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World Bird Wednesday - Seagull

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Photos Taken At Spreckles Lake In San Francisco




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Macro Monday Flowers And Water Droplets

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All Photos Taken At The San Francisco Botanical Gardens




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Sundays In My City - Around San Francisco

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Chinatown
San Francisco Botanical Gardens
Downtown San Francisco 
Transamerica Pyramid Building
Transamerica Pyramid Building Side View

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Camera Critters - Garden Critters

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Taken at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.
Taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.

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Skywatch Friday in San Francisco

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Chinatown San Francisco
Magnolias against blue skies at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens
The Financial District San Francisco
The Ferry Building San Francisco

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Thursday Two Questions Meme - Help For Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Courtesy of UsMagazine.com Bobbi Kristina Brown
Since the passing of her Mother, Whitney Houston on February 11, 2012 it is said that 18 year old Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Brown is out of control on drugs.
I read these articles and see these headlines and I am angry, disgusted and frustrated.  Why?  Let's forget for a moment that she is a celebrity and look at the facts.  She grew up in a dysfunctional household, more often than not being the parent for her parents.  She witnessed drug abuse and domestic violence first hand.  She became an adult before she was ready.
This is an eighteen year old girl who lost her Mother/best friend, suddenly without any warning.  Of course she is out of control.  I lost my Mother at 38 and I was out of control, for months.  Not to mention, she is constantly in the spotlight, being hounded by the media with tabloid disgust being spewed all over the airwaves and internet.  How is she supposed to handle all of this.  
She has …

Watery Wednesday #174 Transamerica Redwood Park

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Taken at Transamerica Redwood Park in San Francisco






Macro Monday Flowers

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Photos taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.




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Skywatch Friday

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Chinatown Red Lantern San Francisco
Transamerica Pyramid Building San Francisco
The San Francisco Botanical Gardens
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Watery Wednesday #174 Turtles Sunbathing

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Taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens
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My Love Sense - Dedicated In Memory Of Whitney Houston

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Love
speaks in silence
the unconditional
stanzaic interlude
between heart and soul.
Never wanting
always waiting
to give freely
and openly.


Love
does not see color
nor stereotypical
ego branded persona.
As spirit seer
pure love
accepts all
with understanding
and patience.


Love
hears beyond sound
soft whispers
of heartstrings
playing in rhythm
the quiet song -
a deafening simplicity
defining uniqueness
to authentic self.


Love
tastes the sweet n sour
of daily imperfections
savoring the bitter
with the sweet.
The perfect blend
providing nourishment
for the heart
digesting the mix.


Love
smells indifference
and recoils at the
nauseous self righteous
stench of the arrogant
yet embraces the
empowering odor
of forgiveness -
a scent of healing.


Love
touches softly
hearts who hear,
minds who see,
spirits who know
the freedom to give
inherent deep within
our soul
without expectation -


unconditionally.
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RIP Whitney 1963 - 2012


Photo and poetry by: Joanne Olivieri

Macro Monday Magnolias

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Taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens




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Camera Critters #201 Red Tailed Hawk

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Photo Taken At The Library Courtyard Fountain At The San Francisco Botanical Gardens









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On Your Own

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Photo of me taken by Carmen a few months ago.
I have always been a free spirit doing my own thing. My thoughts and ideas flow freely each moment of each day. I chose this photo for my post because it so aptly depicts the essence of me and the thought behind my post.  We were at a party a few months ago and I was of course, with camera in hand taking photos of the water. Carmen snapped this shot.


On Your Own
Did you ever notice that when you decide on doing something, whether it be changing jobs or following your dreams and you begin to discuss your ideas with family, co-workers and friends, that you will inevitably need to defend your ideas and most likely end up arguing in defense of your thoughts?  Why? Because when we put those ideas out there, two things happen.  First, behind those ideas is our ego intent on bragging to others in order to validate the thoughts and intent.  Remember that intent from ego is taking the wrong direction.  Intent from heart is the true and right direction…

Syroco Wood Home Decor

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For more details and information view the listing at Jo's Collectibles Mercantile For more details and information view the listing at Jo's Collectibles MercantileThe Syracuse Ornamental Company, aka Syroco, is a well known and highly regarded company known for their ornate wood sconces, wall plaques and corkscrews. They produce many home decor products displayed in an elegant Victorian era period design. The term Syroco is actually derived from the Syroco molding process that is implemented by combining a wood compound and casting fluids that were poured into molds and then hand carved. Adolph Holstein invented this process in 1890. He was the original owner of the Syracuse Ornamental Company. These products are detailed with fine tuned clever artistry and a touch of class.