I've got to tell you, if you've never been to Pioneer Woman's site, you really need to get over there. I'm sure that most people who visit my blog have seen Ree's, with her gorgeous photos and very well-written stories. I love visiting there every day since I found it just over a year ago on StumbleUpon where I'd entered that my interests included photography.
What I'm really excited about is her new Photography section that's beginning March 1st. Today, on her post, she gave us a sneak preview of it. I found it really interesting. She's planning on starting at the very beginning level on March 1 and going from there. I've already learned so much from her. What I'm also hoping is that her generous heart gives out some free downloads of some of the 'actions' she uses. It wouldn't surprise me if she did this.
I took these photos at Shenandoah National Park last summer using my old camera, the little Sony Cybershot point & shoot. I also have a gorgeous Nikon N60 SLR (film), but it's been in storage ever since digital took off for me. I photoshopped these pictures just a little bit, sharpening them up some and lightening where necessary, adding some contrast. Oh, and the borders. The butterflies aren't anything special, but they're nice to see. I'm not sure what kind of lily this is. We found it growing along the edge of the woods by the parking area to one of the trails.
Late this afternoon, it began to snow and so far we've got a couple of inches on the ground. We haven't had a snow day yet from school this year, and frankly I don't think this is going to do it. What is surprising is that a little snowfall like this has made the local news in Baltimore.