Lady of The Woods

© Laura E. Swan

Lady of The Woods

Douglas Pignet 5/9/2012 2:43:21 AM

kewl capture and post work #1461826

Mary K. Robison 5/9/2012 2:53:15 AM

Very thoughtful dedication, Laura.
Val, you and your mother are in the minds and hearts of your bp friends. Prayers going out to you and your family for strength at such a difficult time. #10130386

Debbie Bray 5/9/2012 3:59:54 AM

What a beautiful dedication, Laura, to a very special BP friend, and our thoughts and love are going to both Val and her Mum and family. #10130463

Monnie Ryan 5/9/2012 5:16:54 AM

Beautiful dedication, Laura. Val, we're thinking about you and your Mom. #10130587

Terry Cervi 5/9/2012 6:17:56 AM

What a beautiful dedication to Val and her mom, Laura. Thoughts and prayers continue for you both, dear friend. #10130645

John Connolly 5/9/2012 3:40:40 PM

A wonderful image and dedication to Val and her Mother, Sister Laura! Our thoughts and prayer go out to them! #10131135

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/9/2012 5:07:16 PM

I'll keep Val and her Mother in my prayers, NL! Wonderful image dedicated to Val! :-) NN #10131240

Wm Nosal 5/9/2012 6:26:40 PM

Beautiful, Laura!
My Thoughts and Prayers For Both
Val and Her Mom #10131342

Heather Loewenhardt 5/9/2012 8:45:55 PM

Lovely creation and dedication Laura.
Val you and your mother are always in my thoughts and prayers at this stressful time. #10131492

Laura E. Swan 5/9/2012 8:55:09 PM

Hi Doug, Mare, Debbie, Monnie, Terry, Brother John, NN, Wm and Heather. :)

I know your positive thoughts and loving prayers will reach Val and Her Mom and Their Family :))) Thank you so much for each word here and for signing this BP Family card! #10131507

Reynaldo D. Reyes 5/9/2012 8:58:32 PM

We continue to pray for Val and her mom and your post is such a wonderful dedication Laura. As we travel down the path and especially during the arduous moments, together, if we keep our trust in Him, we'll be filled with His Grace. #10131511

Neal D. Hatcher 5/9/2012 9:50:43 PM

Beautiful photo and Dedication-My prayers are with you Val and your Mother

Inge Linden 5/10/2012 1:53:29 AM

Lovely creation and dedication Laura. #10131752

Tammy Espino 5/10/2012 2:25:55 PM

A beautiful creation for Val and her mom! Will keep them in my prayers! #10132671

Ellen Hodges 5/11/2012 12:17:58 PM

A beautiful card and very lovely dedication, Laura!!! Thoughts and prayers, as always, To Mom, Val, and the family!!! You are a very special Dynamic Duo and family!!!! #10133776

Val Feldman 5/11/2012 12:46:43 PM

My Lady of the Woods...Please accept my apologies for not being here sooner. Each day seems to pass faster than I want it to anymore and time seems so limited...which makes my visits to BP (very regrettably) few and far between...I miss you all very much...but..Mom is doing remarkably well at this time. Still has retained her wonderful sense of humor and still is listening and swaying to the three quarter beat of her beloved Strauss Waltzes.

Your beautiful photo makes us both feel as tho you are watching over us (and we believe you are) and the wonderful sentiments expressed by my BP Friends are so very much appreciated. Thank you so much my LOTW for thinking of us and remembering us at this time with your beautiful image. We won't forget - my "clan" sends you greetings and Mom blows a special TX-sized kiss your way...and I'm sure it will reach you in the wilds of your magnificent woods. :) Thank you, my friend. #10133809

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 5/11/2012 1:12:28 PM

Still one of my favorite images, SSSLala.
And now a beautiful dedication. #10133837

Laura E. Swan 5/11/2012 1:26:42 PM

Hi Val and Val's Mom! WOW! SMACK! I just got that huge Texas kiss. It landed right on my cheek! :)))

Well, as a group we were going to surprise you and your Mom and add a song to this image so please come back later to hear it. :))) Pat from Australia will be adding it soon and it was Ellen's wonderful idea. :)

Thank you to each person here that has commented and left your wonderful positive thoughts and comments. :)

May the love you send out to others come right back to you ten fold!

With love and hugs for all!
-Laura :) #10133861

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 5/11/2012 1:49:10 PM

Beautiful work Laura!,
Amalia #10133911

Julianne Bradford 5/11/2012 2:39:45 PM

What a beautiful dedication to a terrific BP friend and awesome photographer Laura. Val..our prayers and thoughts are with you and your mom #10134041

Val Feldman 5/11/2012 3:01:43 PM

Oh, Good, LOTW - it landed just where it was progammed to...altho, we are glad to receive your validation it did (sometimes there's wind and weather interference and glad we weren't embarrassed by a "bum" landing (NO pun intended, honestly!) but as always, Mom was on the mark! :) Thank you again, My Lady! #10134104

Stan Kwasniowski 5/11/2012 3:55:10 PM

Laura, well done, #10134193

Phillip R. Connolly 5/11/2012 6:48:34 PM

A beautiful image and sentiment, Laura! Very well done!!

Phil #10134367

Graham Robards 5/11/2012 10:50:21 PM



Val Feldman 5/12/2012 6:56:37 AM

Perfect, LOTW...between you, Ellen and Pat, the three of you made a grand dedication to my Mom! She loves waltzes - was a ballroom dancer - and I swear her heart beats in 3/4 time. :) A very big smile from her this morning when she heard your addition. Doing all this validates what she always says and what she repeated again this morning - "People are good". Thanks to the three of you and once again, thank you BP friends! #10134673

Laura E. Swan 5/12/2012 7:44:41 AM

Good Morning Val and Mom Val :D It's a Strauss Waltz! :) We listened to several and we thought this was a good match with the wonder of this image and the mood of nostalgia! :D It makes us want to swing the doors open wide to the grand ball room and let us all in, wearing our beautiful gowns and handsome tuxedos so we may begin. So we can dance and dance and dance! Our thanks goes to your mom for loving Strauss! We have all become more rich today!

Many thanks also to Alamlia, Julianne, Stan, Phil, and of course Pat and Graham at the sound studio in Australia!

-Laura and the gang :)

P.S. Yes. Your Mom is right. People are good. You are a very special person and family member here, Val, and you were obviously raised up to be this way by a very special lady and family. We are all lucky to have each other here on BetterPhoto. Who knew back when we entered that first little photo into the BP contest that we would all become so special to each other? :))) Maybe your Mom knew? :)))) xoxoxo #10134705

Patrick Rouzes 5/12/2012 10:17:27 AM

Laura, this is beautiful & very touching! My thoughts & prayers are with Val, her Mom & family!
You do good deeds, Laura. #10134797

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/12/2012 4:58:35 PM

Such a gorgeous image and dedication.
My heart goes out to you and your mom, Val! A huge couple of hugs coming your way! 8o) #10135009

Laura E. Swan 5/12/2012 6:11:15 PM

Hi Paddy! Hi Mumj!!!

We have Ellen and Pat to thank! :) I didn't know this card needed to be made. I have been so busy with things that don't really matter. So, I was very happy to slow down and even stop to remember what is the most important.

Family and Each Other.

Thank you for your heartfelt messages, you two, and everyone here and to those to arrive after this! :)

Now let's dance some more! I bet Val's Mom hasn't left the dance floor since this Strauss Waltz began to play!

And please come to my new entry called "Make A Wish Little One". I just posted it! It's for all of you! :)))) !!!

Love, Laura :) #10135039

Ellen Hodges 5/12/2012 8:35:29 PM

Laura and Pat, You did such a beautiful job on this lovely dedication for dear friends, Val and her Mom!!! #10135225

Laura E. Swan 5/13/2012 8:19:53 AM

Thank You Ellen! :))) You're a sweetie! Thank you for your part here too!!! xoxo #10135631

Laura E. Swan 5/13/2012 8:21:01 AM

Happy Mothers Day Pictures, Images and Photos

To Vals Mom today!!! :)

And Happy Mothers Day To ALL The Moms Here!!! #10135632

Emile Abbott 5/14/2012 10:28:28 AM

Stunningly beautiful dedication to Val and her mother. #10136807

Val Feldman 5/15/2012 8:03:43 AM

More smiles from Mom and a few tears also...happy tears, tho....She's overwhelmingly amazed at the outpouring of love and kindness shown here! It's lightened her heart and put a smile on her face...and her waltzing-toes are tapping to the beat, Laura, Pat and Ellen! I will never forget this act of generous kindness. From Mom, my family and me - Thank you, BP friends....thank you. #10138078

Graham Robards 5/15/2012 9:12:32 AM

So lovely reading all these messages again, The waltz Laura chose to go with this stunning creation, well I never, so nice!

I hope Mother Val you are feeling better today!

Special wishes coming your way!

Pat and Graham

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I'd Like To Dedicate This Image To
Our BP Sister Val Feldman and Her Dear 92 Year Old Mother Who Has Been
Diagnosed With An Advanced Cancer.

Our Love And Prayers Are With You.
May The Spirit of Peace Fill Your Lives At This Time And May
Your Love For Each Other Fill Your Hearts And Homes.
Anytime you need us, we are here.

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F2.8, 1/800
Former Finalist-Reworked.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

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