Category Archives: Minnesota

Prairie Sun

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Image by Joyce Meyer

Vimeo Versus YouTube

Best wishes to the class of 2016… Slide show and images by Joyce Meyer

Following is the link to the same size YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=C0_Ru2v0Zow

Both Vimeo and YouTube slide shows are the 960 x 540 option.  Both sites utilized the free plan option and were shared from IMovie.

So, what’s the difference between YouTube and Vimeo?

YouTube is owned by Google, and therefore by linking your YouTube content in with your Google My Business account is most likely to gain you some SEO points. YouTube and Google also give you the ability to stream videos live via Google Hangouts. On the other hand, your videos on YouTube will be subject to more ads and a more cluttered interface.

For businesses looking for higher quality video presentation there is Vimeo. Vimeo will allow you to upload your videos at a higher quality, and less distractions.
~ Symphony.3.com

Another interesting link comparing YouTube and Vimeo:

http://sproutsocial.com/insights/youtube-vs-vimeo-business/

 

All things seem possible in May

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Winters can be long and brutal in Minnesota, but that just makes spring all the sweeter. Optimism fills the air as the soil receives tender seeds and new life spring forth.  Across the road, newborn baby calves are bouncing under the watchful eye of their mothers munching on fresh spring grass.

…and children play.

Lone Tree on the Prairie

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Image by Joyce Meyer

Manfred Township ~ Lac qui Parle County ~ Minnesota ~ 2016

Winter on the prairie

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Angel over Gary, South Dakota

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Image by Joyce Meyer

I see and feel the protection of angels.  Yes, I believe…

View of Gary, South Dakota from  Minnesota in Lac qui Parle County, Manfred Township, on a cold, blustery day ~December 16, 2015.  Touched up a few dust on the sensor spots and tweaked saturation, just a little. White specks are from the blowing snow. Working on a series called “Into the Light” and this was the result on this day due to lens flare.  (Click on the image for a larger viewing window.) ISO 100 / 1/500 / F 16

Maybe I’m just feeling the Christmas spirit, but I see an angel.

Do you see the angel?

Rural America…

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Photography and design by Joyce Meyer

Images captured in southwestern Minnesota.

Let your light shine…

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Blended image by Joyce Meyer

Blend of mother and child with flowers that grow wild in southwestern Minnesota.

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A Recipe for Escape

Escape…
In the deepest, darkest days of Minnesota winter, I feel the need to escape. It is often not practical to escape in the physical sense, but an escape inside the mind is possible anytime.

When you think about it, the sky is the limit whether reading a compelling novel, historical account of days gone by or fulfilling  love of travel with reading and exploring travel blogs.  Mix it together and winter isn’t so bad.

Below are some links to explore:

University of Minnesota Alumni Reading List

We Made it Through Winter   Memoir of Mr. O’Meara’s 9th year – 1906 – in the timber-logging town of Cloquet, Minnesota.

Minnesota Writers On the Map

Best Travel Blogs and Websites

Fashion and history buff?  Try FashionBackwards for a unique , quirky and historical take on fashion trends.

Read about the  Deadly Children’s Blizzard of 1887-1888

Does yoga sound appealing?  Try Yoga For Beginners at DoYogaWith Me.com

Netflix has some interesting documentaries involving cultures around the world, thought-provoking topics and history.  I especially enjoyed Living On One Dollar a Day, an inspiring film of life in Guatemala.

Cuba has been in the news lately with a lifting of travel restrictions and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, also on Netflix,  shows us life inside of Cuba, as well as delicious food choices.

Combine an interesting program with the treadmill or exercise bike and you have a double delightful day.

Yes… the sky is the limit.  Now, excuse me while I dream of faraway lands and exotic places.

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Blend by Joyce Meyer