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2014 B - Spring Came Very Late

I have to laugh at my description of my 2013 Spring gallery, talking a ...

Updated: Jun 01, 2014 8:02am BST

2014 Gardens

Garden flowers, foliage plants, and garden settings for the calendar y ...

Updated: Aug 26, 2014 8:04am BST

Current Daily Photos - It's About the Journey

2014 is the second calendar year of my participation in this wonderful ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2014 9:00am BST

Older DailyPhotos #4

I've divided my older DailyPhotos posts into smaller galleries, number ...

Updated: Sep 03, 2014 5:16pm BST

Your Bio

June 2011 - time for a new profile on smugmug.
My name is Elizabeth Jacob. I'm a retired scientist living in southeast Michigan. I travel when I can, and love traveling vicariously through the photos of others. Nature - experiencing it, learning about it, photographing it, sharing my love of it - are passions for me. The subjects of other photographers that interest me and engage me aren't limited to nature and travel, though.

My plans to create one or more collections of my own very most favorite images are still pending, with only a partial selection of favorite nature photos on public display. I hope to expand on that, finishing the nature photos and moving on to travel and to miscellaneous photos in the coming months.

I have recently begun to blog on wordpress, inspired by a number of other smugmug users who have chosen to use that service. My blog is still very much in a stage of infancy, but if you're interested in reading my thoughts on how words and images, mine and others, affect my life I hope you'll check out

Also, I've created a gallery under my 'Public Collections' category to which I will collect virtual copies of each of my photos that I actually blog about ). The captions of those photos will contain links to relevant blogs. Constructive feedback, either on the blogs or the photos, is welcome. FYI, don't expect any "how to" blogs. I barely know myself how I do what I do. I'm not about to try to tell anyone else how to do what I do.

I have decided to continue to make my pictures available for downloading, so I’ll repeat what I wrote in my original profile:

Feel free to use any of my pictures for any personal use. If, for any strange reason, you want to use them for commercial purposes, remember that they're all copyrighted, and you need to check with me.

If you prefer communicating directly, rather than via comments to photos or galleries, you can contact me at an email address that I reserve exclusively for things related to photography:

Or you can use the email address that is supplied to some users when I leave comments. Either one is OK with me. I always love to hear from people.

As before, I hope you enjoy my pictures! To find all of my most recent uploads, just use the photo timeline searcher at the bottom of this page.

Gallery Categories


13 galleries with 1032 photos

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All Recent Uploads

8 galleries with 368 photos

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Structures & Materials - man made

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27 galleries with 1427 photos

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Seasons of the Year

27 galleries with 2640 photos

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11 galleries with 666 photos

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Conservatory Plants

26 galleries with 2193 photos

Updated: Aug 29, 2014 3:43pm BST


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11 galleries with 515 photos

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7 galleries with 363 photos

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Places - By Type

14 galleries with 796 photos

Updated: May 02, 2014 12:00pm BST


54 galleries with 2935 photos

Updated: Apr 06, 2014 10:15pm BST

Travel - International

54 galleries with 5000 photos

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Collections - Public

2 galleries with 19 photos

Updated: Jun 11, 2012 1:04pm BST

Personal Favorites

1 gallery with 70 photos

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