Got Any Peanuts?

© Laura E. Swan

Got Any Peanuts?

Carolyn M. Fletcher Student 1/18/2011 2:22:33 AM

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

Laura E. Swan 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

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

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

Gord MacEachern 1/18/2011 2:57:19 AM

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

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

Excellent composition and capture, Laura. #9169327

Michelle Alton 1/18/2011 3:30:39 AM

Is this frost on your window? Beautiful! #9169350

Jeff W. Robinson 1/18/2011 4:24:14 AM

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

Julie Christiansen 1/18/2011 4:39:41 AM

Simply adorable. #9169589

Stephen Zacker 1/18/2011 5:22:06 AM

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

Jack Gaskin 1/18/2011 6:07:38 AM

Just GREAT

Happy Shooting
Jack #9169817

Monnie Ryan 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 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 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 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 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 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! :)
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Laura E. Swan 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

COOL IMAGE, Laura!
Great Stuff #9170237

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 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 1/18/2011 10:30:01 AM

Hi Wm! Thanks!!! :D

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

-(YSSS) Laura #9170288

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 1/18/2011 12:35:41 PM

Absolutely gorgeous :-) #9170411

John Connolly 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 1/18/2011 2:14:06 PM

Thank You Kim!!! :)))

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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

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/18/2011 3:56:40 PM

He's a chipmunk?? How cute :0 Great, heartwarming image, Laura...love 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 1/18/2011 6:12:38 PM

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

Laura E. Swan 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 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 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 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

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

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

Tony Ebben 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 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 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 1/25/2011 1:30:46 PM

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

Laura E. Swan 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!

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

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

Kathy Coombs 1/25/2011 11:15:37 PM

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

Laura E. Swan 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 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 1/26/2011 7:16:46 AM

Excellent image Laura. Perfect composition. #9194968

Laura E. Swan 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! :)))

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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 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 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 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

Patricia A. Coblentz 2/10/2011 10:36:28 AM

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

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

Thank you Patti Girl! :D #9225130

Kathy Coombs 2/10/2011 10:51:27 AM

Yes! Congratulations!!!!! #9225225

Karen Kessler 2/10/2011 11:02:53 AM

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

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 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 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 2/10/2011 12:48:50 PM

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

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

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

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Patrick Rouzes 2/10/2011 1:10:20 PM

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

Lorna Shutter 2/10/2011 1:12:18 PM

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

Bojan Bencic 2/10/2011 1:45:28 PM

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

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 2/10/2011 2:03:08 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Laura :-) #9226888

Ellen Hodges 2/10/2011 2:39:35 PM

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

Nancyj Hovey 2/10/2011 2:39:40 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9227152

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

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

Tammy Espino 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 2/10/2011 4:55:08 PM

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

Randy D. Dinkins 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 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 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...

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Raymond Pauly 2/10/2011 7:16:52 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Laura! #9229350

Phyllis Burchett 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 2/10/2011 8:39:14 PM

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

Avril Mrs Young 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 :)
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Cindy Bendush 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 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.
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Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 2/11/2011 12:34:30 AM

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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 2/11/2011 4:30:49 AM

gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!! #9230714

Usman Bajwa 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 2/11/2011 5:40:33 AM

speechless wow love the shadows and emotion #9231074

Ken Smith 2/11/2011 5:45:28 AM

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

Sabrina Ryan 2/11/2011 7:35:15 AM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist image, Laura! #9231489

Pat and Graham Robards 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


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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 2/11/2011 12:08:03 PM

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

Janet McNeil 2/11/2011 1:18:53 PM

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

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

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

-Laura #9232776

Renee Doyle 2/11/2011 4:44:39 PM

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

Orsi 2/11/2011 5:49:03 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Laura!! #9233383

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/11/2011 7:18:43 PM

Congratulations Laura, a wonderful winner!!! #9233620

Katherine Kuhn 2/11/2011 7:27:05 PM

Congratulations on your win! Wonderful capture! #9233672

Usman Bajwa 2/11/2011 7:28:24 PM

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

UB. #9233682

Renee Doyle 2/11/2011 7:47:50 PM

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

Phyllis Burchett 2/11/2011 7:52:01 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner! #9233786

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

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

Tammy Espino 2/11/2011 8:06:06 PM

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

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 2/11/2011 8:07:50 PM

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

Nancyj Hovey 2/11/2011 8:13:08 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
SECOND PLACE WINNER!!!!!


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 2/11/2011 8:24:28 PM

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

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


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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!

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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 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

Patricia A. Coblentz 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 2/11/2011 11:05:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your gold. Very well deserved! #9234274

Stefania Barbier 2/11/2011 11:09:10 PM

spectacular winner... congratulations!!! #9234290

Laura E. Swan 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!!!

THE BP FAMILY IS THE BEST FAMILY!!!

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

Bojan Bencic 2/11/2011 11:25:24 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Laura! #9234353

Laura L. Gonzales 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 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 M. Bertucci 2/11/2011 11:43:13 PM

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

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

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

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

-Laura

!!! THANK YOU BETTER PHOTO !!!

This Is A Day I Will Never Forget.

Feb 12, 2011 #9234395

Laura E. Swan 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.

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

Congratulations! #9234438

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 2/12/2011 2:25:57 AM

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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 2/12/2011 4:19:52 AM

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

Gord MacEachern 2/12/2011 4:50:41 AM

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

Lorna Shutter 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 2/12/2011 5:17:03 AM

Congratulations, Laura on your fabulous win! #9234844

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/12/2011 5:29:34 AM

Congratulations, Laura!! #9234899

Stephen Zacker 2/12/2011 6:15:19 AM

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

Ken Smith 2/12/2011 6:31:56 AM

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

Lydia Williams 2/12/2011 7:52:55 AM

Wow, Congratulations, Laura...love it... #9235386

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

Laura

BIG CONGRATULATIOS :)

YSA... #9235524

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

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

Annette Carr 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 2/12/2011 8:59:28 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Big Sis! #9235634

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

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

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

Great job Laura - Congratulations! #9235741

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

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

Kathy Salerni 2/12/2011 12:25:06 PM

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

Kathy Salerni 2/12/2011 12:26:00 PM

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

Emile Abbott 2/12/2011 12:44:04 PM

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

Tony Ebben 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 2/12/2011 1:29:39 PM

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

Rita Hill 2/12/2011 1:45:22 PM

Congratsulations Laura! well deserved. #9236298

Annette Carr 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 2/12/2011 3:43:21 PM

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

Christine R. Lobsinger 2/12/2011 3:50:46 PM

OH MY GOD.... YIPPIE a BIG SMILING WINNER!!!! So so cool~
Sis, I'm thrilled for you and this shot!
Enter it in your local newspaper!
RIGHT ON DEAR SIS!
Smiling Christine
Congratulations on your fabulous WINNER #9236462

Pat and Graham Robards 2/12/2011 5:03:44 PM

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

Amanda J. Tanner 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 2/12/2011 6:12:37 PM

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

Sharon 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 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!

YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST!

THANK YOU for being so HAPPY for me!

I am overwhelmed with gratitude!

THANK YOU ALL so VERY MUCH!!!! :D

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

Reynaldo D. Reyes 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 2/13/2011 7:59:04 AM

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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 2/13/2011 1:40:11 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Winner Laura!!!!

~J~ #9238299

Denny E. Barnes 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 2/13/2011 6:57:48 PM

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

Irene Colling 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

HOW WONDERFUL FOR YOU, POM!!!
A great big ol' CONGRATULATIONS to you for such a lovely (and sweet) Second Place Winner!
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Carla Capra 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 Bullock 2/14/2011 12:53:35 PM

Wonderful image, congrats! #9240452

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

YAHOO!BRAVO! WAY TO GO LAURA! #9240493

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

Wooohooo! Congrats!! #9241129

Laura E. Swan 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 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!!!
WTG!
~♥~lisa #9243083

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

SUPER SUPER CONGRATS, DEAR LAURA!!!

WOOT!!! AWESOME!!!


Hugs, Nancy #9248007

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

TOO CUTE Laura!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG :) #9249332

Renata Gusciora 2/19/2011 3:05:56 PM

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

Dave Montero 2/22/2011 9:29:36 AM

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

Laura E. Swan 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 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 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 3/22/2011 10:48:41 PM

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

Christine R. Lobsinger 3/23/2011 5:01:43 AM

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

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

Laura

Dear friend a BIG CONGRATULATIOS in this beautiful photo

Ysa... #9312531

Lydia Williams 3/23/2011 5:50:52 PM

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

SO ARE THOSE CUTIE PIE squirrels!

I appreciate your visit very much!

-Laura :) #9710249

Jillian Danielson 11/30/2011 2:04:14 PM

soooooooooo flippin cute!!!! #9839798

JO ANN CLEVELAND 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 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

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Jill Odice 9/12/2012 1:52:50 PM

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

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

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

-Laura :D #10320160


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Oh Such A Familiar Sight
!!! THIS TIME OF YEAR !!!
(Is It The Same For You?)

If I Had A Nickel For
EVERY PEANUT...

* * * !HAPPY WINTER TIME EVERYONE! * * *

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