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George Cousins

North Saanich,British Columbia, Canada

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12 Features in 13 Days, including #200

Journal entry Dec. 14 2009
I’d like to express my thanks to the hosts of the various Groups who have been kind enough to feature my work.It’s an amazing feeling to know that what I post really does strike a responsive chord, and it certainly is a great incentive to always try to do the best I can with my postings.THANK YOU again!

“A Canadian Icon” was featured in # 1 ARTISTS OF REDBUBBLE"
“A Canadian Icon” was featured in All Countries ~ Wetlands ,Ponds,Lakes and Rivers


“Spotlight” was featured in "Mornings & Evenings,Sunbeams and Storms

“Touchdown!” was featured in ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY – your dashboard point of view
THIS IS FEATURE # 200!

“In The Gorge” was featured in National Parks of the World

“St. James

14 Features to start my second year.

Started my second year on RB on Nov.12th.(2009) and I’d like to thank the hosts of the Groups who were kind enough to award me 14 Features as of today, Nov. 30th.
It’s a wonderful start for another year and I very much appreciate the honour.

“River Road” was featured in COUNTRY ROADS / around the World

“Castle In The Clouds” was featured in The 500 to 5000 Viewings Group

“Snowpack,Maligne Lake” was featured in Mountains Across the Globe

“Reflections of Winter, Rocky Mountains” was featured in Around The World

“Foothills Morning” was featured in Communities

“A Canadian Icon” was featured in The Great Outdoors
“A Canadian Icon” was featured in MASTERS OF THE SCENIC
“A Canadian Icon” was fe

2 Features round out my first year..thank you!

Nov. 11, 2009..the end of my first year on RB. Thanks to the hosts for featuring these two images to make up a total of 183 for the year. I am very amazed at that, as it shows that I must have done a few things right! There were also a number of Challenge wins, and some “Top-Tens”, for which I’m also grateful. I’ve made some great new friends all over the world, viewed tons of beautiful art, and learned some new techniques and ways to hopefully do a better job in the future. Thanks to everyone who honoured me with a Feature, made a comment,sent a BM, saved a Favourite, or added me to their Watchlist. It’s been a really great experience!

“Memoriam” was featured in A Place To Call Home

“Christmas Cactus” was featured in Live and Let Live

11 Features and a Top-Ten: Thank you all so much!

Saying “Thank you” to all the hosts and voters seems pretty inadequate, but believe me, it’s heart-felt, sincere and very much appreciated!

“Peggy’s Cove Calendar” was featured in Point and Shooters

“Moods of Mountain Weather” was featured in Point and Shooters

“Valley of the Ten Peaks” was featured in ImageWriting (2/24)
“Valley of the Ten Peaks” was featured in Live and Let Live


“The Assistant” was featured in Going Coastal (2 art per day)

“Fire On The Mountain” was featured in Snow! Glorious Snow!! 2 a day
“Fire On The Mountain” was featured in Sony Shooters


“Athabaska Gorge” was featured in ! # 1 ARTISTS OF RED BUBBLE

“Evening In West Dover” was featured in Ret

5 Days, 9 Features and a Top Ten! Thank you all so much!

I really have no words to express my gratitude to the hosts of the groups who featured the images shown below, and to the folks who voted for my beautiful sailing ship in the Challenge. I also want to congratulate all the other artists who shared the Features and the Challenge with me.

“Eventide” was featured in A Place To Call Home

“Peggy’s Cove Calendar” was featured in Polish Place

“Faces of the Rockies” was featured in ImageWriting (2/24)

“A Home By The Sea” was featured in Going Coastal (2 art per day)
“A Home By The Sea” was featured in Communities

“Rock,Ice and Storm” was featured in Skyscapes

“Moods of Mountain Weather” was featured in Northern landscape

“Dawn’s Early Light”

Four Features, and many thanks.

I am honoured and very,very appreciative to the hosts of these four Groups for Featuring my images. You all have so many great images in your Groups, it’s indeed humbling to have some of mine selected. Thank you all so much!

Early Winter Snowfall, Banff National Park Featured in Northern Landscape

Reflections of Winter,Rocky Mountains Featured in Mountains Across the Globe, and in Point and Shooters

Valley of Fire Featured in At The Edge

5 Features and my Magic "150"

“Siesta Time” was featured in Going Coastal (2 art per day) and in Flotsam & Jetsam
“Afterglow” was featured in Live and Let Live and in All That is Nature
“Sunken Garden No.1” was featured in Happy Haven Photography

Many thanks to the hosts of these groups for featuring my work. The “Magic 150” is a bit special..a while back I thought it would be really nice if I could get 150 features before my first anniversary on RB, which would be November. Getting the 150th. in September was surprising, delightful and quite humbling..all at the same time! I know many others have probably done far better, and I’m happy for them, but I feel very honoured with my own personal milestone. So thanks very much to everyone!

Siesta Time

Afterglow

Sunken…

"A Sea of Islands" was featured in Going Coastal (2 art per day),"Snowdrops" was featured in Snow Days, and "Painted Sky Again" was featured in Retired and Happy. 2 a Day

To the hosts of these Groups, please accept my thanks and appreciation for featuring these images. I am truly honoured.

“A Sea of Islands” was featured in Going Coastal (2 art per day)

“Snowdrops” was featured in Snow Days

“Painted Sky Again” was featured in Retired and Happy. 2 a Day

"Reach For The Sky" ,"St. James Anglican Church-Mahone Bay", "What's Next?" all Featured, and "Castle in the Clouds" wins #2 place in a Challenge!

Thanks very much to the hosts of the Groups shown below, for featuring my images. I’m very pleased to be considered worthy of the honour. Thanks also to those kind folks who voted for “Castle in the Clouds” in the Mountains Challenge of Mood & Ambience Group.

“Reach For The Sky” was featured in Flotsam & Jetsam

“St. James Anglican Church-Mahone Bay” was featured in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses

“What’s Next? was Featured in The World of Maltese Shitzu”

“Castle In The Clouds” was #2 in the Mountains Challenge of Mood & Ambience Group

"Shoot and get Drenched","Fireball Descending","Around The Bend","Over Hill and Dale" and "Touchdown!" all Featured, and WINNING ENTRY – COUNTRY ROADS CHALLENGE- “LET’S GO TO THE MOUNTAINS”

Wow! I’m still amazed at the honour..I can only say THANK YOU to the hosts of Point and Shooters and COUNTRY ROADS / around the World for featuring my works, and another big THANKS to those who voted for my “That Wintry Feeling” and gave me the winning entry in the Country Roads Challenge. You have certainly made my day!

“Shoot and Get Drenched”..featured in Point and Shooters

“Fireball Descending” ..featured in Point and Shooters

“Around The Bend” was featured in COUNTRY ROADS / around the World

“Over Hill and Dale” was featured in COUNTRY ROADS / around the World

“Touchdown!” was featured in COUNTRY ROADS / around the World

“That Wintry Feeling”, Winning Entry – COUNTRY ROADS CHALLENGE- “LET’S GO T…

"The Great Land" was featured in contrasting perceptions…

Thanks so much to the hosts of Contrasting Perceptions. I’m very happy that you liked my image of the great,vast prairies of Western Canada. A place that so many think is flat and boring, and nothing could be farther from the truth. I hope it will give some folks incentive to visit this amazing landscape, all of the thousands of square miles!

Challenge Winner in Backyard Photography

Many thanks to the folks who voted for my Image of “Neighbour’s Rhododendrun”, Winning was a great surprise, considering the many beautiful images that were in the Challenge. I think everyone who entered deserves congratulations for really beautiful work.

"The Castle Revealed" and "That Wintry Feeling" both Featured!

“The Castle Revealed” was featured in Made By Nature – {2 a day}
“That Wintry Feeling” was featured in “All parks”

It’s a thrill to turn on the PC and find I have a new Feature, but to find I have TWO is just too good to be true.
A ton of thanks to the hosts of both groups for your kindness in featuring these two images. It is very much appreciated. I also want to congratulate all the other fine artists who have shared the Features with me. Well done, all of you!

“The Castle Revealed”

“That Wintry Feeling”

First Time to be First Place! New Features Challenge of "Pacific Northwest"

Wow and double WOW! I’ve managed to get into a few Top Ten’s, but this is the first time for First Place! Many thanks to the folks who voted for “Castle in the Clouds” in the New Features Challenge. It was the first posting I ever made on RB, the day I joined, and it’s been the most popular. I’m so glad I waited with shivers and very cold fingers to get that shot. And congratulations to the other terrific artists who are in the Top Ten. I’m sure in some great company!

"As It Was Seen" was featured in A Place To Call Home and also in Retired and Happy-4 a Day Limit

Many thanks to Lori and Laddie for featuring my image “As It Was Seen” in a Place To Call Home, and also to Irene and Richard for featuring the same image in Retired and Happy-4 a Day Limit.
Since the locale is just around the corner from my house, it really is a Place To Call Home, and I’m definitely trying to be Retired and Happy !!

Congratulations,too,to the other featured members of both Groups. I’m proud to be included with you all!

On The Edge was featured in "At the edge"

I’d like to express my thanks to the hosts of “At the Edge” for featuring my image “On The Edge”. I really didn’t think of the similarity of the titles until after it had been posted awhile, but maybe it was a good luck charm..lol! In any case, I’m very happy to be included, and thanks again!

Four New Features: Thank you!

I’d like to give sincere thanks to the hosts of the following groups for featuring the images shown. I greatly appreciate the honor and I’m delighted to be included among so many excellent artists. Thanks again!

“Run Around The Posies!” was featured in A Garden somewhere…..

“Two Giants” was featured in World’s Cruise Ships

“Touchdown!” was featured in Rural Around The Globe

“Early winter snowfall, Banff National Park” was featured in Lakes and Inland Waterways

"Castle In The Clouds",a HOME PAGE FEATURE! June 5th 2009.

My Red-Letter Day on Red Bubble! To have my image of Castle in the Clouds make the Home Page was a stunning surprise. I never expected to get there with any picture, but I’m doubly happy it was this one, being the first post I made when I joined. Thank you, RB!! Sounds inadequate,I know, but very heart-felt.

3 Features! I'm not sure what to say!

I guess all I can say is a heart-felt “THANKS!” to the hosts of Canadian Rocky Mountains for featuring “The Weeping Wall” ,

and to the hosts of Retired and Happy-4 a Day Limit for featuring “Enchanted Evening”

and “Scott’s Bay”.

Very,VERY much appreciated!

Specially Featured Artist on "Going Coastal (4 art per day)"

Well, it’s pretty nice to manage to get to my 78th. birthday, but to be the very first Specially Featured Artist and have 12 of my works featured, on my birthday, was just something that I never thought would happen..EVER!!! On ANY group!! How does one say “thanks” in anything close to an appropriate way? It’s an honour, it’s humbling, and it’s so much appreciated.

Two "giants" Featured!

Many thanks to the hosts for featuring “Glooscap” in “Town Giants”, and “A Queen Arrives” in “World’s Cruise Ships”. Delighted to share the limelight with old friends and new ones.
Glooscap

A Queen Arrives

"Blue Horizon" Featured

Many thanks to the hosts of Retired and Happy- 4 a Day Group for featuring my image “Blue Horizon”. This is very much appreciated, and I’m honoured you found it worthy of inclusion.

Two Features of Cape Breton!

Thanks so much to the hosts of “Canadiana” for featuring “Cap Rouge,Cape Breton Island” and to the hosts of “SEA” for featuring “Cliffs of Meat Cove”.
I appreciate the honour, and also would like to congratulate the other fine artists who share the same Features.

“Cap Rouge,Cape Breton Island”

“Cliffs of Meat Cove”

"Castle in the Clouds" featured again!

Very many thanks to Irene and Cheri for featuring this image in “Retired and Happy, 4 a Day Limit”. This was the very first image I put on RB the day I joined, and I’m more than happy to have it share the features with all the other beautiful works. Very much appreciated!

A Feature in Canadian Historical and Pioneer Sites.

Thanks very much to the hosts for featuring “St. James Anglican Church-Mahone Bay”. One of the most photographed places in Canada is the entrance to the village of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, with a series of churches along the waterfront. Being one of my own favourite places,I’m really happy to see this image was worthy of a Feature.

Wow! Three more Features in about 14 hours!

I’m not sure what to say..you folks have left me at a loss for words, and that usually takes some doing! You know who you are, but others don’t, SOOOO…many,many thanks to the folks at:

SEA for “Just One More Shot”

Lake Superior: Gitchigami for “The Goose of Wawa”

Live, Love, Dream for “Watchful Waiting”

Two features in Flotsam and Jetsam!

It’s always such a surprise to turn on the PC and find I’ve been honoured with another Feature, but to get two at once is indeed something to stop me in my tracks! Thanks very much to you folks at Flotsam and Jetsam, it’s very much appreciated.

Sunday Stroll

I Came From Out There

Feature in "Going Coastal-4 Art Per Day"

Many thanks to the folks at “Going Coastal-4 Art Per Day” for featuring my “Picton Castle”. I love sailing ships and I am so pleased to see this one being honoured, as her home port is in my home province of Nova Scotia and I have been aboard numerous times. It’s also an honour to be among the other fine artists with whom I’m sharing this feature. Congratulations to you all!

Featured as a Members Choice in "Retired and Happy"

Thanks so much to the hosts of Retired and Happy and especially to Ginnymac for featuring my “Dawn’s Early Light” as one of the Members Choice features. Thanks also to Cheri for her patience in finding the image that somehow disappeared and helping me get it reinstated. Being included with the other beautiful images is indeed an honour.

Featured in "Rhododendrons"!

Many thanks to Kalaryder and Skyhorse for featuring my image of my friend’s really big rhodo. I was looking at it yesterday (Feb. 27) and the buds are starting to show.
Looking at the other features, I can only thank you sincerely for the honour of being featured with so many beautiful images.

"Someday...", my Fourth feature in a day!

I was stunned earlier today, but now I’m just sitting down and staring at the screen! My image “Someday..” has been featured in “Going Coastal(4 Art per day)”. Thank you so much, E.R and Linda, I really don’t know what else to say. I’ve always had a personal love for this image because when I saw the two boys it brought back so many memories of my own youth, when I was doing the same thing. Wondering what was over the horizon and if I’d ever get the chance to see it. I’m glad it was worthy of being featured along with the other beautiful works.

"Castle in the Clouds" featured again!

It was the very first image I posted on RB, and it’s been the most viewed. I’m very proud that it’s been featured in AMERICAS ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free – Expressions of Artists. Thinking back to that day when I pulled off the road into a pile of snow and got out of the car to wait for the right moment which might have never happened. How often have we all done something similar? It’s what makes photography so fascinating, even when the weather does it’s best to be a bit unpleasant. Thank you so much, Sharon and Marjorie, you do me honor and I am grateful.

"Daffodil" featured in "Spring Blooms"

Thanks to Rachel and the folks at “Spring Blooms”! I like flowers but I’ve never taken too many photos of them. I think you’ve just given me a great incentive to do a lot more!
I’m honoured to share my feature with all the other really beautiful images. Very much appreciated!

"The Great Land" featured in "Horizons"

I am proud to have my image “The Great Land” featured in “Horizons”, and I must also apologize for being a little late in acknowledging this honour. I"m not sure how it happened, and I do want to thank the folks at “Horizons” for according me this tribute. It is very much appreciated!

"Ocean Dreaming No.1" Featured!

Saying “Thank You” when getting a Feature seems to be so inadequate, as it’s a honour that deserves better words. But I’m sure you folks at “Going Coastal(4 Art per Day” know how much I appreciate being selected. It’s also very encouraging and makes me strive to keep learning and try to do my best.

Two Features in "Going Coastal"!

Thank you so much to the folks at “Going Coastal” for featuring “Waiting” and “Peggy’s Cove Evening”.I am especially proud to honour this tiny little fishing village which I have visited and loved for just over 50 years.

Wow! Two Features!

Pinch me, I’m not sure I’m awake! Just got home and found I have two new features!
“Castle in the Clouds” in MASTERS OF THE SCENIC, and “Windblown Lady” in Going Coastal(4 Art Per Day).And also a Featured Member in MASTERS OF THE SCENIC!

I’ve only been in these two Groups a very short time, and all I can say is..THANK YOU ALL! It’s an honour and very much appreciated.

Features 33 to 50

Really Big T
Featured in “Town Giants”
33

Roger’s Pass (1)
Featured in “Snow, Glorious Snow”
34

Old Woman Bay
Featured in “Polish Place”
35

Misty Afternoon
Featured in “Harbour Life” 36
also in the Top 10 in the Challenge


Darkness and Light
Featured in “Severe Weather”
37

Cloake Hill Sunset
Featured in “Sony Shooters”
38

Castle in the Clouds
Featured in “Masters of the Scenic” 39
Featured in “AMERICAS ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free – 40
Featured in “Retired and Happy, 4 a Day Limit” 41
Featured in “Pacific Northwest” 42
Featured in “Happy Haven Photography” 43
Featured in “Canadiana”
44

  1. in the Mountains Challenge of “Mood & Ambience”
  • in the Landscapes Challenge of “The…