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It was that look that made men blush.
But she was unaware of it.
A young lady with a crush
Too young to care for it.
#portraittuesday by +Laura Balc
135 plusses - 127 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
Enlarging your comfort zone.134 plusses - 134 comments - 5 shares | Read in G+
This is my good friend and I'm sure some of you have already met her. She loves photography as much as I do and recently (after some bits of prodding) she is getting comfortable in front of the camera too. I think she is doing quite well, right?
Question for all of you, you may or may not answer of course: If you were given a choice, who among your G+ friends would you like to hang out with?
133 plusses - 78 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
A pause for death
People come and people go but when one comes and pauses long enough to touch my life, seeing this person go leaves a sad mark. This is dedicated to G+ers who can no longer be with us. Peace.+Lee Battles +Claus Hansen #grasstuesday
129 plusses - 101 comments - 13 shares | Read in G+ The best things in life are free..la..la..la..127 plusses - 115 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
My nieces at 12 and 14 during some rice harvesting. They grew up so close and often daydreamed of being twins, hence, they would often dress alike.
#childrensaturday +Susan Southard
#ruralsaturday +Mario Cerroni
More of my nieces' style than mine but like them, I am into this laid back life, so I think I'll throw another one for #saturdaystyle #SAS for the stylish duo of +lynn langmade +lane langmade
126 plusses - 137 comments - 4 shares | Read in G+
Masquerade125 plusses - 0 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
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*Reflection on a Rainy Day*
(Warning: this is a bit longer than usual and it's just one of my random thoughts.)
Sometimes in the conundrum of everyday life, I stop and wonder where all these things are leading. Just what do all these things mean? One day we laugh, and next day we cry. And so on with the plethora of emotions that leads to our decisions. But in the end, what happens? I live everyday, appreciating big and small things, getting as much as life can offer. Yet still, what is the essence of all that I'm doing? Like so what if I never existed? So what if Im gone now? I don't think a life would change or given that people will notice, and then what? Life goes on with or without me. I am but one speck of dust in the universe.
At times I have a sense of my significance but there's always the other side. Ah, life. I will live it and hopefully will find the answer in my lifetime. #floralfriday
by +Tamara Pruessner #anotherdayanother600seconds
by +Alan Shapiro
, +Mikko Tyllinen
, +Pam Chalkley-Boling +Another day, another 600 seconds
A photo taken by my niece.123 plusses - 118 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
sweet dreams120 plusses - 64 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Will your mind to have peaceful and calm thoughts. Let go of negativity and learn to find joy even in small things again. Let the simplicity of an innocent child fill you.
She shares a shy smile.120 plusses - 94 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
#portraittuesday +Laura Balc
Father and son talk112 plusses - 72 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
Now meet the father.
Don't die before you are dead.111 plusses - 56 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Allow yourself to experience the joy and challenges that is presented to you everyday. Be enthusiastic. #yellowformylah
A Father's Love110 plusses - 56 comments - 5 shares | Read in G+
Smile, even when there is no reason to smile. Soon everything will feel better.110 plusses - 99 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Smile, you don't know whose life will be changed by a simple gesture.110 plusses - 61 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
This is Mang Albert, he is my neighbor's gardener and we don't really talk. I often see him whenever I'm rushing off to work and always he would give me a big smile and I would wave back and say 'good morning'.
One morning, I was shooting bugs and flowers but couldn't quite get it so I sat down to rest for a while. That's when he saw me and laughed at my obvious frustration. I asked him to sit beside me and I offered him my sandwich. Never really thought he was talkative but I quite enjoyed my time with him. Now, I didn't only gain a new friend but I have a new garden to visit and sometimes even fresh veggies and flowers delivered at my doorstep. All because we smiled.
#ManlyMondays +Alan Shapiro
, +Kjetil Greger Pedersen
, +Mark Rodriguez
, +Barry Blanchard
, +Dave Daniels
The Last of the Transformers.109 plusses - 55 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Boatmen109 plusses - 66 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
A positive attitude may not directly change your circumstances, but it will change the way you respond to your circumstances. These fishermen obviously do not have much in life but as I watched them work, I was drawn by how they seemed so happy. They even started posing for me. How light is work when done with laughter.
#transporttuesday +Gene Bowker +Joe Paul +Mike Masin +Steve Boyko +Michael Earley
#BreakfastClub by +Stuart Williams
Black and White Choices109 plusses - 68 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
4am. I woke up with the sound of my heart pounding loudly.
Sometimes we have to force ourselves to look at life without colors to determine the choices we have to take. No in-between. We cannot forever stay in the middle and play it safe because in reality, if we do that, we are actually being left behind.
Another day, another sun. Choices have to be made.
#SunriseSaturday +TJ Kelly
108 plusses - 138 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+ I should be arrested for all the time I've killed.107 plusses - 98 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
It's almost the end of the day, yet my work is not yet done. I am not often here as much as I want and I miss seeing so much of your posts. I find myself not having enough time for the things I want to do and for the things I have to do. This is the moment when every minute is valued.
#timeoutthursday +Armand Salmon +Dave Ortiz
Undecided106 plusses - 79 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Should I or should I not? It's this kind of doubting that paralyzes one into inaction.
Having friends around to watch your back is a priceless treasure.106 plusses - 78 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Ninja eyes to watch over you +moon lee
#two4tuesday +Mary C Legg
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I got this from the mail and it's a story of how words can be powerful. I think at one point in our lives we have been victims and even victimized others of verbal abuse. Nail on the Fence
“There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there.” A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.
#2012PROJECT52 #MacroMonday +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden +Kelli Seeger Kim
105 plusses - 66 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
I'm wedded to the night and she's wedded to me.
But the victory is hers alone.
For I have to make my own, eternal darkness.
That does not devour nor provoke.
But mediates, retaliates, equates
Now I'm wedded to the night who doesn't wed.
Whose obliviousness recoil on me; to those who dwell in her abyss.
And she finds the strength to free, to flee, herself from the darkness of her own,
Her own night.
While I’m left,
Until she returns.
MBDN #inspirationalsaturday +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Khrystiane Friedli
Carried105 plusses - 72 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Today is #selflesssunday
and I have been meaning to post a thank you for these people. It has been over a year for me here in G+ and I wouldn't have stayed if not for the beautiful people I have met. This post is dedicated to those who encouraged me during the first few days when it was just crickets that I hear.+Lensman Kc
, a friend and a talented photographer from Nepal who talked to me of G+first and told me to join here because there are plenty of photographers who are so willing to help.+Ria Alcabedos
A true and real friend. She invited me here and it was just her and me making a comment on my posts then. It was fun growing as a photographer with her.
Things changed a lot when an interactive circle by Robert Scoble was shared and I added that circle. I interacted with almost everybody there (I think there were around 200 of them) and two responded. :P Yep, very interactive indeed :D But those two are such treasures and Im happy to say that they have become very dear friends too.I'm talking of +Lawrence del Mundo
He never got tired of my constant questions and has this ability of checking out what is wrong with what Im doing and yet saying it in a most pleasant manner. I love how he creates positive stories in his images and in my mind he will always be a superstar :)+Kab Yaj
The first time she made a comment on my post, I was like "oh wow- this lady is smart and funny" and I instantly liked her. She is so perceptive and really takes time to know people.
Thank you so much and I hope to pass on to others how you were to me :)
This is also for week 35 of #2012project52 #GPLUS
::PROJECT52::2012 +Gretchen Chappelle +Kate Church +Giuseppe Basile +Shelly Gunderson +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride
Life is too short.102 plusses - 44 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
102 plusses - 127 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+ A mother's message to son101 plusses - 69 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
as i feel old and weak...
that look of trust from you is overwhelming...
making me strong and inspired again...
i drink and eat for you my darling Nalu
i love you, Nalu+Lallaih Lopez
Ethereal101 plusses - 63 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
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My belated birthday gift to the groovy +Sam Weinstein
. He creates urban images that tickles one's mind. He does have a way of focusing on these images that are often neglected just because we have been so used to them and he makes an abstract art out of them. It often ends in a guessing game too. I hope this lily would be a good substitute for purple sushi :P
#LilyMonday +Ray Bilcliff +Bob Rutan
#purplecircle +Craig Szymanski +lynn langmade +Alexis Coram +Sinead Sam McKeown
Fertility Tree100 plusses - 95 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
This very special tree is a kind of tree that you can never find in lonely planet but its very popular among locals in the Philippines especially in UPLB (a popular university here). The story goes that this tree is a favourite spot among lovers especially when darkness comes. It is called FERTILITY TREE because many children have been born as a result of their rendezvous here.
#MyTownTuesday +Melanie Kintz +Eric Leslie
#TreeTuesday +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers
Do you get the feeling that sometimes you are being stalked?98 plusses - 105 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Change98 plusses - 58 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
Change is inevitable, just like (in a way) 'another day' is always there. I welcome changes, whether good or bad as an opportunity for growth. Sometimes it is nice to be shaken out of our comfort zone just to feel how it is to be alive once again, to feel deeply again. I am thankful for another day to feel the sun and explore more of what I can do.
#sunrisesaturday +Josh Davis
#photomanipulationsaturday +Josh Adamski
#paintitsaturday +Alexius Jørgensen
He asked her, "Where do you want to go?".She touched his hand and replied, "I am already where I want to be.".98 plusses - 70 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
Just a bit of mushiness for today. ( giggle
#lovewednesday +Pierluigi Failla
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. Francois de La Rochefoucauld97 plusses - 47 comments - 6 shares | Read in G+
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Because today is the birthday of the very sweet and kind lady, Ada. It has been so wonderful having donuts and hot choco with you. Happy birthday +Ada M #azureforada
Dropping by to say I'm alright. Will be back soon in two days (I hope). Meanwhile, I leave you this kid. So touching how a basketball gift can make him smile like that.97 plusses - 66 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Passion96 plusses - 80 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
Sometimes it's more fascinating to watch other photographers at work. What's the craziest thing have you done to get a great shot?
#GPLUS::PROJECT52::2012 +Kate Church +Gretchen Chappelle +Greg Berdan
Falling in love was the best thing I ever did.95 plusses - 49 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
walls have been builtbridges were burnedyet here you arewalking the tight ropecrossing..cautious..every steps measured94 plusses - 58 comments - 4 shares | Read in G+
.I watched,wondering when you will fallnever to reach my sideonce again, tears console.
#WetWednesday +Susan Schweiger
Our emotions, passions and sense of involvement oftentimes blur our objectivity and the soundness of our moral judgment. Mistakes are most often done at the height of human emotion- and acts are mostly regretted when the shadows of sadness, excitement, anger or joy leave men’s hearts.92 plusses - 36 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
It's the little things in life that determine big things.92 plusses - 89 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
I never thought that fascination for bugs would lead me to photography big time.
Here is an orange beetle for you +Don Spenner
, the darkness around is lit by the hope and kindness within you. Things will soon come to pass.
#BuggyFriday +Ray Bilcliff
Unkept promises91 plusses - 0 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
I should have..
Now it's too late.
(Disabled comments for now)
91 plusses - 60 comments - 3 shares | Read in G+
Use your eyes to see beauty in everything. It's not being idealistic or romantic, it's just choosing how you want your world to be. #eyesonsunday
by +Sonia Kalčić
What better way to start the day than having a cup of coffee with a friend91 plusses - 64 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
Heard it's +Marilou Aballe
's birthday. Happy birthday to one of the beauties here on G+ and a true kaibigan. She always have such insightful comments and its always a pleasure reading what she has to say. Here's a cup of coffee for you my friend. Hope you are having a wonderful, magical time :)
I would also like to thank +Jasbir S. Randhawa
for this coffee. The best that I have ever tasted. It deserves a different post, so I will leave it for now. :) #buggylunch +Mandy Allen +Jean-Yves Casalis
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.Unchain yourself from the baggage of negativity and learn to forgive yourself.91 plusses - 95 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
#hawkeasfriends +Fabio Bucchieri
#feelingsfriday +LeLinda Bourgeois
Life is short, smile while you still have teeth. ( Borrowed quote.)90 plusses - 41 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
OMG!!89 plusses - 69 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
My nephew displaying his theatrical skills :) This rhinoceros beetle is another unexpected guest. I don't know where it came from but I just saw it on my study table again.
This one is a male rhino beetle as seen from his horn. This horn is used primarily to fight other males over the right to mate a female.They are also among the largest beetles in the world. Pound for pound, rhino beetles (also called Hercules beetle) are the strongest animal in the world. Some can lift as much as 850 times their own weight.
(another trivia: its not so easy to remove that beetle from my finger as it hooked its small claws on my skin :S)
#macromonday +Jennifer Eden +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim
88 plusses - 61 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Ever had those times when you realize you made a wrong choice but dismissed it as insignificant? Then you wake up, and things have just gotten worse..and worse. And you try to fix things.
But, you can't.
And you panic.
Take a deep breath.
As a good friend said, just focus on what you can do. Look at yellow flowers. That is just for me though. You can look or do what works for you. #tuesdecay +Ian Ference +Jean-Claude Dahn +Christian Gruner +TuesDecay
88 plusses - 41 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
It's Shane's bday!!! I'm whispering all the best wishes to this giant bug for you and hopefully it will reach you soon. Thank you so much for being such a great friend. Love you my friend (+Shane Williams #bugwhisperer
).I know you were up almost the whole night but I hope that you wake up long enough to see all your birthday posts :)_
I have to mention the photographer too. Thanks +Wesley Yeoh
. We searched 4 malls for this bug.
After the end of the world..87 plusses - 42 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
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If you have inspiring stories, please share it with us. Use #inspirationalsaturday and tag +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Khrystiane Friedli
and me. We would like to hear your story and this is also #WhatsRightWithMe ,+Jason Kowing
.Colors for You to See
The 5-hour ride would be usually quiet with a few snores every now and then from sleepy family members. But this time, all were awake and listening intently to my 8-year old nephew. We brought our mom's helper's kid with us (Bulugto) and my nephew had been painstakingly and vividly describing everything (at least that which he can) that we passed by. He was also patiently answering questions from Bulugto. All this time, Bulugto had this big smile on his face, a smile that reached up to his eyes. However, his eyes cannot physically see. Bulugto was born blind.
This shot was taken from inside the car and one of those we passed by that my nephew tried to describe.
#ruralsaturday by +Mario Cerroni
87 plusses - 86 comments - 7 shares | Read in G+
Burn for your dreams;
Engulfed by the darkness of age,
Muted by negativity and fear.
Let it glow inside you,
Spread like wild fire
Nobody can quench.
#thisismydesire +Richard Call
87 plusses - 133 comments - 1 shares | Read in G+
She just turned seventeen and it is her first ball
...despite her red shoes,
hoping she would be asked on the dance floor.
#shoesmonday as promised to the very cool ladies +Laura Harding
and +Olga Kafka
And calling attention to the prom king +Adrian Rodriguez
and the boogie master +walt sprinkle
87 plusses - 54 comments - 8 shares | Read in G+
I am reaching out for my dreams, no matter how far fetched they might be. The new year ushers in more opportunities and challenges that I will bravely face.Dreams do come true
This might be my last post for the year. Happy new year to all of you!
#FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner
Young lady, the world awaits you. Let it wait.86 plusses - 50 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
The new G+ makes me feel old. It's like not seeing a child for a long time and upon seeing it again, so many changes happened. Sigh.
Good morning from here :)86 plusses - 57 comments - 4 shares | Read in G+
A dose of mushiness again..because I don't have deadlines..yet.
I think of you...
when I wake up in the morning
when I see beautiful things
when I take photos
but most of all
I think of you every minute of my day
I know I love you...
when I can't wait to make you smile
when I see your smile, then I fall in love with you over and over
when I miss you so much to a point my entire body aches
but most of all
I know I love you because my heart starts to race whenever I think of you
Fly86 plusses - 39 comments - 0 shares | Read in G+
Inspiration comes in many forms. I started with photography when I saw posts of insects that just blew my mind. I was so awestruck by the things my naked eye cannot see. It was bugs that inspired me to take my camera and start shooting. I have poor eyesight and my camera has become my extra pair of eyes. Now, G+ has introduced me to a lot of great photographers. One of them is +Shane Williams
and I dedicate this not-as-sexy-as-his-shots #sexyfly
Also of course for #inspirationalsaturday
by the team of +Khrystiane Friedli
, +Charlotte Therese Björnström
and me :)
It may seem as if the road is never ending, but you will never get to your destination if you never take the step.86 plusses - 75 comments - 2 shares | Read in G+
#WayWednesday +Peter Carroll
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”Mark Twain85 plusses - 62 comments - 4 shares | Read in G+
What I like most about traveling is how people become individuals once you meet them. It makes it easier to understand their thoughts and sentiments and humbles my preconceived ideas about them. I recognize that though there is a certain level of cultural relativism, in the end, we all cherish the same values and virtues that may only be presented in a different form.
#ThirstyThursday +Mark Esguerra +Giuseppe Basile
#SilhouettesOnThursday +Siddharth Pandit
#TravelThursday +Laura Mitchum
+Desirable Thursday Project +Elisha Battles
, +Richard Call