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Bette Kauffman
Works at Photographer, teacher, accidental but glad mom, wannabee musician, aspiring artist.
Attended University of Pennslyvania
Lives in Monroe, La.
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Now why would you call a lady in such a bright pink dress a "widow"? Who knows! She's a beauty. Not just the color but that awesome stamen rendered so beautifully by +Victoria Powell for #wildflowerwednesday !
 
Wildflower~ Grass Widow 
Found this lovely today for #WildflowerWednesday  
#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman  
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thanks +Bette Kauffman :-) I was surprised to see this flower. 2013 I found one, and didn't find any last year. 
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Such delicate beauty! Feast your eyes on rue anemone by +Eric Hunt for #wildflowerwednesday .
 
Thalictrum thalictroides

Species from Eastern North America

Common name: Rue Anemone

Photographed in Boyle Park, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas

#nativeplants   #arkansas   #boylepark   #littlerock  
#wildflowerwednesday  - curate by +Bette Kauffman 
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Drink in this awesome color, shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Diana Boyd, a devoted plant nerd who will travel a "fer piece" to get a shot like this! Love it.
 
This is Trillium errectum, a little beauty that I traveled to southern Kentucky to see a couple of Aprils ago. I found them on the top of Black Mountain, which is Kentucky's highest mountaintop.
#wildflowerwednesday   +Bette Kauffman 
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
+BTP Flower Pro  #btpflowerpro  
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thanks for the share +Bette Kauffman 
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The Queen's Infrastructure

Have you ever gotten down and looked up at the underside of Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)? You should. This gals got some support from below!

I'm really digging for #wildflowerwednesday these days. The weather is lovely here now and I'm sure blooms are breakin' out all over, but, of course, it also coincides with teacher's crazy time. Haven't been out with my camera except in rainy San Antonio last weekend on church business.

So this is from along Highway 82 in Arkansas on my way to the Arkansas Native Plant Society meeting last October, to which I was graciously invited by +Eric Hunt and where I had an absolute blast.

Hope you are doing better collecting wildflower photo-trophies and have some great stuff to share tomorrow for #wildflowerwednesday . But if like me, you're still plumbing the archive, so be it. Share anyway, and tell the story. I love the stories!

True confession: This beauty was growing right along the roadside, just a couple of feet off the roadway. I've never gotten down on cleaner earth to get a photo in my life!

Don't forget to tag me, +Bette Kauffman, your loyal but often late curator.
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+Bette Kauffman I love taking photo's of the Queen Annes Lace! The tiny white flowers are beautiful. 
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Throne (Dietes grandiflora)

In a flower bed near my hotel in San Antonio, for #floralfriday +FloralFriday, created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, & +Eustace James.

Also for #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers, curated by curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, +Wayne Lu & +Iva Pas.
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Thank you so much +HQSP Flowers +Krystina Isabella Brion!
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These might take the prize for the tiniest wildflower ever! Thanks for sharing them with #wildflowerwednesday, +Bob Danley!
 
#wildflowerwednesday  - Spring Draba
An early, yet tiny wildflower, Draba verna, in bloom in our yard.

Natural History Notes: This plant is a member of the Mustard family. Some 100 species of Draba occur in the U.S. (Brandenburg 2010). This species is somewhat easy to identify. Note the dissected white flower petals and hairy leaves. Some experts feel this is an exotic weed, others feel this plant is circumboreal in distribution (Lesica 2012). One thing everyone can agree on, it is small in size. Note the pine needle in the photo for comparison. 
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Am I the only one who sees an exotic caterpillar here? Great shot by +Terrie Gray for #wildflowerwednesday ! Also hoping someone can ID this, as it is new to me.
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Delightful!
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So glad +Eric Hunt had his phone with him on his noon walk to share Arkansas' spring bluets with #wildflowerwednesday!
 
Houstonia pusilla

Species from Eastern North America

Common name: Tiny Bluet

We are in full early to mid spring here in Central Arkansas. The Daffodils are going nuts, the crocus are finished, and the bluets are carpeting the ground.

Taken with my phone on my lunch walk in west Little Rock, Arkansas

#bluet   #spring   #wildflower   #nativeplant   #arkansas   #littlerock  
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Cross Hairs

In the #KisatchieNationalForest for #macromonday INTERSECTION(S), curated by +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau.

And for #grasstuesday +Grass Tuesday, curated by +Margaret Tompkins.
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I so appreciate your comments, +Creative Expressions Photography, +Shelly Gunderson & +Jeff Moreau. Thank you.
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For #signsunday +Sign Sunday, curated by +Lori Carey, +Janice Hackney & +Jetski Jones.
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Thanks, +Jetski Jones!
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Here's a touch of spring for all you folks still socked in by winter! Shared with #wildflowerwednesday by +Victoria Powell.
 
Oregon Fawn Lilies and sunshine :) 
Douglas County, Oregon 
#wildflowerwednesday  curated by +Bette Kauffman 
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Education
  • University of Pennslyvania
    Communications, 1992
  • University of Iowa
    Journalism, 1980
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Photographer, teacher, accidental but glad mom, wannabee singer, aspiring artist.
Introduction
I took up photography many years ago, after going scuba diving for the first time. I was a farm girl from rural Iowa and had to find a way to share what I saw with family and friends I knew would never see it first hand. Then in my 30s I went off to graduate school and from there to full-time teaching, and within a few years became an academic department head. Under those pressures, photography fell by the wayside. A few years ago, a couple of close friends who had seen some of my work began encouraging me to pick up a camera again. Hurricane Katrina inspired me to do so, and produced a major project called "WATERLINE: an interactive photo installation." I have not yet figured out how to share it online, but I will. It was been well received. But I'm also doing many other projects now and am so glad I joined the G+ community as soon as it went public. Please have a look around my profile. My full-time job is still very demanding, but I do my best to check in on G+ several times a day. I will comment on your work if it is at all interesting to me.
Bragging rights
Acquired a wonderful son by way of Hurricane Katrina. He graduated from my university in December and recently took a full-time job.
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Associate Professor of Communication, Photographer, Episcopal Deacon
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  • Photographer, teacher, accidental but glad mom, wannabee musician, aspiring artist.
    present
  • University of Louisiana
    Associate Professor, 1997 - 2011
  • Penn State University
    Assistant Professor, 1990 - 1997
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Currently
Monroe, La.
Previously
State College, Pa. - Philadelphia, Pa. - Iowa City, Iowa - Kalona, Iowa