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Dave Bell
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Our front-yard camellias start blooming in January...and they're still going strong. Always a lovely sight as I head out or back from the driveway.
Once in a while we get a near-perfect bloom.
#NapaValley #Floralphotography #Flowers #Camellia
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Although many things are dormant this time of year, our front-yard Camellias think that January is the perfect time to show their stuff.
I always think to myself... 'Where flowers are blooming, spring can't be that far away...'
. It's been a while since I've posted anything here. Chronic headache has kept me completely worn out. Latest diagnosis is that I'm leaking....leaking cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Not confirmed yet, but on Jan 18 they did a lumbar puncture with CT scan to see if they could find a leak. As of yet, no results from my doctors.
#Floralfriday #flowers #napavalley #howellmountain #winecountry
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The Great Blizzard of 2018--California Edition
#BlizzardOf2018 #Blizzard2018
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I've been working on my hairstyle to audition to be an on-site hurricane reporter. There's no way they don't notice me this time!
#selfysunday #selfiesunday
Any advice, +Lotus Carroll ? 😜📺⛈
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Help me identify...
I'm not very good at identifying birds, but this must be a seagull.
I spotted it just last week drinking from the mouth of this stream and, it was just a few yards from the sea.

If you ever visit Sitka, AK, take a stroll down the Totem Trail and you might just see a bunch of seagulls like this one.

Please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, don't seem to have any master plan at all:

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +***** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +***** +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +***** +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots†#SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #seagullsInDisguise
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

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This rotten weather! It's going to be 80 degrees out tomorrow and I'll have to wear a short sleeve shirt. +Ron Clifford I'm not ready for winter to be over...
😜
#Napavalley #winecountry #poppies
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Hey, This is NOT my Best Side!

I've been absent for G+ for quite a while. Many of you know about my eye injury a bit over a year ago. 7 surgeries later I'm still struggling with learning to use my left (non-dominant) eye, and keep the right covered (as it is very sensitive to light, but provides no usable vision). I've just been referred to a pain management neurologist to see if we can knock down the constant headache.

It's weird, I can't "see" things the same with the left eye. I can search for something in a room...not see it, and my wife will say "it's right THERE!".
I think it has also affected my ability to "see" things interesting to shoot. I know. Weird.

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
I shot this butt while wandering around San Francisco with the awesome +Ron Clifford about 3 years ago (time sure flies!).

#SeagullbuttSaturday
#SeagullButtShots
#SeagullButts
#notatheme
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)
#SeagullButtSaturday #notatheme

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +***** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +***** +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +***** +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 
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We've had more rain than the past several years put together... so this past week was a nice respite before the dripping began again today.
The wild mustard has held on for quite a while this year (it starts blooming in January). California Poppies coming up next...
#NapaValley #WineCountry #Vineyards #Mustard
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This is the view out of our back windows on this rare marvelously rainy day in California. It's one of those days that makes you want to settle into a comfy chair with a hot mug of coffee, put on some music, leave the lights off, and just savor life.
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The Locker Room
Well, ok, it's just a hallway at my old high school which is kind of the opposite side of the school from the gym, but one of these was my locker 35 years ago (don't ask me which one!).
We had a great time catching up on each other's lives, it's a shame how we get ourselves all spread about the country.
#iphonography #iphonephotography #WWVA #highschool
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