. This circle has grown till 259 persons. All profiles are visited by me. This circle is a must have for people who love Bird photo's in their stream.Circle's are there to be shared, so help yourself to re-share it and promote yourself and the others to your followers and make them aware about more great photographers.How to get in this circle:1: Ask for inclusion2: You must be active on google+ and regular posting bird photo's from yourself.When I give you a +1 you are in the next BPC circleMy apologies to those who have forgotten, they are unintentional left out.with kind regards,Walter Soestbergen #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle   #ICircle2013-01-17 18:17:17259321538CC G+
Gailen Mapes22,426Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)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 #circleoftheday2013-01-16 11:39:20198204CC G+
Jeff Sullivan1,152,722Most-Followed 500 Photographers CircleWhile a circle like this has the obvious drawback of missing some excellent photographers newer to the site, Charles often follows up his Top 500 Most Followed Photographer circle with circles going all the way down to photographers with less than 5000 contacts.  Here are four circles Charles has created to help us discover and recognize photographers at all levels within the G+ community:Under 5000 -    Under 7500 -    Under 15,000 - 500 Most Followed Photographers - (here)I like to interact with people who are active in photography... share at least a photo or two of their own original work per week, so I'll slowly whittle the circle down to a stream of excellent photography (I've started, but may not finish for a few weeks).---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+Charles Lupica  Charles Lupica Dec 25, 2012 (edited)  -  Public►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers list                   circle of 500             and Group 6: 421 to 500►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄If you're not in this circle and you think you should be, I'm sorry.  I have missed a few people by pure accident.  My methods are entirely manual and I do miss people.  I have checked every profile and I have included only those people that share their own work, and share it on G+. Bloggers and people doing mostly reshares weren't included. Some big name photographers that don't share a lot of their own work were included - sorry for the double standard. Here is the 6th and last part  of my list of the top 500 most followed photographers - Here are links to the previous parts of the list.Group 1: http://tinyurl.com/cf58vws - 1 to 100Group 2: http://tinyurl.com/bodaspk - 101 to 193Group 3: http://tinyurl.com/bsb87u4 - 194 to 250 and circleGroup 4: http://tinyurl.com/d4ulv6q  - 250 to 340Group 5: http://tinyurl.com/cjpmgy4 - 341 to 420 Group 6: 421 to 500 and circle of 500 (this post)If you are on this list, I urge you to comment, plus and share the post. I have sifted through lots of pages and circles as well as http://circlecount.com/  to try to get an accurate list. If I'm missing anyone, please let me know.  I have specifically left off a few people who only share links to their content housed elsewhere,  people who share a lot of other people's work without sharing their own, or people that appear to be inactive. The rank numbers are off by 1 because I included the same person twice in an earlier list.#Top500CircleDec   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  420 +Jennifer Luzio 21797421 +Matt Suess 21794422 +2013-01-07 15:33:25500221451CC G+
Anna Galarza3,321Curated Circle Featuring Only The Best Of The Best Of Google Plus!They are amazing people to have them as part of your G+ connections. If you are looking for #engagement , #fun , #inspiration , #thoughtful  posts, etc., this circle is for you! #circleshare   #coolpeople   #topplusers   #googleplustips   #googlepluscircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles  2013-01-06 15:02:4450028840CC G+
Trever McGhee18,408+Take2seconds to add..a few people from this social circle created by+Andrey Mashnich I'm sharing it because I've been following the majority of them for awhile, so I know you're going to find at least a couple of people your going to fall in love with their posts..Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Сircle of people, with active life position in Google+ #ForFriends   #photo   #EarthMyMother  Note I've added +Take2seconds to this circle :-))))Add your name and share the circle2013-01-04 23:08:3749961029CC G+
Walter Soestbergen19,026♦♦♦♦ WS Photographer Circle 3 2/1 ♦♦♦♦The Photographers circle has grown over 600 people so I had to split it up into 2 circles.First circle contains people where firstname started with an A till K . Within some day's circle 2 wil be released!Circle's are there to be shared so help yourself to re-share it and promote yourself and the others in this circle .Who are in this circleLots of great photographers who mainly share their own photo's in their stream and you will like them.Who can join?Everybody. As long as you have a interest in (nature) photography and MAINLY share your own work in your feed.Unfortunally with so many photographers on google plus, the chance to forget somebody is very big. It was never my intention to leave somebody out deliberately.What to do when you want in the circle?just ask here, when you got an +1 you are in next circle.#birds4all #macro4all #birds4all #macro4all #birds4all #macro4all #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles#circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld  #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  2013-01-04 20:38:05342572555CC G+
Andrey Mashnich46,810A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Сircle of people, with active life position in Google+#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-01-04 08:13:07498592885CC G+
Gailen Mapes21,381Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 15th.)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 #circleoftheda2013-01-02 11:09:52192408CC G+
Andrey Mashnich45,320Этот круг объединяет интересных людей со схожими интересами...Circle brings together nice and interesting people with similar interests ...Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around.Чтобы увеличить ваши круги и быть включенным в следующий круг, нужно следовать этим простым шагам:1. Добавить круг. (это важно) +Grow Your Circles 2. Поделитесь кругом публично3. +1 И комментарии на Оригинальное сообщениеУзнайте больше здесь! ;)+Top Resharers Feel free to add and share and spread the news. Не стесняйтесь добавлять обмениваться и распространять новости!!*2012-12-29 17:47:12394723689CC G+
Gailen Mapes20,321Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)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 #circleoftheday2012-12-16 11:30:12197816CC G+
Gailen Mapes19,476Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 18th.)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 #circleoftheday2012-12-02 12:17:422021108CC G+
Madjid Boukri2,835Canadian 'Polar' Circle II  (See Polar Circle I http://bit.ly/Te9uCs) I got too many Canadians now in my Canadian Polar circle and had to do some ... cleaning. Some people or pages here are not very active but I added all 'Canadians' without any restriction. I had to split in two circle because of the 500 Google share limit. You can import that in the same circle.Will be updated also on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-11-22 14:57:16215002CC G+
Gailen Mapes18,460Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 18th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 1st.)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 #circleoftheday2012-11-18 12:29:53201415CC G+
Gailen Mapes17,499Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera D-F - 2 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 15th.)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 #circleoftheday2012-11-02 10:33:012095411CC G+
Margaret Tompkins31,620>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>My Favorite Photographers!  --  Some Wildly Popular!  --  Some Unknown!SPECIAL INFO - I'm asking anyone saving or sharing this circle to remove +Jean Samyr Petitfrere from it.  I can no longer recommend him.The photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I routinely follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Who IS Here and Who Is Not?I normally share circles based on follower count, but not this time.  Everyone here is a great photographer!  However, there are lots of great photographers who are NOT here.  The people who are here are the kind generous people of G+ who have embraced me, follow my work and themes, and who reach out to me with their continued support.  They plus and comment my posts.  They interact with me and I appreciate the great conversations!  They teach and I learn!  They post wonderful work that makes me think!  They help make me a better person!  Some have millions of followers and some have very few!  I have included myself in the circle and also the Landscape Photography page. I urge everyone to save this circle.  Yes, you will get great photographers and many who are well known.  You also will get wonderful people who are willing and take the time to comment and share!  They each have high quality original photography content!  You won’t find many animated gifs!  You won’t be disappointed!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If I’m not following you, but you are a great photographer and interactive type person, then leave me a comment and introduce yourself.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  If I’m already following you, then you know I enjoy your photography so maybe you can be a little more interactive.  Visit and engage in the conversation.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles   2012-10-31 20:34:29496352134242CC G+
Brian Buckley0Sharing my first group of awesome Canadians. I had to cap it at <500 so I could share. My next post will be the second smaller circle that has grown out of folks who connected after I shared the first one. Are you a Canadian want to be to be added? Send me a comment, +1, or circle me.2012-10-28 17:16:3449110111CC G+


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2014-02-12 15:06:27 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 64 +1s)

Calla Ballet

Calla lilies dance in a patch of early morning light.

For #FloralFriday   with +Tamara Pruessner 

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2013-11-25 17:48:57 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

Still time to contribute to #Movember   :D  Sharing a recent photo taken by +Khrystiane Friedli and doing my impersonation of a kung-fu fighter (not really, but whatever!)  :P 

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2013-10-22 00:58:00 (37 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)

I Was Given Just One Wish..

Santa Monica Pier. In a recent trip to LA I got to visit this amazing place. I can't explain but there's some magic in the place and I edited my photo with the intention of capturing some of it. 

I took this photo with my cell phone and again I'm very happy with the results. 

Wishing all a wonderful & magical week!

#moodymonday   #mobilephotography  

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2013-10-02 16:08:27 (51 comments, 3 reshares, 91 +1s)

Hi All,

It's been ages since I posted something else and even longer since I interacted with most. Lots of things happening this year and the hours, days and months simply haven't been enough.

I'm unsure of the reasons for posting here today... now... but one of the things I've been trying to put in practice this year is to let go, accept things and stop questioning everything.

Due to time constraints and everything else going with my life I've also switched directions and have been mostly taking photos with my cell phone. I share them over Instagram, sometimes Facebook and now here. This is one of my favourite shots this year... Not because of its quality but rather because of all that it leaves open for interpretation. :)

I can't say when or if I'll return to posting with the same frequency around here but please know that if... more »

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2013-04-11 14:23:33 (68 comments, 5 reshares, 102 +1s)

It Can't Rain All The Time 

"Sometimes you can barely tell the difference 
between darkness and light.
Do you have faith 
in what we believe?
The truest test is when we cannot, 
when we cannot see"

Jane Siberry - It Can't Rain All The Time (Lyrics)

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2013-03-25 16:17:40 (46 comments, 0 reshares, 68 +1s)

*Tear Love From My Mind* 

Every word you trusted, did i lie to you?
Am i the one to destroy everything?
I the one you place your faith in?

Tear me down
Tear me down
Tear love from my mind

Tear through the lies that mask my eyes, that deceive me
Tear through the hungry ghost that lingers to feed on me.

Empty me
Empty me

Every word you trusted now i question.
Every word I understood now disobeys.

How can i leave when you love me?
How can i leave when everything is so clear?

Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Tear Love From My Mind

For #macromonday  _Inspired by Music_ with thanks to +Kerry Murphy , +Kelli Seeger Kim , +Jake Easley & +Jennifer Eden 

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2013-03-14 14:12:32 (50 comments, 3 reshares, 78 +1s)

*Neverending Winter* 

Yup... It never ends...  -_-

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2013-03-01 12:04:32 (45 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)

*And We Shall Be Together*

but i don't see and I don't
feel but tightly hold up silently my hands
before my fading eyes and in my eyes your smile
the very last thing before I go...

Ten years today... Never forgotten... Forever missed.  ♥

The Cure - The Same Deep Water as You (HQ)

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2013-01-29 14:02:16 (51 comments, 0 reshares, 97 +1s)

*Wandering Soul*

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

William Wordsworth

Wishing everyone a dreamy Tuesday.  ♥

For my friend +Shannon S. Myers , +Christina Lawrie & #TreeTuesday  

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2013-01-28 15:45:33 (52 comments, 2 reshares, 105 +1s)

*Why Complicate a Simple Thing*

I found this beautiful stone while walking on the beach near my home. It was there, standing itself apart from the norm of all the others around it, bringing beauty to an otherwise bland shore. 

Looking at this photo this morning got me thinking of how most of us are quick to judge people based on their looks; be it the clothes they are wearing, the colour of their skin, their accent, their manners and so on... It’s not easy not to pass judgment on others even if it is only a thought.  

That’s something we should strive to eradicate completely… all the time and every day we should make an effort to accept and appreciate difference. Why complicate a simple thing when ultimately we all want the same things? 

Wishing a beautiful week to all.  ♥  

For #MacroMonday  curated by +Kerry Murphy , +KelliSeeger Kim , +J... more »

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2013-01-25 12:23:19 (56 comments, 5 reshares, 91 +1s)

*Jack and the Beanstalk* 

:D

Good morning everyone! Let your imagination take you to a different place... any place... a better place. :) 

Wishing all a wonderful Friday & weekend.

With thanks to +Tamara Pruessner & #floralfriday   bringing us colours & happiness every Friday.

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2013-01-22 15:20:53 (50 comments, 0 reshares, 85 +1s)

*Timelessness* 

So I find words I never thought to speak
In streets I never thought I should revisit
When I left my body on a distant shore 

T.S.Eliot 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Tuesday. 

For #TreeTuesday  with thanks to my friend +Shannon S. Myers & +Christina Lawrie 

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2013-01-21 18:26:09 (59 comments, 0 reshares, 113 +1s)

Teardrop 

For the Dark theme within #MacroMonday  

Massive Attack - Teardrop. [HQ]

Thanks to +Kerry Murphy , +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden 

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2013-01-18 11:59:40 (74 comments, 1 reshares, 90 +1s)

What Dreams May Come

It's a cold one around here and needed to share a photo to help me get away... :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful Friday & weekend!

#ForestFriday

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2013-01-14 14:52:45 (60 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)

Enlightenment 

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Always extremely challenging to go by these words but important to remember them and do our best every day to achieve it.... 

A happy #macromonday , everyone! With thanks to +Kerry Murphy , +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden 

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2013-01-11 12:08:41 (77 comments, 3 reshares, 108 +1s)

For #FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner (thanks Tam!) but especially dedicated to my friend +Sharon Jeannette . <3

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2013-01-08 14:59:03 (71 comments, 1 reshares, 103 +1s)

*Deep in the heart of autumn* 

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

For +Shannon S. Myers & +Christina Lawrie and #treetuesday  - ♥

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2013-01-07 11:58:12 (48 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)

First Monday of 2013!!!

Ugh! Couldn't help but feel like a very #moodymonday  , with thanks to +Philip Daly & +Carole Buckwalter 

For the not so moody (well, maybe sometimes) girls of #macromonday , +Kerry Murphy , +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden 

The background on this photo reminds me of one of my favourite albums, so here's some soundtrack to go with it: 

The Cure - The funeral party

Survive Monday... have a great week!  :D

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2013-01-04 17:15:33 (78 comments, 7 reshares, 122 +1s)

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all having a great Friday and wonderful year so far.  :)  

I'm sharing today my selection for the #plusonecollection2012 . It wasn't an easy pick but ultimately I think this photo is the one that spoke to me the most for everything that it represents. The fact that it was dedicated to my dearest friend and kindred spirit +Lee Daniels, me noticing the sakura flowers for the first time in over a decade and the realization of where I wanted to go while remaining focused on the road immediately ahead... 

The year that has passed was a challenging one, to me and so many others. I believe that we're all going through these obstacles so that we can see things clearly and grow to achieve better things. 

Let's make a difference and with small gestures let's change the world!

Here's a link for the PlusOne ... more »

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2013-01-02 17:06:06 (42 comments, 4 reshares, 66 +1s)

*Red-Whiskered Bulbul* 

To start the New Year, I've chosen to share my favourite picture of this beautiful bird that I captured while on Mauritius last year. 

Now that the holidays are over and a new year has begun, I hope that this year will see happier times for all those that have been struggling for so long. 

Here's to a beautiful year and the fulfillment of many goals & dreams. 



+Birds4All +Walter Soestbergen +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide +Robert SKREINER  #birdloversworldwide  

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2012-12-20 02:26:30 (59 comments, 4 reshares, 80 +1s)

*Shattered Dreams (A Million Tears Left Behind…)*

Exactly one year to this date I was flying high… Memories of a recurring dream from my childhood filled my mind. The grass was greener and my spirit soared higher and higher with each passing day that brought me closer to my dream trip. The people around me, nature itself, the whole world seemed brighter and lighter. The prospect of things to come was a beautiful one…

The trip came and went in a blink of an eye… Along the way there were some minor hiccups but I also found answers to questions I didn’t even know I had left unanswered through the years; suddenly all seemed worthwhile. It was the end of January 2012 and I was so happy to share this newfound knowledge with many of my friends. 

I close my eyes and the end of February arrives with signs of things to come… I become ill with a condition thatremained a m... more »

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2012-11-21 18:23:42 (52 comments, 2 reshares, 65 +1s)

The Things I Have Seen...

Made me question: are we too blind to see? ... 

A bird flew into a window, banging hard against it while several people walked by and did nothing… 

A man in a wheelchair asking passersby to assist in opening and holding a door while no one bothered to stop… 

An elderly woman carrying a huge bag down the stairs and again, everyone too oblivious to offer help...

Then I saw a homeless man watch a squirrel take away a piece of his bread… For a moment he stood there and I continued to observe his reaction, feeling tense with his stillness as the seconds passed by… Suddenly he smiled and let out a “hey there, buddy – are you hungry?” while giving away another piece of his bread. 

The whole world has been made again.  ♥

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2012-11-16 13:32:47 (47 comments, 7 reshares, 81 +1s)

*Hope*

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tunes without the words
And never stops at all

And sweetest in the Gale is heard
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest Sea
Yet,never, in Extrimity
It asked a crum of Me

Emily Dickinson

For the lovely ladies of #macrofeatherfriday  +Robin Griggs Wood & +E.E. Giorgi 

♥

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2012-11-02 12:19:37 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)

*Une fleur pour +Lee Daniels*  

Happy +FloralFriday (thanks +Tamara Pruessner!). 

Steering away today from my darker & moodier photos of late to send lots of love & sunshine to our Lee.  ♥

#happythoughtsforleedaniels  

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2012-10-26 17:19:04 (42 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)

*It’s a Magical World*

On my short walk from the spot where I lock my bike to the office I noticed many sparrows enjoying a feast. Someone had left them lots of grains and their chirping and movement exuded so much happiness... I was five minutes late and rushed by the scene when suddenly something clicked and I decided to make a turn and sit by them. I sat down and as my breathing slowed I started to notice all the small details around me... The gratification of that moment is carrying over throughout the day.

With the advancement of technology one would expect that our daily lives would slow down and we would have more time for the simple things. The opposite seems to be happening and I find it bothersome how much time we are constantly spending trying to get more things done. It’s a rush, rush, rush world but regardless of what your beliefs are; this lifetime isyou... more »

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2012-10-11 17:09:38 (47 comments, 4 reshares, 67 +1s)

*Never Alone*

Never Alone,

Sometimes life brings us to a crossroad where all directions seem to lead us towards sadness. No matter which direction we face the common ground between the roads presented to us is of bleakness.

The combined strength of heart and mind doesn’t seem to suffice… Standing still doesn’t suffice… Moving, whichever way, feels wrong… What is left? What to do?

Unsure of the answer we close our eyes… and just like that we are floating like leaves through the brisk air of fall. Drifting away from things, drifting away from the troubles in our lives. 

Suddenly; we open our eyes and realize that throughout this journey we were never alone…  we never are... Never doubt that.  



#thirstythursday  with thanks to +Mark Esguerra & +Giuseppe Basile 

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2012-09-28 13:08:24 (45 comments, 5 reshares, 89 +1s)

*Summertime Sadness* 

One of my favourite pastimes as a child was to swing higher & higher. I’d close my eyes at the bottom and open them when at the top, giving me the feeling that I was flying The dream of flying followed me through most of my childhood (and I’d say that it still is with me) and one time it almost all ended tragically when I had the brilliant idea of wrapping bed sheets around my neck and hopped onto my window; my mother caught me right on time...  :D

This week I was reminded of how frail life is and how fast our passage in this world truly is. It is inevitable that when things go up they will eventually come down. Yet I refuse to allow this knowledge to keep me down as I know that one day, when I suddenly open my eyes again, I’ll have reached new heights. 

As the seasons have come and gone, flowers withered and bloomed. Old life gaveway to n... more »

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2012-09-24 22:45:06 (59 comments, 2 reshares, 86 +1s)

Goodbye to all That

Summer is officially over... Goodbye dandelions: I'll cherish you when we meet again. :D

For +Macro Monday and the lovely +Kerry Murphy , +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden 

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2012-09-19 12:46:30 (57 comments, 2 reshares, 95 +1s)

It was April of 2012… there & then I noticed for the first time the Sakura tree blossom. So much was uncertain at that point in my life and different challenges were being presented to me. Time has passed, the challenges remain but the difference is that the path is now clear. I envision the destination while remaining focused on the path immediately ahead of me. 

I shared three photos of the sakura flower and kept this one until now. It’s my favourite and I share it while saying goodbye to season’s end… 

Dedicated to my dearest friend and kindred spirit +Lee Daniels 

Thinking of you. ♥

#happythoughtsforleedaniels  

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2012-09-12 13:52:53 (55 comments, 4 reshares, 88 +1s)

Thievius is back!!! 

Actually the little monster never left and because of him I had to endure many sleepless nights since I couldn’t keep the windows open any longer. 

Ever since the first break in a few weeks ago, he’s been seen surrounding the house. I caught him crossing the street, walking around the courtyard, under a car… It seems that everywhere I go he’s there! 

As a protective father that I am to Mishka, I tried to reason and talk Coco to understand she wasn’t interested. I also explained that it wouldn’t be by breaking in, eating her food, making a mess of the house, that he would find the way to her heart. He’s got a temper that one, I tell you!  :D  Immediately after I finished saying these words he changed his cute behaviour and this photo if proof of the real him (see +Sharon Jeannette ? Not as cute and innocent as youthought, uh?) 
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2012-09-11 13:59:58 (48 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)

Et Vive la Suisse! :D

Have an awesome Tuesday everyone!

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2012-09-07 11:58:42 (52 comments, 4 reshares, 72 +1s)

*Which Way to Turn* 

Happy Friday & Weekend Everyone!  

Bryan Ferry Which Way To Turn (HQ)

:)

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2012-08-28 01:10:58 (80 comments, 6 reshares, 100 +1s)

Don't be afraid of letting go

Each heartbeat... each breath... every laughter and every tear.

A thought... a goal... a dream. 

A friend... the best friend... 

First love, the only love...

Past lifetimes, in future lifetimes, this lifetime. 

Dry your eyes and don't be afraid of letting go... 

Everything passes... everything will pass by... and everything will be alright. ♥

#macromonday  with +Kerry Murphy , +Kelli Seeger Kim & +Jennifer Eden  #moodymonday  with +Philip Daly & +Carole Buckwalter 

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2012-08-17 14:30:14 (33 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)

Happy Friday everyone! 

The mind is a beautiful thing, isn't it? I woke up this morning feeling agitated. The agitation turned into exhaustion, that turned into being hyper and finally peacefulness. 

There was a strong and cool headwind on my bike ride to work this morning. It made me realize that summer soon will be over... Suddenly while riding past the only church I visit here in Toronto a song came to mind and with it the explanation for so many strong feelings this morning... 

I thought of our +Lee Daniels and remembered that it's been a while since I last publicly shared some love and happy thoughts for her.  

This photo, despite its dark tones, seemed a good fit for its cheerful and hopeful lights that seem to shine from above. Lee, may these lights continue to give you strength and surround you with love. ♥

#lovinglee  
#happyt... more »

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2012-08-15 17:12:12 (85 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)

Wanted: Thievius Raccoonus a.k.a "Coco Le Beau"
   
I know that I posted something two days ago saying that I wasn’t sure when and if I would come back to G+... What I meant was in a full time capacity as the earlier days of G+ from last year. I'll post and mostly run until things settle down in my life.

Anyway, I had to come back today to share a mug shot of this little guy. He’s responsible for a series of break in and enters in my neighbourhood and seems to have acquired a taste for Nespresso capsules… -_-   Two weeks ago he left a mess in my house, only making the mistake of leaving his paw prints in the screen window (along with teeth marks all over, broken vases, a bent screen window...)

Anyway, two days after the incident I was able to confront him (refer to attached picture) and was greeted with utter denial...He smart... more »

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2012-08-13 18:13:54 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)

*What do you see?* 

As far as my memory goes I remember seeing “things”: in every face I crossed paths with, in each tree at dusk, in all the stars in the sky.  With eyes wide open in the brightest of days and with eyes shut tight in the darkest of nights: “they” were always there. 

So much time has passed that I forgot that I continue to see these “things” or rather that "they" have never left me and like so much around us all that was needed was for me to slow down… to take a deep breath and remember to appreciate it.

If you are curious about these “things” that I speak of, they are small transparent shapes that appear to float in front of my eyes, like a three dimensional image. They are there, no matter what I do: if I have my eyes open or not, if I wear sunglasses, if I’m underwater... Now, I’ve discussed this with many people duringmy lifetime and since more »

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2012-07-30 15:11:46 (68 comments, 2 reshares, 80 +1s)

*Hope Was* 

Super Moon of 2011… It was the sharing of a photo of this beautiful moment that got me into G+. So much happened last year and with the wonderful moments came the inevitable downfalls… Still 2011 was a very good year and one that I have many fond memories. 

Fast forward to the Super Moon of 2012 and when I look at this photo now everything seems like a blur. I have been living my days without knowledge of time, despite the fact that I’m surrounded by clocks, watches, deadlines and people reminding me what day of the month it is… 

There’s so much happening right now that I sometimes question what reality is and what my imagination is…  I wake up at hours that I should have been sleeping and I sleep during hours that I should be awake; or should I? Still, there’s no consistency to these events. There’s no apparent trigger to them and thishelps with the gene... more »

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2012-07-13 13:20:01 (72 comments, 2 reshares, 86 +1s)

**Blowing in the Wind** 

For +Jorunn Gudlaugsdottir 

Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free ?

I hope everyone is well. I had "promised" my last two dandelion pictures to my dear friend +Jorunn Gudlaugsdottir and here is one of them. 

While I haven't been around, know that I think of all of you and am always wishing you beautiful and brighter days.  ♥

:)

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2012-07-06 12:32:41 (47 comments, 3 reshares, 79 +1s)

*To Put Things into Perspective*

This morning, while watching my favourite show, the above thought came to my mind… 

It is easy to forget about others and the challenges they might be facing whenever we get caught up in our own challenges. Is it selfishness? Is it survival and self-preservation? Or is all part of the growing process?... 

Life this year has been far from what I had expected and anticipated it to be; my illness that started in late February was just the beginning of many more challenges and much more difficult times ahead. It hasn’t been a good year by any standards but here and there I’m reminded that things could be much worse (and I feel blessed and thankful for that!).

Inevitably there is *always* someone, somewhere who is having a tougher time; someone is in need of a smile, a hug, a thank you and words of kindness…Share it ... more »

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2012-06-28 13:44:24 (40 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)

For +Cicely Robin Laing, +Jules Falk Hunter & +Shantha Marie Fountain - ♥

This photo is dedicated to these three amazing women. All beautiful, kind-hearted and so talented at everything they do. 

Thank you so much from Lee, D'Art, Mishka & me for taking over Caturday while we get our lives back together. 

Love. 

#turquoisethursday  

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2012-06-19 14:05:25 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)

Have you met +tania sonnenfeld? No? Me too!  :P   But a while back I did stumble upon her amazing profile picture and decided to check her page.

It was an interesting post about a pigeon stalker that gave me an idea of what to expect (along with said profile picture). My first thoughts weren’t wrong and ever since we’ve become good friends. 

I “promised” to share this photo a while back because it reminded me so much of her.  :D  Circumstances have kept me away until now and my time is limited on G+ but I didn’t want to wait another week.  ♥

I'll catch you guys eventually!  :D

For +tania sonnenfeld . 
For +Laura Balc and #portraittuesday  
For +Lars Clausen and #toytuesday  

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2012-06-15 12:18:04 (34 comments, 6 reshares, 87 +1s)

Where has time gone? Fortunately, the feeling that time is vanishing in thin air brought me to another Friday on yet another eventful week... 

How much things have changed since this photo was taken back in January. It's no wisdom and should come as no surprise, but I still find myself amazed on how much life can challenge and test us when we least expect... That's what makes it so hard sometimes... but definitely makes it all even more worthwhile.

I dedicate this photo and post to a dear friend of mine (and to so many others here on G+) in +Ada M.   ♥

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

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2012-06-14 11:42:49 (34 comments, 12 reshares, 72 +1s)

**+CATURDAY! ANNOUNCEMENT** 

*STOP & SMELL THE FLOWERS!!!*   

Well... that's not really it but... you can't deny that's some important announcement!  :D 

Anyway, starting this CATURDAY there'll be some changes to how things work around here. As you all know, Lee and me haven't been able to curate the most popular and loved theme of all and we feel terrible about it. So, something had to be done and am happy to announce that starting this weekend +CATURDAY! will be curated by +Cicely Robin Laing  +Jules Falk Hunter & +Shantha Marie Fountain , with the occasional and rare sight of me and maybe even +Lee Daniels popping up to comment. 

So: remember to give a shout-out to +CATURDAY!, +Cicely Robin Laing , +Jules Falk Hunter , +Shantha Marie Fountain and tag #CATURDAY  and if you'd like feel free to add meand Lee too. ... more »

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2012-06-13 12:08:01 (88 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)

Ménière's disease (so this is it: a fancy name for a fancy disease!) :D

Not exactly the news I was expecting and hoping for but certainly much better than the “what could have been”. 

When discussing the disease with the ENT and reading lots about it later on, I realized that the diagnosis was spot on and that all the what ifs scenarios mattered less than ever before. Apparently the causes are unknown and the cure is unknown (or simply put: there’s no “cure”). But much like the causes and cure (or lack of), the frequency of the disease happening is also unknown: some people will experience it once in their lifetime, others will have it several times a year and others will be caught in between. Some will suffer through the symptoms for short periods of time and others will have to struggle and go through them for several weeks at a time… When put in perspectivethough it’s ju... more »

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2012-06-12 15:50:09 (49 comments, 9 reshares, 80 +1s)

For +Lee Daniels 

Thinking of you - ♥

#happythoughtsforleedaniels  

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2012-06-06 12:11:25 (110 comments, 5 reshares, 88 +1s)

 *Atemporal*

Looking at this photo made me realize once again how brief our passage is in this world and in this lifetime… So much has happened since this photo was taken and despite the feeling that it was just yesterday my body and mind know better. 

As some of you have noticed I’ve been away from G+ for some time; it wasn’t planned and I certainly didn’t intend it to be that way. It simply happened.

My life has been turned upside down since the tests I did a couple of weeks ago. While not all symptoms came back, the ones that did were enough to bring me to a halt. Despite my best efforts to continue doing everything as before it was inevitable that something would had to give; this something was my time here and on the internet in general. Between the dizziness, the ear and eye pain, the headaches, looking at a computer, tablet or even phone became anunnecessa... more »

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2012-05-25 14:33:02 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 72 +1s)

For +Lee Daniels

"I call the light and high aspects of my being spirit and the dark and heavy aspects soul.

Soul is at home in the deep, shaded valleys. Heavy torpid flowers saturated with black grow there. The rivers flow like warm syrup. They empty into huge oceans of soul.

Spirit is a land of high white peaks and glittering jewel-like lakes and flowers. Life is sparse and sounds travel great distances.

There is soul music, soul food, and soul love...

People need to climb the mountain not simple because it is there but because the soulful divinity needs to be mated with the spirit."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

My dearest Lee... We are all alongside you on this journey.

Thinking of you. ♥

#happythoughtsforleedaniels

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