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

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

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Fabulous!

Fabulous!

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”Hey, weren’t there like 20 more of our pals here just a moment ago?!!“
They thought it was paradise. They flocked to it in … um, well … flocks. Not a human being in sight. It was all theirs!!

Until the day the typically unobservant #seagullbutts realized why the humans called this place ”Grand Caiman Island”. (View large, if the reason for that isn't quit apparent in the thumbnail here …. ;o))

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+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 +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +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 +Christi Nielsen +Jaana Nyström

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord  +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#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 known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos  #SunsetSaturday   #hqsplandscape
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/ or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums

”Hey, weren’t there like 20 more of our pals here just a moment ago?!!“
They thought it was paradise. They flocked to it in … um, well … flocks. Not a human being in sight. It was all theirs!!

Until the day the typically unobservant #seagullbutts realized why the humans called this place ”Grand Caiman Island”. (View large, if the reason for that isn’t quit apparent in the thumbnail here …. ;o))

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If you’ve made it this far, please know

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Ok, I Turned Around…Now What?

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Hey, I heard that click!  What's going on here?????

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 +Rob Lopes +Kim 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#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious  
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery?

Ok, I Turned Around…Now What?
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Hey, I heard that click!  What’s going on here?????

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 +Rob Lopes +Kim 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#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery?

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Another Fine Disguise

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This was from my Wildlife submission for the Spring edition of +Chrysta Rae's Scavenger Hunt…I think it's another one of those #seagullsindisguise  

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 +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +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 +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all  
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts#SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious  
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery?

A Great Blue Heron I found on a river near California’s Mendocino Coast.

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You Wanna See My WHAT?

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Some people say that there is NO such theme as  #SeaGullButtSaturday  or even #Splatterday .  The following people sometimes seem to have other ideas: 
 
+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 +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +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 +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all  
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious  
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

You Wanna See My WHAT?
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Some people say that there is NO such theme as  #SeaGullButtSaturday  or even #Splatterday .  The following people sometimes seem to have other ideas:

+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 +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +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 +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

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How's Your Vision?

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This is a lovely photo from +Robin Griggs Wood, but even more important is the text!
Take a couple of minutes to read this… don't just keep floating wherever life takes you…
  This is not my photo… please comment on +Robin Griggs Wood's post.

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Revealing Your Vision

Do you have a vision for your life? What is it? Do you actually know?

What is "vision"––you know, when we're not talking about something which might involve your optometrist?
The definition of "vision" I'm talking about is:
"The ability to visualize, think about or plan the future."

So, back to: Do you know what your vision is?

If you don't, I can at least tell you what your vision was yesterday, a month ago, a year ago.

Ready?

You're sitting in it right now.

Yep, that's right.

The course, direction, circumstance of your life, as it is right this very minute, is the vision you've been working on. It's the one you've been holding in your mind and it's manifesting itself today.

Do you want to change that?

Here's the how-to. 
First, think about what you want to have or do.

Next, write out a list with those aspirations on it leaving enough space on the side of each to write the obstacles preventing you from getting them. Those items next to your goals will be anything that is not contributing to, or is destroying, what you want to have in life. Include all the things that are stealing your attention, making you angry, sad, nervous or distracted. Include in the first column on the list the things you would be doing "if only __". Include all the "if only"s at the side of each of those, too. Be honest and be as thorough as you can.

As you are writing out your list, notice that everything that you've written to the side of your goals is what you are putting your focus on instead of your goals. Those things are your current "vision" for your life; they are what you are thinking about instead of the vision you really want.

It should be easier to see your vision for your life now, once you weed out the stuff that isn't part of your vision.

The cool thing is, every one of those things you wrote on the side of your goals is an actionable item.
You can actually do something about each one of them. Once you do the actionable item, you don't need to have your focus on it anymore.
Some of them you can even toss away completely! Things like too much web-surfing, horrifying news stories, TV or games that don't contribute to your vision.
(If one of those things you want to toss away is your mother-in-law, you're going to have to be clever about it, though … ;o7)

Don't think that all the FUN is going to go out of your life when you get rid of things that aren't contributing to your vision, just be sure to include "Enjoy life" on your list … :o))

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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.

#PortraitTuesday +PortraitTuesday with thanks to +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel 
#SeaTuesday with thanks to +Julia Anna Gospodarou and +Sea Tuesday

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#TheMagicOfLight  +The Magic of Light with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscapes #hqspportraits

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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images 
available for print at robingriggswood.com

Revealing Your Vision

Do you have a vision for your life? What is it? Do you actually know?

What is “vision”––you know, when we’re not talking about something which might involve your optometrist?
The definition of “vision” I’m talking about is:
“The ability to visualize, think about or plan the future.”

So, back to: Do you know what your vision is?

If you don’t, I can at least tell you what your vision was yesterday, a month ago, a year ago.

Ready?

You’re sitting in it right now.

Yep, that’s right.

The course, direction, circumstance of your life, as it is right this very minute, is the vision you’ve been working on. It’s the one you’ve been holding in your mind and it’s manifesting itself today.

Do you want to change that?

Here’s the how-to.
First, think about what you want to have or do.

Next, write out a list with those aspirations on it leaving enough space on the side of each to write the obstacles preventing you from getting them. Those items next to your goals will be anything that is not contributing to, or is destroying, what you want to have in life. Include all the things that are stealing your attention, making you angry, sad, nervous or distracted. Include in the first column on the list the things you would be doing “if only __”. Include all the “if only”s at the side of each of those, too. Be honest and be as thorough as you can.

As you are writing out your list, notice that everything that you’ve written to the side of your goals is what you are putting your focus on instead of your goals. Those things are your current “vision” for your life; they are what you are thinking about instead of the vision you really want.

It should be easier to see your vision for your life now, once you weed out the stuff that isn’t part of your vision.

The cool thing is, every one of those things you wrote on the side of your goals is an actionable item.
You can actually do something about each one of them. Once you do the actionable item, you don’t need to have your focus on it anymore.
Some of them you can even toss away completely! Things like too much web-surfing, horrifying news stories, TV or games that don’t contribute to your vision.
(If one of those things you want to toss away is your mother-in-law, you’re going to have to be clever about it, though … ;o7)

Don’t think that all the FUN is going to go out of your life when you get rid of things that aren’t contributing to your vision, just be sure to include “Enjoy life” on your list … :o))

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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.

#PortraitTuesday +10121585149280412897 with thanks to +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel 
#SeaTuesday with thanks to +Julia Anna Gospodarou and +Sea Tuesday

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#TheMagicOfLight  +The Magic of Light with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscapes #hqspportraits

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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at robingriggswood.com

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