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Catch a Smile ~ Thursday Challenge.

"Catch a Smile" ~ Thursday Challenge.

This picture of my mother was taken last Fall.
I haven't seen her in more than three months,
since I started a new job,
but have plans to be with her again in two weeks.
The challenge for today reminded me of a very old song with the line,
"Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day."
(A BIG thanks to everyone for the kind attention given to yesterday's post.)

My sister and her 3 grandchildren.

A Neighbor's Child


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Greg Harp23-Oct-2006 02:30
Wonderful work.
Michael Shpuntov22-Oct-2006 02:54
Great idea for the entry Carol. I defenitel like it a lot.
1moremile20-Oct-2006 23:51
Cool idea and nicely executed. V.
Mindy McNaugher20-Oct-2006 03:38
Carol, this is such a tender and loving image! Glad you'll be seeing your Mom in two weeks!
Ed Goodnight20-Oct-2006 01:27
very nice, Carol
shatterbug20-Oct-2006 01:21
Nice shot! Enjoy your time with your mom!
Jessica McCollum19-Oct-2006 21:23
Great shot! I remember singing that song in a 'round' : )
estralita19-Oct-2006 19:18
great smiles!
beverley harrison19-Oct-2006 18:57
wonderful shot carole!
Wei O'Connell19-Oct-2006 16:43
Beautiful!!! Excellent shot and treatment, Carol. vote
Deborah Lewis19-Oct-2006 15:59
Great pix - enjoy your time with your mother. I'm sure she misses you as much as you miss her!
Bob Foisel19-Oct-2006 14:31
Very nice Carol, why does life have to be so complicated? I guess I know the answer to my own question, but....... Enjoy your scheduled visit.
Neal Nye19-Oct-2006 11:52
Brilliant! Just brilliant!
petesie19-Oct-2006 11:45
An make sure the pocket is near you heart. Wonderful, Carol!
Al Chesworth19-Oct-2006 11:43
Some great smiles there Carol.
Jola Dziubinska19-Oct-2006 09:20
Wonderful photo, Carol, the two more are lovely, too. Excellent treatment.
Susan Leigh19-Oct-2006 09:08
Lovely shot Carol, nice treatment..very touching.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography19-Oct-2006 08:44
Good strategy and picture :)
Sheila19-Oct-2006 04:22
For love may come an' tap you on the shoulder,
Some star-less night!
Just in case you feel you wanna’ hold her,
You’ll have a pocketful of starlight!

Great and original shot Carol!
Love that little girl with the balloon hat too ! :-))
purpod19-Oct-2006 03:53
Great show of smiles & soon you can capture a current one of your Ma; sending an xtra hugg for both of ya!
CIS19-Oct-2006 03:38
You're so clever to combine such touching moments, enjoyed each one in the series, Carol!!! Vote
De'Carr Studio19-Oct-2006 03:31
Perry Como..Nice concept, Carol!!
Jen Bixler19-Oct-2006 03:14
WOW...I am sure that it has been a very long 3 months for you. I did not realize it had been that long. This is lovely.
~V~
Bryan Murahashi19-Oct-2006 03:05
Very caring image and words. Very happy pictures here.
J. Scott Coile19-Oct-2006 02:43
:)s everyone, :)s.
Kathy Pedersen19-Oct-2006 02:43
What a wonderful sentiment Carol, Very touching. Lovely treatment and my vote
Char19-Oct-2006 02:42
I love this Carol! Excellent picture and I love the windmill and the way you're looking out at it. GMV
laine8219-Oct-2006 02:20
Absolutely the best, Carol !! You have a great visit with her soon !!
Bill Gallagher19-Oct-2006 02:07
Very nice sentiments.
René Lortie19-Oct-2006 02:04
Great portrait of your mother. Touching.
Coleen Perilloux Landry19-Oct-2006 01:57
Nice to see this picture of your mother.
Cindi Smith19-Oct-2006 01:32
Wow! You did fabulous on this, Carol! Great shot and wonderful treatment! V
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