Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

Today I'm thankful for good books and more SUNSHINE!

The weather seems to be looking up.  I actually got outside in short sleeves for a short while today.

I, for one, will be glad to see the end of the wood splitting . . .

tree cutting . . .

stove filling weather!  Bring on SPRING!  I'm more than ready!

After getting to bed around 1:15 a.m. and getting up at 5:00 a.m., I couldn't believe how much energy I had.  I ran through my morning chores, and then tried to lay down and rest . . . but sleep wouldn't come.  I ended up finishing the book I started last night at bedtime, and then headed upstairs to put my daily layout together, and edit a few more photos.  When I went out to chore today, I decided to look for something with color, and shoot in RAW mode for the first time.  I love the results!  The little briars above were a perfect subject to start out with.

And I quickly moved on to the garden to help Dave put plastic over some of the beds, to get the soil warming up in preparation for planting.  I couldn't believe I found some remnants of last years crop still hanging on the vine.

Of course Eli had to help out too. 

Fuzz Face wasn't much help, but she was a cute subject, and I couldn't resist getting this shot of her laying on her back soaking up the sunshine.

Right now, I'm still feeling energized . . . like I need to clean or something . . . but I'm going to curb the urge and head downstairs to feed the family.  I'm hoping sleep will come quickly tonight.


  1. Congrats on your first RAW experience! You'll never turn back. Great pictures!

  2. Fuzz Face is a very cute subject!!! I must say I love all of these photos!! And I too will be glad I won't have to hear my neighbors chain saw cutting wood for a while!!! Love your photos girl!

  3. Looks like you don't have any favorite today. I have one in mind but I'll leave the decision up to you..

    Shooting in RAW is the best thing to do these days.

    Some lovely photos you have there!