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Robyn Peters
Works at raising respectable kids
Attended Simon Fraser University
Lives in Belmont, CA
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Square Pegs.  Where everyone fits

A few months ago, a TV film crew came out to the barn where my daughter and I volunteer, and spent the day filming the comings and goings.  Almost all of the special needs families came by the place, to be filmed and interviewed, and at the end, we were told that we'd see something 'by summer'.  Well, today's the day, as the first of a series of Special Interest Spotlights aired on Fox Sports, sponsored by The Jockey Club (http://www.americasbestracing.net/)  We all gathered around the big screen at a local pizza place, and watched the races, waiting to see who might end up in the first feature.  It was a fun afternoon, and if you look closely, you might even see me hiding in a corner, filming the filmers... :)
http://www.americasbestracing.net/en/the-latest/news-stories/2015/7/5/connecting-through-the-square-peg-foundation/
The Square Peg Foundation in Half Moon Bay, Calif., helps children grow and develop physical and social by bonding with retired Thoroughbreds. Joell Dunlap, executive director of the foundation, explains how the program benefits low-income and autistic children and some of the program's success stories are highlighted.
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I am very sneaky.  In the opening wide sequence, I am actually in the arena with the girls on the horses.  I'm in the farthest corner, crouched down in the grasses that are growing just inside the arena fence, shooting into the sun with a long lens, going for the artsy shot.
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Today's Day Eight of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt.  Head on over to her page, to see a lovely album full of 240 different takes on the "LADYBUG" theme.  I'm in there somewhere, but I wanted to show y'all the 'outtake' reel from my ladybug shot.
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This is seriously cool +Robyn Peters!
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You can't make me

My daughter works at a facility that takes in retired race horses, and re-trains them to work as therapy horses with autism spectrum and disabled kids and families.  Owen came to the barn from the race track, and had a bit of pasture time last year before getting to work.  Why yes, Canadian racing fans might see the hints of his Northern Dancer heritage in his demeanor.  But Owen is still a baby, and he has a healthy dose of 'you can't make me'.  Good thing Kemma has her own healthy dose of "don't you make that face at me, young man" to go along with it.
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The expressions on both of them are priceless. And before I forget (again) to say it: kudos to your daughter and her most worthy work. Kudos to you for raising such a wonderful young woman.
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Getting in line for a shoulder massage.   #roadtriptoEgypt  with +Lora Lee Chapman +Elizabeth Hahn +Kathleen Cadigan and +Tisha Scurich at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose.
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No, no, no.....it is Slave As Bongo Drums!
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Morning cup of science.  Thank you, AutoAwesome.
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Today's offering:  A goat in a bonnet.

Just because your feed is probably overflowing with beautiful landscapes, and touching reminders of fun times had with friends, and exquisite portraits, and sometimes the eye needs a bit of a palate cleanser.
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Happy 'Cleaning Up After The 4th' day.
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Only amateurs need two eyes

Another day, another training session at the barn.  This is Curtis, who was quite the star on the track until a pasture accident left him without his left eye.  He's still pretty hot stuff at the barn, but he's going to need quite a bit of TLC before he'll be ready to let kids heal on his back.  For now, he's learning how to hack with one eye, and how to trust his rider to keep him safe as he moves around in a half-dark universe.
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'My Old Mare' had cataracts, and we figure she was nearly blind in one eye before I graduated high school (I was still showing her through h.s.). We'd watch her & the pony in the pasture, as she kept her nose on the pony's rump...her very own seeing-eye pony! 
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Road Trip To Egypt

Had a splendid time today with four other camera-laden ladies at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden.  Couldn't have had a nicer time, and thank you +Lora Lee Chapman for planning this event.  Worked out perfectly, right down to the restaurant that opened its doors to us for lunch, even though it was closed. #roadtriptoEgypt  
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The Rosicrucian museum is a treasure
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Road trip to Egypt! +Elizabeth Hahn+Lora Lee Chapman+Tisha Scurich+Kathleen Calloway​
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+Carla McMahon :-) there's more than one Egypt!? 
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Such a fun evening at the Warfield tonight.  Sure wished I could've brought my camera in, but the phone did an ok job from the 8th row.
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How was the performance? I didn't get to see them when they came to our town, but I definitely wanted to... It's one of the only Reality TV shows I actually enjoy!
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Heading to the city to lunch and shoot with the lovely and talented +Sam Breach​, +Carla McMahon​, and +Jenny Loren​.
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+Sam Breach​ I'm between the ferry building and Starbucks to the north, sitting on a bench looking towards the dry fountain. Jenny is a little stuck in traffic. 
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Belmont, CA
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Princeton, BC - Vancouver, BC - Montreal, QC - Prince Rupert, BC - Lytton, BC - Port Moody, BC
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My kids say I take too many photos. I tell them it's their 'inheritance'.
Introduction
Canadian ex-pat.  'Retired' biochemist.  Amateur photographer, professional misplacer of important things.

I'm a Google+ photographer junkie.  You guys are just so inspiring!  Every photo that shows up in my stream gives me pause, and makes me want to go out and get better at this craft.
Bragging rights
One of my kids weighed 12+ pounds at birth. Not overdue. Not gestational diabetes. NOT a C-section.
Education
  • Simon Fraser University
    Biology, 1989
  • BC Institute of Technology
    Food/Agriculture, 1985
  • Northwest Baptist Theological College
    Music/Theology, 1983
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Robyn Hutchinson (once upon a time)