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Dorothea Clix

Some years ago, I guessed that the campus of the now-decommissioned Dorothea Dix Hospital would be a good venue from which to capture photographs of the 4th of July fireworks juxtaposed with the Raleigh skyline. A little scouting gave me the evidence I needed, and tonight, I discovered what a few hundred people apparently knew -- that it's a fantastic spot to view the festivities.
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Next year in Raleigh! Thanks for tip. Who knew? This is beautiful. 
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The more things change

The recent move by Google to separate Photos from Google+ appears to have broken the existing Google+ Photos posting functionality. If I upload a photo to an album, clicking Add just results in a modal mask/loading indicator which never goes away. No more automatic sharing to Google+ after uploading a picture.

The obvious workaround would be to use the new Photos interface to upload the photograph, but my sharing options appear to be limited to the entire album -- which does not highlight the new entry -- or selecting the individual photograph and sharing -- which creates a new copy of the photograph in Photos from Posts (and does not let users browse the rest of the album if they open the photo in the viewer).

The last time Google+ broke this workflow, I gave up posting pictures until it was fixed. I'm ready to do that again, but I'm less sanguine about the chances that the old workflow will be restored.
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I just do my uploading through posting now, and when I add a photo to a post, I am able to select which album that photo needs to be added to. Uploading directly to Google Photos is not at all intuitive and requires a huge number of steps, it seems to me. Not worth using that for upload. I  like to think of the Google Photos as simply being a repository for what you uploaded elsewhere. Google Plus Photos still seems to work great.
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Cobra pose

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Tunnel of love

For +FloralFriday/ #floralfriday  curated by +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson, and +Tamara Pruessner 
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OMG!
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Here I go again

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Very cool!
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The hall of the weavers

This remarkable structure is Homegrown by Hillsborough artist Patrick Dougherty (http://www.stickwork.net/) and is an installation at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Dougherty's works involve sculpting and weaving (with a small army of volunteers) branches into beautiful structures and forms, some sculptural, some architectural.
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Chillin'

I haven't seen Pierce hanging around my lawn much this year. Apparently, he's been escaping the oppressive summer heat in my nice shady azaleas.
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Just like me, they long to be close to you

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too cute!
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Itty bunny

There appears to be a new face in the neighborhood.

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Getting to know you

A new friend appeared in my yard as I returned home last night. It was scared off by the approach of my car, and didn't let me approach too closely before running off in the woods. Now that we've been introduced, hopefully we can spend more motionless quality time together in the future.
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Compassion

Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery returned to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC to construct -- and deconstruct -- this intricate sand mandala representing the Buddha of Compassion.
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Wonderful! 
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I, in rough decreasing estimated order of amount of aggregate lifetime wasted:
  • Sit on my duff and play video games
  • Program computers
  • Sleep
  • Watch assorted television
  • Read comic books
  • Watch assorted movies
  • Eat things that I know that are bad for me
  • Read non-comic books
  • Play volleyball
  • Play disc golf
  • Take photographs
  • Play pinball

Current obsession(s): Transistor, Gravity Falls, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Saga, The Legend of Korra, The Flash, Agent Carter, Orphan Black

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My avatar was drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.
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