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William Parmley
Attended Murray State University
Lives in Southern Illinois
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Mt. Zion Picnic
Some friends of ours invited us to attend the annual Mt. Zion Church Picnic today.  It turns out that we both have ancestors who lived nearby in the small community of Rock, IL, back in the 1800s.  The Mt. Zion church dates back to 1844, and the present building was constructed on land donated in 1871 by George Parmley, who was the grandson of Elsberry Parmley, who was the brother of my great great grandfather.  Elsberry and many of his descendants are buried in the cemetery just across the road from the church.  We had a great time and it was wonderful to meet with so many people there.
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Sickle-bar Mower
We found this old horse-drawn mower on display last Friday at Starview Vineyards winery.  In the early days of tractor farming many of these were modified to be pulled behind a tractor.  Since they still required someone in the seat to raise and lower the bar, engage and disengage the cutter, etc., this task was often assigned to a small boy while his father drove the tractor.  http://www.starviewvineyards.com/
Submitted for #rustysunday +RustySunday with +Gary Posner.
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I didn't see your first comment about the Jeep earlier +lynn hughes.  All I can say is "!!!!!".  Glad you didn't!
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It's supposed to be an absolutely glorious Memorial Day weekend here on the East Coast...

for most of us.

But there are those (far too many) who are feeling Memorial Day for what it is. And it's not glorious. But what their sons or daughters, sisters or brothers, husbands or wives, fathers or mothers did was beyond glorious.  
I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to make the ultimate sacrifice for your country. But that doesn't stop me from being extremely grateful to those that did And sad. And proud. And humbled. And sad some more.

#memorialday2015 #memorialdayweekend #americangoldstarmothers #veterans #service #sacrifice  
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An exciting mystery....
 
Ceres Bright Spots Seen Closer Than Ever

NASA's Dawn mission captured a sequence of images, taken for navigation purposes, of dwarf planet Ceres on May 16, 2015. The image showcases the group of the brightest spots on Ceres, which continue to mystify scientists. It was taken from a distance of 4,500 miles (7,200 kilometers) and has a resolution of 2,250 feet (700 meters) per pixel.

The insets are zoomed in on the brights spots, with the second inset just showing the bright features on the surface of Ceres.

More information here:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4594

NASA wants you to take a guess what those bright spots are, vote for your favourite here:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/dawn/world_ceres/

More on Dawn:
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_(spacecraft)

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA Original image here: http://1.usa.gov/1LeP6ft - Insets edited by +Pierre Markuse 

#science   #ceres   #dawn   #space   #spaceexploration   #nasa  
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Monochrome -- black & white, sepiatone, duotone, or any of the many variations -- I'll call them all B&W for simplicity.  I love B&W images.  Sometimes a subject that seems so compelling in real life just doesn't have the desired emotional impact when rendered in two dimensions.  When that happens a B&W conversion may save the day.  It eliminates the colors that distract us from the shapes, the textures, the forms, the relationships, and the overall composition in the photo.  It removes some of the realism from the image and motivates us explore and create.  After all, the transition from 3D to 2D is already "unrealistic," why not go a step further with our processing?  
This is a collection of many of the B&W conversions that I have posted to Google+, and to which I hope to add in the future.  In my opinion it is the shapes, textures, forms, etc. that make these images worthwhile, so please try to view these as large as you can.  On the desktop click on the image and then hold down the <Shift> key and press the <Spacebar> to show the image full screen.  
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Armed Forces Day
H/T +U.S. Navy.
#AFD2016  

(Image credit:@USNavy on Twitter)
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Car Collection
I enjoy taking pictures of cars, so I decided to make a collection of car photo posts.  Looking through this it's obvious that it's usually one of my cars that I'm photographing, but I occasionally find something interesting on the street or at a car show.
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Starview Vineyards
For all you wine aficionados, I thought you might like a look at the source of your pleasure.  Taken yesterday during a lovely, winding, top-down drive on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
http://www.starviewvineyards.com/
http://www.shawneewinetrail.com/
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+Larry Senalik -- Starview is pleasant.  It is nothing like Blue Sky (which is much too fancy for my tastes) but has a nice setting with room to walk outside as well as a nice deck overlooking a lake.  They have food, but not an extensive menu.  They even have a barn owl box out in the vineyard.  (Starting to see those around, especially in remote areas and large fields.)  Our favorite is Orlandini, near Blue Sky.  It is small but modern and a nice place to visit.  If you like really small, remote, and rustic, go to Windy Hill near Goreville and just past Belle Terre (which I don't care for at all).  Just a tiny place with a single small room, but also a porch with hummingbird feeders.
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Spiderwort
Just for fun today, a picture of a spiderwort plant taken at Dixon Springs State Park during a birdwatching hike a couple of weeks ago.  Hey!  It's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.
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And for me too, I will have 3 days too! And I hope weather will be better. I hope all yours are ok, and your cat too, send photo, pls, all the best, thank you +William Parmley😄😉
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A Discovery
We've had this native honeysuckle plant for years.  It started out just a few inches tall and is now massive.  Hummingbirds and orioles love it!  It's about 20 feet from our sunroom, so we spend a lot of time watching it for activity.  But here's the thing -- as many times as I have looked at it, and even examined the blossoms up close, it was just this week that I realized it has perfoliate leaves!  But just the leaves at the stem ends just before the blossoms -- all the rest are petiolate.  Ah, the wonders of nature!
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Pls, try to make photo, they are so beautiful!+William Parmley❤️
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i8
I drove out by the highway to get some gas for the #roadster  -- it needs 93 octane and none of the stations around town have it.  Look what I encountered at the BP station -- a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid.  Very snazzy!  No plates and I didn't even see a temporary tag, so I don't know where it was from.  About $140,000, by the way.  (The #roadster  is visible in the background in the front quarter shot.)  If I was going to spend that much money it sure as heck wouldn't be for GRAY!  
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Wowww! So beautiful!+William Parmley, thank you.❤️💋
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After the Rain
Raindrops on lily pads. 
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Thanks so much +Olena Melnyk.
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My interests include electronics, radio, photography, computers, gardening, cats, and all kinds of outdoor activities -- hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, etc.  I am also an Amateur Radio Operator (Callsign: KR8L).  I particularly enjoy photography and work very hard at trying to improve my composition and post processing skills.  I shoot only RAW and primarily use Lightroom to process my images, augmented with Photoshop Elements and the Nik plugins as needed. 

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  • Michigan State University
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