This rotten weather! It's going to be 80 degrees out tomorrow and I'll have…

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…
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#Napavalley #winecountry #poppies 

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

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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

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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 

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….

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.

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

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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The Human Carpenter's Level

Yes… if you have a table or desk or deck that you want to make sure is level, for a small fee I'll come over and lay down on it, and you can check the position of the bubble in my eye 😉 👀

The bubble is harmless. It's just left over air space after my surgeon filled the eye with silicone oil on Monday. My body will naturally fill the space with fluid over the next few days… but when Susie and I first saw it, we thought it looked pretty weird!

I'm spending all of this week stuck face down in hopes that the retina will take hold and stay attached. I'm told that I will likely have to leave the oil in permanently or risk detachment. However, since the oil emulsifies over time (forms opaque clumps), I will have to have periodic oil changes. (I'm not sure how many miles I can go between changes… 😉 )

The vision itself is pretty bad. The retina is very damaged. I can make out fingers if held in front of a bright light, but the image is very dark, distorted, and rotated. It's not the kind of thing that slowly gets better.
I really appreciate all of your continued prayers and encouragement. It means a lot to me!! I still have several months of healing and adjustment time to get through… but I'm not discouraged. There are many people who do just fine with one good eye (including a number of good friends).

The Human Carpenter’s Level

Yes… if you have a table or desk or deck that you want to make sure is level, for a small fee I’ll come over and lay down on it, and you can check the position of the bubble in my eye 😉 👀

The bubble is harmless. It’s just left over air space after my surgeon filled the eye with silicone oil on Monday. My body will naturally fill the space with fluid over the next few days… but when Susie and I first saw it, we

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Heading home from my follow up appointment

They took off the patch, and so far I can't really see anything. He told me that there is some blood inside my eye that may take a couple of weeks to clear. He said that is normal. So this will be a gradual process.
Thanks again for all of the prayers and support!

Heading home from my follow up appointment. They took off the patch, and so far I can’t really see anything. He told me that there is some blood inside my eye that may take a couple of weeks to clear. He said that is normal. So this will be a gradual process.
Thanks again for all of the prayers and support!

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Just arrived at the Stanford Eye Institute for my fifth surgery

The previous surgeries were to save the eye. Today they will attempt to restore some of my sight with an artificial lens and swapping oil out of my eye for saline.
My retina has a lot of scar tissue so I don't know what the final result might be.
Thanks for all of the support and prayers from my G+ family over the past months

Just arrived at the Stanford Eye Institute for my fifth surgery. The previous surgeries were to save the eye. Today they will attempt to restore some of my sight with an artificial lens and swapping oil out of my eye for saline.
My retina has a lot of scar tissue so I don’t know what the final result might be.
Thanks for all of the support and prayers from my G+ family over the past months

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The most comprehensive and helpful review of the Camera+ iPhone app that I've…

The most comprehensive and helpful review of the Camera+ iPhone app that I've ever read!
Thanks, +Kalebra Kelby 

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Camera+, Panda Pop and Fireworks? – Kalebra Kelby
I know I had recommended that we all try Camera+ on July 4th because they had added Slow Shutter, and I hope that some of you did and I hope that you had great success. My awesome sister had read my blog post and had downloaded it herself and, in fact, was with me on the 4th at the same …

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