TRICK or TREAT?

© Laura E. Swan

TRICK or TREAT?

Laura E. Swan Student 10/28/2009 9:15:36 PM

The Temperature Dropped
FAST AND BOLD
The Air Became
BITTERLY COLD. #1197918

Laura E. Swan 10/28/2009 9:22:08 PM

Oops! I meant to insert the song! HA! Sorry!

Music Provided by Sister Pat Robards in Australia!






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Sherran Andersen 10/28/2009 9:32:31 PM

Lol... ok Laura... how do you do things like this? I am not an photoshop expert like you. #8084051

Pat and Graham Robards 10/28/2009 9:33:47 PM

Oh this music is relaxing to huddle up next to one another, it has changed now, maybe there is room to do the Cha Cha with Roland?

Great job as usual! It must be hard keeping this up but you are so creative! ~Pat #8084053

Nancyj Hovey 10/28/2009 10:23:21 PM

Ohhhh brrrrrrrr, and hear that wind blow... beyond the music to our ears...
we are still traveling to the Halloween party with our fears!!! 8o) #8084118

Ann Coates 10/28/2009 10:31:42 PM

Brrr! Let's all snuggle up together and keep warm and wonder what's coming next. I feel like our journey may be coming to an end. It's Halloween here in two days time, you guys have to wait three so I'll let you know what it was like before you guys get to do it. #8084130

Christine R. Lobsinger 10/28/2009 10:35:50 PM

Wonderful sis... we are getting CLOSER - I can feel it...
Great DDR work girl!

Can't wait for the Halloween Party! STill looking for that costume to put on...
SMILING CHRIS #8084135

ROLAN NARMAN 10/28/2009 10:38:23 PM

LOL! Pat and Graham!!! I did a lot of Cha Cha in the past! Now I'm more into the tango!!! LOL! Lovely mixture of music!

Another beautiful creation siter Lulu! I like the pumpkin on the ice! Wonderful effects and presentation altogether! #8084138

Cindy Bendush 10/28/2009 10:40:51 PM

Creative composite Laura! #8084141

Barbara Waldoch 10/28/2009 11:07:05 PM

This looks great, Laura! #8084167

Annette Carr 10/28/2009 11:47:22 PM

Bitterly cold but we are all snuggled together, looking out at the beautifl ice forest. I pray the limo driver remembered to fill up the gas tank !
Seriously, how do you load music ? #8084206

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/29/2009 12:07:13 AM

Why is everybody so quiet? What are you all looking at?
OMG!!! Did we just experience an ice storm? Gee, I hope it's not global!!!
What a beautiful view!! And the moon is still full - - - look!!!!!!
What is that Pumpkin Owl doing up there??
Did I just say Pumpkin Owl???? OMG - we're still in the middle of Laura's nightmareride, aren't we?????????
Mommy - I wanta go hoooome!!!!! Turn around the Limo!!!!!!!!!
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Tiia Vissak 10/29/2009 12:07:55 AM

well done! #8084235

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/29/2009 12:09:14 AM

SSSLala - you sure know how to keep us all busy!! HAHAHA!
Wonderful and very creative image. You ARE the queen of Halloween!!! #8084237

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 12:25:48 AM

SSSKiki, when you drive us home after the party you can take us a different route, okay, Sis? :D For now just enjoy the silence of the ice and the warm heater vents under each of your seats.

A BLANKET ANYONE?

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Oh, wait! That might be a magic carpet...NEVER MIND!

Hi Tiia, Hi Annette...I just checked the gas gage. We are still on full!!!

UH OH...ALL OF THE DIALS JUST STARTED SPINNING AROUND on the DASH! ...Humm?

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Barbara,Cindy I didn't see you get in the LIMO! Neat!

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Brolan as soon as we get out of the ICE FOREST We will put on the TANGO, okay? Who is taking care of the CD's again?

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Youyou...find your costume!!! :) WE ARE CLOSER than we know...

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YES ANN! Let's share some blankets through this forest. Even with the heater on the windows are sure chilly!

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Mumj, you are right!!! We are..on both counts!

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Pat I bet he will...HE'S MR. L. POTION after all! HA! ;)

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Thank you and thank Sherran for your kind DDR compliments. I try!

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Karen Engelbreth 10/29/2009 12:37:43 AM

COOL..... #8084279

Brett Dolsen 10/29/2009 12:42:40 AM

Im so cold please stop hogging the blankets!!Ive got icicles on my chin and my teeth are chipping!!Brett #8084292

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/29/2009 12:52:03 AM

Why do you have such big teeth, SSSLaura!!!??? #8084328

Stefania Barbier 10/29/2009 1:00:52 AM

great creation! :0) #8084361

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 1:02:06 AM

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BRETT!!! YOU ARE FREEZING! Well no wonder. You had your window cracked open. Here. I'll close it.

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Hi Karen! Have a blanket! #8084366

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 1:04:05 AM

Thanks Stef!

I am going to lay my head down now of r alittle sleep...The driver said this will be a long drive through this forest. See you all soon.

Kiki...you're in charge. #8084373

Mary K. Robison 10/29/2009 2:04:49 AM

I love the lit-up orange owl in the midst of this silvery scene, Lauramary...but, one tiny little complaint:
Whooooo's the wise guy who shut the limo door and took off without me inside?
You all think YOU'RE cold? Feel free to join me out here, clutching the back bumper --- I could use the company AND the body heat!!
Maralaury #8084474

Avril Mrs Young 10/29/2009 3:14:42 AM

yikes, I am freezing to death too with all that ice around brrr...great music and presentation Laura...actually a bit like a lullaby...okay a eerie one! #8084599

Douglas Perry 10/29/2009 3:29:24 AM

There is so many of us in here we will be fine against the cold as long as the windows are up! #8084633

Tess L. Yee 10/29/2009 3:31:10 AM

As always, super creative work and wonderful story lines (and ongoing commentary!).

Great job, Laura! #8084636

Ellen Hodges 10/29/2009 3:48:55 AM

Thanks so much for this cool story! It's soooo fun to look and see all the great images and story and music, Laura! Kudos to you! #8084685

Jeff W. Robinson 10/29/2009 4:31:35 AM

Excellent - Very nice work Laura!! Jeff #8084842

Monnie Ryan 10/29/2009 6:43:37 AM

A beautiful sight!
Are you sure we're not lost?
And crank up that heater--
My lashes have frost!

Love this one, Laura -- those icicles are beautiful! #8085219

Nancyj Hovey 10/29/2009 6:44:50 AM

Gosh ms Lauralala, come awake, and stop for a BR break...you know about cold weather... and that way all those frozen to the bumper or handles can thaw enough to crawl in with us...when you start up again, do a number recount, and don't leave anyone behind...this is a dark long forest... 8o) #8085223

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/29/2009 6:49:07 AM

Great image work and presentation, Lura, BRRRRR......


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Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 9:15:57 AM

FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!! SOMEONE UNLOCK A DOOR! WE NEED TO GET MARALAURY IN HERE!!!

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QUICK!!! Is anyone else out there? We can only leave the door open for 15 seconds. After that the door won't close again!!!

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Avril here. Another blanket.

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Mr Tree, you are right! Always the most wise. :)

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Tess, Ellen, Jeff, I am so glad you are here on our adventure along with FROSTY MONNIE, Mumj who is the caring Mom in our car, for SURE!, Dominick HOW FUN TO SEE YOU HERE!

NO ONE FALL ASLEEP. I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE WISE. #8085675

Nancyj Hovey 10/29/2009 9:31:40 AM

brrrr, where are those electric blankets that plug in the phone jack!!! we all need it now...brrrrrr #8085729

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 10:01:16 AM

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TAKE ONE AND PASS THE REST! #8085813

Nancyj Hovey 10/29/2009 10:06:13 AM

...ahhhhhhhh warmth at last!!! 8o) #8085825

Karen Kessler 10/29/2009 10:18:40 AM

I've never seen icicle grass before. How on earth does it grow upwards? WOW! Cool find, Sis! (Wouldn't feel too good on the feet to walk on them, either!) hehehe

Wonderful DDR work, Lala! #8085863

Annette Carr 10/29/2009 1:15:51 PM

I took a blanket, burr it's still cold, can you turn up the heater? Did you lock the doors again? It's scary out there. #8086225

Stephen Zacker 10/29/2009 1:22:38 PM

Fun and cool. #8086242

John Connolly 10/29/2009 2:21:24 PM

How creative is this! A fantastic presentation, and the music is just awesome! Seeing I am not into cold, that electric blanket sounds great to me! #8086385

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 3:04:50 PM

Yes! Warmth at last. Now we All have a blanket!

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Sister Karen...that is an ICE FOREST ... NOT an ICE LAWN! HA! I guess I should have make branches somehow in DDR! My mistake! (Big smile here!)

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Yes, Annette! DOORS ARE LOCKED! Nothing cal survive out there but lit pumpkins and the undead. Maralaury is lucky to be alive!

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Thanks Steve! Yes... -45c is cool, or sure! Here. Have a blanket!

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Sure thing John! I'll plug it in for you. There now!

! ALL SET ! #8086540

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 3:08:42 PM

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Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 3:10:38 PM

WHAT WAS THAT? DID ANYONE SEE THAT OUTSIDE THE WINDOW AS WE DROVE BY???

I think I am starting to see things?

Kewpie Says UP AHEAD THERE ARE VAMPIRES!

NO ONE GETS OUT OF THE CAR FOR ANY REASON. #8086548

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/29/2009 3:38:38 PM

I'm in charge? WOW!!! I'd better keep my hands to myself for a little while then. But promise you won't show me those teeth of yours again - not even in your sleep. Okay Sis? #8086583

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/29/2009 3:42:44 PM

Oh, fine. You're awake again, Sis. Can I go to sleep then? Now? I feel warm and comfy here under my blanket. And i'm sooo sleepyzzzzzzzz................ #8086591

Tammy Espino 10/29/2009 3:57:55 PM

I love the cold,bring it :) Awesome capture!!! #8086612

Annette Carr 10/29/2009 5:28:24 PM

Kiki - how can you be sleepy knowing that danger lurks between the door glass and our warm blankets? OMG You are brave! #8086797

Mary K. Robison 10/29/2009 6:36:54 PM

Uuuhhhhh...shiver...uuuhhhh...shake...uuuhhhh...Thanks for stopping and letting us cling-ons inside, Lauramary. And a huge THANKS for the blankets!
Aaahhhh...finally, I'm starting to feel wa... Wha?? WHA?!?
What WAS that outside the window??!!
~ Maralaury #8086927

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 6:40:31 PM

That's what I was thinking Annette! HA! Kiki sure is a BRAVE NINJA!

Tammy Girl!!!...DoNt PuT yOuR tOnGuE aGaInSt ThE WiNdOw LiKe ThAt!!! It WiLL sTiCk!

I hope Denny has SILVER BULLETS in his MUSKET??? DENNY? ARE YOU AWAKE???

DENNY???
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Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 6:44:09 PM

I know Maralaury. Just get warm under these blankets sweetie. Don't think about anything else! I have some nice warm Cocoa here for you.

DRINK UP! Photobucket Feel better now? #8086953

Annette Carr 10/29/2009 10:12:27 PM

Well I've been warm and toasty under this blanket and nothing at all like Maralaury, but please, that cocoa looks awful good . . . slurp #8087284

Laura E. Swan 10/29/2009 11:07:06 PM

Annette, our next stop is the ENCHANTED FOREST!!! YES!! WHERE YOUR AUNTIE LIVES!!!

We will be able to see almost our entire journey from there!

WAIT TO SEE!

Enjoy your cocoa! Photobucket #8087333

Robert K. Bemus 10/29/2009 11:22:07 PM

I have to work on Halloween so I have an excuse to get out of the limo :-) Great creation all the way around-- I really like that owl too!! #8087357

Mary K. Robison 10/29/2009 11:54:24 PM

MMMMMMMMMMMM...CO-coa...... :-P
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Jack R. Perry 10/30/2009 5:35:16 AM

LOL -what fun! #8088054

Nancyj Hovey 10/30/2009 5:48:35 AM

yummmmmmm hot cocoa...
and shortbread? oh yummmy #8088081

Nancyj Hovey 10/30/2009 5:51:40 AM

Please pass this around, freshly baked, and we have all you want...

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Laura E. Swan 10/30/2009 8:13:54 AM

Last to first:

Yummy, Mumj! And your shortbread squares taste the best in all the land! What a wonderful surprise! Don't mind if I do! Lets pass them around! :D

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Mr. Path, so glad you're still giggling.

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Poor Maralaury. She still feels pretty frozen. KEEP CHEWING MARALAURY! KEEP CHEWING!

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Robert! DON'T GER OUT OF THE CAR! NOT YET, ELSE YOU WILL TURN TO A BOBSICLE! Good gracious! (Poor man had too many of what Kiki had in her pockets!)

Hey the road doesn't feel so rutted anymore! #8088427

Wm Nosal 10/30/2009 4:34:00 PM

Did Someone Say Cake!! #8089349

Laura E. Swan 10/30/2009 4:34:43 PM

YAH WM! B-day maybe??? #8089353

Nancyj Hovey 10/30/2009 4:40:24 PM

ohhhhh where are those candles!!????
it is dark in this car .... cake? 8o) #8089370

Laura E. Swan 10/30/2009 4:42:24 PM

Birthday Candles??? #8089376

Laura E. Swan 10/30/2009 5:07:59 PM

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Laura E. Swan 10/30/2009 5:12:01 PM

OOPS! That wasn't CAKE! HA!

HERE IS THE CAKE!

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(How funny! And you know why!)

Dare we upset those in the limo? Is it a NEED To KNOW basis on the APPLES? #8089435

Annette Carr 10/30/2009 9:16:04 PM

Laura, thanks for the hot cocoa
Nancy, can I have one of those shortbread cookies to go with my cocoa.
Hey what's the deal with the apples? Inquiring minds want to know.
And who IS driving? He's kinda scary looking. #8089768

Annette Carr 10/30/2009 10:21:25 PM

Oh my what happened to my hair, could there be magic in the air? #8089813

Laura E. Swan 10/30/2009 10:30:14 PM

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HAVE AN APPLE MY LITTLE PRETTY...

AND DO NOT GO TO THIS THREAD OR YOU WILL FIND OUT WHO I AM AND WHAT I AM PLANNING!!!

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/discussionDetail.asp?threadID=1192705

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Theresa Marie Jones 10/31/2009 2:52:48 AM

Oh my gosh it'a another party, we have ice, warm blankets, music, hot chocolate, cake, candles and apples. I think I will pass on the apples. Clever image Laura! #8090140

frank w. degenhardt 10/31/2009 5:30:21 AM

Laura- Again your creative, twisted, mad scientist mind comes up with some awesome artwork. LOL. I do love the work you are doing. And you have a way with the pen as well with the fun poetry to go along with the picture. I enjoy the interaction of the others in their comments and all are enjoying and getting into the mood as well.
Love what you did with the ice and the way you presented it as growing up. LOve the pumpkin and the moon.
Fantastic, creative, work my friend.
Have a wonderful day, do take care. #8090465

Laura E. Swan 10/31/2009 9:13:38 AM

Hi Theresa and Frank!

What fun to have you two here! BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! We have had fun all month so if you want to, please feel free to explore the rest of the story. It was an adventure of a lifetime with the BPers. SO SO FUNNY! I laughed so many time.

Late comments are always welcome here.

I appreciate all that you said and am humbled by them. This month was more fun than I have had in a long while!!! FOR SURE.

Thanks for adding to it.

-Lauramary (I got possessed early this month when Mary Robinson's soul and mine got mixed up together somehow... She has been Maralaury all month as well!) #8090973

Ujjwal Mukherjee 11/1/2009 12:02:21 AM

Wonderful work and presentation,Laura!! #8092489

Laura E. Swan 11/1/2009 12:44:28 AM

Thank you Ujjwal! :) !!! #8092539

Nancyj Hovey 11/1/2009 4:04:24 AM

It looks so quiet out there NOW....

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Nancyj Hovey 11/1/2009 4:58:23 AM

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BEST OF THE MONTH SERIES!!! #8093016

Nancyj Hovey 11/3/2009 5:11:43 PM

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

http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/Fribble01/?action=view¤t=rituals-viedefrance.jpg #8101401

Nancyj Hovey 11/3/2009 5:12:27 PM

opps! hee hee... #8101405

Laura E. Swan 11/3/2009 5:19:59 PM

Hi Mumj!!!

Did I get an EFP? Oooo! NEATO!!! I had so much fun making this one. Less was better in this case I felt!

I like your OOPS! Thank you for WHATEVER it was! :)

-Laura #8101425

Toni Riggs 11/5/2009 12:24:31 AM

Great image! Very creative! #8105012

Christine R. Lobsinger 11/5/2009 4:29:10 AM

Hi Sis.. CONGRATS on your EP!!!!

CHRISTINE
SMILING

Yippie EP... #8105515

Laura E. Swan 11/5/2009 8:20:16 AM

Hi Toni!!! Thanks VERY MUCH!!!

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Hi Sis! Thank you so much! I am really glad this one is in the running. I appreciate your support lots. I am so behind. I bet your gallery is FILLED with EFP's right now!? I'll be by soon to look.

-Lala #8106085

Stanley C. Sims 11/9/2009 2:41:33 PM

Very cool and creative Laura. #8117512

Laura E. Swan 11/9/2009 7:17:39 PM

Hi Stanley! :) Thanks so much! I hope you will come back and see more of them sometimes as it was a HIGH ADVENTURE series! HA!

-Laura #8118128

Janice Mezzacappa 1/25/2010 7:06:29 AM

I feel like a kid going through a maze of just incredible work and having a blast!! Laura I really love this one and into my faves it goes...brrrrrr cold as ice but oh so nice!! Yes I am drinking my pot of coffee!!! #8328441

Laura E. Swan 1/25/2010 11:12:13 AM

I hope you had your speakers on. Many of them have songs attached!!!

HA! How fun!! This is an entire story you know, that lasted all month! (Each day a new installment to the sage!)

I am thrilled that you are having fun in my gallery, Janice! HA!

-Laura #8329111

Karen Kessler 1/25/2010 6:03:52 PM

Yeah, Laura's gallery is fun to look through! I see you found her halloween stuff - that's her favorite month! You will definitely need to keep a close watch on her come October...mwahaha... #8329986

Laura E. Swan 1/25/2010 6:10:41 PM

Mwahaha is RIGHT, Sister! #8330012

Janice Mezzacappa 1/25/2010 6:22:32 PM

Oh when the music came on I was really excited it made my day!! I love the fun of Halloween and you went out on a limb Laura to makes us all have a blast!! mwahahahahaha spooky :) #8330045

Laura E. Swan 1/25/2010 7:22:32 PM

MANY OF THEM HAVE MUSIC!!! If you start from day one of this story you are in for a treat. (It will say "Spooky Story Begins Here" in my gallery.

No music the first week or so however. HA! Each Photo has a poem and then he BPrs added their OWN special thoughts!

Oh yes. it was FUN! At one point may of the BPers had eaten "special" mushrooms (that Kiki carried in every pocket so it appeared!) and OH DEAR even LOVE POTION NUMBER 9 was had by ALL! HA! (See Frog Image and Read Insane Asylum the day before that!) HA!

Good grief when I think back of the wild times we had that month!

Head back when you have your NEXT pot of coffee and a few hours to laugh away!

Glad you stayed connected. I answered all of your comments yesterday. :)

This was fun! Thanks Janice! BIG SMILE HERE! #8330181

Mary K. Robison 10/6/2011 4:26:55 AM

Hiya, Pom/Lauramary!
Don't know what was more fun just now: seeing your Ice Forest image again, or re-reading the discussion thread...
I was thinking of making cocoa about half an hour ago. "SPOOKY", huh?
;-D Maralaury #9719652

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/9/2011 4:06:54 PM

How kool! Great dd work girl, perfect for the season too..

jo ann c, #9725813

Laura E. Swan 10/9/2011 7:26:21 PM

Yep Mare. Verrrrrrrrry spooky! Lol...I have re-read some of these and they really had me laughing. Glad you had fun too!!! We BPers sure do know how to have a good time, don't we. :))) -Pommie!

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Hi Jo Ann! I bet you have some cool things brewing at your gallery, too!!! I'll have to pop over and visit all of you!

Thanks so much ladies! HAPPY HALLOWEEN MONTH! #9726060

Gina M. Savage 10/14/2011 11:45:09 AM

Great DDR image, Laura! #9734982

Emile Abbott 11/1/2011 12:35:58 PM

Nice trick Laura #9777118

Stan Kwasniowski 11/16/2011 2:33:05 PM

Laura, congratulations #9808599

Heather Loewenhardt 11/16/2011 2:33:22 PM

Congrats on your finalist award Laura. This is a very cool design. #9808606

Wm Nosal 11/16/2011 3:00:06 PM

Congratulations, Laura! #9808827

Kathy Salerni 11/16/2011 3:22:47 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Laura, and good luck in the next round! #9809015

Tammy Espino 11/16/2011 3:25:31 PM

Yippe! Congrats on your awesome finalist! :) #9809039

Phyllis A. Houghton 11/16/2011 3:26:15 PM

Congratulations Laura. Very unique, clever, fun finalist #9809049

Nancyj Hovey 11/16/2011 3:35:59 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST...

I just LOVE this creative image! 8o)
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Nancyj Hovey 11/16/2011 3:36:00 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST...

I just LOVE this creative image! 8o)
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Emile Abbott 11/16/2011 4:08:13 PM

Huge Texas Congratulations on your finalist, Laura. #9809478

Bobby Ray Goodman 11/16/2011 4:15:48 PM

A big congratulations my friend.WTG Laura!!! #9809550

Karen Kessler 11/16/2011 5:15:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, SIS!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!! :) #9810056

Carol L. Fowler 11/16/2011 5:17:49 PM

Big Congrats- very creative! #9810073

Terry Cervi 11/16/2011 5:27:37 PM

Congrats on this fantastic theme finalist, Laura! #9810136

Neal D. Hatcher 11/16/2011 5:58:20 PM

Congrats.-Good luck next round #9810318

Randy D. Dinkins 11/16/2011 6:03:18 PM

Very cool (I mean cold :); congratulations!! #9810341

Ann Coates 11/16/2011 6:45:10 PM

Brilliant Laura, congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round. #9810518

Christine R. Lobsinger 11/16/2011 7:06:55 PM

Awesome Laura, A BIG CONGRATS TO YOU N your LOVELY FINALIST!!!!
Smiling WITH YOU,
CHRIS #9810656

Usman M. Bajwa 11/16/2011 9:35:55 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on your stunning Finalist, Laura!

UB. #9811228

Laura E. Swan 11/16/2011 10:19:30 PM

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This is so fun to see this one up for the Gold!

You guys are great! Thanks for the support!

AND THANK YOU BetterPhoto for MAKING THIS CREATION A FINALIST!!! #9811365

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/16/2011 11:13:16 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Laura!!
Fingers crossed for the next round :) #9811532

Sherran Andersen 11/16/2011 11:14:41 PM

Congrats Laura! #9811535

Stefania Barbier 11/17/2011 2:01:48 AM

a wonderful finalist, congratulations!!! #9811840

Pat and Graham Robards 11/17/2011 6:02:17 AM

X-cellent Lala, B.O.L in the nexr round!

xxxx #9812555

Mary K. Robison 11/17/2011 6:37:49 AM

Yay! This was cool the first time you entered it, Pom, and now along comes the silver plaque under it! Shows how re-submitting a favorite can be all about timing...
Congratulations on its selection as a Finalist, Kiddo! Best of luck to you in the next round! #9812685

Patrick Rouzes 11/17/2011 7:54:40 AM

COngratulations & good luck, Swanee Laura! #9812982

Ann H. Belus 11/17/2011 8:31:10 AM

Fantastic finalist, Laura! Congratulations! #9813105

David K. Hurt 11/17/2011 8:32:13 AM

WTG congratulations on your finalist #9813111

Christopher J. Budny 11/17/2011 12:50:18 PM

Congratulations on your win, Laura! #9813903

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/17/2011 12:56:14 PM

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist Laura! I love this..

jo ann c. #9813952

Stefania Barbier 11/17/2011 12:58:49 PM

congratulations on your fantastic winner Lala! #9813972

Ann Coates 11/17/2011 12:59:51 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Gold Laura. #9813978

Kathy Salerni 11/17/2011 1:03:24 PM

WTG, Laura, on your well deserved Gold! #9813989

Val Feldman 11/17/2011 1:05:04 PM

Our LOTW! You ol' collector of GOLD! :) :) Many, many congrats on a fantastic winner! WTG!!!!!!! #9813994

Wm Nosal 11/17/2011 1:12:37 PM

Congratulations On Your Gold Second,
Laura!
:0 I Got One Too! #9814016

Monnie Ryan 11/17/2011 1:37:55 PM

Fabulous work, Laura - big congratulations! #9814138

Daniella Puente 11/17/2011 1:39:50 PM

Huge congrats Laura!!!! LOVE the idea and image :) #9814152

Tammy Espino 11/17/2011 1:45:42 PM

It's like reading a book to get to the bottom of this!!! :) So happy for you, yipppie!!!!Congrats on your gold win!! :) #9814196

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/17/2011 1:48:40 PM

WTG, Laura...big congratulations on this super gold winner!!! #9814206

Stan Kwasniowski 11/17/2011 2:33:33 PM

Laura, congratulations #9814348

Mary K. Robison 11/17/2011 2:56:37 PM

YIPPEEEEEE-KIII-YAAAAAY!!!
There's that well earned GOLD plaque under this wonderful Halloween creation, with its long and storied thread discussion!
Pomm-eeeee!!! So happy for you!!!
To quote from above: "Shows how re-submitting a favorite can be all about timing..."
CONGRATULATIONS, to Infinity and beyond! #9814430

Emile Abbott 11/17/2011 3:12:13 PM

And you got a treat on this one Laura all the way to GOLD Well deserved and congratulations. WTG #9814479

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/17/2011 3:32:23 PM

Very clever, girl! WTG, Congratulations! #9814554

Ken Smith 11/17/2011 3:33:40 PM

That's super, Laura...very creative indeed. And the gold is very well deserved. Congrats! #9814561

Melissa Olsen 11/17/2011 4:02:41 PM

A BIG congrats to you, Laura! #9814630

Cindy Bendush 11/17/2011 4:25:54 PM

So creative Laura - I love it! Big congratulations! #9814708

Ann H. Belus 11/17/2011 4:36:56 PM

Awesome, Laura! Congratulations on this winner! #9814770

Lydia Williams 11/17/2011 4:45:23 PM

Hi Laura,
Sorry it took me so long to respond here...could not open up the discussion page...Happy for you and your second place win...Wm, You and I placed very well on the MT category. Congratulations with many more to come! You have such a creative, magical mind!
:-) Lydia #9814828

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/17/2011 5:14:12 PM

WTG in this incredible October winner, Laura! :-) k #9814964

Laura E. Swan 11/17/2011 5:23:51 PM

VERY MUCH EVERYONE!!!!

This is SUCH A HUGE WONDERFUL HONOR and to HAVE YOU ALL HERE means the world to me!

I loved reading each comment!

Thank You All So MUCH!

AND THANK YOU BetterPhoto.com for making this creations go GOLD!

-Laura, and all other AKA's! :) !

P.S. HUGE SMILES HERE RIGHT NOW!!!

P.S.S. Happy Nov 17th, 2011 !

"17" is my FAVORITE NUMBER, BTW!
For lots of reasons! It has been since I was little. :)
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Gina M. Savage 11/17/2011 5:38:03 PM

You deserve a GOLD! Congrats!! #9815041

Neal D. Hatcher 11/17/2011 6:11:32 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved gold #9815135

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/17/2011 8:00:33 PM

YIPPIE!!!!!!
HUGE Congratulations on your win!!! #9815424

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 11/17/2011 8:01:22 PM

Sensational image Laura......CONGRATULATIONS ON A SUPER WIN :-) #9815426

Christine R. Lobsinger 11/17/2011 9:18:54 PM

Fabulous... Way to Go Sis...
Congratulations on your excellent WINNER!!!
Smiling Chris #9815500

Ellen Hodges 11/17/2011 9:40:26 PM

Huge congrats on a wildly fantastic winner, Laura!!!! #9815518

Alex T. Mizuno 11/17/2011 10:34:32 PM

What a cleaver work! Congratulations on your win cous!! #9815573

Renee Doyle 11/18/2011 12:42:09 AM

Excellent MT entry and wonderful winner!! Congratulations Laura!! #9815721

Michelle Alton 11/18/2011 2:57:07 AM

Huge Congratulations, Laura. This one was right up your alley and you took it to the Max! Great Winner! #9815824

Michelle Alton 11/18/2011 2:57:08 AM

Huge Congratulations, Laura. This one was right up your alley and you took it to the Max! Great Winner! #9815825

Pat and Graham Robards 11/18/2011 4:48:27 AM

Oh well done! I love the humour in this one little sister! Very proud of you my sweetie!

xxxx #9816112

Janice Mezzacappa 11/18/2011 7:07:21 AM

Awesome work on this amazing winner Laura!! Big Congrats!! #9816372

Stephen Zacker 11/18/2011 8:37:32 AM

Very Cool, Laura. Congratulations #9816513

Lorna Shutter 11/18/2011 10:50:55 AM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Sis!!!!! WTG!!! :)
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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 11/18/2011 3:01:45 PM

WTG indeed, Sister. I'm so proud of you for winning gold. Huuuge congratulations!!! #9817200

Dave Montero 11/18/2011 5:15:09 PM

Wonderful work Laura. Congratulations on scoring gold! #9817562

Eivor Kuchta 11/18/2011 8:00:22 PM

Fun idea! Congratulations on your winner, Laura! #9817820

Rona L. Schwarz 11/18/2011 10:55:29 PM

Really enjoyed seeing this Winner, sweet Laura! But not as much as I did reading the discussion thread!!! What fun - and what talent! Your creativity knows no bound and we are all the lucky recipients! Super Congrats on this very creative and wonderful Gold Winner! #9818138

Ujjwal Mukherjee 11/19/2011 12:42:04 AM

Huge congratulations,Laura!!!! #9818217

Renata Gusciora 11/19/2011 4:47:04 AM

Big congratulations on your fabulous Winner, Laura!!!:-) #9818431

Nancyj Hovey 11/19/2011 7:34:46 AM

HUGE C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

on your GOLD WINNER!!!!

Isn't it great when we resubmit a photo to find it was a WINNER all along? 8o)

Am Proud of you Laura! 8o) #9818646

Irene Colling 11/19/2011 8:05:14 AM

Another unique idea from your creative mind.

Congratulations on your gold award Laura. #9818671

Katherine Kuhn 11/19/2011 9:42:24 AM

So imaginative! Congratulations on your unique winner! #9818839

Bojan Bencic 11/19/2011 11:15:47 AM

I just knew MT would be perfect for you, Laura. Congratulations on your WIN! #9819022

Laura E. Swan 11/19/2011 1:02:46 PM

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ALL SO VERY MUCH!!! I really am tickled that this went GOLD and many of you would remember the FUN WE HAD on our HALLOWEEN RIDE through the HAUNTED ICE FOREST!!!! HA!!!!!!!!!

You guys are the BEST. Thank you ALL!

I am about to go shovel SNOW now. Before it turns to an ICE FOREST on the PORCH and SIDEWALK!!! :)))

Stay Warm and Wonderful! Thank you again for all the sweet and kind comments!

-Laura :D #9819179

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/19/2011 3:25:05 PM

Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner Laura ... fantastic!!!

jo ann c.
#9819359

Lisa J. Boulden 11/20/2011 9:23:38 AM

WTG, Laura!!!!!
Hug congratulations on your GOLD!!!
~♥~ #9820774

Nancy L. Green 11/21/2011 8:45:32 AM

This is TOTALLY COOL Laura, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #9822936

Bobby Ray Goodman 11/23/2011 12:26:19 PM

A big Congratulations on this beautiful win,Laura!!!! #9827181

Lydia Williams 11/23/2011 3:14:50 PM

WTG everyone, I laughed so hard on this one...don't know how I missed the latest cool ride...! Pick me up on the next turn.

Happy Thanksgiving to All! #9827395

Nadia Paul 11/24/2011 2:40:15 AM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Laura! #9828172

Laura E. Swan 11/24/2011 10:15:09 PM

Hi Everyone! :) Thanks so much for the wonderful CONGRATULATIONS on this one.

WE ALL HAD SO MUCH FUN on this ADVENTURE. Lydia, sometimes at Halloween I devote the entire MONTH to a STORY that unfolds. This was an image I loved from 3 Halloweens ago. We (as a group) had to wander through a haunted forest together. Then a haunted limo ride together and then to a HAUNTED HOUSE for a VERY FUN PARTY! It was truly a hoot and many people came and followed the story.

It's just one of the things I love about BP. The family here DOES love to kick their heads and let loose. I've had so many fun times here, and as you can see why, the PEOPLE make it fun!

THANK YOU ALL for BEING WHO YOU ARE and Thanks again BetterPhoto.com for this Gold Honor. We all won since this image meant A BLAST for each one...

-Laura :) #9829299

Lydia Williams 11/25/2011 4:16:19 AM

Halloween is my favorite holiday...We usually go all out for it...Our children and grandchildren make it so much fun with parties, outside/inside decorations...friends...

Now, I have another fun place to enjoy!
Thank you all and to you Laura, the queen of Halloween! (and other holidays) #9829545

Merna L. Nobile 12/3/2011 1:28:18 PM

Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna
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Well, It's a TRICK of Course!
Upside down Ice From The Outside of My House In The Winter Time!
THE REST WAS THE MAGIC OF DDR!
(The Pumpkin Is Featured In My Gallery, and Was On The Neighbors Porch!)

"THE ICE FOREST"

The Temperature Dropped
FAST AND BOLD
The Air Outside Became
BITTERLY COLD.

On Past A Forest
That Seemed So Nice
Kewpie Said:
"NO ONE LEAVES THE LIMO
OR YOU'LL TURN TO ICE!!!"

So We Enjoyed It From
Each Window Seat...
Glaring At The Ice
AND TURNING UP THE HEAT!

* * *

Halloween Series - October
(DDR)


Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, FocalLength: 9.11 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on 10/28/2009 9:15:00 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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