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Rebecca Johnson
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You can get 2 gigs of extra Google Drive space by completing a simple security check up by Feb. 17th. After completing the check up, the extra gigs will be added to your Drive account by Feb. 28th. :-)
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~ Sunset Whispers ~

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

A beautiful sunset scene that pleasantly surprised me and my hubby as we  made a routine trip to the Post Office. We both quickly photographed it before we lost the golden glow. It was very quiet except for an occasional passing car, but I swear I heard whispering in the treetops. :-))   
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Thank you bunches, +Giselle Savoie! ♥ 
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A view for a Picture is the dream of inner eye. Have a nice day +Rebecca Johnson​.
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~ Forever In Our Hearts ~

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." -- Helen Keller

A collage of pictures, I took in the last few years, in memory of our Prissy girl. Always loved her big, golden eyes. :-)

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Thank you, dear friend, doe such comforting words! Prissy was spoiled rotten, and if true be told, she had us rapped around her furry little paws...LOL. Seriously, the more we loved her, she returned that love two-fold. :-) ♥ 
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:-( It's a sad day here. Our kitty, Prissy, passed away this morning. She filled our hearts and home with joy for all of her 18 years. We'll miss you Prissy girl...we love you forever. Rest in peace sweetie.
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+Joseph Debattista, thank you kindly, my friend...we do have many wonderful memories. :-) 
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Thank you very much, +Vinod Kalathil! They were burning with the last bit of sun, a wonderful sight. Glad I got the shot! ♥ 
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~ Guiding Light ~

"Thy word is a lamp to my feet,
and a light to my path."
-- Psalm 119:105

Have a peaceful evening, my friends. ♥

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Thank you very much, +Jodi Frye! ♥ 
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Wading Not

Another shot from the Milliken Arboretum last month:
Wishing for the one millionth time I had a better zoom lens, I dared getting closer to this Great Blue Heron without scaring it off.
I bet he wishes he was in Florida. ;-)

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Beautiful view +Rebecca Johnson 
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Thank you both so very much, +Wendy Baker & +Jules B, glad you like it! ♥♥  
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~ Busy Bee ~

“It takes a bee 10,000,000 trips to collect enough nectar to make one pound of honey.” -- Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

Happy Friday, my friends... :-)

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Thanks so much, +Paul Stein! ♥
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~ Quartet ~

Glowing in the sunshine against a bold blue sky, the striking white bark of this Sycamore quartet really caught my attention during our visit to the Milliken Arboretum two weeks ago. I know they'll be even more lovely come Springtime! :-)

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For +Tree Tuesday #treetuesday  -- curated by +Christina Lawrie | +Kim Troutman | +Ralph Mendoza | +Allan Cabrera | +David R Robinson 
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Thanks so much, +Ralph Mendoza & +Eric Delcour, I appreciate it... ♥♥  
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~ Play Time ~

Happy Monday, my friends!
Don't you wish you could bottle up the seemingly endless energy of little kids? This kid, from our day at the Milliken Arboretum, was unstoppable, and entertaining. He had no interest in feeding the birds. Instead, he'd wait for a flock of birds to settle on the other side of the pond, and slowly work his way around to the birds. Then, fast as lightning, he'd run for the birds, arms flapping, giggling all the way, just to make them take flight en masse.
Retreat, sneak, pounce. Repeat.
Retreat, sneak, pounce. Repeat.
And so on, over and over again, tirelessly.
I half expected him to take flight as well. ;-))  

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Sorry, about that +HQSP Animals, my mistake. I'll change it. :-) 
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  • Stay at home mom, 1992 - present
  • MCI Communications
    1989 - 1992
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Just an amateur, photographing the beauty around me :-)
Introduction
I'm attempting to learn photography...

Foreword...
My friends, I do not just want to share images or random pictures with you. I desire to convey through my photography not only an image as seen with my physical eyes, but a special moment as seen and experienced by my heart and soul, which I try to re-create via post-processing, my paint brush. I desire to share photography with you that is alive with meaning. With an image I wish to move and inspire you in some small way by something which has moved me. Whether that moment is joy or sorrow, funny or sacred, beauty or mundane, I am, in essence, entrusting, and exposing, to you a vulnerable part of myself. I believe this is an essential and powerful part of any creative artform. You may interpret it differently than I, and that is fine because it adds another layer of beauty and meaning. All I ask in return is for you to handle with care and respect all I have entrusted to you, just as I do for you. 
Thank you and God bless! ♥ ♥ ♥

How I began...
I began by only taking pictures with my Android smartphones a few years ago. I do possess an old 35mm Pentax 70R-Zoom camera, which I greatly enjoyed using for many years, but haven't used it in quite a while. If you like, you can view my G+ album with a few of those Pentax photos I've shared here. Also, feel free to view my larger mobile photography albums as well. 
I just recently bought my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D3300, which I'm learning to use. This is a huge step up for me from mobile photography! There's so much to learn, it's proving to be a real challenge for me, but I'm determined to conquer it! For those of you more experienced than me, feel free to give me suggestions and advice! :-)

I've always loved photography, but for many years I put the desire on the shelf for various reasons. When I first joined Google+, photography was not foremost in my mind. In fact, I avoided anything to do with photography in the beginning! So, what inspired me to tackle photography again?? 

One day, I saw a post by Mike Shaw. In the post he talks about the passing of a co-worker who was only a few years older than himself. The photo and his thoughts touched me deeply because our family had recently lost a dear friend and two family members very close together. As I looked at his photo, how it captured the message he was sending, how I completely agreed and embraced it, and something inside me clicked to life. 

His words, "...treat each day as if it is your last, go out and live and breathe, stop putting off the adventure's you want to take because one day you will put it off one day too many" made me say, " Yeah, I wanna do THAT." 'THAT' being to do what I love before it's too late. Creating something to inspire, encourage, and challenge others in some way via a photo and a thought.  

That moment served to clarify my direction, but I wouldn't post any of my own photos until many months later, after stumbling all over the place on G+. I shared others photos for a time, until I learned this was frowned upon by the majority here. Sharing others work, (with credit given, of course), was not satisfying my creative desire anyway. I wanted to share MY work. After getting my first Android phone, (HTC Inspire), I finally took my love for photography off the shelf and jumped in with both feet. Now that I've retired my Inspire, I use my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active as well as my Nikon.  

Not only do I enjoy taking photos, I love the beautifully diverse photography I find here on G+...what an abundance of fantastic photographers here in Googleland. I'm amazed and inspired on a daily basis by the stunning work of amateurs and professionals alike. I've given tons of +1's over the years, but if I add a comment as well, then you have seriously awed me with your work! :-)) 

I'm not new to the Google+ community. I joined shortly after Google+ was no longer by invitation only. So far, I'm finding G+ very refreshing. I learn something new here almost everyday. I've met a wide variety of people here who have been very helpful. With a few exceptions, all have been very willing to share their knowledge and been very accepting. I find the positive atmosphere simply inspiring and I hope to pass that inspiration along in my posts as well!

In real life, I'm a shy person. I don't carry on conversations very well, (I think), which is why I plus a post more often than commenting on one. But, I've found being on Google Plus has helped me bloom a little in this area by taking me out of my comfort zone of just reading and being an observer only. While making a lot of comments is not my style, jumping into comment threads is not so intimidating now. 

I've been married to my wonderful husband, Walter, for 25 years and we have one very talented son, Daniel, who plays guitar like his Dad. I love hearing them play! Oh, and I can't forget our sweet cat, Prissy, who is eighteen years old! You may have to endure a cat photo once in a while. :-)

On January 1, 2012 our family was hit by a medical tsunami when my hubby, Walter, collapsed. After an ambulance ride to the hospital, waiting hours in the ER, answering tons of questions concerning medical history, all the while a multitude of blood and medical tests were performed, the doctor gave us the shocking news that Walter was in acute renal or kidney failure. We were speechless and almost hopeless as he was in the hospital for the next four weeks. He was started on dialysis three days a week and his diet changed drastically, the doctors & us hoping against all odds some kidney function could be preserved. In June 2012, he was officially put on the Kidney Transplant List. They've called twice with available deceased donor kidneys, which he turned down because of various medical reasons. Sadly, several friends & family members who wanted to donate one of their kidneys, were deemed unacceptable. So, as of today, we are still waiting for a kidney. The good news is that Walter no longer needs dialysis. The doctors view this as a small miracle, but say he's on the razor's edge still. He's fine now, but that could change in the blink of an eye if he doesn't monitor his diet closely, take his meds and get his blood checked regularly by his kidney doctor. So far, so good, thank God! Hopefully, the call that a kidney is available will come soon! Until then, it's one day at a time, one day at a time.    

Just so you know, I'm conservative by nature and my Christian faith is very important to me and our family. But fear not, I will not flood your stream with posts concerning my faith or political views. So, don't be shy about adding me.

Favorite quotes: "God will never violate His Word, but He will violate our understanding of His Word."  ~ Bill Johnson, Pastor of Bethel Church, Redding, CA.

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My stream and posts are always G-rated. Why? Because I believe in Philippians 4:8 ~ "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." 

I occasionally write poetry or my thoughts, if the mood strikes. Also, if something has been helpful or useful to me I will pass it along. If something has touched my heart, I will share it. When I post photos, if I did not take them, I will always post the name of the author or photographer. If the author is unknown, I will always post a source link. My own mobile or NIkon photos will most always have the following hashtags: amateurphotography, mobilephotography, mobilography, Androidography, galaxyS4active, NikonPhotography, nikonD3300, nikonusers or southcarolinaphotography.

Other stuff...
I'm a huge bookworm! I love to read good books: mysteries, thrillers, biographies, funny stuff, etc. Google+ feeds this passion as there's such good content here! I love listening to good music too. Jazz, some classical, Christian rock/worship, classic rock.

I love the beach and the mountains, but each in their seasons. I love thunderstorms too. Watching a storm roll in, seeing the clouds form, lightning flashes, feeling and hearing the rumble of thunder is fascinating to me. I guess I shoulda been a storm chaser in another life!

Some of my favorite TV shows are:
#1 - AMC's series, The Walking Dead - but I'm not a zombie fan, so don't put me in those circles.
Once Upon A Time, Person of Interest, Major Crimes, Revolution, Marvel: Agents of Shield, Blacklist, Elementary, Under The Dome, The Closer, Burn Notice, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Brad Meltzer's Decoded, Storm Chasers, Eureka, Lost and Fringe. 
I'm a new Doctor Who fan.
I've been a Star Trek trekkie all of my life. 
I like Star Wars.
I love NASCAR, NFL and college football!
I am *NOT* a gamer, so don't put me in those circles.

Circling
If you are still reading, (hopefully), I have a simple Circling Protocol I follow. To be in my circles, a individual's stream must pass this protocol. Also, I do not always circle back. Even if I like your posts, I may not immediately circle you back, I prefer to wait a little while. The only exception to this is if you are in a shared circle from someone already in my circles, whom I trust, I will circle you back fairly quickly. 

You will NOT be circled if your profile/posts contains any of the following: 
  • Extreme profanity 
  • Pornography (I will report it and block)
  • Hate speech or racism of any kind
  • Demeaning or belittling commentary of my or any persons: beliefs/faith (no matter what they are), political persuasion, or sexual preference/lifestyle
  • Rude, crude or overly suggestive/offensive posts/jokes
  • Nudity
  • Numerous Gif posts
  • You post too frequently (i.e. dozens of posts per day)
  • You only post videos or links to blogs
  • No profile info, No profile photo
  • No recent posts, no public posts, or you post only to Communities.
  • Trying to sale me a product or service
  • Constant re-sharing of others posts, but no original content of your own.
  • Your stream resembles Facebook. (food posts, photo quotes, videos, political posts)
  • Overly negative posts or boring content.
  • Also, If I have circled you as a result of a shared circle and I find any of the above on your profile or in my G+ stream, I will uncircle you and possibly block you.
I look forward to meeting you! If you have a question, please ask. If I can answer it, I will do so. Thanks so very much for taking the time to read this! God bless! :-)) 

Notice:
All of my authored images, posts and comments belong to me and me only, and may not be used without attribution to this profile. All other media not authored by me, which may be linked or displayed, including trademarks, are for educational purposes only under fair use copyright law. 

Notice to any person and/or institution and/or agent and/or agency of any governmental structure including, but not limited to, local or state governments, or the United States federal government who may use or monitor this website or any of its associated websites: You Do Not have my permission to utilize any of my profile information or any of the content contained herein, including, but not limited to, images posted or linked by me, and/ or the comments made by me. You are hereby notified that I Do Not grant permission to disclose, copy, distribute or disseminate the contents herein. The foregoing restrictions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control.


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I attended the 1982 World Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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This is an awesome movie theater! Comfortable, reclining seating, with plenty of elbow room. The overall layout is smart. You can purchase refreshments & tickets at the same time, then go to food area to get your refreshments. Works smoothly & fast! The theaters seat fewer people, so must get there early if you have a larger group that wants to sit together. Every seat is a great seat though. Also liked that theater was brightly lit until the movie began so you're not stumbling in the dark during the previews. Best movie theater experience I've ever had!
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Excellent work, fair and trustworthy. Fixed our son's 92 Honda when Dick Brooks Honda couldn't. We trust them with all the maintenance now.
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Great family restaurant & great food!
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In the last 2 years, my husband has been hospitalized at Spartanburg Regional for various medical reasons, as well as having a couple of out patient surgeries, and the care was excellent. Doctors, nurses, & medical staff were always wonderful, friendly, and professional. They took time to answer questions, explain everything, & made our time there as pleasant as possible under the circumstances. I highly recommend Spartanburg Regional. They will always be my 1st choice.
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