MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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MR. & MRS. CARDINAL

BIRD (MALE CARDINAL) WIKIPEDIA.jpgEveryday, Mr. Cardinal stops by several times throughout the day to feed at my feeder. He is so handsome in his red coat of feathers! I usually catch him at the feeder, on the shepherd’s hook, or on the porch railing. I keep a chair in front of the glass storm door and my camera on an end table in the living room. Whenever I spot him, I grab my camera. As soon as I start to tiptoe toward the door, he immediately takes off. He does it every time I try to sneak his picture. As I mentioned in an earlier post, he’s quicker than a speeding bullet and a streak of lightning!

Yesterday, he brought Mrs. Cardinal with him.BIRD (FEMALE CARDINAL) WIKIPEDIA.jpgShe is very beautiful in her brown and red coat of feathers! I can see why he married her. 🙂 The two of them were side by side on the porch railing right by the door, so I could see them very clearly.  As usual, I grabbed my camera and started to quietly tiptoe toward the door. But I don’t have to tell you what happened, do I? Yep, you got it! Both of them hastily took off together.

No, these aren’t pictures of them. 😦 I wish they were. These photos are courtesy of Wikipedia. However, I am still determined to get their pictures with my camera. If anyone can help me to succeed in doing so, please feel free to share your ideas with me because I am a desperate photographer trying to get at least one really nice closeup of this beautiful couple together (and at the rate I’m going, I’ll even settle for one of them.) 🙂

As always, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

(Photos Courtesy of Wikipedia)

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VIDA DISCOUNTS

VIDA AZALEA PARADE TEEPlease shop my VIDA Signature collection of men’s and women’s scarves and women’s tops to help me become a Slate artist by selling 10 pieces.

This is what you’ll get:

15% towards your purchase using code welcome15-0602

OR

$50 off your purchase of $250+ using code welcome50-0602

Discount offers expire 6/9/2016, Midnight PST

Also, customers who buy my 1st 10 pieces will each receive a $25.00 USD VIDA gift card.

ADDITIONAL OFFERS:

  • Customers who buy my next 15 pieces will each receive a $20.00 USD VIDA gift card
  • Customers who buy my next 25 pieces will each receive a $15.00 USD VIDA gift card

As always, thank you so much for your support!

From my heart ❤ to yours <3!

Maxine 🙂


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MY ZAZZLE WALL DECOR COLLECTION

wall_clock_magnolia-r87ff12b83ec84f379152afc9b839ab2a_fup1y_8byvr_325Hello again! This time, I’d like to introduce you to some of my wall decor on Zazzle. The photos are also from my Nature’s Finest art gallery. I have created these designs on Zazzle so that you can order them as is. However, if there is a print you would like but don’t see, please feel free to let me know so that I can add it to my Zazzle collection. Also, please keep in mind that you still have the option of customizing your own designs from my Nature’s Finest website. Just contact me and let me know what you want.

WOOD WALL ART

WALL PANEL ART

flowers (multi) canvas print

CANVAS PRINT

From my heart ❤ to yours <3!

Maxine 🙂

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MY ZAZZLE GREETING CARDS COLLECTION

congratulations cardHello, everyone! For those of you who haven’t seen them, I’d like to introduce you to my new Zazzle Greeting Cards Collection. So far, I have a total of ten cards, but I’ll be adding more. All of the photos are from my Nature’s Finest art gallery. Please take a few minutes to visit my Zazzle store where you’ll find a selection of various items I’ve created just for you.

thank u card

get well card

care&amp;concerncard

best wishes card

As always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours <3!

Maxine 🙂

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“GUESS WHO” (BOOK CONTEST)

TFH Hello, everyone!  I’ve added another book contest to the other three that I’m currently hosting.  This one is called “Guess Who.”  The first person to correctly answer the following question will win this beautiful, framed, 8×10, matte-finish print (a value of approximately $15.00) from my Nature’s Finest “Magnolia” collection.

QUESTION:  One of my characters from my book “TIME FOR HOPE” makes a recurring role in my book “IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.”  What is this character’s first and last name?

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Well, there you have it.  I’ll also post a link for this contest on the BOOKS page of my main website along with the other three contests.

Now, go READ, PLAY, and WIN!

From my heart ❤ to yours <3!

Maxine 🙂

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” A Year In Review”

A TRUE SURVIVOR, my dear friend, Kim Goodloe!!! 🙂 ❤

Heart Of Gold

January : Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Celebration

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February: American Heart Month

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Dekalb County Board of Commissioners Meeting: Decatur, Ga

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Go Red Lobby Day at the Georgia State Capital

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Sharing  my story of survival at the Georgia State Capital;

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March:  Georgia State Capital

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Celebrating Children’s Day

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April: National Walking Day; Stone Mountain Park

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May: Promoting Awareness at Kiss 104,1 Radio Station

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Celebrating  National Stroke Month at Gwinnett Medical Center

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Make a Heart For Health Art Project;

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June:

Twenty-Second Wedding Anniversary Celebration: true blessing

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Victor & Kimberly Goodloe

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Sharing Pictures  from Chick-fil-a  Home Office Tour

Atlanta, Ga.

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July: Heart Valve Ambassador Training; American Heart Association’s National Center: Dallas Texas: AMAZING, AMAZING experience

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Heart  Ambassador Team

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National  Volunteer Ambassador: newly established 

American Heart Association’s

Heart Valve Ambassador Team; representing the State of Georgia

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August: Painting For a Purpose: Heart Walk Fundraiser.

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Congressman David Scott’s  Annual Health…

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