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Rebecca Johnson
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~ Fallen Rose ~

My dear friends, 
First, I'd like say how very touched and comforted I've been by your heartfelt condolences, prayers, and kind words during this time. It truly means more than I can say. I'm so thankful to have such wonderful social media friends. God bless you all! 

Secondly, needless to say, it's been a tough three weeks for me and my family since Mom's fall, hospitalization, and recent passing away. Emotionally, I feel spent, raw, drained of energy, life. If this is a bad dream, I'd like very much to wake-up now. Sadly, this IS reality and somewhere in my heart I know this grief won't last forever, so I persevere, trying to carrying on with life where I left off. That's what Mom would want me, us, to do - move forward. And I do feel her spirit urging me onward, out of the dark into to the light again. With the help of you, my friends, family, and faith, I'll take it one step at a time, one day at a time. 

Finally, my dear friends, hold your family and friends close, tell them you love them and don't hold back any kindness or charity. Lavish them with your love now, they may not be here tomorrow. 

#ThankYou #LoveLiveLaugh #HoldThemClose #HaveNoRegrets         
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Take care too +Rebecca Johnson​, I will gladly pass along hugs :)
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My friends,
After a long struggle, my Mom passed into heaven at 9 am, May 7th. She's at peace now, and no longer in pain. We'll miss her so much, this Mother's Day and all the days to come.
Thank you all for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. 
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I hope you and your family are finding solice +Rebecca Johnson 
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A bright spot for me today...I need it. 
 
HQSP Vote: 18 for Week 18  2015!

For week nr 18 the HQSP team has chosen 18 new photos from the HQSP Gold page and nominated them for HQSP Weekly Winner

Yesterday we posted the best 3 of week 17 in this post: http://hqsp.info/hqsp-weekly-winner-week-17-2015/

You, the public can vote by giving your favorite(s) your vote in the form. The link is on the website: http://hqsp.info/your-votes-please-week-18-2015/

FI. We are using a Google form. You will have to log in to vote.

Rules of the HQSP Vote:
- A photographer can not vote for their own photo
- A photographer can not vote with other accounts/pages he or she owns/curates
- A photographer should not call others to vote for his photo alone. Inviting people to vote in general, is OK.

The winners will be posted on the Weekly winners page on
HQSP.info:  http://www.hqsp.info

So let's vote!

Congratulations, you are in this vote:  
+Rebecca Johnson +Ingo Bruneske +Dave Bouskill +Bill Tiepelman +Thorn Button +Patrick Willemain +Chris Borrel +Tamara Pruessner +Paul Werner Süss +Glenn Smith  +Barbara McClain Gillespie +Olaf Wenkebach +Susan Wilkinson  +Shannan Crow +Rob Tilley +Tarun Bhushan +Dorothe D +Marilou Aballe 

If you don't want to be a part of the vote, or have any questions, please contact me. 
                    
On behalf of the HQSP team,

+Anja Wessels 
How to vote You can vote for your favorite photo by checking the check boxes in the Google form. You can find the link to the form below. Please don't vote for more than 5 photos. At the end of the week we will count the votes and the photo with the most votes wins. It's as simple…
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~ Spring Budding ~

All the Spring may be hidden in the single bud... ~ Oscar Wilde

Have a wonderful Monday, my friends! ♥
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For #macromonday  - curated by +Sandra Parlow | +Jeff Moreau | +Julie B | +Wendy Baker 
#nikonD3300 #nikonusers #amateurphotography #macrophotography #naturephotography #macroaddict #hqspmacro #springtime #Spring2015 #onOneSoftware #PerfectPhotoSuite9 #southcarolinaphotography #Spartanburg             
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+Rita Gijbels, many, many thanks, so glad you like it! ♥  
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~ No Trespassing ~

Three years ago, on a foggy Sunday morning, I took a cellphone picture of this old trestle/dam near my neighborhood. Berry's Pond, in our subdivision, flows over the dam to Silver Lake in another nearby community. Since this morning was so foggy I couldn't help revisiting the spot with my Nikon to get a new shot. :-)
Hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday!

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#nikonD3300 #nikonusers #amateurphotography #landscapephotography #hqsplandscape #splittone #close2home #onOneSoftware #PerfectPhotoSuite9 #southcarolinaphotography #Spartanburg             
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Thank you kindly, +Samita Brown ♥ 
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Remembering Mom...

This is one of my favorite photos of my Mom because of her beautiful smile. And she was always smiling. At that time, she was only 18 years old in this B&W shot, which was taken around the time she and Dad were married. Dad said he fell head over heels in love with her the moment he saw her, and that love lasted for all 60 years of their marriage. :-)) That's a true miracle in today's world!


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#RememberingMom #GalaxyS5 #Androidography #mobilography #amateurphotography #Snapseed #onOneSoftware #PerfectPhotoSuite9          
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Thank you all, my friends, +Jayesh Thakkar, +Donna McClure, +Bart Martin, +Sami Brown, +Rita Gijbels, +Giselle Savoie, +Leo Deegan, & +Asif David ♥♥♥        
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Update on Mom...

My friends,
It's been a long week here for my family.  Sorry I haven't had time to post an update concerning my Mom, but I'm so very grateful for your prayers - we surely feel them embracing us!

The good news is my Mom made it through the brain surgery and the bleeding from the head injury has stopped. She still has a ventilator breathing for her and can open her eyes when we speak to her. This is very positive because she was unresponsive before the surgery. Unfortunately, she is paralyzed on her left side and we do not yet know if the this is permanent or if she'll regain some function/movement with therapy. The doctors say it's a "wait and see" situation, as they'll know more as she continues to heal from the injury & surgery. One thing is certain. This'll be a long process, with Mom most likely being confined to a wheelchair. We don't even know yet if Mom can speak or swallow. :-( It seems like it's been forever already. 

It's so very hard to see Mom this way, with tubes everywhere, her head partially shaved with a long line of staples marking the surgery incision, so helpless and fragile. Yet again we're reminded how life can change in an instant. It's taking a toll on my Dad too. One of his sisters, passed away suddenly about three weeks ago, so he's still grieving for her. Now, Mom falls and he thinks this is all his fault for not being able to stop her fall! The whole family has, of course, told him this isn't true, and to stop blaming himself, accidents happen. You can't play the "if I'd done this instead" game. Please pray for him, and all of us, as we're all feeling very overwhelmed by this, and especially concerned about making arrangements for the extended medical care/therapy/assistance Mom is going to require even after she's healed. My oldest brother and Dad met with the doctors early this morning for an in depth overview of Mom's condition and outlook. I couldn't be there for that, so I'm waiting to hear from my brother what the doctors said. I'm praying for good news. 
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Lots of strength and best wishes. 
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Friends, please keep my Mom, Imogene, in your prayers. She hit her head in a bad fall yesterday. She was rushed to the ER where they discovered a small bleed in her brain that has grown to larger than a golf ball now. We've been at the hospital with her all night. She's slightly unresponsive to stimulus & unable to move her left side. The surgeon is getting her ready for surgery right now and we have to get back there asap! My Mom, who's 78, is in frail health before this incident and surgery is a huge risk because she has heart problems as well, but the doctor says without it she will surely die. Unfortunately, the surgery may kill her too if her heart can't take it!! PLEASE PRAY!!! 
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Wishing you and your family all the best my friend +Rebecca Johnson. Sending prayers !
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~ No Trespassing 2 ~

My second foggy shot of the old trestle/dam from the bridge over Berry's Pond.  

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#nikonD3300 #nikonusers #amateurphotography #landscapephotography #hqsplandscape #fog #lake #architecture #close2home #onOneSoftware #PerfectPhotoSuite9 #southcarolinaphotography #Spartanburg             
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Thanks, +Samita Brown, I appreciate it. ♥ 
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Thanks so much dear, +Giselle Savoie! ♥ 
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:-) Thank you, +Tama Hinckley! It's a small park, but a very enjoyable place to walk. ♥ 
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Domestic Engineer ;-)
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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 doing 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 I use my Samsung Galaxy S5 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!

Personal...
In real life, I'm a shy, private 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 almost 26 years and we have one very talented son, Daniel, who plays guitar like his Dad. I love hearing them play! (Sadly, our sweet cat, Prissy, who was eighteen years old, pasted away Jan. 28, 2015.)

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: 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, useful. or touched my heart, I'll pass it along. When I post photos, I did not take myself, I'll 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, galaxyS5, NikonPhotography, nikonD3300, nikonusers or southcarolinaphotography.

Circling
If you are still reading, (hopefully), I have a simple Circling Protocol I follow. To be added to my circles, your stream must pass this protocol. Also, I don't always circle back. Even if I like your posts, I won't immediately circle you back. I'll wait a little while, then add you to my Test Circle.   

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! :-)) 

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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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Used to be good service & food, but our orders have been wrong many times the last few visits to this restaurant's drive thru. Chicken's been dry & chewy, and sides are not what we ordered. Poor service & employees don't seem to care.
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Needs updating badly. Very uncomfortable seating in theater. I'm usually experiencing severe back pain by the end of the movie. Won't be going here again.
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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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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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