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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen was born, reared, and now resides in Florida.  She is a down to earth kind of woman with a nurturing love for her fellow man.  Dane's quests for knowledge throughout her life, and her curious desire for adventure have blessed her endlessly.  She is the mother of three wonderful children, who grew up all too soon.  Why must they do that?  She currently basks in her role as a “doting grandmother...and a plant fiend!”



 “Renaissance Woman” as one of her former professors called her fits Dane rather well.  She has so many interests in the ordinary things of life as well as a very BROAD BASED formal education, including: two college degrees, a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  Dane also earned many post baccalaureate credits (60+ in Fine Art and about 27 in Education.) 

Besides the great diversity in her education, Dane is multi-talented in the arts and loves gardening.  She enjoys the four P’s: photography, painting, poetry and plants.  Some of Dane’s paintings and photography are posted on  The following link will take you directly to her art and digital design gallery.  

Her family, friends, photography and plants may be seen on facebook

Please also visit her plant exchange group as well.  Especially if you live in the Suwannee Valley area. SuwanneeValleyFlowerandPlantExchange/.com 



Last, but not least, Dane is a published poet.  Her book, “100 Poems for Life” is available through and Publish, at:  Email Dane directly at with your inquiries  about signed copies.

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Happy Easter!

Blog Posted:4/23/2011 11:55:00 PM
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  1. Date: 4/27/2011 5:21:00 AM
    Hope you had a great Easter as well..cory

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  1. Date: 4/25/2011 10:37:00 AM
    I'm so glad we were able to share an Easter brunch, dear friend. Love you much! Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/25/2011 6:37:00 AM
    Hope you have had a wonderful Easter Dane Ann. I'm late in sending my wishes, but hope it was a wonderful, sunny day for all! (with lots of chocolate bunnies too!)

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  1. Date: 4/25/2011 5:26:00 AM
    Thank you,p.d., Karen, Iolanda, Linda Marie, Andrea, nikko, Michael, Debbie,Catie, and nette, for your Easter Wishes and Comments! May your lives be full of wonder and joy today, and often.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 1:36:00 PM
    happy easter..p.d.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 12:43:00 PM
    Happy Easter to you too Dane and the rest of our Soup family. Karen

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 11:10:00 AM
    Dear Dane Ann, sometimes you just copy the picture (when possible) not the URL and you paste it in the body of the blog (where you write the text). Then somthing with an OK button appears, you click OK and Voila! The picture appears. I did so several times in few of my blogs.It does not work all the time though...but it's worth to try it.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 10:52:00 AM
    Enjoy this blessed day full of God's Resurrection Power and His Luv Dane Ann... spreading His message of luv and hope is key to us as poets.. may u enjoy His choicest blessings my friend with luv..

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 10:24:00 AM
    Andrea, How was sacrament this morning? Did the Primary children sing? My grandsons are living with us, too. We made it to sacrament ontime, but left right after...looks like Jacob is getting pinkeye again. It is running rampant in the county! Didn't want to spread it in the ward. Happy Easter!

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 10:22:00 AM
    Iolanda, Do you copy and paste the url like I did and the picture usually comes up OR am I missing something??? Help!

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 7:42:00 AM
    Dane Ann, I wish you a very happy Easter Sunday. My grandkids are ready for church and we are leaving shortly. It's been good in THAT way to have them living with us. They get hubbie inspired to go to early Sacarament meeting with us!

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 7:35:00 AM
    Happy Easter to you, too, dear Dane Ann. Believe it or not sometimes I just copy and paste a picture directly in the body of the blog. It works most of the times... Love, Iolanda

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 7:33:00 AM
    happy Easter Dane Ann to you and your wonderful family :D hugs your way & cute chick :D!!

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 7:03:00 AM
    A very Happy Easter to you also!!!! and to all of my Soup Family!!! luv Michael

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 6:38:00 AM
    THe sun came out a bit this morning it's so nice to see it again. Happy Easter my Danie! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 5:55:00 AM
    Happy Easter to you, Dane Anne! Hugs, :) Catie

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 1:38:00 AM
    happy easter huggs to you and yours, dear dane!! :) huggs

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  1. Date: 4/23/2011 11:59:00 PM
    I WISH I KNEW HOW TO PUT A PICTURE IN HERE! The link takes you to a little chick photograph that I took a couple of years ago and posted on facebook, today. I hope you will take a look. It's a cute little yellow chick. Happy Easter!

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1/26/2014Theories Are Not FactsOttava rimaangst,faith,religion,scie
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