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Lora Shank

all тнaт glιттerѕ ιs noт gold∵∴✧ adмιn • @dof.addicts@dofnature мod • ιgerѕ_oғ_wv co-ғoυnder • @moody_tones

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One of the greatest gifts are those invisible to the eyes but felt deeply by the heart. What we can see is usually just a small fraction of what is possible. Imagination is having the vision to see what is just below the surface – to picture that which is essential, but invisible to the eye. . Have a beautifully blessed day, my friends! ♡ . . Made with Sony a7ii Helios 44 2 50mm vintage lens

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cнooѕe тo lιve wιтн graтιтυde ғor тнe love тнaт ғιllѕ yoυr нearт, тнe peace тнaт reѕтѕ deep wιтнιn yoυr ѕpιrιт, and тнe voιce oғ нope тнaт wнιѕperѕ, “all тнιngѕ are poѕѕιвle.” . . Have a beautifully blessed day, my friends! ♡ . . Made with Sony a7ii Helios 44 2 50mm lens

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perнapѕ тнe вυттerғly ιѕ prooғ тнaт yoυ can go тнroυgн a greaт deal oғ darĸneѕѕ yeт вecoмe ѕoмeтнιng вeaυтιғυl εïз ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ . When I read this quote it made me stop and think about it… It’s true. Some of the most beautiful souls that I know have been through some very difficult things in life. Yet, they are the most forgiving, loving and compassionate people that I know. You know, the type of people that ask ‘How are you doing?’ and really stop to listen and truly care about you. That is Something Beautiful . . Have a blessed day, my friends! . This is another one of my babies that emerged this morning. . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage #monarchbutterfly

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•|| exquisite ||• something that is beautiful, delicate or of the highest quality .∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵.∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴ Have a blessed day, my friends! ♡ . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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When someone gives you their time, they are giving you a portion of their life that they will never get back. It’s one of the most precious gifts you can receive. Don’t waste it. ♢.∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴♢.∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴♢ . Have a blessed day, my friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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Shine Bright like Diamonds . ♢.∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴♢.∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴∵∴♢ . We have a spider that builds his web at our patio door Every Day. I remove it often and it’s back the next day! This morning the light was shining on it so I decided to make it photography subject. I grabbed my bag of vintage lenses and started shooting. I ended up with a bunch of photos with some crazy bokeh! #bokainewarz . . Have a blessed weekend, my friends! ♡ . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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Monarch Butterfly ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ • The Monarch butterfly can cumulatively lay about a maximum of 250 eggs per day at the rate of one egg at a time. The witnessed highest number of eggs laid by a monarch butterfly in captivity is 1179. • These butterflies use their eyes to locate flowers, they use their antennas to smell the nectar and the minute receptors lodged in their feet called “tarsi” come in handy to taste  sweet substances • Adult monarchs feed on nectar and water by sipping on it using a sucking tube called proboscis that lies coiled under the head when not in use • • In the video is a Male Monarch. If you notice the 2 black dots on the wings, near the lower part of his body. The Dots are what indicates male or female. . . #savethemonarchs #monarchbutterfly

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Monarch Chrysalis ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ As the monarch sheds its exoskeleton for the final time as a caterpillar, it forms a chrysalis. Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar begins its transformation into a butterfly. The first few hours of the chrysalis (pupa) stage is delicate, as the exoskeleton is soft and weak. After 8-10 days, you’ll see the monarch wing colors and patterns quite clearly. This is when the monarch is ready to emerge from the chrysalis (eclose). The monarch pushes its way out, and grabs hold of the exoskeleton. At first the monarch looks unbalanced, with a huge abdomen and tiny, folded wings. Within minutes the wings expand to their full size. The butterfly waits about an hour or so to dry its wings and prepare for flight. -National Wildlife Federation #savethemonarchs #monarchbutterfly #macromonday

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Raising Monarchs ꕥ•••••••••••••••ꕥ•••••••••••••••ꕥ . Someone recently asked me “Why do you put the caterpillars in cages?” I put them in cages to raise them until the beautiful Monarch butterfly emerges. Then, I release them. Monarchs have a very low survival rate of surviving on their own, less than 10%, some say only 2% survive. They fall prey to birds, spiders, praying mantis, flies and many other insects. Also, chemicals on plants and diseases. Last year was my first time raising Monarchs. I released about 25 butterflies. This year I’ve released 30 and currently have about 70 eggs and caterpillars. It’s amazing to watch them grow through all stages in about 1 month. . Please ask any questions if you want to know more. 🧡🦋🧡 . #savethemonarchs #monarchbutterfly

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Take a moment to pause and remember who you truly are. Take the time to reflect on the things that have real and lasting meaning in your life. Recognize your blessings. ♡`°•.♡.•°`♡`°•.♡.•°`♡`°•.♡.•°`♡`°•.♡ . Upside down perspective of my water Lilly with a sprinkle of that crazy #bokainewarz . Have a beautifully blessed day, my friends! ♡ . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. . ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . I love the background colors in this photo. It reminds me of a rainbow. These tiny flowers are about the size pencil eraser, they grow on one of my pond plants. . Have a wonderful day, my friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. ♡`°•.♡.•°`♡`°•.♡.•°`♡`°•.♡.•°`♡`°•.♡ . Today, I woke up to the first 6 monarchs emerged from their chrysalis overnight. They’re in my story. . Have a blessed day, my friends! ♡ . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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The beauty of anything lies in its small details. The things that take a little bit of time to notice. ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . Have a blessed day, my friends! . . Made with Canon 6D Pentacon 50mm 1.8

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We do not remember days, we remember moments. Cherish each precious moment of your journey. Because when you finally arrive at your desired destination, I guarantee you, another journey will begin. ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . Have a blessed day, my friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage . #tv_flowers #still_life_nature #flowersandmacro #9vaga9 #9vaga_flowersart9 #9vaga_naturemiracles9 #quest_4_magic #the_gallery_of_magic #bokeh_bliss #dof_brilliance #dark_macro_art #kings_flora #ig_flowers #plotagraph #macroandflora #petal_perfection #pretty_shotz #pr0ject_uno #raw_flowers #dayflash #ourclickdays #macro_brilliance #top_macro #myheartinshots #allthingsofbeauty_ #nb_nature_brilliance #ournaturedays_5k #bestvintagelens

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A heart that welcomes sweet simplicity will appreciate much. ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . I love those beautiful sunsets at the beach! Wishing I was there now. Have a beautifully blessed week, my friends! . Swipe-> . Made with Canon 6D Lens Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM #CanonFanPhoto #canonusa

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do. . ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ . To me, sunflowers are happy flowers. Have a blessed day, my friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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Leт υѕ вe тнanĸғυl every day ғor ғaмιly, ғrιendѕ and all oғ lιғe'ѕ opporтυnιтιeѕ God нaѕ given us.♡ . ⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙⋙♡⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘⋘ . Have a blessed weekend, my friends! . Made with Sony a7ii Canon FD 50mm 1.4 Vintage

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When writing the story of your life, don’t let someone else hold the pen. Make choices every day that align with your values and dreams. . ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ•••••••••••••••••••ꕥ . Have a blessed day, my friends! . . Made with Sony a7ii Meyer Optik Görlitz #Trioplan100 2.8 vintage

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