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Melissa Beagle
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I'm so excited to interact with all these wonderful people I am meeting on Google +! Please feel free to introduce yourself, but I recommend filling out a basic profile and picture as that is more personal that talking to the generic blue head. :0)

I love to travel and meet new people. I've been to most states in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Fiji.  Would love to see more of Central America and make it to Europe someday soon.

Gardening is another hobby.  I am planning new additions to the backyard. . .possibly more roses, lots of veggies too.  

I enjoy seeing what others are sharing on Google +; gives me plenty of inspiration.


All the photographs here on my page are © Melissa Beagle- Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0)

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I can whistle almost any tune, and usually whistle when I'm happy.
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It's quicki-er for you than me +Melissa Beagle ! Would love to go with you some time!
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Little Peeps

I gave my Auntie a basket of Violas for Mother's Day..and a Mother Bird promptly made a nest of babies in them. Now the Papa Bird is taking excellent care of his Lil' Peeps; they're getting pin feathers!

Soon they will be teenagers and asking if they can drive the car fly away...

#happyfathersday  
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+Leyla A. Roberson thanks!
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Happy Birthday +Lauri Novak! Hope you had a sparkly, purplicious, creamy goodness kind of day....'cause you deserve the BEST of Birthdays! :D
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Thank you +Shelly Gunderson :)  It was delicious!!  ;)
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:-)
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Weather Alert
Incoming T-storms, hail, rain...already tornadoes touching down in Berthoud and Longmont area in Colorado. Friends, be aware...high risk rising water and severe storms tonight. Here's a series of (six) 5-second shots merged. Forgive me for shooting over the roof of my neighbor's house, but I could stand on my porch and not be hailed on... ;)
And I couldn't find my remote release, so I just set the shutter for 5-second intervals. Worked fair enough for my first attempt at lightening.... :D

#ColoradoWeather   #thunderstorms   #lighteningstrikes  
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+Alan Bland​ i'm very glad the bad stuff missed you. And I'm probably not a real photographer too as i like to stay warm and dry with no hail on my head too! :D
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Queen of the pillow Castle!

...and the Queen says, "No Vacuuming!" So I guess the house gets cleaned later... ;)

Happy #caturday ! 
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+Mary Wardell Yes, she's a pampered girl for sure. ;)
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Thank you +Shelly Gunderson +Nikki C +Maayan Windmuller +Rachel Ferris and +Christina Lihani!

Nikki, he was so happy to be lounging with his harem...he didn't budge an inch when we came up on him.

Rachel, these guys hang out in huge herds all along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. I was only about 30 yards away, so I could use my standard 55-200 mm zoom lens! But I made certain to keep a close eye on them so as not to be toooooo close if they moved. lol
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Summer Grilling

Squash, red peppers, asparagus, and snap peas marinated. Then grilled with Chicken, mozzarella sausage. Served with couscous. And leftovers so no need to grill tomorrow when it's 96 degrees outside.

nom, nom, nom
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Got it, thank you +Melissa Beagle. I had to find out what was in Northwoods... think I can make that one here at home. 
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Best Frenemies

"Oh Hi Mom. Ah, no...no wrestling going on here!"
"I'm just patting her in the stomach. See?"

pat, pat, pat

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+Vincent Dale Yep. Double trouble, they are.
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Freckles says MMRAWR!! for #caturday 
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so beautiful!
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Jammin' Along to the Jam-Jam Song

'Tis the season for fresh fruit! And I was inspired by +paula contreras's recent jam adventures. Her Apricot-Pineapple jam sounded amazing! And whenever I think of Jam, of course I think about my Gram's recipe...which is super easy and oh-so-good on biscuits! So in honor of my Gram (would would have turned 96 this year)...here's her famous, super-easy Apricot Jam recipe. :)

5 cups of fresh apricots, finely chopped
1/4 cup of lemon or lime juice
1 box of pectin
7 cups of sugar

To prep jars, turn upside down in a pyrex dish with 1 inch of water covering the bottom. Microwave on high for 7 minutes, or until you see steam and the water is boiling. Remove and set on a clean dry towel. Repeat with the last 2 jars. (Batch makes 7-8 half-pint jars).

Put the lids (flat parts only) into a small pot of water on low heat until ready to seal jars.

In large pan, cook the apricots with juice and pectin until it starts to boil. Add sugar all in at once; stir to mix, and keep stirring until it starts to boil. You want a rolling boil (bubbles frequently enough, and you can't stir it down to smooth). Cook at this level for 2 minutes, then turn off heat.

Ladle hot jam into prepared jars, wipe the rims, remove the flat bit of lids (dry off), and place on top of jars. Tighten down the lids (use a potholder so you don't burn your hands). Leave on counter to cool.

The jar lids will make a "popping" noise as they create a vacuum seal; then you know you are done! No need to do a canning bath or use wax to seal. I've had jam jars stay good for at least 2 years with this method. Just store in a cool place. 
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+gilda conger cool for retirement and fun projects! 
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A Friendly Fly Lounging Around on a Vibrant Viola

For #floralfriday  +FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner +Kiki Nelson +Beth Akerman and +Eustace James 

I found this Fly, trying to dry out and warm up after all our May Showers in Fort Collins. With +Alan Bland +Kathleen Milks +Ryan Lundstrom and +John Getchel 

Even though a few more showers are predicted, we will see more sun than rain this weekend. TGIF and Whoohoo!
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Sounds good.  Enjoy your company!  :)
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