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Para todos mis amigos de Flickr y de Facebook, dedico esta linda Camelia, con mucho Carino, deseando que pasen un dia muy plasentero, lleno de mucha alegria y muchos abrazo.


1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.


One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence) in human history. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.


2021: RISING GARDENS are a defiant creative call for revival, restoration and transformation. They are, in many ways, a compassionate call for justice – because one of the greatest injustices of our time has been the destruction and eradication of Mother Earth, parallel to the ongoing and escalating gender-based violence. We cannot keep the ongoing extraction of women’s labour and earth’s produce, with no gratitude to both. We must honor and protect the Earth and women in order for any future life to exist.


To make a garden grow is to love.

To keep a community alive is to love.

Create and grow gardens.

Dance in them.

Raise the Vibration with your hands and bodies.



MAHOGANY sings at 1 Billion Rising in Second Life

📆 February 14th

🕕 6 A.M. SLT

✈ Your ride:


OBR in Second Life - More About The Music

Valentine's Day 2012 - DSC_6862

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” ― Paulo Coelho


My goodness, a big thank you all for the wonderfulness of this comment-fest ... ♡


For those who were wondering how this was done ... one red cardboard cut out heart, my sweet boy always willing to ham it up in front of the camera for the pose, then about 20 photos of the scene as he threw the heart around like a paper plane, all the while with the camera in the same position and on the same manual focus as the original posed image. Some time and many layers in photoshop later ...

Right on the target

But wide of the mark

What I thought was fire

Was only the spark

The sweetest melody

Is an unheard refrain

So lower your sights,

But raise your aim

Who broke my heart?

You did.. you did

Bow to the target

Blame Cupid, Cupid

Just shoot that poison arrow through my heart.


Lyics from Poison Arrow - ABC


----> Photo Of The Day <-----


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Rumi - Love


Love came, and became like blood in my body.

It rushed through my veins and

encircled my heart.

Everywhere I looked,

I saw one thing.

Love's name written

on my limbs,

on my left palm,

on my forehead,

on the back of my neck,

on my right big toe...

Oh, my friend,

all that you see of me

is just a shell,

and the rest belongs to love.


translation by Shahram Shiva


I love color, don't you? My husband has gotten me a lot of red roses in his time...he is so sweet! ...but what I really like is an assortment of color! beautiful! so that is what he gets me ready to please!


Valentine's Day, 2012

2/9/2012, I decided to do my first winter photoshoot with a beautiful brunette model we will call "Lisa" to protect her identity and privacy. She wears stylish high heels and walking through the cold ice and snow in open toed shoes would have to be the sign of a genuine model.


"Lisa" has many fantastic poses which I liked. We took some shots around a river and also a frozen pond. I particularly like some of the shots on and around a really old bridge. She is very cold during this photoshoot, but she hides it very well.


If you like this shot, you may also like this photo: During Summer, 2009, I did a great photoshoot with a brunette model named Amy who is very attractive.


Also, there is a really good, growing Flickr group named Women beauties, that I administer. If you want to join, you're more than invited to become a part of my group:


Happy Valentine's Day to all my flickr friends. May you experience the greatest joy and love from being with those you love!


photographed at the Rotary Botanical Gardens

Janesville, Wisconsin



Explore, Febuary 12, 2012, #415 [dropped]

Artist: Daniel Brown

For Valentine's Day 2012 is an origami box of chocolates! Box with lid, 15 truffles, and dividers all made from a single uncut square of paper!


Crease pattern is here:

For Macro Mondays "Starts with the letter C" ~ Candy corn.


113 Pictures in 2013 ~ #73 Something old.

"Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason – all the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911." Lewis Black

(quoted in the May 2012 Reader's Digest)


"Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company." Wikipedia


And this dish of candy corn has been sitting out in my living from for about a year, since Valentine's Day 2012. It's old!


Taken at The Regency, Laguna Woods, California. © 2013 All Rights Reserved.

My images are not to be used, copied, edited, or blogged without my explicit permission.

Please!! NO Glittery Awards or Large Graphics...Buddy Icons are OK. Thank You!


Have a grand day, my Flickr friends! Thanks so much for every comment and fave!

Artist: Daniel Brown


New for Valentine's Day 2012 is a box of chocolates!

Crease pattern is here:

I spent a week refining the design to get the color change and proportions correct, this is the Lite version with 6 pieces inside. It's made from a single 12" square of tissue foil.

Ivan, born July 2004. Hazel, born December 2011. Floyd, born June 2003.

Note: Ned, born April 2011, lurking somewhere nearby.

A good card is worth of a thousand diamonds

There’s a lot of love on the grid at the moment as our virtual, and real worlds, gear up for the ultimate day of love…Valentine’s Day.


However, there is something else happening on Valentine’s Day, also in both worlds….One Billion Rising.


What is One Billion Rising. The website for the event in the real world says:


“One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.”


In Second Life we mark the day with 24 hours of art, poetry, writings, music and dance, across four sims, as we rise against the injustices of women across the globe. This year’s theme, as last year’s, is Solidarity.


Read More and get all the credits at The Glamour Sauce


Wish you a happy Valentine's Day, y'all ♥


Mong mọi người hạnh phúc bên người mình yêu nhoeeeeeeeeeeee :x

Dù không có người yêu thì ít nhất Lễ tình nhân cũng có ý nghĩa nhất định mà :x

Nên single không có lí do gì phải tủi hổ, buồn bã hết :x


Iloveyou,husbieeeeeeee ♥

On this Valentine's Day !!!

Love this Song too :

Rusty [ reluctantly] posing for me on a rainy Valentine Day.


Phải chi mình off trễ một tí,

phải chi mình kiềm chế ham muốn ăn uống 1 tí,

(phải chi Jake onl sớm 1 tí) =))))










thì tối nay mình đã hông phải bơ vơ ngồi ôm Face ở nhà 1 mình gồi :(


365 Radio - Valentine's Day 2012 ♥


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Happy Valentine's Day! I really wanted to use Sweethearts for last year's 365 but I was in India sooo better a year-late-than-never :) (last year was batman)


quote by my friend.



Love is in the air!

Tumblr I Ipernity I Photo Vogue I art commerce


Love is in the air, and apparently it is in my driveway, too.


Set: Most Interesting

Happy Valentine's Day!


©2012 LKG Photography

Happy Valentine's Day to all my Flickr friends........

This is the shot I taken outside the Hong Kong Harbor View Hotel, TshimShazui, Kowloon before Christmas.


These chocolates are built like a Christmas tree, about 3 storey high. I am using the 100-300mm Len to take this shot.


I decided to use this shot to mark 2012 Valentine's Day!


Thank you for all the loves; encouragement, supports; visits given all these while on flickr.


You all are my very best Valentine's.


I appreciate your everything......


Here is the link for the explanations' on why Chocolate would trigger "Felling of Love"!


No matter you are cat lover or not, wish you have a Happy Valentine's Day 2012.

( Share this card to your lover! )

It was Valentine's Day 2012 when we brought Guinevere home to meet Shogi.

She was 3 months old at the time.

This is what she looks like today just a year on.


Below is my little tribute to Guinevere to celebrate of her arrival.


Happy Valentine's everyone and thank you for stopping by.



Here is a link to a short video (just 1 and 1/2 mins) on the day we brought Guinevere home

Valentine's Day 2012. My wife and I went out to Barrier Lake in Kananaskis Country to sit in our sleeping bags and stargaze. As luck would have it the Aurora were out late too and they got stronger as the night went on. Got this shot on the way back to Calgary, it was about 1AM (on a school night no less).


I noticed the EXIF info got lost in the shuffle:

Nikon D7000 w Tokina 11-16 2.8 @ 11mm

15 Seconds at f2.8

ISO 1600

Edited in Lightroom 3 (crop, sharpen, noise)

I had another shoot with this sweet little one this week (2-2-12) to get some Valentine's Day shots for a surprise gift for her daddy :)


Again, I'm posting a bunch of these for her mom to see them all together in a set.


Edited in PSE with Topaz Adjust 5. Full color version is below.

Our new baby Guinevere who came to live with us on valentine's day 2012

Valentine's Day 2012 is on Tuesday February 14. This calendar photo has a red heart around February 14. Happy Valentine's Day!

Meow........Happy Valentine's Day 2012 !

No tengo todo lo que quiero............ pero quiero todo lo que tengo


Created with fd's Flickr Toys


This was graffiti from the outside of the Metropolitan Building in Detroit. I thought since this was Valentine's Day it would be a cool urbex greeting card to all my terrific flickr friends :) Thanks for all the support and comments/views/faves...I greatly appreciate it! Hope everyone has a great day!

Last Valentine's Day one...a bit late but it's such a great holiday it should last all week ;-)

Where did January go? I'm glad February is here as the days are getting longer/ warmer and I love Valentine's Day ~


I'm still in a photo funk.....but hopefully February will be a better month~ I will only be posting sporadically and commenting when time allows.


More below.

please view on black


It was just amazing to see this guy walking on a 150m (500 foot) slackline!


cologne - 05/2012

listening to POLIÇA - i see my mother


Poliça (often written as Polica) is a Minneapolis indie rock band with an electronic and R&B sound. The band was founded in 2011 by Ryan Olson and Channy Leaneagh who had previously collaborated in the soft rock band Gayngs.


The band said that "Poliça" means "urgent action" in Polish. According to Channy Leaneagh, it's Polish for "policy", and she sees it as a reference to an unwritten code that guides the members when they play together, as well as its work ethic.


Their first album, Give You the Ghost, was released on Valentine's Day, 2012 and received praise from critics, including Grammy winner and Bon Iver founder Justin Vernon who told Rolling Stone, "They're the best band I've ever heard." Two tracks on the album feature vocals by Bon Iver's Mike Noyce.


Rolling Stone's review of the album said that Leaneagh's "focused, tender voice cascades over dense fields of minor key electronics, backed by funked-up bass and a swarm of percussion. It's the sound of heartbreak and celebration happening simultaneously." Consequence of Sound's review said that "the post-prog-rock percussion and mellifluous bass, along with Channy Leanagh's Auto-Tuned swan songs, re-shape the intersection of rhythm and blues."


In March 2012, the band played at SXSW in Austin, Texas, where NPR wrote that "Polica appears on the brink of something more worldwide, thanks in part to polished and propulsive, word-of-mouth-inducing live shows like this one. Where Give You the Ghost gives the suggestion of a subdued live presence, Polica's stage show heads to somewhere approaching the opposite extreme — a welcome jolt of beauty and power." The Huffington Post review of Poliça's SXSW performance said that "Poliça makes moody music that will stick to your bones. This band is going to be huge."


source: wikipedia

because i am not an "I Love You" person.


Happy Heart's Day Flickrmates!

I made this for my bf for Valentine's Day 2012.


It's inspired by the last scene of Cinderella before the book closes.

I was inspired to cook a better-than-average meal for Valentine's Day, 2012. Haddock fillets were on sale at a local store for $4.99 a pound, so I started there. Having been burned, in the past, by choosing too many time-consuming dishes for the same meal, I planned carefully. The baked haddock would be the star. While it was cooking, I'd steam the asparagus & make the sauce. I had washed cauliflower flowerets & put them in water in the fridge to crisp & had made pickled fresh beets the day before. Neither of those required cooking. Just before I started preparing the haddock, I assembled a simple fruit salad for dessert. I was aiming for a dinner that would be attractive to the eye, as well as delicious! I chose my serving pieces ahead of time, too--delicate Asian celadon (fish design!) & Japanese patterned china. Our wine came from a fun tasting trip we took, here in New York, to the Tousey Winery in Germantown--The Queen of Clermont--a well-balanced dry white wine with a touch of sweetness:

So, here was my menu--Baked Haddock with Ritz Cracker Crumbs & Shrimp Cheddar Cream Sauce, Raw Cauliflower with Bleu Cheese Dip, Pickled Beets, Steamed Asparagus Cuts, & Fresh Fruit Salad. Everything turned out tasty & was ready at, approximately, the same time. I guess I haven't forgotten how to cook! Recipes to follow:


Baked Haddock with Ritz Cracker Crumbs


1 lb. haddock (or other white fish) skinless fillets (2 fillets), rinsed & patted dry

1/4 c. (4T.) butter, melted

3 T. white cooking wine (other dry wine)

1 T. lemon juice

10 Ritz (or other buttery cracker), crackers, crushed in a plastic bag with

1/4 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed, & 1/2 tsp. dried parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Crush crackers with dry seasonings. Melt butter, wine, & lemon juice in the microwave oven in a flat container large enough to allow dipping the fish fillets. Locate a baking dish large enough to lay the fillets flat, in a single layer, & lightly coat with cooking oil.


Dip rinsed fillets in the butter mixture & place them in a flat layer in the baking dish. Sprinkle crumbs evenly on top of the fillets & drizzle the remaining butter mixture over the top. Bake in the center of the oven for approximately 30 minutes. Fish should flake easily with a fork & should look opaque. Don't overcook! Serves 2-3 & can be topped with Shrimp Cheddar Cream Sauce. During my childhood years, my mom made baked fish with cream sauce. My recipes are variants of hers, as well as an amalgamation of several I found on the Internet, combined with my years of cooking experience. I owe my starting place of a Ritz cracker topping to my sister, who lives in New England & is married to a Mainer. She has more experience cooking haddock than I do!


Shrimp Cheddar Cream Sauce


2 T. butter

2 T. flour

1 c. milk

1 T. cooking sherry

Dash of paprika

Dash of curry powder

1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

4 oz. can small shrimp, drained & rinsed


Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan. Whisk in flour & cook for a couple of minutes, until well-blended. Stir in milk & sherry & bring slowly to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add cheese & shrimp & stir until warm. Serve with baked seafood.


My cauliflower was served with a commercial bleu cheese dressing.


Pickled Beets


3-4 medium-sized cooked fresh beets, sliced or 1 can of sliced beets

1 c. cider vinegar (raspberry vinegar is another choice, for added flavor)

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 cinnamon stick

6 whole cloves

1 tsp. whole allspice


Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pan. Bring to a boil & simmer for 5 minutes. Cool & refrigerate. This is a recipe I remember fondly from childhood. I got it from my mom.


To prepare the asparagus, I simply broke off the tough ends of fresh asparagus spears, washed them, cut them into bite-sized pieces & steamed them until just tender in a small amount of water in a covered sauce pan.


Fresh Fruit Salad


1 ripe banana, chopped into small pieces & coated with 2 T. lime juice

1 medium-sized blood orange, sectioned

1 ripe kiwi fruit, chopped into small pieces

6 ripe strawberries, sliced length-wise (heart-shaped)

4-6 maraschino cherries, quartered

2 T. maraschino cherry juice


Combine all ingredients & chill.


I hope you'll enjoy seeing my meal & may be inclined to try some of the dishes for yourself! Bon appetit!


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