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The Library of Congress Makes Thousands of Fabulous Photos, Posters & Images Free to Use & Reuse via Open Culture

February 16th, 2019 Comments off
Another great collection of free-to-use imagery care of your very own Library of Congress. Your tax dollars (and history) at work! — Douglas
 
The history of the venerable Library of Congress demonstrates the vast importance that the founders of the U.S. accorded to reading and studying. It may be one of the country’s most durable institutions, “the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation,” it proclaims. While partisan rancor, war, and violence recur, the LoC has stolidly held an ever-increasingly diverse collection of artifacts sitting peacefully alongside each other on several hundred miles of shelves, a monument to the life of the mind that ought to get more attention.

A vintage-like Christmas Card for the season – Now for Sale! and Redbubble Contest Entry

October 9th, 2018 Comments off

Kris Kringle 1

Kris Kringle 1

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A vintage-like Christmas Card for the season

This card invokes memories of my own Ohio farm town childhood. 
@redbubble is having a Christmas Card challenge contest — #RBCardChallenge— so I am offering this one up as my entry.

You can order this card right now, if you wish, as it’s in my RedBubble store. — DouglasEWelch.com/shop

There are discounts available, too! 
Buy any 3 cards and get 20% off
Buy any 10 cards and get 30% off
Buy any 50 cards and get 35% off

Your purchase can contain any collection of cards from any design and from any RedBubble artist and receive these discounts.

More Of My Christmas Card Designs Are Also Available

More of My Christmas Card Designs are also available

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A taste of Sicily in Milan via Instagram

September 8th, 2018 Comments off

A taste of Sicily in Milan Granita at Ammu via Instagram

Ammu is basically Sicilian for “Yum!” Cute name and great granita.

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Want to Learn more about Sicily? Check out these books from your local library and Amazon!

Learn more about Milan

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† Books available at the LA Public Library

Cherry Blossoms – Sakura

March 25th, 2017 Comments off

Bewitched Rose

March 20th, 2017 Comments off

The sun through the leaves

March 3rd, 2017 Comments off

Lichen Up Close [Photo]

December 19th, 2016 Comments off

Lichen Up Close

Lichen Up Close

Sometimes observing nature isn’t always about taking in sweeping, scenic, panoramas, but rather about getting up close and personal with it. There is as much to be seen in the micro as in the macro. These lichen caught my attention and I spent s verbal minutes photographing and observing them. You never know what may catch your eye when in nature. 

#nature #lichen #rock #plants #santamonicamountains #smmnra #ig_naturelovers #ig_naturepictures #ig_naturesbest @24earth

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Learn more about the Santa Monica Mountains with these books

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Palm Tree Watercolor from Photo

December 14th, 2016 Comments off

One tiny pomegranate from our young tree via Instagram [Photo]

September 29th, 2016 Comments off

Get these Gerbera Daisy products (and more) exclusively from http://ift.tt/1hfrEWq #flowers #garden #gardenersnotebook #nature #products #plants #technology #home #photography #design via Instagram [Photo]

March 1st, 2016 Comments off