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Chris Hoffmann
Lives in Philadelphia, Pa
19,658 followers|699,980 views
Curiosity hasn't killed me yet! Wannabe Photographer, Mom, Musician, Educator

I love our global society, and find that G+ has amazing tools to make the world more accessible to everyone. (BTW, I also love my Droid!) A proponent of writing and critical thinking, I try to educate others about becoming active, global citizens. When I'm not on G+ I always try to get up, get out and do something!

In my spare time, I'm also a foodie and a tech junkie who is interested in social media, global happenings and all things arts, music and culture related.

I enjoy reading about astronomy and physics, too.

Also, I am an aspiring photographer with a Canon EOS 50D.

Circles I *might* fit in:

Amateur Photography
Music Lovers (All Genres)
Classical Music
Global News
Art Lover
Science lovers

Behind the Lens - Photo Critique
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*I am a member of the Google Peace Circle*. To show your solidarity for peace on Google Plus, join the peace circle by going to and add your name with a plus one"

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I will add to this list, and sometimes change it. It is a work in progress.

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Ancora Imparo.

I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious ~Albert Einstein.

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Philadelphia, Pa
Philadelphia Suburbs


Venus Flytrap Orchid

What do you get when you cross a venus flytrap and an orchid? Well, it looks like this. 

#orchidphotography   #venusflytrap   #hybrid   #nature  
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"It's really important to share the idea that being different may feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately, diversity is strength." ~Carson Kressley

#flowers   #floralphotography   #flowerphotography   #nature   #differenceisbeautiful  
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thanks for sharing
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This #orchid   has a 'face' that looks a lot like one of our favorite Disney cartoon characters! 

#floralphotography   #flowerphotography  
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❤~❤❤❤~❤ :)
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114 Year old Tree

"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."  ~Khalil Gibran

A 114 year old #pomegranate   #bonsai     #tree  currently located at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. 
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Sounds like some people I know !
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It's Not Exactly Perfect

This upcoming week marks the first anniversary of the deaths of a good friend's daughter on Monday and another good friend's mother on Friday. When I saw this sunflower today, I thought about my friends and how imperfect but amazing life is. These two women are strong and honest and beautiful both inside and out. My heart still breaks for them a year later, but I also see and deeply respect their resilience and tenacity and patience and love. It reminds me that life is not exactly perfect, but there are always lessons to be learned and amazing people with whom we can share our time and love.

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I hope you find some peace this week, as well as the families of those precious loved ones.
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Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.
— A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

#zensunday   #animallovers  
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Thank you so much, +Sumit Sen .  :))
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Love is the flower you've got to let grow. ~John Lennon

#lily   #flowerphotography   #floralphotography  
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The true artist helps the world be revealing mystic truths

#modernart   #artmuseum  
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"Just living is not must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Andersen

#orchidphotography   #orchid   #flowerphotography   #floralphotography   #flowers  
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Thank you +Sumit Sen​!
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"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." ~Henri Matisse

#floralfriday   #floralphotography  
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#Orchids  at Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza , Kennett Square, PA  #flowerphotography   #floralphotography  
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Pure beauty
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Love the commission of my daughter, courtesy of +Charles Dowd , the amazing artist and creator of +Lilith Dark .  :))
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Awesome and adorable!
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Enjoy the crazy RUN game with new fantasy theme and environments.FEEL the real HD water surfers and amazing gameplay. How far is your run, L

Squiggles Are the New Quarter Notes: Why Music Looks Different Now

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Charlie Parker Plays with Dizzy Gillespie in Only Footage Capturing the ...

Here's a historic TV broadcast of the founding fathers of bebop, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, playing together in 1952. It's one of o


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Google Maps with Street View

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CameraSim simulates a digital SLR camera - SLR Photography Demystified

This SLR camera simulator shows you visually how ISO speed, aperture, shutter speed, and distance affect the outcome of your digital photos.

Science education prize goes to Open Source Physics

A site called Open Source Physics earns an education prize for providing high quality simulation software for the classroom.

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Half The Sky movement

The book calling for solutions to empower women and girls helps launch a movement. A PBS documentary in October. Mobile games. A Facebook game. Mini-films with charitable organizations. Inspired individuals like you!

Fang Lizhi: China's Andrei Sakharov

The speeches of the astrophysicist Fang Lizhi have galvanized students and given political discourse in China a new depth of field, and alth

The biggest solar storm in years is battering the planet

The biggest solar storm in five years is battering our planet right now, and may cause disruptions to satellites, power grids and communicat

Chrome Multitask Mode

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Remembering Kepler

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This year's celestial stunner: Venus to cross face of the sun

On your 2012 calendar, be sure to put a big red circle around June 5.  On that day, a celestial occurrence that will not be seen by human ey

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Watch The Legend of Korra Early - TV News at IGN

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