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Micano Home & Garden Decor Gets a Google 360 Virtual Tour

Micano Home and Garden Decor has been in business since 2003 and is located in the Midtown District of Reno Nevada. If you haven’t been there tour the shop here before you go then head down to Micano and see Sam. You will love the cultural decor, tribal art and reclaimed furniture. Sam works with many local artist’s and a large amount of Micano’s merchandise is local art from #Nevada artist’s.

“If you like rustic, tribal, funky, or organic decor come by check us out. We have lots of unique lamps, wall art, fountains, and more metal art pieces than anyone else in town. 25 percent or so of the art is from right here in Reno.  Shop local, shop Micano’s.” ~Sam Sprague

Sam recently contracted SuePh Photography for a Google 360 Virtual Tour  |  See Inside the interactive tour below

Now that Micano has their Google 360 Virtual Tour this is how their listing comes up on Google Searches. He tells me he had a new customers come down the first day it was published. Want to engage YOUR customers? Call me for a free consultation

and learn more about Google Maps | Google Business Photos.

Micano SEO listing Reno Nevada SuePH SueAnn Tomlinson


Photo of the Moment [7] | River Walk


Weekly Photo Challenge: Today


It had been a long and extremely busy few weeks and on this particular Sunday [yesterday]  I was feeling a bit exhausted. So when I took some time to sit on my front porch which is a favorite part of our new house,  I caught a glimpse and a reminder that on certain days we should be dedicated to rest and relaxation. A Moment in Time as I say to soak in your surrounds and just be.

The last few week have been filled with paperwork to submit for licencing, study, quizzes, photo test shoots and all the necessary steps to start my photography business on top of working a full time J.O.B.  All the while trying to continue to shoot my art images, build my portfolio, market, create leads and talk to people and friends/family about my new business venture. One that is long in coming but shared by many in my circles. My sister-in-law said something really interesting the other day…”Most entreprenuers don’t succeed until their late 30’s early 40’s because of process and learning.” It’s true.

I recently began training to become a Google Trusted Photographer which will be 1 of 3 aspects maybe four of my new business. It’s a arduous and technical process but very rewarding and not considered W.O.R.K. The business will comprise of Google business Photos, Weddings in the summer and Ski Concierge Services in the winter.

But on this particular day I just needed to rest and my front porch afforded me the right to just be and enjoy my surroundings. It was a good two hours….here’s to the beginning of the lazy days of summer……?

What’s Your “Just Be” time in summer? We would love to hear how you spend your free time.

Reno Motel Life

Reno Motel Life is a photo journey down 4th Street. The historic U.S. Route 40, and before that the more historic Lincoln Highway which ran through the heart of Reno along 4th Street. Many businesses arose over the years along the route to take advantage of the highway traffic.  Then in the 1970’s Interstate 80 was built and many of these businesses were bypassed. Many have disappeared all together, the remnants of some remain, others struggle to stay in business, and a few flourish. Today East 4th Street is getting a bit of a revitalization and new businesses are breathing new life into the once dying area.


click HERE for the link to the book I published on this project.

Photo of the Moment

Like the Kodak moment of days long gone “Photo of the Moment” is a random posting of photos by ST Photography, AT Adventures and other contributors. Here we will capture the day, a moment that sparks the creativity or something that simply captures our attention. A quick post with a visual feast. It’s like fast food but is good for you.

If you’d like to contribute to Photo of the Moment use the contact page here

Just for fun here is a blog bit on Eastman-Kodak and the end of an era.

Image Info:  This is the first photo of the moment and was taken in the Lake Tahoe area on the way up the north face of Tamarack Ridge by AT Adventures. A couple powder hounds that ski their hometown hills like the back of their hand.

The huff up after a big line. | B. and Izze | AT Adventures c2012

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