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Bette Kauffman has been at 8 events

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Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)11,862There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00299  
Bette Kauffman26,002And it won't be so cold in December, right? Well, regardless, +Bette Kauffman is coming to town--God willing and some nut doesn't set fire to the infrastructure again! So it's photowalk time. Calling all Chicago and vicinity photogs. Hope you can join me. We'll gather at the Bean for the obligatory group shot there, and I want to check out what has transpired with the construction that was underway in Millenium Park last time I was there. After that, I'm easy. We can go anywhere y'all are inspired to go, including back up to this beach where Tom and I were freezing our tushes back in March 2013.It really was cold that day....2014-12-20 17:00:002  
Bette Kauffman26,002@115907986192399529711 is coming to Chicago! Will arrive some time Friday Sept. 26 and be ready for a photowalk Saturday. I have us meeting at The Bean, but if anyone has a better idea, I'm game. I'll be staying in Club Quarters Hotel in The Loop, but I'm comfortable using CTA to get about anywhere I want to go. If you can't join in until lunch time or after, we can make that work too. I'll have to head back to my hotel room by 4 p.m. to get ready for the opera. Y'all get this on your calendar, now!Chicago in September!2014-09-27 17:00:003  
The Photoshop Show2,026Words we would use to describe @117716331467176309008  *Master Retoucher, Artist, Educator, Photographer, Inspiring* Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a Los Angeles based internationally published Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate. Retouching Academy founder, and Fstoppers Writer.  Julia is a dedicated artist committed to excellence in all that she does and encourages excellence through education and work ethic.  Along with your regular hosts, @115571998474046088312 , @108215644829092784557 and @105845861210914905032 we have a guest panellist, the amazing @100980643623677833022 will be joining us as well. If you don't know her yet, check out some of the amazing work she does here Portfolio: www.juliakuzmenko.com  Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JuliaKuzmenkoPhotography Behance page: www.behance.net/juliakuzmenko Blog: www.retouchingebooks.com/blog Fstoppers articles:www.fstoppers.com/author/julia Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.comThe Photoshop Show 61 - with Guest Julia Kuzmenko McKim2014-08-06 03:00:00166  
Bette Kauffman26,002Yes, Bette Kauffman is coming to Chicago! Opera Friday and Saturday evening, photowalk Saturday, home Sunday. Meet me at The Bean (Cloud Gate to the purists). If the weather cooperates, I plan to be out until about 4:30 p.m. If the weather is nasty (seems a real possibility this year), we'll head up to the conservatory and feast our lenses on orchids and such. Or go anywhere else protected from the elements y'all might suggest. I'm easy to please! Join me for all or part of the day. (Yes, that's @107400819855192601582 in the photo.)The Chicago-in-March photowalk is on!2014-03-08 17:00:007  
Bette Kauffman26,002Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Jeff Smith62,381Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Isabelle Fortin27,223Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00145  

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2016-02-09 14:08:57 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Medley

I wonder if the big round lichen here is a "Shield Lichen" like the one you posted yesterday, +Bob Danley. It looks similar but does not have that thick, metal-looking center. And I think I see three other species on this cypress!

At #CypressIsland for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Ralph Mendoza, +Christina Lawrie, +Kim Troutman, +Allen Cabrera & +David R Robinson.

Most reshares: 4

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2016-02-10 03:30:40 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Stiff-Leafed Aster (Aster linariifolius)

Ok, even I am getting a bit short on shots to share for #wildflowerwednesday! Spring, we photogs need you, badly!

But I found this one from my October trip to Arkansas. It was taken on that challenging hike led by +Eric Hunt down a mostly dry creek bed--AND back up again--at a spectacular natural area called #DevilsEyebrow. Most appropriately named, it is!

So I hope you can dig up another one to share for #wildflowerwednesday. Wildflowers in their natural habitat, please. Oh, and, BTW, this is my only encounter with this species. At least that I am aware of! But now that I have met it, I will be keeping my eyes and fingers open to an aster with stiff little leaves. As Eric says, they remind you very much of dried thyme leaves.

Most plusones: 28

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2016-02-08 03:14:50 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)

At #DrakesCreek in the #KisatchieNationalForest back in August 2015. Can't wait for the dragonflies to return. Won't be long now.

Many thanks to +Bob Danley for the identification tip. 

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2016-02-10 05:22:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2016-02-10 04:49:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Getting Into a Chicago Frame of Mind

Winging my way north early Friday morning! Can't wait for +Drink and Click ™ Chicago!

Getting Into a Chicago Frame of Mind

Winging my way north early Friday morning! Can't wait for +Drink and Click ™ Chicago!___

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2016-02-10 03:30:40 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Stiff-Leafed Aster (Aster linariifolius)

Ok, even I am getting a bit short on shots to share for #wildflowerwednesday! Spring, we photogs need you, badly!

But I found this one from my October trip to Arkansas. It was taken on that challenging hike led by +Eric Hunt down a mostly dry creek bed--AND back up again--at a spectacular natural area called #DevilsEyebrow. Most appropriately named, it is!

So I hope you can dig up another one to share for #wildflowerwednesday. Wildflowers in their natural habitat, please. Oh, and, BTW, this is my only encounter with this species. At least that I am aware of! But now that I have met it, I will be keeping my eyes and fingers open to an aster with stiff little leaves. As Eric says, they remind you very much of dried thyme leaves.

Stiff-Leafed Aster (Aster linariifolius)

Ok, even I am getting a bit short on shots to share for #wildflowerwednesday! Spring, we photogs need you, badly!

But I found this one from my October trip to Arkansas. It was taken on that challenging hike led by +Eric Hunt down a mostly dry creek bed--AND back up again--at a spectacular natural area called #DevilsEyebrow. Most appropriately named, it is!

So I hope you can dig up another one to share for #wildflowerwednesday. Wildflowers in their natural habitat, please. Oh, and, BTW, this is my only encounter with this species. At least that I am aware of! But now that I have met it, I will be keeping my eyes and fingers open to an aster with stiff little leaves. As Eric says, they remind you very much of dried thyme leaves.___

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2016-02-09 14:08:57 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Medley

I wonder if the big round lichen here is a "Shield Lichen" like the one you posted yesterday, +Bob Danley. It looks similar but does not have that thick, metal-looking center. And I think I see three other species on this cypress!

At #CypressIsland for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Ralph Mendoza, +Christina Lawrie, +Kim Troutman, +Allen Cabrera & +David R Robinson.

Medley

I wonder if the big round lichen here is a "Shield Lichen" like the one you posted yesterday, +Bob Danley. It looks similar but does not have that thick, metal-looking center. And I think I see three other species on this cypress!

At #CypressIsland for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Ralph Mendoza, +Christina Lawrie, +Kim Troutman, +Allen Cabrera & +David R Robinson.___

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2016-02-08 03:16:20 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)

At #DrakesCreek in the #KisatchieNationalForest back in August 2015. Can't wait for the dragonflies to return. Won't be long now.

Many thanks to +Bob Danley for the identification tip. 

Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)

At #DrakesCreek in the #KisatchieNationalForest back in August 2015. Can't wait for the dragonflies to return. Won't be long now.

Many thanks to +Bob Danley for the identification tip. ___

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2016-02-08 03:14:50 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)

At #DrakesCreek in the #KisatchieNationalForest back in August 2015. Can't wait for the dragonflies to return. Won't be long now.

Many thanks to +Bob Danley for the identification tip. 

Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)

At #DrakesCreek in the #KisatchieNationalForest back in August 2015. Can't wait for the dragonflies to return. Won't be long now.

Many thanks to +Bob Danley for the identification tip. ___

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2016-02-05 04:28:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

You Dance

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi

You Dance

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
― Rumi___

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2016-02-05 03:53:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

I see you!!

Hey, Chicago peeps! Headed your way one week from tomorrow! Can't wait to see you all.

I see you!!

Hey, Chicago peeps! Headed your way one week from tomorrow! Can't wait to see you all.___

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2016-02-05 03:42:32 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Rimmed

At the #PalustrisExperimentalTract of the #KisatchieNationalForest for #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder.

Rimmed

At the #PalustrisExperimentalTract of the #KisatchieNationalForest for #leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder.___

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2016-02-04 05:35:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday is delighted to share this image by +Bob Danley. Wildfllowers and butterflies--the perfect combination!

#wildflowerwednesday - Lanceleaf Stonecrop

Bonus Fauna: Rocky Mountain Parnassian butterfly nectaring on flower.

Natural History Notes: Sedum lanceolatum is one of seven species of succulent plants growing in Montana.

Habitat: Grows in rocky, dry soils in full sun (Schiemann 2005).

Plant Associates: Draba sp. and Compact clubmoss (Lackschewitz 1991).

Food: Schiemann (2005) reports Sedum leaves, shoots used in salads.___#wildflowerwednesday is delighted to share this image by +Bob Danley. Wildfllowers and butterflies--the perfect combination!

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2016-02-03 19:12:52 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2016-02-03 02:15:06 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Blueflower Eryngo (Eryngium integrifolium)

Tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Hope you'll dig deep if necessary to find something to share. I should mention that I am deeply engage in assisting a small town in Louisiana to make a huge stink in order to get its drinking water fixed, and I have to go to a meeting there tomorrow evening, so it will probably be Thursday evening before I get to curating. That's ok. You know me. I'll show up sooner or later!

So please share you wildflower shots, even if they're from last summer or summers ago! This was shot back in August 2015, but on this same field trip, we photographed wild orchids! And so some of the less showy stuff has sat in the archive neglected ever since. I'll bet you have some neglected wilflowers in their native habits sitting you your archive!

Isn't this an interesting flower head?! The... more »

Blueflower Eryngo (Eryngium integrifolium)

Tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! Hope you'll dig deep if necessary to find something to share. I should mention that I am deeply engage in assisting a small town in Louisiana to make a huge stink in order to get its drinking water fixed, and I have to go to a meeting there tomorrow evening, so it will probably be Thursday evening before I get to curating. That's ok. You know me. I'll show up sooner or later!

So please share you wildflower shots, even if they're from last summer or summers ago! This was shot back in August 2015, but on this same field trip, we photographed wild orchids! And so some of the less showy stuff has sat in the archive neglected ever since. I'll bet you have some neglected wilflowers in their native habits sitting you your archive!

Isn't this an interesting flower head?! The foliage has a distinctly blue cast to it and when the flowers are more fully open, they are very blue as well. The plant is in the carrot family and it is a wetland plant. This one was growing in the fabulous #KisatchieNationalForest in west central Louisiana.___

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2016-02-01 03:33:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Not always what you think...

Not always what you think...___

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2016-01-30 22:21:19 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

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At the #FloyMcElroyWMA for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Patricia A & +Keith Elliott.


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At the #FloyMcElroyWMA for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Patricia A & +Keith Elliott.
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2016-01-29 00:44:54 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

White Oak (Quercus alba)

At #RestorationPark for #leavesonthursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #colorsonfriday, curated by +Karsten Meyer & +Britta Rogge.

White Oak (Quercus alba)

At #RestorationPark for #leavesonthursday, curated by +Mehdia Ridder. And for #colorsonfriday, curated by +Karsten Meyer & +Britta Rogge.___

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2016-01-28 02:09:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Great to see +Cheer Nature back for #wildflowerwednesday. How about that pop of color in the background?!

Flower of Bird's Eye Chill (you can see in the background)
#wildflowerwednesday  by +Bette Kauffman 
#artistphotographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin
+EVERYDAY THINGS  curated by  +luca lancieri +Boba Musura #everydaythings
#myfavpicoftheday +myfavpicoftheday +Trudy Grossman +Victoria D 
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Kailash Khedekar , +Ruth Benjamin
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER by +Edith Kukla ___Great to see +Cheer Nature back for #wildflowerwednesday. How about that pop of color in the background?!

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2016-01-28 02:07:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Another interesting contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Bob Danley!

#wildflowerwednesday - Scarlet Gaura

Natural History Notes: Gaura coccinea is a member of the Evening-Primrose family; plants therein are distinguished by flowers growing from "floral tubes" not stalks (Brandenburg 2010).

Habitat: Grows spring-fall in grasslands and open forest distributed throughout the middle third of the continental U.S.

Appearance: Spindly perennial, ranges from a height 8 to 24 inches. Flowers change color from white to pink to red over 24 hour period (Schiemann 2005).

Medicinal Value: Vestal (1952) reported that Navajo used as "life medicine" (internal injuries).___Another interesting contribution to #wildflowerwednesday by +Bob Danley!

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2016-01-28 01:44:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2016-01-28 01:34:46 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Yellow Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Wow! This semester has been a very rough start-up! Here I am posting my #wildflowerwednesday so-called reminder on Wednesday evening! I do apologize, folks, but it is probably going to be like this for awhile. Jeez! I need to retire.

But until I do, I'll plug along as best I can and invite your submissions to #wildflowerwednesday. Mine this week as, indeed, shot in January in Louisiana, and as you can see, the Yellow Jasmine is beginning to bloom.

This was at #AllenAcres in west central Louisiana, just a south of Fort Polk. Truthfully, I don't remember much about that hike, but I was there for a "naked and scarred" plant ID workshop and not much at all was blooming. Yellow Jasmine does come early in Louisiana.

BTW, my understanding of Latin naming is growing. For example, at this last class I... more »

Yellow Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Wow! This semester has been a very rough start-up! Here I am posting my #wildflowerwednesday so-called reminder on Wednesday evening! I do apologize, folks, but it is probably going to be like this for awhile. Jeez! I need to retire.

But until I do, I'll plug along as best I can and invite your submissions to #wildflowerwednesday. Mine this week as, indeed, shot in January in Louisiana, and as you can see, the Yellow Jasmine is beginning to bloom.

This was at #AllenAcres in west central Louisiana, just a south of Fort Polk. Truthfully, I don't remember much about that hike, but I was there for a "naked and scarred" plant ID workshop and not much at all was blooming. Yellow Jasmine does come early in Louisiana.

BTW, my understanding of Latin naming is growing. For example, at this last class I learned that "semperivrens" means something like "evergreen"! We have lots of them in Louisiana.___

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2016-01-22 04:12:40 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Circle of Life

Resharing a shot from a couple of years ago because I love it and +Bob Danley reminded me of it with his great contribution to #wildflowerwednesday, which I just got around to curating. This is the end of the first week of spring classes and it has been a whirlwind. Hoping things will smooth out soon. Thanks to +Bob Danley, +Eric Hunt & +Dusty Gedge for their #wildflowerwednesday contributions--which they did without benefit of reminder from me!

BTW, these butterflies are Black Swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes) and if you can pull your eyes away from them, you'll find a stink bug spying on them! The plant is white-flowered American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).

Circle of Life

Resharing a shot from a couple of years ago because I love it and +Bob Danley reminded me of it with his great contribution to #wildflowerwednesday, which I just got around to curating. This is the end of the first week of spring classes and it has been a whirlwind. Hoping things will smooth out soon. Thanks to +Bob Danley, +Eric Hunt & +Dusty Gedge for their #wildflowerwednesday contributions--which they did without benefit of reminder from me!

BTW, these butterflies are Black Swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes) and if you can pull your eyes away from them, you'll find a stink bug spying on them! The plant is white-flowered American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).___

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2016-01-22 03:49:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Is this bee hungry or what? The flower is barely open. Great capture by +Dusty Gedge shared with #wildflowerwednesday.

summer meadow living - #nature   #wildlife   #bees

#Bumblebee  on Knapweed

#wildflowerwednesday  +Bette Kauffman 
#beethursday  +Dorothy Pugh 


#macro4all  +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel+Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro - +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann , +Chandro Ji
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Nicole Best,
+Magy Duarte and +Olivier Poulet

 #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicole S.
#Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET  

#PhotoManiaUK +Photo Mania UK
curated by +Hans-Juergen Werner and +Chandro Ji
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser___Is this bee hungry or what? The flower is barely open. Great capture by +Dusty Gedge shared with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-01-22 03:48:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Better late than never, #wildflowerwednesday is please to reshare this lovely shot by +Eric Hunt of a member of the prolific pea famiy!

Centrosema virginianum

Species from Southeastern North America, Mexico, Central America, South America

Common name: Spurred butterfly pea

Photographed in Burns Park, North Little Rock, Arkansas

#arkansas   #nativeplants   #burnspark   #northlittlerock  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curate by +Bette Kauffman ___Better late than never, #wildflowerwednesday is please to reshare this lovely shot by +Eric Hunt of a member of the prolific pea famiy!

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2016-01-22 03:46:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday is please to reshare this great advice and lovely photo from +Bob Danley! Yes, I'm very late this week. It's called "the beginning of the semester"!

#wildflowerwednesday - Butterflyweed

Call to Action: Conserve the Monarch, plant some milkweed now (http://goo.gl/fjvrUY).

Natural History Notes: Asclepias tuberosa was named after Asclepius, Apollo's son, who in myth was a great physician; at a minimum this plant has been used to treat pleurisy and rheumatism (Sanders 2003).

Food Source: Like other milkweed, this plant plays an important role in Monarch butterfly reproduction, larvae use it for food. The endangered Karner Blue butterfly also uses this plant.

Distribution: Found in every state east of the Mississippi River growing in prairies and fields (Brandenburg 2010).___ #wildflowerwednesday is please to reshare this great advice and lovely photo from +Bob Danley! Yes, I'm very late this week. It's called "the beginning of the semester"!

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2016-01-19 01:56:17 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

At #FloyMcElroyWMA for #joinindaily POINTED, by +Johnny Wills.


Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

At #FloyMcElroyWMA for #joinindaily POINTED, by +Johnny Wills.
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2016-01-18 05:21:33 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Sunset, Wham Brake

For #skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme, curated by +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach.
For #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins, +Dave Gaylord, +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow, +David D, +Bill Wood, +Tim Newton, +Chandler L. Walker, +Ronald Varley, +Hamid Dastmalchi & +Sylvia Ting.
For #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Leo Schubert, +David D, +Mike Hankey, +Peter Marbaise, +Hans-Juergen Werner & +Shannan Crow. 

Sunset, Wham Brake

For #skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme, curated by +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach.
For #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins, +Dave Gaylord, +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow, +David D, +Bill Wood, +Tim Newton, +Chandler L. Walker, +Ronald Varley, +Hamid Dastmalchi & +Sylvia Ting.
For #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, curated by +Leo Schubert, +David D, +Mike Hankey, +Peter Marbaise, +Hans-Juergen Werner & +Shannan Crow. ___

2016-01-17 02:37:23 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I have been wondering what happened to the 2- or 3-column wide moment in the spotlight our landscape-format photos used to receive automatically on Google+.

Am I correct that that disappeared with the new Google+? Does anyone have a clue as to why? 

I have been wondering what happened to the 2- or 3-column wide moment in the spotlight our landscape-format photos used to receive automatically on Google+.

Am I correct that that disappeared with the new Google+? Does anyone have a clue as to why? ___

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2016-01-17 02:25:57 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Cookie time?

These shrooms near #DrakesCreek in the #KisatchieNationalForest looked for all the world like sugar cookies. I have never before seen any like them. They were on a tree trunk, but the tree had fallen into the "arms," so to speak, of another tree. Instead of lying on the ground, the trunk and these shrroms were at my eye level.

For #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Patricia A & +Keith Elliott.


Cookie time?

These shrooms near #DrakesCreek in the #KisatchieNationalForest looked for all the world like sugar cookies. I have never before seen any like them. They were on a tree trunk, but the tree had fallen into the "arms," so to speak, of another tree. Instead of lying on the ground, the trunk and these shrroms were at my eye level.

For #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday, curated by +Sabeena LoBello, +Patricia A & +Keith Elliott.
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2016-01-17 01:06:39 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Curvature

"Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the Earth,

'You owe me.'

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

--Hafiz


Curvature

"Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the Earth,

'You owe me.'

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

--Hafiz
___

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2016-01-16 05:01:53 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

I am grateful to be an Episcopalian and a member of the Anglican Communion. There is no corner of my life in which love is always easy and seamless. It would be unrealistic to expect that to be the case in the Church. But abiding in that love always stretches us toward holiness, because that love issues from Jesus Christ.

I am grateful to be an Episcopalian and a member of the Anglican Communion. There is no corner of my life in which love is always easy and seamless. It would be unrealistic to expect that to be the case in the Church. But abiding in that love always stretches us toward holiness, because that love issues from Jesus Christ.___

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2016-01-14 04:45:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Only the Lonely

Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau & +Didier Caron.
For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Anja Wessels, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise, +Evi Verstraeten.
For #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Walter Soestbergen, +Bill Urwin & +Thomas Kirchen.

Only the Lonely

Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) for #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau & +Didier Caron.
For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Anja Wessels, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise, +Evi Verstraeten.
For #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Walter Soestbergen, +Bill Urwin & +Thomas Kirchen.___

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2016-01-14 04:19:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Summer Huckleberry (Vaccinium elliottii)

In a couple months? Wild blueberries! These were in bloom at #AllenAcres when I was there last week. Tiny, adorable flowers, delicious berries.

And today is #wildflowerwednesday! I did not get a reminder posted yesterday, but here I am and you can still share your own wildflowers in their native habitats.

Summer Huckleberry (Vaccinium elliottii)

In a couple months? Wild blueberries! These were in bloom at #AllenAcres when I was there last week. Tiny, adorable flowers, delicious berries.

And today is #wildflowerwednesday! I did not get a reminder posted yesterday, but here I am and you can still share your own wildflowers in their native habitats.___

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2016-01-14 04:06:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Many thanks to +Bob Danley for sharing this peek into the summer ahead with #wildflowerwednesday.

#wildflowerwednesday - Prairie Blazingstar
*Curated * by +Bette Kauffman

Lewis Mumford (1944): A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search for truth and perfection, is a poverty-stricken day

Natural History Notes: Liatris pycnostachya is a native wildflower belonging to the aster family.

○ Of special value to native bees/pollinators (Xerces Society).

○ Can be grown ornamentally; in the wild this plant grows 2 to 5 feet in height (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower website).

○ Found growing in moist soil under full sun distributed over the central U.S. (enature.com).
___Many thanks to +Bob Danley for sharing this peek into the summer ahead with #wildflowerwednesday.

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2016-01-14 03:16:56 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2016-01-13 04:21:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Mexican Giant Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei)

The #MissouriBotanicalGarden has quite an amazing collection of cacti. Great fun!

Mexican Giant Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei)

The #MissouriBotanicalGarden has quite an amazing collection of cacti. Great fun!___

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2016-01-13 03:51:53 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Adonidia Palm (Veitchia merrilli)

Love the colors of this palm in the #JewelBox conservatory in St. Louis. For #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Kim Troutman, +Ralph Mendoza, +Christina Lawrie, +Allen Cabrera & +David R Robinson.

Adonidia Palm (Veitchia merrilli)

Love the colors of this palm in the #JewelBox conservatory in St. Louis. For #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Kim Troutman, +Ralph Mendoza, +Christina Lawrie, +Allen Cabrera & +David R Robinson.___

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2016-01-12 04:12:07 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Lichen Lace

For #macromonday and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise, +Evi Verstraeten & +Anja Wessels.
For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte, +Ruth Benjamin & +Kailash Khedekar.
For #Macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Walter Soestbergen, +Bill Urwin & +Thomas Kirchen,
For #MacroGallery +macro gallery, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.

Lichen Lace

For #macromonday and for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise, +Evi Verstraeten & +Anja Wessels.
For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte, +Ruth Benjamin & +Kailash Khedekar.
For #Macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Walter Soestbergen, +Bill Urwin & +Thomas Kirchen,
For #MacroGallery +macro gallery, curated by +Heinrich Wagner & +Susan Wilkinson.___

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2016-01-11 15:17:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I am proud to share this link. While a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, I earned "The Alice Paul Award" from the University Faculty Senate Women's Caucus.

I am proud to share this link. While a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, I earned "The Alice Paul Award" from the University Faculty Senate Women's Caucus.___

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2016-01-11 03:14:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 


A rich sermon for those who are interested.


A rich sermon for those who are interested.___

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2016-01-10 01:58:21 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

No Chickens Were Harmed in the Shooting of this Feather

+Lauri Novak, I'll see your feather and raise you one.

For #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.
For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau & +Didier Caron.
For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Anja Wessels, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten. 

No Chickens Were Harmed in the Shooting of this Feather

+Lauri Novak, I'll see your feather and raise you one.

For #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.
For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau & +Didier Caron.
For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Anja Wessels, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten. ___

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2016-01-10 01:15:58 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

High on a Joint

This joint... of Yellow Bamboo (Phyllostachys surea), encountered in the #KisatchieNationalForest behind #AllenAcres B&B in west central Louisiana.

For #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.
For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau & +Didier Caron.
For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Anja Wessels, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten. 

High on a Joint

This joint... of Yellow Bamboo (Phyllostachys surea), encountered in the #KisatchieNationalForest behind #AllenAcres B&B in west central Louisiana.

For #macro4all +Macro4All, curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen & +Walter Soestbergen.
For #macroaddict +MacroAddict, curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau & +Didier Caron.
For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro, curated by +Anja Wessels, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Igor Schevchenko, +Peter Marbaise & +Evi Verstraeten. ___

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2016-01-09 19:57:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Never too late to re-share for #wildflowerwednesday! I've been mostly off G+ since about Tuesday, but today finally get to enjoy this lovely #wildflowerwednesday submission from +Bob Danley. Here in Louisiana, we call this "candy root," and have been known to dig up the roots and munch on them!

#wildflowerwednesday - Purple Milkwort
Curated by +Bette Kauffman #wildflower

Carrie Dormon in Bonta (1991): I simply loved nature always and could no more have stopped studying birds, flowers and trees, and drawing pictures of them, than I could have stopped breathing!

Natural History Notes: Following last weeks posting of Orange Milkwort, this week features related Polygala sanguinea .

○ Habitat: similar to Orange, which is moist soil in either fields, prairie or woods (Flora of Wisconsin - website).

○ Annual that grows 4-16 inches tall.

○ Distribution: Found over much of the eastern U.S. excepting the southeast states (Brandenburg 2010).___Never too late to re-share for #wildflowerwednesday! I've been mostly off G+ since about Tuesday, but today finally get to enjoy this lovely #wildflowerwednesday submission from +Bob Danley. Here in Louisiana, we call this "candy root," and have been known to dig up the roots and munch on them!

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2016-01-09 19:49:18 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Mauve Memories

So... I've been off line for about 5 days, several of which I spent in west central Louisiana at Allen Acres B&B, where my botanist friend Dr. Charles Allen was teaching "naked and scarred" plant ID class. Do not be deceived by the title. It's too cool even in Louisiana to run around naked in January! But many of the trees and plants were.

On one of our many field trips, we stopped at #LittleCypress recreation area in the #KisatchieNationalForest, where I found these lovely mauve and green reflections.

Indeed, "mauve" is a feature of the winter landscape in Louisiana. A number of plants produce this pinkish-gray color, which is one of my fave colors of all time. Dr. Allen was quite amused that I had the color name "mauve" for it. A "girl thing," he said.

For #landscapephotography +Landscape... more »

Mauve Memories

So... I've been off line for about 5 days, several of which I spent in west central Louisiana at Allen Acres B&B, where my botanist friend Dr. Charles Allen was teaching "naked and scarred" plant ID class. Do not be deceived by the title. It's too cool even in Louisiana to run around naked in January! But many of the trees and plants were.

On one of our many field trips, we stopped at #LittleCypress recreation area in the #KisatchieNationalForest, where I found these lovely mauve and green reflections.

Indeed, "mauve" is a feature of the winter landscape in Louisiana. A number of plants produce this pinkish-gray color, which is one of my fave colors of all time. Dr. Allen was quite amused that I had the color name "mauve" for it. A "girl thing," he said.

For #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography, curated by +Margaret Tompkins, +Dave Gaylord, +Eric Drumm, +Jeff Beddow, +David D, +Bill Wood, +Tim Newton, +Chandler L. Walker. +Ronald Varley, +Hamid Dastmalchi & +Sylvia Ting. ___

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2016-01-06 02:08:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Yellow Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)

Tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! I am at one of my face places in the world right now, namely Allen Acres in west central Louisiana, and I'm here for one of my fave things, a plant ID class taught by my botanist friend, Dr. Charles Allen. Google him to find his website, books and info re the B&B.

But tomorrow evening before I fall into bed after hiking 5 miles that day, I will look for and comment on your wildflowers in the natural habitats--at least as long as I can stay awake!

These lovely yellow trumpets were photographed Monday of this week. On my way to Allen Acres, I explored the #PalustrisExperimentalForest, a tract of the #KisatchieNationalForest I had never before visited. It is where the National Forest Service is working to restore the Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) to its former health as a species. It was... more »

Yellow Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)

Tomorrow is #wildflowerwednesday! I am at one of my face places in the world right now, namely Allen Acres in west central Louisiana, and I'm here for one of my fave things, a plant ID class taught by my botanist friend, Dr. Charles Allen. Google him to find his website, books and info re the B&B.

But tomorrow evening before I fall into bed after hiking 5 miles that day, I will look for and comment on your wildflowers in the natural habitats--at least as long as I can stay awake!

These lovely yellow trumpets were photographed Monday of this week. On my way to Allen Acres, I explored the #PalustrisExperimentalForest, a tract of the #KisatchieNationalForest I had never before visited. It is where the National Forest Service is working to restore the Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) to its former health as a species. It was brought very low by over-harvesting. And I thoroughly enjoyed driving (slowly on unimproved "roads") and walking through acres and acres of these magnificent trees. But you'll have to go to my "Tree Poems" albums to view those!___

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2016-01-05 04:29:08 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

So, my countdown is finished. Here's my complete #Bestof2015 album, one for each month of the year.

I deeply regret that Google separated Photos from G+ because, of course, none of the plusses and wonderful comments on individual images so many of you dear folks made are part of the album. But I don't want to make it a collection because if I do, I will not be able to add it to my collection of "Best of" albums. big sigh 

So, my countdown is finished. Here's my complete #Bestof2015 album, one for each month of the year.

I deeply regret that Google separated Photos from G+ because, of course, none of the plusses and wonderful comments on individual images so many of you dear folks made are part of the album. But I don't want to make it a collection because if I do, I will not be able to add it to my collection of "Best of" albums. big sigh ___

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2016-01-05 03:47:35 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

See How They Glisten

At #PalustrisExperimentalForest in the #KisatchieNationalForest for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allan Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

Spent a glorious afternoon exploring this "Longleaf Tract" of the splendiferous Kisatchie National Forest. The experiment is restoring the Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris), which was nearly lost to over-harvesting. What a magnificent tree it is! As I walked back toward my car, the long, silky leaves (needles) of the trees glistened in the late afternoon sun and a soft breeze.

BTW, the tree in the left foreground is a Loblolly Pine, not a Longleaf. 

See How They Glisten

At #PalustrisExperimentalForest in the #KisatchieNationalForest for #treetuesday +Tree Tuesday, curated by +Christina Lawrie, +Ralph Mendoza, +Allan Cabrera, +Kim Troutman & +David R Robinson.

Spent a glorious afternoon exploring this "Longleaf Tract" of the splendiferous Kisatchie National Forest. The experiment is restoring the Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris), which was nearly lost to over-harvesting. What a magnificent tree it is! As I walked back toward my car, the long, silky leaves (needles) of the trees glistened in the late afternoon sun and a soft breeze.

BTW, the tree in the left foreground is a Loblolly Pine, not a Longleaf. ___

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2016-01-04 14:58:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Best of 2015: December: Performance Art

And so... just to shake things up a bit, here's something a bit different for my last #Bestof2015. Yes, I love to photograph nature. But I also go a bit nuts over a good construction site!

Indeed, several of the folks who shared the Central West End Station of the Blue Line Metrolink train in St. Louis, Mo., were quite amused at my excitement as I hustled up and down the platform on a rainy, overcast day looking for "the right angle."

In focusing on the construction site, I almost got on the wrong train. But a woman I had earlier spoken with to confirm which train was going my direction, stopped me and said, "No, this one is going East. You need to go West."

Here's one of the things what fascinates me about construction sites: The art that is created in the process--the geometry, the... more »

Best of 2015: December: Performance Art

And so... just to shake things up a bit, here's something a bit different for my last #Bestof2015. Yes, I love to photograph nature. But I also go a bit nuts over a good construction site!

Indeed, several of the folks who shared the Central West End Station of the Blue Line Metrolink train in St. Louis, Mo., were quite amused at my excitement as I hustled up and down the platform on a rainy, overcast day looking for "the right angle."

In focusing on the construction site, I almost got on the wrong train. But a woman I had earlier spoken with to confirm which train was going my direction, stopped me and said, "No, this one is going East. You need to go West."

Here's one of the things what fascinates me about construction sites: The art that is created in the process--the geometry, the contrast between steel beams fixed in place and the delicate looking crane poised to move even at rest, the colors that take life from the weather that permeates open spaces--all that disappears forever as construction proceeds.

In other words, this specific frame I created a week ago no longer exists. Construction is, to me, more like performance art than sculpture or architectural art (the finished building). I wonder if the hardhats know they are artists?

BTW, this is a new medical library for Washington University in St. Louis taking shape.___

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2016-01-04 02:30:47 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Best of 2015: November: Wing Beat

I totally love this shot. These are wild Canadian Gees (Branta canadensis) who stopped for a rest on a lovely little private late near Winnsboro, La. I'm going to print and frame it and give it to the owner, who so generously allows me to photograph there. I have had so many people throw me off their property, for fear of liability, they usually say.

I also love it because I pulled out a lens I don't often use, that being a Pentax 135 mm prime, analog lens. I knew I would not be able to get very close to these geese, but I also knew they were far enough away that my 70-210 mm lens would not focus well at that distance if I tried to zoom them in. Besides, I love the setting, especially the awesome color of the cypress needles on the tree in the water and the more subtle colors of the trees on the other bank.

(BTW, my 70-210... more »

Best of 2015: November: Wing Beat

I totally love this shot. These are wild Canadian Gees (Branta canadensis) who stopped for a rest on a lovely little private late near Winnsboro, La. I'm going to print and frame it and give it to the owner, who so generously allows me to photograph there. I have had so many people throw me off their property, for fear of liability, they usually say.

I also love it because I pulled out a lens I don't often use, that being a Pentax 135 mm prime, analog lens. I knew I would not be able to get very close to these geese, but I also knew they were far enough away that my 70-210 mm lens would not focus well at that distance if I tried to zoom them in. Besides, I love the setting, especially the awesome color of the cypress needles on the tree in the water and the more subtle colors of the trees on the other bank.

(BTW, my 70-210 zoom does not focus well on full zoom I assume because it has taken a knock. If anyone knows where I can get an old Pentax analog lens serviced, please let me know. It is an excellent lens, but it will not focus on full zoom for things more than about a hundred yards away.

I also love the shot because I caught the "wing beat." It was not totally luck! I'd been watching and just missed it a couple of times.___

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2016-01-04 02:07:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Holy Communion Church, St. Louis, Mo

For #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen, +Robyn Morrison, +Justin Hill, +Chatchai Rombix, +Steve Barge & +Carolyn St.Charles.

Holy Communion Church, St. Louis, Mo

For #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™, curated by +Manfred Berndtgen, +Robyn Morrison, +Justin Hill, +Chatchai Rombix, +Steve Barge & +Carolyn St.Charles.___

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2016-01-03 18:50:42 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Best of 2015: October: Sandstone Bluff

In 2016, for the second year in a row, I attended the fall meeting of the #ArkansasNativePlantSociety. The Sunday morning field trip took me to #NinestoneLandTrust in northwest Arkansas. Ninestone is 400+ acres of land purchased by private citizens for the purpose of restoring and preserving this amesome area in its natural state. Here's a link where you can learn more about it: http://nwaaudubon.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/BIRDING%20NINESTONE%20with%20images%20Feb%2013,%202013.pdf

It is an amazing landscape featuring diverse habitats, wonderful wildflowers and photogenic rock formations. For this photo, I stopped on this rock shelf to look back at the rock shelf in the in the middle ground where I have been minutes earlier and where I photographed a lovely patch of Lady's tresses wild orchids.

Because it is private... more »

Best of 2015: October: Sandstone Bluff

In 2016, for the second year in a row, I attended the fall meeting of the #ArkansasNativePlantSociety. The Sunday morning field trip took me to #NinestoneLandTrust in northwest Arkansas. Ninestone is 400+ acres of land purchased by private citizens for the purpose of restoring and preserving this amesome area in its natural state. Here's a link where you can learn more about it: http://nwaaudubon.tripod.com/webonmediacontents/BIRDING%20NINESTONE%20with%20images%20Feb%2013,%202013.pdf

It is an amazing landscape featuring diverse habitats, wonderful wildflowers and photogenic rock formations. For this photo, I stopped on this rock shelf to look back at the rock shelf in the in the middle ground where I have been minutes earlier and where I photographed a lovely patch of Lady's tresses wild orchids.

Because it is private property, visits to Ninestone must be arranged in advance. Details at the link provided above. Well worth the effort, folks!___

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2016-01-02 23:59:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Best of 2015: August: Southeastern Spinyleg (Dromogomphus armatus)

No long story here. I love shooting dragonflies and I love shooting at #TheQuarry. Only made it there twice in 2015, but the September trip produced this shot, my first ever of this species. 

Best of 2015: August: Southeastern Spinyleg (Dromogomphus armatus)

No long story here. I love shooting dragonflies and I love shooting at #TheQuarry. Only made it there twice in 2015, but the September trip produced this shot, my first ever of this species. ___

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