Got Any Peanuts?

© Laura E. Swan

Got Any Peanuts?

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 1/18/2011 2:22:33 AM

So adorable! They do love to beg, don't they? #1345059

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 2:24:35 AM

They sure DO! Although this one is a layer, he was STILL begging when I shot him! HA!

Thanks for the visit. Great to see you Carolyn!

Night night!

-Laura #9169271

Karen Engelbreth 1/18/2011 2:28:45 AM

Fantastic image - love it Laura... #9169277

Douglas Pignet 1/18/2011 2:56:25 AM

Very kewl shot and nice post work Laura..Well done #9169295

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 1/18/2011 2:57:19 AM

Fabulous capture Laura, they sure know how to beg!! #9169296

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 1/18/2011 3:15:11 AM

Excellent composition and capture, Laura. #9169327

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 1/18/2011 3:30:39 AM

Is this frost on your window? Beautiful! #9169350

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 1/18/2011 4:24:14 AM

Wonderful framing, expression and moment captured!! Jeff #9169535

Julie Christiansen level-deluxe 1/18/2011 4:39:41 AM

Simply adorable. #9169589

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 1/18/2011 5:22:06 AM

And did you give him some? :-) Very Cute #9169713

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 1/18/2011 6:07:38 AM


Happy Shooting
Jack #9169817

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 6:19:11 AM

Fabulous image, Laura! Sweet little face -- too bad they're such a blinkin' nuisance! #9169847

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 1/18/2011 6:43:16 AM

OMGOMGOMG! Is this for real? Or did it happen in DDR-land?
Whatever - it's got to be the cutest image I've seen. I love the frosty window (if we had that I would take pictures all day and night. I love the artwork that Nature creates with water and frost) and that cute fellow just peeping in trough the little open space with his 'demanding' eyes - it's just too precious, MSSSLala.
What a WONDERFUL image.
A must in my favs. #9169906

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 1/18/2011 6:45:10 AM

LOL. real or with a little ddr it don't matter to me. I am just loving the look of this little guy as he peaks out from all the iced voer branches and the way it does look like he is asking for a peanut. So cute and wonderfully done my friend. #9169913

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 1/18/2011 8:18:56 AM

HA HA very cute!!! They are always stealing food from my feeders, but I let them. :) #9170060

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 9:22:16 AM

Good Morning Karen, Doug, Gord, Tammy, Michelle, Jeff, Julie, Steve, Jack, Monnie, SSSKiki, Frank and Shelly :).

This was fun to make. This was two images.

1) Frost on my living room window.
2) An Little Critter I took a picture of in a canyon over the summer.

You have actually seen him in OTHER DDR projects in my gallery. And YES. He surely did get fed! The whole LOT of them did!

Fun to have you visiting and enjoying this little image! Thank you for all you said and asked.

Have a great day!
-(SSS) Laura #9170168

Karen Kessler level-deluxe 1/18/2011 9:34:35 AM

LALA! You shot him for begging! (You said, & I quote: "They sure DO! Although this one is a layer, he was STILL begging when I shot him!") haha - I know you wouldn't hurt a flea, but couldn't resist pointing this out!

I love the way the ice crystals frame the cute little guy begging for peanuts! I see these all the time - the dog I was fostering also dug up a lot of their "food for a rainy day" pecans in my backyard! :)

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 9:48:05 AM

Sister Kalena, I hope you are still connected to this thread 'cuz I want to tell you a story.

I have spent hours observing the behaviors of these little vermin. (That I love and ONLY SHOOT with my camera! HA!) It's so comical. Do you know what happens? (And WHY we always find peanuts all around uneaten???)

This is a fact! One will find or take a peanut from us then go bury it. Fine and dandy...Right?...but THEN ANOTHER ONE will be watching and WAITING until the coast is clear THEN he goes and digs it up and moves it to HIS new spot! Well THIS goes on a lot. In our first house we lived in a basement at ground level and I got to know them and even named them all. I'd SEE a squirrel come back for his peanut LATER and dig ALL AROUND never to find it...and of course it's not there. Someone stole it and moved it.

Lesson To The Story?

Only give them peanuts in cracked shells if you ever want to see them eat. They will stop and eat them. If the shell is unharmed they bury it...Then it's a 80%/20% chance they will ever see it after they bury it!

-The End.


Love Sis #9170207

Wm Nosal 1/18/2011 10:04:09 AM

Great Stuff #9170237

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 1/18/2011 10:10:30 AM

I couldn't tell that this was two images. Well - now I'm even more impressed with you DDR-Work, MSSSLala. #9170248

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 10:30:01 AM

Hi Wm! Thanks!!! :D


BIG SMILES HERE MSSSKiki! Thank you for coming back to say so!

-(YSSS) Laura #9170288

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 1/18/2011 12:35:41 PM

Absolutely gorgeous :-) #9170411

John Connolly level-deluxe 1/18/2011 1:57:00 PM

A heart warming image beautifully presented Laura! Thanks for the wonderful story and insight into these little rascals lives! #9170540

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 2:14:06 PM

Thank You Kim!!! :)))


You are VERY welcome John! Glad you took the time to read my long story attached here, too, about these little cuties! This one is actually a CHIPMUNK.

Thank You Both!

-Swanee Laura #9170568

Tammy Espino 1/18/2011 3:56:20 PM

OH my gosh, that is just too cute!!!!! I gave some crackers once out in the desert. A family of them kept running over to a friend and I and we put big gobs on cheese the crackers and cracked up watching them grab it and run to their homes ...bawhhaahha Just toooooo cute!!!! #9170748

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 1/18/2011 3:56:40 PM

He's a chipmunk?? How cute :0 Great, heartwarming image, him peeking through the ice crystals! #9170749

Carol L. Fowler 1/18/2011 4:30:06 PM

Great creation! But I am glad it's not that cold here! #9170856

Karen Kessler 1/18/2011 6:05:48 PM

WOW! You really HAVE been studying these critters, haven't you?! Thanks for sharing what you learned! #9171029

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 1/18/2011 6:12:38 PM

:-) - great capture!!! You certainly must have these guys trained. #9171046

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 6:25:16 PM

Like MONKEYS, Randy. Like MONKEYS! HeeHee!

Hi to: Tam-tam, Patti, Carol, Kalena and Randy! Loved your story Tam. Really enjoyed all of your comments.

Karen...Not the chipmunks but the squirrels are all around this area where the house is. Gray ones and also BLACK squirrels. They LIVE ALL OVER THE PLACE here and a few would like to run in the house! :) I truly love them. It's especially fun to fatten them up this time of year! :)))

-Looloo/Lala/Laura #9171083

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 1/18/2011 7:28:38 PM

OHHHHHH Poor little guy! Fantastic DDR work on this incredible image, NL! Awesome work! :-) NN #9171239

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 1/18/2011 8:05:41 PM

this is another of your adorable captures ,Laura! He certainly does seem to be begging- with that pose & expression! Lovely image, my friend! #9171318

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/18/2011 9:15:27 PM

Hi Miss NN Kitty and Paddy! So wonderful to see you both here keeping this little chipmunk and me company!

Oh you should see them when we go camping. They don't just BEG! They practically do songs and dances, too. In fact this one night around the campfire..No, never mind. That was US! HA!

Thanks for all you said!

-Swanee NL's Laura


Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 1/19/2011 11:35:56 AM

Fun and fabulous!!!
Too dang cute!
~♥~ #9176020

Tony Ebben level-deluxe 1/19/2011 5:23:07 PM

Great work on this one. Looks very much like the possum here who comes to the back-door for his fruit each night. They certainly are good at training us. Very well done. #9177518

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/19/2011 9:07:58 PM


Hi Lisa! Hi Tony!!!


Loved your visit! Thank you! :D ... I have never heard of anyone having a possum as a visitor for food! WOW! Amazing. Now THAT would be a VERY COOL PICTURE!

Happy that you enjoyed my little layered images! :))

-Laura #9178700

Gina M. Savage level-deluxe 1/25/2011 1:21:31 AM

Cute capture...looks so cold. Don't think I will ever see that here in Hawaii. :) #9192072

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe 1/25/2011 1:30:46 PM

:-D Love it! Very clever! Way to go on your EP! #9193499

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/25/2011 4:48:45 PM

ALOHA NOI, GINA! Thanks sweetie! OH HOW I WISH I WAS IN HAWAII right now!! I know how beautiful it is in January. My airline job took me there over 20 times in my youth. I -always- miss Hawaii! Did you know that Florida has seen a bit of this in the past decade??? EEK! Very strange for them!


Hi Theresa! I always smile as soon as I see you are here. Thanks for the congrats!

-Laura ("Lala" in Hawaiian!) #9193778

Kathy Coombs level-deluxe 1/25/2011 11:15:37 PM

LOVE, LOVE this! (It's 83 today here!) #9194267

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/25/2011 11:35:27 PM

Oh RUB it in, Kathy, just RUB it in! HA!

Well I am very glad SOMEONE is having wonderful weather...!

Couldn't happen to a nicer lady! Hope you have been doing good! :D

Is it too late to say HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU?

-Laura #9194285

Thomas E. Hinds level-deluxe 1/26/2011 6:23:26 AM

Yikes! This is a worse plight than my ant all alone in the desert! LOL! Poor little guy! Super neat image, Laura! #9194867

Irene Colling level-deluxe 1/26/2011 7:16:46 AM

Excellent image Laura. Perfect composition. #9194968

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/26/2011 9:35:32 AM

Lol...I DON'T KNOW TOM...That ants future looked pretty BLEEK! (Huge smile here!) Thanks for your fun comment! :)))


Hi Irene! Thank you very much! :) !!! This was a fun layering project for me.

-Laura #9195296

Rona L. Schwarz 1/26/2011 8:09:05 PM

Very cute! No matter if it was real or DDR it is really a terrific image! Wonderful framing and fantastic frost patterns! Another unmistakable 'Laura' image! #9196377

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 1/27/2011 12:23:09 AM

Thanks for making me feel special Rona! You are a gem! :D

-Laura #9196472

Eivor Kuchta 1/28/2011 12:13:32 PM

What a great idea to put the squirrel in there, framed by the frost! Makes a wonderful picture, and I'm happy to hear that he got fed. #9199293

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 2/10/2011 10:30:13 AM

Big congrats on this well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Laura! #9225087

Mukesh Srivastava 2/10/2011 10:30:41 AM

Huge congrats for the finalist win!!!! #9225090

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/10/2011 10:33:01 AM

Hi Eivor, Kathy and Mukesh!

Thank you so much for your kind comments and congratulations! I am so glad my cute little chipmunk got an awarded!

Really thrilled here!

Thanks again!!!

-Laura #9225103

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 2/10/2011 10:36:28 AM

Big congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Laura!! #9225117

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/10/2011 10:38:36 AM

Thank you Patti Girl! :D #9225130

Kathy Coombs level-deluxe 2/10/2011 10:51:27 AM

Yes! Congratulations!!!!! #9225225

Karen Kessler level-deluxe 2/10/2011 11:02:53 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved FINALIST!!! YIPPEE!!! #9225335

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 2/10/2011 11:08:09 AM

You really made me smile Laura! Congratulations on your very sweet and unique finalist!!! #9225392

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/10/2011 11:13:47 AM

Big Smile Here Ladies! Thanks so much Kathy, Kalena (Karen in Hawaiian) and Donna!

I like how the viewer opens this and sees only frost then scroll a little further down and...THERE HE IS! HA! Hope you felt the same way!

Have wonderful days!

-Laura/Lala (My name in Hawaiian). #9225449

Tiia Vissak 2/10/2011 12:32:18 PM

Congratulations! #9226185

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 2/10/2011 12:48:50 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.


Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/10/2011 12:54:25 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 2/10/2011 1:10:20 PM

Congratulations on this well-deserved Finalist, Swanee Laura! WTG, indeed! #9226458

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 2/10/2011 1:12:18 PM

All Right, Sis!!! WTG!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this adorable image!!!!! :) Photobucket #9226475

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 2/10/2011 1:45:28 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Laura. Fantastic image. #9226743

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 2/10/2011 2:03:08 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Laura :-) #9226888

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 2/10/2011 2:39:35 PM

Huge congrats on this adorable finalist, Laura!! Best luck!! #9227150

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 2/10/2011 2:39:40 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9227152

Stephen S. Maguire level-deluxe 2/10/2011 3:55:49 PM

Congrats on making it to the finalist!!! This is a sensational capture!!! #9227720

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 2/10/2011 4:10:51 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #9227880

Carol L. Fowler 2/10/2011 4:30:20 PM

WooHoo! Big Congrats Laura! #9228075

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 2/10/2011 4:55:08 PM

You go, Laura!! A beauty!! Congrats and good luck!! #9228261

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 2/10/2011 5:17:46 PM

Huge congrats Laura, well deserved (worth all the training you've done on this little guy :-). #9228386

Irene Colling level-deluxe 2/10/2011 6:04:38 PM

Ah, so happy to see that little fellow again. Great work Laura.

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist. #9228731

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/10/2011 6:06:09 PM

Hi Everyone!!! Thank you all so VERY VERY MUCH!!!

This is such a thrill for me and my little window buddy! HeeHee

THANK YOU BP also for this wonderful gift and honor!

-Laura, et al...


Raymond Pauly level-deluxe 2/10/2011 7:16:52 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Laura! #9229350

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 2/10/2011 7:21:48 PM

Congrats on this adorable finalist! #9229386

Rona L. Schwarz 2/10/2011 8:11:43 PM

So happy to see this little guy got SILVER, Laura! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding Finalist Good luck in the next round! And sorry I haven't been around much lately - been extremely busy! But I've missed you!!!! #9229712

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 2/10/2011 8:39:14 PM

This Finalist Foto is very unique. A huge Congratulations! #9229804

Avril Young level-deluxe 2/10/2011 10:46:55 PM

outstanding finalist!!! #9230044

Wm Nosal 2/10/2011 10:54:23 PM

Congratulations, Laura!
Just Got Back From 1996 :)

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 2/10/2011 11:04:58 PM

Adorable capture Laura - congratulations on your finalist! #9230134

Julianne Bradford 2/10/2011 11:25:18 PM

WTG Laura congratulations! Such a cute finalist! #9230147

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 2/11/2011 12:32:37 AM

Indeed the cutes finalist on the internet!! Already a fav of mine. And I'm so happy to see it again. Huge congratulations, MSSSLala.
Photobucket #9230199

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 2/11/2011 12:34:30 AM

Photobucket #9230204

Dick W. Wyatt 2/11/2011 1:49:39 AM

Good luck !!!!!!!!!!!! #9230328

Roxanne M. Bubar 2/11/2011 3:14:36 AM

Oh my gosh, I just love this. What an adorable little face.
Magnificent details.
Congrats. #9230476

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 2/11/2011 4:30:49 AM

gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!! #9230714

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 2/11/2011 4:44:58 AM

Wonderful composite, Laura. Hue CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award and good luck up next!!!

UB. #9230790

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 2/11/2011 5:40:33 AM

speechless wow love the shadows and emotion #9231074

Ken Smith level-deluxe 2/11/2011 5:45:28 AM

Outstanding, Laura!!! Congrats to you! #9231108

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 2/11/2011 7:35:15 AM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist image, Laura! #9231489

Graham Robards level-deluxe 2/11/2011 9:22:53 AM

Congratulations Lala. ~Pat #9231858

Merna L. Nobile 2/11/2011 9:53:02 AM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


Stan Kwasniowski 2/11/2011 10:29:34 AM

Laura, congratulations #9232039

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/11/2011 11:13:12 AM

Congratulations, Laura! #9232139

Stephen Zacker 2/11/2011 11:54:01 AM

Made me smile :-) Congratulations #9232311

Ann Coates level-deluxe 2/11/2011 12:08:03 PM

Congratulations on your very sweet and gorgeous finalist Laura. #9232371

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 2/11/2011 1:18:53 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9232644

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/11/2011 2:09:03 PM

Thank you all very much! This is a big thrill for me. :D

-Laura #9232776

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 2/11/2011 4:44:39 PM

Awesome capture and finalist Laura!! Big congratulations to you!! #9233187

Orsi level-deluxe 2/11/2011 5:49:03 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Laura!! #9233383

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 2/11/2011 7:18:43 PM

Congratulations Laura, a wonderful winner!!! #9233620

Katherine Kuhn level-deluxe 2/11/2011 7:27:05 PM

Congratulations on your win! Wonderful capture! #9233672

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 2/11/2011 7:28:24 PM

YeeHAAA. Huge CONGRATZ on this stunning Winner, my dear Canadian kin!

UB. #9233682

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 2/11/2011 7:47:50 PM

WTG Laura!!! Big congratulations to you on this wonderful winner!!!!! #9233760

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 2/11/2011 7:52:01 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner! #9233786

Millie A. Talarico level-deluxe 2/11/2011 7:54:38 PM

Hi Laura, Congratulations on your winning image!! #9233799

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 2/11/2011 8:06:06 PM

Congrats on your win :) I know your doing a jig ~ #9233846

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 2/11/2011 8:07:50 PM

Super congrats on your wonderful win Laura :-) #9233856

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 2/11/2011 8:13:08 PM

on your very deserving

do the dance!!!! #9233884

Rona L. Schwarz 2/11/2011 8:20:28 PM

WOW, Laura!!! How absolutely FANTASTIC! I am so very happy and thrilled for you! It's marvelous and so well-deserved. HUGE CONGRATS ON YOUR TERRIFIC SECOND-PLACE WINNER! #9233924

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 2/11/2011 8:24:28 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Laura!! WTG!! #9233937

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/11/2011 8:39:00 PM




Mukesh Srivastava 2/11/2011 8:39:53 PM

Huge congratulations for the GOLD, Laura!!! #9233982

Barbara Waldoch 2/11/2011 9:47:14 PM

Congratulations, Laura! #9234162

Ann Coates level-deluxe 2/11/2011 10:05:03 PM

Super super congratulations on your big win Laura. I hope this takes pride of place in your gallery, you so deserve it. Well done. I'm absolutely thrilled for you. #9234185

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 2/11/2011 10:09:56 PM

WTG, Laura!!! Congratulations on your fantastic winner...I couldn't be happier for you!!! Sweet!!! #9234193

Jeff E Jensen 2/11/2011 10:11:18 PM

Congrats Laura! #9234198

Stan Kwasniowski 2/11/2011 10:36:53 PM

Hey, Laura, a "big congratulations" #9234226

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:05:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your gold. Very well deserved! #9234274

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:09:10 PM

spectacular winner... congratulations!!! #9234290

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:15:10 PM

Thank You All So Very Much! :D

I am so thrilled and am grateful for all of your support and friendship!!!


-SSSLaura/Lulu/Lala/LooLoo/NL/Sis and Friend! :))) !!!... #9234318

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:25:24 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Laura! #9234353

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:27:26 PM

CONGRATUALTIONS EMMY!!! WOW this is FANTASTIC!!! I am sooooo happy for you! You deserve it girl! This little fella is so cute, and what a perfect expression!!! Is that a face or what??! Yep, I'd be giving him a peanut!! Congrats again my dear friend!! Hugs:) Laura #9234360

Alex T. Mizuno level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:39:06 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS cuz!! So great to see this little fella with Gold! Hope you are as excited as I am :) I told you Gold is within your reach! Let's have a toast!!! #9234387

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:43:13 PM

Priceless Laura and congratulations on a captivating gold badge! #9234390

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:49:00 PM

Photobucket Photobucket

YES! Let's have a toast!!! :D

Thank you all so very much! Your comments means so much to me!



This Is A Day I Will Never Forget.

Feb 12, 2011 #9234395

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/11/2011 11:58:00 PM

Feb 11, 2011 (HA!) - Now that was funny! It's after midnight here...used the wrong date from he computer.


Tiia Vissak 2/12/2011 12:19:12 AM

Congratulations! #9234438

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 2/12/2011 2:25:57 AM


WOOOHOO!!! Gold!!!
Congratulations, MSSSLala!

This is so wonderful!! #9234511

Michelle Alton 2/12/2011 2:26:38 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your stunning frozen winner, Laura! #9234513

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 2/12/2011 4:19:52 AM

Huge congrats on a very fabulous win, Laura!! #9234697

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 2/12/2011 4:50:41 AM

Big congratulations on your well deserved GOLD Laura!!!!! #9234759

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 2/12/2011 4:52:06 AM

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!! The day has finally come!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved WIN, Sis!!!!! WTG!!!!! Photobucket #9234763

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 2/12/2011 5:17:03 AM

Congratulations, Laura on your fabulous win! #9234844

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 2/12/2011 5:29:34 AM

Congratulations, Laura!! #9234899

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 2/12/2011 6:15:19 AM

BIG Congratulations Laura. I am happy for you! #9235013

Ken Smith level-deluxe 2/12/2011 6:31:56 AM

Way to go, Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!! #9235088

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 2/12/2011 7:52:55 AM

Wow, Congratulations, it... #9235386

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 2/12/2011 8:26:44 AM



YSA... #9235524

Thomas E. Hinds level-deluxe 2/12/2011 8:33:37 AM

WTG, Laura! Wonderful Winner!!!! Congratulations! #9235550

Annette Carr level-deluxe 2/12/2011 8:55:09 AM

What a cute little guy! You are so creative. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Love the background. Do a little dance, the victory dance! #9235620

Ulysses A. Villamin level-deluxe 2/12/2011 8:59:28 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Big Sis! #9235634

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/12/2011 9:09:52 AM

Thank you everyone! My first GOLD and you are all here with me. WOW! Doesn't get better than this!

Your Sister and Friend,
Laura, Lala, Miss Rose, Lulu and ETC! #9235685

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/12/2011 9:16:28 AM

(And surrogate daughter.) :))) -Emmy #9235705

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 2/12/2011 9:41:59 AM

Great job Laura - Congratulations! #9235741

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 2/12/2011 11:43:24 AM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO! WTG on your fabulous winner, NN! :-) k #9235946

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 2/12/2011 12:25:06 PM

Big congrats on your Gold Winning image, Laura! WTG! #9236046

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 2/12/2011 12:26:00 PM

Big congrats on your Gold Winning image, Laura! WTG! #9236049

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 2/12/2011 12:44:04 PM

Huge congratulations on your Gold winner, Laura. Nicely done. #9236095

Tony Ebben level-deluxe 2/12/2011 12:59:36 PM

I bet you are still celebrating!! I knew this was a winner when I commented way back.... I can see an extra handful of peanuts coming on. Congratulations, you've done well!!!!!! #9236165

John Connolly level-deluxe 2/12/2011 1:29:39 PM

Huge congratulations on your first Gold Award, Laura! Fantastic work, what a blast! #9236268

Rita Hill level-deluxe 2/12/2011 1:45:22 PM

Congratsulations Laura! well deserved. #9236298

Annette Carr level-deluxe 2/12/2011 2:50:56 PM

Sister and friend and teacher! That's what you are. Oh and surrogate daughter to some lucky mom! #9236412

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 2/12/2011 3:43:21 PM

I was hoping we would see this yet again!! Congrats on this beautiful win!! #9236453

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 2/12/2011 3:50:46 PM

Sis, I'm thrilled for you and this shot!
Enter it in your local newspaper!
Smiling Christine
Congratulations on your fabulous WINNER #9236462

Graham Robards level-deluxe 2/12/2011 5:03:44 PM

Wow little siter, all your dreams have come true! Congratulations. ~Pat #9236562

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 2/12/2011 6:07:29 PM

Congratulations on the this wonderful winner! I am so proud for you! Beautiful work Laura! #9236659

Mariann Kovats level-deluxe 2/12/2011 6:12:37 PM

Fantastic capture, Laura! Congrats on your win! #9236668

Sharon Sawyer level-deluxe 2/12/2011 8:09:45 PM

Whoooooooo Hoooooooo!!! WTG, Laura! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved Second Place Win!!! I'm so happy for you... your first GOLD award. Wishing you many, many more! #9236983

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/12/2011 8:44:05 PM

Thank You Pictures, Images and Photos

My BP Mail Box as Been Filled With Such WONDERFULLY Sweet Greetings And Congratulations!


THANK YOU for being so HAPPY for me!

I am overwhelmed with gratitude!


-(Little Sister/Big Sister) and Always Your Friend, Laura :) ! #9237019

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 2/12/2011 9:28:44 PM

Quite engaging and beautiful. Congratulations on the well deserved Win! #9237051

Rony Sagy 2/12/2011 10:06:47 PM

Congratulations on this spectacular win, Laura. #9237084

Dick W. Wyatt 2/12/2011 11:58:47 PM

Congratulations on your win! #9237131

Sabrina Ryan 2/13/2011 5:36:52 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning image, Laura! #9237460

Julianne Bradford 2/13/2011 7:40:19 AM

Yay!!! Congrats on your well deserved Gold Laura! You can put it on the window sill along with some nuts to show him when he pops around again. WTG!! #9237793

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/13/2011 7:59:04 AM


You guys are great! Thanks so much for stopping by with your congrats! I am still trying to catch up! This is tough going! HA!

I'm so thrilled! :) Thank You for being happy for me!

-Laura #9237816

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/13/2011 10:38:39 AM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner...and very well deserved Laura!

jo ann c. #9238029

Carol Teal 2/13/2011 11:05:05 AM

Congrats on your 2nd place win Laura!!! I love the little squirrel looking in! Speaking of which, I used to love squirrels and they always reminded me of cats running round with their tails up in the air. But then, I started feeding my birds, and the ones at the other house where we lived, the squirrels there were horrible about stealing the bird feed. The economy was (still is) bad and I could barely afford to keep food for the birds and could not feed the squirrels too. I even bought them cracked corn which they did not want. I did everything to keep them away but they even climbed up on the house and would jump out and down to get on my feeder which was over 10 foot from the house. I began to hate them before it was over. I caught some in a humane trap and relocated them to a nice woody area. Finally we moved and the squirrels here are not like that. They want the food, but they don't do everything in their power to get it. I really believe the others stood on each others shoulders to reach my feeders when they were not leaping off the roof! #9238060

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 2/13/2011 1:40:11 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Winner Laura!!!!

~J~ #9238299

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 2/13/2011 6:00:52 PM

Outstanding, Laura!! Exceptionally beautiful capture and image!! Big congratulations on your well deserved win!! And it ain't peanuts!! ;>) #9238775

Susan Weisensel level-deluxe 2/13/2011 6:57:48 PM

Great pic, congrats Laura on you wonderful win. #9238883

Irene Colling level-deluxe 2/13/2011 7:51:45 PM

Fantastic win Laura. I'm very happy for you.

Congratulations on your excellent photo. #9238942

Lynne Morris 2/13/2011 10:30:53 PM

WTG Girl, Huge Congratulations on this fantastic winner Laura. #9239023

Mary K. Robison 2/14/2011 1:39:03 AM

A great big ol' CONGRATULATIONS to you for such a lovely (and sweet) Second Place Winner!

Carla Capra level-deluxe 2/14/2011 7:20:34 AM

OMG, Laura, this is fabulous!!
Love it and want to thank you for the smiles created by this image. Huge Congratulations on the Gold Win, Girlie.
;) CC #9239829

Liz blahh 2/14/2011 12:53:35 PM

Wonderful image, congrats! #9240452

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe 2/14/2011 1:22:03 PM


Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 2/14/2011 7:17:06 PM

Wooohooo! Congrats!! #9241129

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/14/2011 11:43:27 PM

Glitter Thank You Pictures, Images and Photos

I am really enjoying your comments and congratulations!

So nice of you!!!

Thanks Again!!! This has been exciting for me!

-Laura #9241323

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 2/15/2011 3:34:51 PM

Oh, I LOVE this, Laura!!!
Such a cute image... So very well done!
BIG congratulations on your newest GOLD badge!!!
~♥~lisa #9243083

Nancy J. Locke level-deluxe 2/18/2011 5:51:30 AM



Hugs, Nancy #9248007

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 2/18/2011 8:47:49 PM

TOO CUTE Laura!!!

Renata Gusciora level-deluxe 2/19/2011 3:05:56 PM

Big congratulations on your awesome winner,Laura!!!:-) #9250481

David M. Montero 2/22/2011 9:29:36 AM

This is a great shot Laura. Congratulations. Glad to see it. #9255613

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 2/25/2011 6:38:13 PM

Thank You So Much Lisa, Nancy, Datha, Renata and Dave!!!

Sorry for my late THANKS YOUS! My computer went KAPUT and I just now got a new one yesterday!!!

TONIGHT I AM LOADING PHOTO PROGRAMS. Not one photo loaded yet.

So fun to see you all here!!! :))))

-Laura #9262263

Jill Odice level-deluxe 2/26/2011 10:47:42 AM

Congrats on your win with this cute image!It would make a fun Christmas card! #9263111

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 3/22/2011 9:58:20 PM

Well living in the sticks I have to deal with mice or chipmunks making beds in the air filters of my vehicle, and a few sun flower husks that they left behind:)
Just LOVE this Laura!!! So CUTE and so well done!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved GOLD WIN!!! #9311068

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 3/22/2011 10:48:41 PM

A big CONGRATULATIONS! This is so well done and very unique. #9311108

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 3/23/2011 5:01:43 AM

Congrats to you dear Laura... just had to re-look!
Smiling Chris #9311744

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 3/23/2011 9:44:51 AM


Dear friend a BIG CONGRATULATIOS in this beautiful photo

Ysa... #9312531

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 3/23/2011 5:50:52 PM

Oh so happy to see this one get a gold!Very well done...beautiful...Congratulations, Laura!

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 3/23/2011 6:11:44 PM

Hi Everyone! :))) Thank you so much!!!

Wonderful comments and happy for your visits.

This was so fun to make. :)

-Laura #9313314

Lester A. Garcia level-deluxe 8/10/2011 7:17:08 PM

Belated CONGRATULATIONS on this winner, Laura. A timely capture of this squirrel in an unusual composition deserving of the GOLD.

And, thanks for dropping by at my image with your nice remark. Regards!

Lester #9596197

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 8/10/2011 7:44:32 PM

Hi Lester! :) Thanks! You know I bet they loved this one because they scrolled down expecting to see more frost but got the squirrel instead! Lol...People LOVE surprises.

Have a great evening!

-Laura #9596252

Josie Detmers level-deluxe 8/28/2011 1:25:02 PM

This photo is awesome, Laura!! I love to see patterns of frost on windows....and the squirrel makes the photo delightful!! #9638924

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 10/1/2011 11:10:04 PM

Thank you, Josie! :)) This was my living room window in subfreezing weather...It's a common sight for me.


I appreciate your visit very much!

-Laura :) #9710249

Jillian Danielson level-deluxe 11/30/2011 2:04:14 PM

soooooooooo flippin cute!!!! #9839798

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 3/25/2012 11:49:59 AM

Wow Laura...this is quite s shot, lucky you...from your window! Amazing...congratulations!

jo ann c. #10053586

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 3/25/2012 7:20:07 PM

Hi Jillian! :D, Hi Jo Ann! :D

Thank you ladies! So much! This is one of my favorite creations!!! :))))

I appreciate your visit and congratulations!!! LOTS!

-Laura :D


Jill Odice level-deluxe 9/12/2012 1:52:50 PM

On a hot day in the Mojave , this is a welcome sight :-) Congrats! #10320027

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 9/12/2012 3:20:43 PM

:))) Hee Hee! Thank you Jill!!! :D Congrats again on your POTD!! It was super!!

-Laura :D #10320160

Ron Livingston level-deluxe 2/3/2015 10:11:18 AM

Off the charts CUTE !!! #11239021

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 2/3/2015 11:27:03 AM

Great capture
Ysa #11239081

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 2/3/2015 11:34:45 AM

I thought I had responded before, but I LOVE this. Congratulations on your Gold! #11239091

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 2/13/2016 7:40:05 PM

Very cute capture, and huge congrats on this fab winner, Laura!!! #11435142

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 3/18/2016 9:24:24 AM

WooHoo!!!!!!!!! Another All Time EP!!! You go girl! Congrats!!! #11448381

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:11:50 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448582

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:12:26 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448583

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:12:59 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448584

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:13:38 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448585

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:13:38 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448586

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:13:38 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448587

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:13:38 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448588

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:13:38 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448589

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:13:38 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448590

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 3/18/2016 7:13:39 PM

lovely congratulate Laura #11448591

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 3/18/2016 9:30:12 PM

Hi Amanda, Ellen, Little Sis and Yulianto! I didn't even know this one made it into the 20th year Gold Celebration! Thank you so much! :D How fun! :D #11448609

Annette Carr level-deluxe 3/22/2016 7:36:04 PM

Wow this is just fantastic! #11450408

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 3/22/2016 8:41:10 PM

Thank you so much Nette!!! :) #11450412

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 3/23/2016 8:55:05 AM

Love this one Sis! Those little guys do that at our back door too...ha! :) Congratulations on your ALL TIME PICK badge! #11450558

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 3/23/2016 6:46:25 PM

They have such comical antics don't they?! :D Thanks for the visit Big Sister Lydia! #11450872

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 3/28/2016 10:22:56 PM

Can't believe I didn't see this wonderful capture till now, Pom! A belated Congratulations on your Second Place Gold award, and best of luck in the rounds to follow for your ALL-TIME GOLD award! #11453453

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 4/18/2016 8:30:19 PM 1

So happy for you!!!!! Staff Favorites popping up all over the place!!! Good luck and hope to see this move up!!! Congrats sis!! #11463352

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 4/19/2016 7:18:10 PM

Hi Mare and Little Sister Laura Lee. It's so nice to see you both and I appreciate your words of Congratulation AND THE VISIT!! #11463724

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 7/9/2016 10:37:59 PM

SOOOOO HAPPY for you sister on your fantastic All Time Winner!!!! This is one of my very favorites!!!!! Course, then again, ALL your pics are my favorite!! Yehawwwww!!!!! #11494067

Ray level-deluxe 7/10/2016 3:19:07 PM

A Huge congratulations for your fantastic All Time Winner, Laura! #11494287

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 7/10/2016 6:36:17 PM

Lauraaa Amazing view ....congratulation !!! #11494336

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 7/13/2016 9:15:49 PM

Congrats on your All Time Winner Laura!...Rey #11495472

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