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Keeping calm!
14.8.12 Chris Spracklen

Keeping calm!

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Just a quick note to thank you all for your kind thoughts and best wishes in respect of Carole. Your support and words of encouragement have been overwhelming and we're truly grateful for every positive thought and earnest prayer.

She's now halfway through her first bout of chemo and is doing as well as can be expected. The good news is that our son and daughter-in-law, (who we were meant to be flying out to visit next Monday), have managed to get tickets to fly over here. That's really given Carole a lift and we can't wait to see them again! She's got a long way to go, but we remain positive about the final outcome.

I chose this image because it's a picture of calm and, despite all that's going on, that's truly how we feel ~ thanks to a wonderful team of medics, loving families, a huge number of supportive friends, and the gentle embrace of an ever-present God.

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)05-Oct-2012 07:27
You done a great work here! Voted
Máire Uí Mhaicín02-Oct-2012 18:42
A serene image that is so soothing to look at.
Yiannis Pavlis02-Oct-2012 00:23
A lovely photo captured beautifully.
danad01-Oct-2012 16:05
A pure mirror of beauty. BV.
Blandine Mangin29-Sep-2012 19:10
very beautiful light and reflection ! v
Mildred Alpern27-Sep-2012 21:45
Just saw this...I hope all is going well. The sturdy boat is a metaphor for the sturdiness of your emotions, love, and resilience. This illness can be beat. You are a handsome couple.
Buba Jafarli27-Sep-2012 20:53
Perfect work, Chris! All elements are so impressive! V.
Jean D19-Sep-2012 03:16
A beautiful capture, Chris. My prayers are with Carol for a prompt recovery.
Bill Klein18-Sep-2012 23:45
Fantastic image, Chris! Keeping you and Carol in my prayers. V!!
Simon Chandler18-Sep-2012 16:54
A most beautiful and calming image. v
My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Take care.
SageCreek Images18-Sep-2012 01:33
A very nice image, love the reflections...
Alexander Kazakov17-Sep-2012 17:54
Excellent shot! V
Sandy Rich17-Sep-2012 16:49
Wonderful image. Great reflection. Again , best wishes to Carole and you. V.
Anitta Vuorisola17-Sep-2012 07:23
Thank you for this wonderful image!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Marcia Rules16-Sep-2012 22:36
my best to Carole and you, Chris. I certainly understand as my husband is currently
hospitalized for stem cell transplant. Hope lifts us all.
Allan16-Sep-2012 18:00
A great shot and may i add my best wishes for you and Carole i hope a speedy recovery is on it's way
Helen Betts16-Sep-2012 17:58
Wow, a stunning capture with gorgeous reflections and color. I'm glad that the impending visit has lifted Carole's spirits and that she's doing as well as can be expected. She is lucky to have such strong and loving support from all sides. V.
Dan Greenberg16-Sep-2012 13:58
If you miss day or specific image in your favorites, you often miss something important. Chris, please forgive me for only getting to this now as I just found out. My best wishes, hopes and, most of all prayers, for Carole's speedy success in overcoming this illness. This image is brilliant, cheery and colorful and expertly composed! ~BV~
Sofia Solomennikova15-Sep-2012 23:02
Dear Chris, let God give you more strength and love to overcome those hard times... send my best wishes to Carole...
Roland15-Sep-2012 21:37
A wonderful image Chris of an old timer made with pride and the
reflection with the ripples is a compliment. All is going to end
up well with Carole.
Mark Chambers15-Sep-2012 20:46
The colours and composition are perfect. V
larose forest photos15-Sep-2012 19:33
A stunning image, and interestingly, the first thought that came to my mind when I saw it was "how tranquil". It is a lovely choice to post for all that you are going through. My thoughts are with you both. ~V~
Colin Storey15-Sep-2012 18:44
Fantastic calm and colourful image, glad all is going to plan so far and the family will be with you sooner than expected. v
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad15-Sep-2012 17:42
Brilliant colour and lovely warm light. Let that always hold true in your life, and for Carole. Voted
Your words remind me of an old saying..."“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”
Walter O. Koenig15-Sep-2012 16:37
Beautiful lighting, colors and atmosphere. This image does project calm, so you chose well my friend. "V"
Wishing Carole all the Best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Zoltán Balogh15-Sep-2012 16:27
How nice and peaceful it is it is Chris! V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography15-Sep-2012 14:30
Beautiful image, Voted.
bill friedlander15-Sep-2012 14:28
Beautiful colors and reflections, and the light is great. V
Best wishes to Carole for a speedy recovery.
lucanton15-Sep-2012 13:02
Une jolie composition avec de belles couleurs et reflets...V
Stephanie15-Sep-2012 11:27
This is a gorgeous and calming image Chris! Just what the doctor ordered for Carole!
Please give her a big hug from me! V
Tom LeRoy15-Sep-2012 10:32
A most beautiful calming image, Chris. all the best to you and Carole, walk on and win. V
marie-jose wolff15-Sep-2012 07:56
I like the fishing boat and the reflections in the water,
it is a contemplative image... V
Alain Boussac15-Sep-2012 07:04
Superb and very well chosen and, yes, the way is just a little long but, as on this image, the sun will shine again very strong for Carole and you, my friend ! BV.
CM Kwan15-Sep-2012 06:17
Best wished for your whole family, Chirs. This is an amazing picture! I feel peaceful when I look at it. Take care, Chris. Carole needs your good health to support her.
Martin Lamoon15-Sep-2012 06:16
Perfect calm, a wonderful picture, hopefully it will cheer her up. Once again best wishes to you both.
goelsamuel15-Sep-2012 05:39
Beautifully composed! Truly gorgeous reflections and very pleasing colours! V!
Gérard Koehl15-Sep-2012 05:34
Ah oui... Magnifique scène. V
Fong Lam15-Sep-2012 05:21
Absolutely beautiful image, wishes to Carole for a speedy recovery.
Toney Smith15-Sep-2012 04:49
Wonderful and great news that your son and his wife are coming! Keeping you both in my thoughts.
joseantonio15-Sep-2012 03:50
What a lovely image you have chosen.Continue the fight....V.
Mike H.15-Sep-2012 02:53
Beautiful, Chris -- very fitting!!
Continue the steady march, my friend...
Hank Vander Velde15-Sep-2012 01:11
A beautiful serene image Chris. My prayers are with you, Carole and the family.
Paul L-R15-Sep-2012 00:06
Another wonderfully contemplative image, Chris. My best wishes to you and Carole.
soulis14-Sep-2012 23:51
Excellent work. V.
janescottcumming14-Sep-2012 23:15
The calmness in this pretty photo and the calmness you are experiencing I believe are a direct result of knowing you are taking all the correct steps to take care of Carole. I'm sending my prayers across the ocean to you and your family.
Light_Works14-Sep-2012 22:50
Nice image! Best wishes! V.
Jim Coffman14-Sep-2012 22:29
Simply outstanding,my friend!!!
Pete Hemington14-Sep-2012 22:26
Lovely smooth reflections and colour.
Best wished for Carole - (your wife perhaps?)
Karen Stuebing14-Sep-2012 22:11
It's a beautiful, colorful and uplifting image for a lovely sentiment. Sending prayers your way. V.
pkocinski14-Sep-2012 22:03
Absolute gorgeous image Chris! Still keeping you & Carole in my prayers.
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