Spring IS Coming

© Melissa Olsen

Spring IS Coming

Eivor Kuchta 4/20/2009 5:28:10 AM

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! #1116119

Monnie Ryan 4/20/2009 5:36:11 AM

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! #7422544

Mary L. Graham 4/20/2009 5:38:07 AM

Beautiful Melissa...We are getting snow and this past week it was in the 70's. Oh well it will melt. =) #7422552

Gina Cormier 4/20/2009 5:39:49 AM

A very lovely floral compositioin!! #7422559

Jeana Clark 4/20/2009 5:45:46 AM

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~ #7422585

Terri L. Scribner 4/20/2009 5:51:40 AM

Ahhh, beautiful spring image!! #7422611

Cathy Barrows 4/20/2009 6:00:18 AM

very pretty...our spring is just about over...i'll just come over for yours...lol #7422659

Lynne Morris 4/20/2009 6:10:11 AM

What a gorgeous floral with lovely effects Melissa. #7422716

Howard B. Cheek 4/20/2009 6:21:34 AM

Very nice Spring offering Melissa..
I like the feel & look, great effect :) #7422788

Vitor Dias 4/20/2009 6:23:32 AM

Lovely work Melissa, well done.
rgds Vitor #7422804

Jeff Robinson 4/20/2009 6:28:22 AM

Very nicely captured Melissa! Jeff #7422837

Gary Lange 4/20/2009 6:56:55 AM

Wonderful image here, Melissa, love your effects!! #7422979

Eugenio Diaz 4/20/2009 7:37:54 AM

Fantastic effects and beautiful image here, very well presented! #7423133

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/20/2009 7:43:45 AM

Wonderful floral composition with fantastic effects and great lighting, Melissa!! #7423161

Jessica Jenney 4/20/2009 8:15:40 AM

Beautiful colors, composition and effects, Melissa! #7423266

Kim Kleinschmidt 4/20/2009 8:37:21 AM

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

beautiful colors and effects! #7423346

Julianna J. Collett 4/20/2009 10:32:37 AM

Beautiful floral - love the effects! #7423660

Judy A. Lawhon 4/20/2009 12:21:43 PM

Terrific capture of this beautiful bouquet, Melissa and the effects are outstanding! It looks almost like a 3D image!! #7423905

Mike Clime 4/20/2009 12:47:33 PM

Beautiful arrangement! Spring is here and I need to mow again. #7423984

Mary Beth Aiello 4/20/2009 12:56:02 PM

Simply beautiful, Melissa. #7424021

Patricia Seidler 4/20/2009 1:04:17 PM

Beautiful Melissa. Love the color. They would make a great bouquet! #7424053

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 4/20/2009 2:06:42 PM

And This is Proof Positive!!
Wonderful Effects Melissa
Fabulous Color!!

Patricia A. Stalter 4/20/2009 2:26:01 PM

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... #7424328

Sam Britt 4/20/2009 5:31:11 PM

Beautiful floral, Melissa. #7424911

Carol L. Fowler 4/20/2009 8:18:57 PM

Gorgeous flowers. Yes- spring is here. Isn't it great. #7425349

Rachelle D. Carriere 4/21/2009 9:22:52 AM

Excellent floral,with fantastic effects and colors! Great work Melissa! #7427333

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/21/2009 9:59:29 AM

Very Pretty!! #7427401

Renata Gusciora 4/21/2009 10:49:32 AM

THis is so beautiful,Melissa! #7427499

Tiia Vissak 4/21/2009 11:11:11 AM

a beautiful floral! #7427562

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 4/21/2009 11:40:02 AM

Wonderful colors and details....Well done! #7427639

Susan M. Campbell 4/21/2009 11:55:03 AM

That's what I love about this time of year....gorgeous floral shots like this one!!!!!!!!!!! #7427706

Susan Weisensel 4/21/2009 12:25:39 PM

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. #7427860

John Benway 4/21/2009 12:37:38 PM

Beautifully done Melissa, and yes, it has been a long winter.
John #7427932

Carol Sawyer 4/21/2009 2:43:03 PM

Beautiful floral image, details and colors, Melissa!! #7428432

Kathy Cline 4/21/2009 5:19:18 PM

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 #7428868

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/21/2009 5:41:31 PM

BEAUTIFUL, Melissa!!! :-) k #7428927

Julianne Bradford 4/21/2009 5:50:28 PM

Melissa. This is a great tribute to spring! Excellent composition and technique. #7428951

Karen Engelbreth 4/21/2009 11:00:14 PM

Beautiful floral, Melissa.... #7429635

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/22/2009 12:39:29 AM

It sure is, Melissa. And a beautiful image to celebrate it!! #7429830

Annie Booth 4/22/2009 5:23:04 AM

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. #7430804

frank w. degenhardt 4/22/2009 6:34:42 AM

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. #7431002

Melissa Olsen 4/22/2009 7:07:01 AM

Thanks so much everyone. #7431108

Kaye Burazin 4/23/2009 8:36:24 PM

Just pops with details of spring Melissa. #7442454

Tommy E. Burgess 4/23/2009 11:29:47 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Melissa!! #7442697

Leslie Carson Wolfe 4/28/2009 6:44:34 AM

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! #7460387

Melissa Olsen 4/28/2009 2:10:14 PM

Thanks Kaye, Tommy and Leslie! #7462135

Patricia Seidler 4/29/2009 7:47:03 AM

Congrats on the EP Melissa, especially one received this month! It seems they are few and far between. #7464343

Janet Daniel 4/29/2009 11:19:05 AM

Beautiful spring bouquet, Melissa! Lovely color & effects! #7465083

Melissa Olsen 4/29/2009 2:03:24 PM

Thanks Patricia and Janet. #7465611

Debbie E. Payne 4/30/2009 9:35:19 AM

Lovely image, Melissa. Yes, we are ALL ready for spring! Continued luck in the next round. #7468943

Melissa Olsen 4/30/2009 12:03:00 PM

Thanks Debbie! #7469400

Tiia Vissak 5/26/2009 1:36:03 PM

Congratulations! #7559836

Sabrina Ryan 5/26/2009 2:10:20 PM

Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Melissa! #7560508

Jeana Clark 5/26/2009 2:10:58 PM

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

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

~J~ #7560520

Kim Kleinschmidt 5/26/2009 2:27:12 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this beautiful finalist - best of luck in the next round! #7560743

Marcel J. Fernandez 5/26/2009 2:31:27 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your Lovely Floral Finalist. #7560795

ROLAN NARMAN 5/26/2009 2:51:11 PM

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Melissa! #7561024

Sue Marshall 5/26/2009 3:08:28 PM

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

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7561256

Kimi A. Phillips 5/26/2009 3:32:28 PM


Melissa Olsen 5/26/2009 3:35:44 PM

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! #7561623

Debbie E. Payne 5/26/2009 3:41:36 PM

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. #7561674

Patricia Seidler 5/26/2009 3:51:14 PM

Congratulations again Melissa - well deserved! #7561770

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/26/2009 4:04:41 PM

Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! #7561902

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 5/26/2009 4:17:19 PM

Huge Congratulations On Your finalists Melisssa
It is Awesome!! #7562002

Sherran Andersen 5/26/2009 4:22:11 PM

Congrats Melissa. Sherran #7562044

frank w. degenhardt 5/26/2009 4:51:01 PM

Another Finalist my dear friend. Way to go girl. #7562317

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 5:33:52 PM

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

Glenn E. Traver 5/26/2009 6:13:43 PM

Congratulations Melissa ~ GT #7563171

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 5/26/2009 7:01:23 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7563373

Susan M. Campbell 5/26/2009 7:16:44 PM

Whoo hoo...#2.


Bojan Bencic 5/27/2009 1:16:24 AM

Congratulations on your finalists, Melissa. #7564874

Anita Hogue 5/27/2009 4:30:59 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!! #7565631

Melissa Olsen 5/27/2009 5:21:26 AM

Thank you all so much! #7565794

Heidi Knight 5/27/2009 5:40:31 AM

Melissa, I just notised that you got a finalist. WTG... I am so happy for you! Rooting for a winner!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ;) #7565846

Eivor Kuchta 5/27/2009 6:00:55 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7565915

Jeff Robinson 5/27/2009 7:08:33 AM

Congrats on your Finalist Melissa! Jeff #7566195

Janet Daniel 5/27/2009 7:17:06 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! :-) #7566231

Melissa Olsen 5/27/2009 7:59:40 AM

Thank you Heidi, Eivor, Jeff and Janet! #7566451

Patricia A. Stalter 5/27/2009 8:12:54 AM

Ours is not to reason why...
Good luck in the next round... #7566536

Melissa Olsen 5/27/2009 8:23:47 AM

Only you Pat...thanks for your sense of humor...it continually brightens my day!
Where would this world be without it ;-) #7566619

Mitch Spence 5/27/2009 9:17:57 AM

Congratulations to you, Melissa. Way to go! #7566983

Melissa Olsen 5/27/2009 11:43:59 AM

Thank you Mitch and you too! #7567642

Nadya Johnson 5/27/2009 12:33:50 PM

Congrats again on yet another gorgeous finalist, Melissa! #7567827

Sam Britt 5/27/2009 2:09:02 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7568067

Melissa Olsen 5/27/2009 2:12:54 PM

Thanks Nadya and Samantha! #7568084

Kathy Cline 5/27/2009 6:09:40 PM

Glitter Graphics

Glitter Animal Graphics


SaMi Martin 5/27/2009 6:50:35 PM

This is beautiful; Congrats Melissa on another finalist! #7569225

Laurie Daily 5/28/2009 3:39:18 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7570421

Melissa Olsen 5/28/2009 5:43:17 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #7570817

Val Feldman 5/28/2009 6:35:14 AM

Huge congratulations to you, Melissa for this beautifully rendered and well-deserved Finalist capture...wishing you the very best in the upcoming rounds! #7570981

Ruth Grimm 5/28/2009 6:40:12 AM

Gongratulations Melissa! WTG!!! #7570998

Melissa Olsen 5/28/2009 6:45:27 AM

Thank you Valarie and Ruth.
I truly consider myself a winner for having so many wonderful friends and a support group at BP. #7571026

Colleen Farrell 5/28/2009 10:18:33 AM

How pretty! Great floral, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist! #7571828

Jorgen Jensen 5/29/2009 3:53:35 AM

Congratulations with this well deserved finalist Melissa. #7575447

Melissa Olsen 5/29/2009 5:11:39 AM

Thank you Colleen and Jorgen! #7575730

Patricia Ronan 5/30/2009 2:54:25 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Melissa:) #7578515

Melissa Olsen 5/30/2009 5:59:40 AM

Thank you Patricia! #7578983

Linda Blair 6/2/2009 2:03:53 PM

Beautiful floral....congratulations!!!!!! #7590113

Melissa Olsen 6/2/2009 2:10:39 PM

Thanks Linda! #7590136

Kathy L. Clark 6/11/2009 1:49:07 PM


Debbie E. Payne 6/11/2009 4:31:57 PM

Melissa - This is such a rich shot. Glad it got the nod from the judges as well. Congratulations. #7621012

Melissa Olsen 6/11/2009 4:42:50 PM

Thanks Kathy and Debbie! #7621047

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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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Uploaded on 4/20/2009 5:23:38 AM

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