I must admit this winter was not terrible at all. That was a gift God designed just for me, I’m sure of it. The plants and trees still go to sleep for several months, which has left us without color in the DC area.

So it’s the little things, like tulip magnolias in the Costco parking lot, that bring my girls and me the biggest joy when nature begins to wake up. In fact, these trees inspired a quick jaunt into DC to see if the other, more famous cherry blossom trees had begun to bloom. (They hadn’t).


I took this with my iPhone and then did some editing in LightRoom (some good, some questionable). I don’t think I took it over to Elements to edit there as well. I’m realizing I don’t really have an editing style yet–either a process that I consistently use OR a final look that tends to be me. I’m enjoying trying to figure that one out, though. I’m submitting this shot to Rock The Shot’s March photo challenge. If you’d like to play along head over to www.rocktheshotforum.com, specifically to this link here and add your pic.


I hope it’s spring where you are, no matter how mild your winter was! . . . Unless you’re in the southern hemisphere. Then you’re probably beginning to enjoy fall.

Published by NotSoSAHM

I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

2 thoughts on “Spring!

  1. We have a tree like this on the property line with our neighbor. It was SOOO pretty last week but several days of 30-50 mph winds have cleared it of most of its leaves. It wasn’t much of a winter here either and for that, I am GLAD!

    1. We talked to a lady in the Costco parking lot who told us what kind of tree it was. She also said the blooms don’t last long at all. Too bad the wind had to whip them all off! I am SO glad, too, that the winter was mild. Whew! 🙂

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