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Spring IS Coming
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Spring IS Coming
Spring IS Coming
Nothing brings spring into your home like a fresh bouquet of flowers. It has been a long winter, but I do believe that CO is seeing signs of spring.
"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." ~Proverb

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Eivor Kuchta
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    Are you sure? Yes, I do think so, too. Now we HAVE to get spring, after all that snow. A very beautiful spring, I bet, as beautiful as those flowers in your capture! Well done, Melissa!

4/20/2009 5:28:10 AM

 
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I'd agree, except we're told we could get a few snowflakes over the next couple of days. Love these beautiful flowers, Melissa -- nice effects!

4/20/2009 5:36:11 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Beautiful Melissa...We are getting snow and this past week it was in the 70's. Oh well it will melt. =)

4/20/2009 5:38:07 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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A very lovely floral compositioin!!

4/20/2009 5:39:49 AM

 
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Morning Melissa!!!
Oh Yippeee!!!
I so want spring to arrive at your
door very soon!!!!
These flowers are gorgeous!!!
Wonderful springy colors and terrific details!!!
Awesome Shot My Friend!!!

~J~

4/20/2009 5:45:46 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Ahhh, beautiful spring image!!

4/20/2009 5:51:40 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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very pretty...our spring is just about over...i'll just come over for yours...lol

4/20/2009 6:00:18 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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What a gorgeous floral with lovely effects Melissa.

4/20/2009 6:10:11 AM

 
Howard B. Cheek
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Very nice Spring offering Melissa..
I like the feel & look, great effect :)

4/20/2009 6:21:34 AM

 
Vitor Dias
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Lovely work Melissa, well done.
rgds Vitor

4/20/2009 6:23:32 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very nicely captured Melissa! Jeff

4/20/2009 6:28:22 AM

 
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Wonderful image here, Melissa, love your effects!!

4/20/2009 6:56:55 AM

 
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Fantastic effects and beautiful image here, very well presented!

4/20/2009 7:37:54 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Wonderful floral composition with fantastic effects and great lighting, Melissa!!

4/20/2009 7:43:45 AM

 
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Beautiful colors, composition and effects, Melissa!

4/20/2009 8:15:40 AM

 
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Lovely floral Melissa! We are supposed to get snow tomorrow - but hopefully then spring will be here to stay.

beautiful colors and effects!

4/20/2009 8:37:21 AM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Beautiful floral - love the effects!

4/20/2009 10:32:37 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Terrific capture of this beautiful bouquet, Melissa and the effects are outstanding! It looks almost like a 3D image!!

4/20/2009 12:21:43 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Beautiful arrangement! Spring is here and I need to mow again.

4/20/2009 12:47:33 PM

 
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Simply beautiful, Melissa.

4/20/2009 12:56:02 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Beautiful Melissa. Love the color. They would make a great bouquet!

4/20/2009 1:04:17 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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And This is Proof Positive!!
Wonderful Effects Melissa
Fabulous Color!!

4/20/2009 2:06:42 PM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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Everyone else has voiced what I would say... Nicely done grasshopper. P.S. it has been in the 90's here for the past few days and we always send our weather your way...

4/20/2009 2:26:01 PM

 
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Beautiful floral, Melissa.

4/20/2009 5:31:11 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Gorgeous flowers. Yes- spring is here. Isn't it great.

4/20/2009 8:18:57 PM

 
Rachelle D. Carriere
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Excellent floral,with fantastic effects and colors! Great work Melissa!

4/21/2009 9:22:52 AM

 
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Very Pretty!!

4/21/2009 9:59:29 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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THis is so beautiful,Melissa!

4/21/2009 10:49:32 AM

 
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a beautiful floral!

4/21/2009 11:11:11 AM

 
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Wonderful colors and details....Well done!

4/21/2009 11:40:02 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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That's what I love about this time of year....gorgeous floral shots like this one!!!!!!!!!!!

4/21/2009 11:55:03 AM

 
Susan Weisensel
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This is very pretty Melissa
We have had a few days of rain and the sun is going to come out tomorrow, that should make things burst. I hope.

4/21/2009 12:25:39 PM

 
John Benway
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Beautifully done Melissa, and yes, it has been a long winter.
John

4/21/2009 12:37:38 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful floral image, details and colors, Melissa!!

4/21/2009 2:43:03 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Hi Melissa
So very Pretty in Pink. Very creative!! I hope spring has sprung for you as Iv been watching the news and I see lots of SNOW out there in Co. Have a blessed day.
KATHY

4/21/2009 5:19:18 PM

 
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BEAUTIFUL, Melissa!!! :-) k

4/21/2009 5:41:31 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Melissa. This is a great tribute to spring! Excellent composition and technique.

4/21/2009 5:50:28 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Beautiful floral, Melissa....

4/21/2009 11:00:14 PM

 
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It sure is, Melissa. And a beautiful image to celebrate it!!

4/22/2009 12:39:29 AM

 
Annie Booth
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Melissa- Da Ya Think spring is around the corner? About time huh!!!!!. Beautiful bouquet of flowers to get you in the mood.

Have a wonderful day my friend.

4/22/2009 5:23:04 AM

 
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Melissa- I am so happy to hear spring is shown signs of new life for you. Know the winters are long and now its time to enjoy the warmth and the beauty of spring.
Wonderful bouquet of flowers with a marvelous variety. Love the pink. Excellent pov.
Outstanding work my dear friend.
Have a great day, enjoy that spring.

4/22/2009 6:34:42 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks so much everyone.

4/22/2009 7:07:01 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Just pops with details of spring Melissa.

4/23/2009 8:36:24 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Absolutely gorgeous Melissa!!

4/23/2009 11:29:47 PM

 
Leslie Carson Wolfe
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Good morning Melissa! I agree with all your fans on the loveliness of this spring bouquet! You've shown us yourself once again. The colors and lighting are so pretty, and I like what you've done with the effects here. Very nice!

4/28/2009 6:44:34 AM

 
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Thanks Kaye, Tommy and Leslie!

4/28/2009 2:10:14 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congrats on the EP Melissa, especially one received this month! It seems they are few and far between.

4/29/2009 7:47:03 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Beautiful spring bouquet, Melissa! Lovely color & effects!

4/29/2009 11:19:05 AM

 
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Thanks Patricia and Janet.

4/29/2009 2:03:24 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Lovely image, Melissa. Yes, we are ALL ready for spring! Continued luck in the next round.

4/30/2009 9:35:19 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks Debbie!

4/30/2009 12:03:00 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

5/26/2009 1:36:03 PM

 
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Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Melissa!

5/26/2009 2:10:20 PM

 
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Yipeeee Melissa My Friend!!!
Way To Go GirlFriend!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Fabulous Finalist!!!
Best Of Luck In The Next Round!!!

~J~

5/26/2009 2:10:58 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa on this beautiful finalist - best of luck in the next round!

5/26/2009 2:27:12 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations Melissa on your Lovely Floral Finalist.

5/26/2009 2:31:27 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Melissa!

5/26/2009 2:51:11 PM

 
Sue  Marshall
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Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous Finalist!! :-)

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

5/26/2009 3:08:28 PM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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BIG CONGRATS, MY FRIEND!!!:)

5/26/2009 3:32:28 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks so much everyone...from the bottom of my heart...I consider myself a winner already for having met so many of you. The true GOLD IS FRIENDSHIP!

5/26/2009 3:35:44 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Why is it that sometimes I get threads and sometimes not. I love your FINALIST from April. It has almost a patina effect to it that makes it look so rich.

5/26/2009 3:41:36 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations again Melissa - well deserved!

5/26/2009 3:51:14 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist!!!

5/26/2009 4:04:41 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Huge Congratulations On Your finalists Melisssa
It is Awesome!!

5/26/2009 4:17:19 PM

 
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Congrats Melissa. Sherran

5/26/2009 4:22:11 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Another Finalist my dear friend. Way to go girl.

5/26/2009 4:51:01 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations Melissa on your wonderful Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!

5/26/2009 5:33:52 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa ~ GT

5/26/2009 6:13:43 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!

5/26/2009 7:01:23 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Whoo hoo...#2.


5/26/2009 7:16:44 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalists, Melissa.

5/27/2009 1:16:24 AM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!

5/27/2009 4:30:59 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you all so much!

5/27/2009 5:21:26 AM

 
Heidi Knight
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Melissa, I just notised that you got a finalist. WTG... I am so happy for you! Rooting for a winner!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ;)

5/27/2009 5:40:31 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!

5/27/2009 6:00:55 AM

 
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Congrats on your Finalist Melissa! Jeff

5/27/2009 7:08:33 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! :-)

5/27/2009 7:17:06 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you Heidi, Eivor, Jeff and Janet!

5/27/2009 7:59:40 AM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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Ours is not to reason why...
Good luck in the next round...

5/27/2009 8:12:54 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Only you Pat...thanks for your sense of humor...it continually brightens my day!
Where would this world be without it ;-)

5/27/2009 8:23:47 AM

 
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Congratulations to you, Melissa. Way to go!

5/27/2009 9:17:57 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you Mitch and you too!

5/27/2009 11:43:59 AM

 
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Congrats again on yet another gorgeous finalist, Melissa!

5/27/2009 12:33:50 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!

5/27/2009 2:09:02 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks Nadya and Samantha!

5/27/2009 2:12:54 PM

 
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GO GIRL AND A BIG GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MULTI FINALIST THIS MONTH
GOD BLESS KATHY

5/27/2009 6:09:40 PM

 
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This is beautiful; Congrats Melissa on another finalist!

5/27/2009 6:50:35 PM

 
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Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Melissa!

5/28/2009 3:39:18 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks so much everyone!

5/28/2009 5:43:17 AM

 
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Huge congratulations to you, Melissa for this beautifully rendered and well-deserved Finalist capture...wishing you the very best in the upcoming rounds!

5/28/2009 6:35:14 AM

 
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Gongratulations Melissa! WTG!!!

5/28/2009 6:40:12 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you Valarie and Ruth.
I truly consider myself a winner for having so many wonderful friends and a support group at BP.

5/28/2009 6:45:27 AM

 
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How pretty! Great floral, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist!

5/28/2009 10:18:33 AM

 
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Congratulations with this well deserved finalist Melissa.

5/29/2009 3:53:35 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you Colleen and Jorgen!

5/29/2009 5:11:39 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist Melissa:)

5/30/2009 2:54:25 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you Patricia!

5/30/2009 5:59:40 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Beautiful floral....congratulations!!!!!!

6/2/2009 2:03:53 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks Linda!

6/2/2009 2:10:39 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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BIG CONGRATS TO YOU MELISSA. VERY PRETTY.

6/11/2009 1:49:07 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Melissa - This is such a rich shot. Glad it got the nod from the judges as well. Congratulations.

6/11/2009 4:31:57 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks Kathy and Debbie!

6/11/2009 4:42:50 PM

 
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