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Good Morning Everyone!!
So nice to be back after an absence that feels like an age, though it’s only been
a couple of weeks. To the friends who sent messages of support & posted beautiful tributes I thank you all so much.
As for mine who have been unwell & injured, with time they will heal.
Emily who has suffered a paralysis of her spine & a fungal infection of the brain will be coming home it is hoped, this week. Her chemotherapy has been ceased & she will soon commence physiotherapy in hope of getting movement back into her legs. A few days ago she was unable to support her own head, but gradually she has begun to do so…her little legs will take longer.
Again she has proven what a little fighter she is & has survived to fight on…….
Emily’s Daddy was in a vehicle accident where he went through a guardrail & rolled over & over down a 30metre embankment, just hours before Emily was admitted to critical care. He suffered 9 fractured ribs, a collarbone & shoulder blade fracture & displacement. Their family 7 seater Nissan Pathfinder is a complete write-off and he was lucky to have to have survived it.
We have been caring for him & the 3 other children while Emily & her Mummy are in hospital making my life too busy to take out the camera but having seen August Challenge is Abstracts, I am making the effort, where & when I can, which may not be daily I’m afraid.

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Jeff Real21-Feb-2011 15:30
Done with an amazing style ~V~
Frank Brault31-Aug-2010 14:55
Oops- but I'm glad I added these thoughts. :)
Frank Brault31-Aug-2010 14:54
I love the fuzziness and wonderful colors and tones. V
Bartosz Kotulski30-Aug-2010 11:58
very nice capture with nice blur effect and composition. very unique color and nice focus
Frank Brault11-Aug-2010 01:06
Gorgeous work. A marvelous abstract. V My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Norman Richard07-Aug-2010 16:54
Hey this translates to "Woolsphotos"! :)

I guess badluck travels all over the planet, here too sickness has struck the household, my wife has caught something, and can't keep any food and can't sleep for more than 30 minutes per 2-3 hours. Thats why I'm in town. The doctors can't find anything, and think of a strange bug as yet unidentified...?

Whish you luck, and my thoughts will include your family.
Jola Dziubinska06-Aug-2010 22:51
Tough time for all of you, take care Laine and all my best wishes go to your family.
Superb red composition, I like it very much.
Neil Horner05-Aug-2010 19:47
Sounds like you are hanging on by a thread Laine ! great shot . best wishes to all the family , I'm sure all your pbase friends are thinking of you, my wife Mandy keeps asking how little Emily is getting on and sends her best. It must be so tough for little ones never mind us adults that actually understand what is going on....
Bill Ewart Jr05-Aug-2010 02:30
This could be a lifeline! Wishing everyone a speedy recovery.
poochdad04-Aug-2010 22:48
nice work with the colour and texture laine.
Sarah Rehfeldt04-Aug-2010 15:34
I like your abstract... the thread that binds us together. Best wishes for your family as everyone recovers!
Chris(tine)03-Aug-2010 20:38
So good to see you again and with a great image.
Everything that is necessary has been said before - I will just second it.
bill friedlander03-Aug-2010 20:35
A lovely abstract with creative treatment. Hope everyone recovers quickly so that your family's life can get back to normal again. V
Ann LT03-Aug-2010 20:21
A meaningful abstract,Laine.
Best wishes to you and your family.
Johnny JAG03-Aug-2010 19:33
Lovely shot for the challenge. It's so good to have you back, I hope Emily and your son continue to get well soon.
Mairéad03-Aug-2010 19:24
Glad to see you back and I sincerely hope that your loved ones are one the road to recovery.
Phillip Normanton03-Aug-2010 17:55
Oh dear - if it's not one thing it's another! As for the pic - where's the kitty? :o))
maggie_falconi03-Aug-2010 17:46
Beautiful image Laine!!!Lovely softness!! All my love and prayers to you and family Laine!! A big hug.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)03-Aug-2010 17:13
Excellent work! BV
Ali Majdfar03-Aug-2010 16:54
You're so strong! even imagining all these happenings is devastating. we're all with you, Laine!
Great Capture, indeed. ~V
J. Scott Coile03-Aug-2010 15:20
Your focus and your efforts belong with your loved ones. Our prayerful support continues and our offerings of ANYTHING else we can do for you and yours. Your occasional presence will be a blessing and encouragement to all of us as long as it is therapeutic for you!
Colin Storey03-Aug-2010 12:47
Great abstract image. Such continued bad news, thoughts and wishes to all.
Bartosz Kotulski03-Aug-2010 12:30
My best wishes. Like the photo very much
Brian with an Eye03-Aug-2010 11:26
A thread that connects you to all your friends here who can only imagine the struggle you are coping with, but who send love and best wishes to you and all your family.
Wenche Aune03-Aug-2010 09:58
My best wishes.
Great work.
lou_rozensteins03-Aug-2010 09:08
You have had a terrible time ....... my best wishes to you all, and just keep on ....
Máire Uí Mhaicín03-Aug-2010 08:11
Your courage and strength are being sorely tested currently and your response is vibrant and generous. Warmest thoughts to you as we all wish your family safe passage through these hard times.
Mieke WA Minkjan03-Aug-2010 07:49
surely you have a lot to deal with, so much that things become sometimes incomprehensible...
I understand the thread it is like an abstract lifeline to the world V
Maaike Huizer03-Aug-2010 07:47
I am admiring you very very much for keeping up hopes and going on. Wish you all the strength you need.
Love you work.
Ann...03-Aug-2010 07:36
I can't find the words ....... :((

It's great to see your work again, such vibrance!
Kevin Chester03-Aug-2010 06:20
Your familys luck must be due to take a turn for the better now, keep on fighting little one. Love what you have done with your abstract, the offwhite backdrop and slight oversaturation works real well.
borisalex03-Aug-2010 05:35
So sorry to read that all, but I´m glad you find the strenght even to put up such a beautiful picture with lots of meaning! Hold on! V.
Cindi Smith03-Aug-2010 05:16
Just hang in there, sweetie. Love the image and I know everything will be okay. My prayers are still going up and just know we are here. If you need a distraction, this is the place but don't feel obligated. Just take care of yourself and those you love! Big hugs to you!
heather03-Aug-2010 05:12
A lovely and creative image Laine. Every best wish to you and your family.
Gérard Koehl03-Aug-2010 04:51
De tout coeur avec ta famille....

Bryan Murahashi03-Aug-2010 04:51
Sounds like Emily is a fighter against her dreadful disease. Hope her father gets better soon, as well. Take the time to care for your family, Laine.
larose forest photos03-Aug-2010 03:34
This is just so colourfully fun. I hope that posting these lovely images gives you a chance to take time out from a very busy and stressful time right now. I hope Emily and he dad heal quickly and well.
waterfalls man03-Aug-2010 02:29
Great Work V!!
Yvonne03-Aug-2010 00:55
What a wonderful surprise to see your entry Laine, and its so lovely! v
Coleen Perilloux Landry03-Aug-2010 00:47
Beautiful and cheery, too, Laine. Good to hear some good news about Emily. Give her a hug. And, give yourself one, too.
sue anne03-Aug-2010 00:11
Beautiful abstract and lots of prayers for the family, hope and recovery wishes for all of you.
God is always there and not putting more on your plate than can withstand.
Linda Willets02-Aug-2010 23:55
Laine, great photos.. your & your family continue to be in my prayers.
carol j. phipps02-Aug-2010 23:53
Hang on 'laine to the red thread that connects to the Divine Healer and Sustainer! I'm so sorry you all are having all these challenges. I'm praying for deliverance from all trauma! May Creator God, Almighty Helpmate be at the side of each of you, and especially little Emily and her Dad, and family including you.
an nguyen02-Aug-2010 23:31
Beautiful work, Laine, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family all time.
I wish the best will come out and that is from the bottom of my heart.
Stephanie02-Aug-2010 23:17
Love the abstract orangey yarn! So perfect for the Challenge!
Big hugs and prayers to you and the entire family!
LynnH02-Aug-2010 22:57
This is a beautiful abstract. The color just blazes! I'm happy to see you posting, it helps things feel somewhat normal. V
Graeme02-Aug-2010 22:33
Beautifully captured Laine.V
faye white02-Aug-2010 22:12
Oh Laine, I am so sorry to hear about Emily's setback and her Daddy's accident.... you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

I love the cute little twirl you've got here.
Scott Browne02-Aug-2010 22:00
Nice! Love the soft focus for the soft subject.
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