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#Fmgram: Green living writer shares family moments

Visiting my parents' organic farm in Wisconsin. We try to visit often but it's a must when the baby animals start arriving!1 / 5
The marquee of the Fargo Theatre on April 26. Both of my daughters were in FM Ballet's production of "Alice in Wonderland." What an incredible experience!2 / 5
Sunshine in Fargo ...3 / 5
The loves of my life during a recent event involving Christopher. He does so much for our community; needless to say, I'm extremely proud of him.4 / 5
I'm not a huge fan of the selfie ... I don't even really like the name, "selfie." My nephew, my go-to selfie expert, advises "embarrassing amounts of practice" to perfecting the selfie. I'm not there yet.5 / 5

FARGO - Wendy Gabriel was hooked on Instagram as soon as she started using the popular photo and video-sharing network in January 2013.

"I fully intended to follow only a handful of family and friends so I could keep up with what they were doing, but the moment I posted my first photo, I was hooked," she said.

Gabriel, a Fargo-based green living freelance writer who also runs http://mygreenside.org, said Instagram speaks to her as a visual person in a way other social media can't.

Many of the photos she shares through her account (@mygreenside) with her 175 followers show scenes of family life with husband and WDAY radio host Christopher Gabriel and their two daughters, Caleigh and Cadence. But Gabriel said Instagram also has become a way to promote causes and businesses she's passionate about - and share the beauty of Fargo.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Ryan Johnson at (701) 241-5587

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson has been a Forum reporter since 2012 and previously wrote for the Grand Forks Herald.

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