Encased in Ice

Living in the DC area, we got the extremes of each season. Summer would be sweltering and winter, well — the years we lived there, DC went through Snowpocolypse, Snowmageddon, and whatever the snowstorm last winter (2015/2016) was called. Needless to say, it was cold!

Even though I wasn’t happy with the weather, there’s beauty to be found pretty much anywhere, anytime. I looked in my backyard and found these buds encased in ice. They were beautiful. And I knew that once spring came, they would flower into even more beauty.

Buds on a bare tree are encased in ice after a winter storm. Not So SAHM

Encased in Ice – ProjectEdit365 – 10 Jan

Even though it looks like I did compose with the rule of thirds in mind, I thought that there was too much negative space. Head over to the blog that I created specifically for my Project Edit 365 challenge to see the original and the edits I made. Thanks!

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Docked for the Winter

Back to Annapolis, Maryland. It’s such a cute seaside town. Well, it’s technically on a bay, but the water is there and it’s a major part of life. It gets cold in the winter though, and at that point who wants to be out sailing? As we were driving into town we passed by these boats — chilling until fairer weather prevailed.

Sailboats dry docked for the winter in Annapolis, Maryland. Not So SAHM

Docked for the winter – ProjectEdit365 – 07 Jan

I took the photo with my iPhone and as I adjusted the settings on the picture I quickly realized my thumb or finger had made its way into the picture. Click over to Project Edit 365 to see how I got my thumb out of there and what other edits I did. Thanks!

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Sledding

Continuing with the snow theme, here’s a picture from later that day (from yesterday’s post). I guess I did leave the house long enough to do a couple of turns on the awesome hill that was in our neighborhood.

I’m fudging a little bit on my rules, I guess. I technically did not take the picture (since I’m finally in one!), but I showed my husband exactly what to do and had the camera all set up for him. And I am the one doing the editing.

I love my daughter’s face in this picture. You can tell she’s apprehensive, but knows that the ride is going to be good. Ha!

Mom and daughter sled down a snowy hill. Not So SAHM

Sledding – ProjectEdit365 – 06 Jan

The snow is really on the cool side, but I like that with snow. I took all the warmth out of the picture and then added a little bit . . . head on over to Project Edit 365 to see all the edits that I did to the original. Thanks so much!

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Blue Eyes Pouting

She wasn’t happy about getting dressed up to go out in the snow. Who knows why. But once we got her out there–building snowmen; on the sled; building a snow fort–she had a great time. Me, on the other hand–I was out just long enough to get some snaps and then I ran back inside to the warmth!

I’m posting this in honor of my friends up in Georgia and Alabama who are prepping for a few flakes tomorrow.

Young girl is not happy about being all dressed up and out in the snow. Not So SAHM

Blue eyes pouting – ProjectEdit365 – 05 Jan

I cropped in quite a bit from the original photo to really focus on her face. Head over to Project Edit 365 to see all the edits I made! Thanks so much!

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December in Florida

If you’re tired of the cold, make your way down to the sunshine state.

We visited Disney World a few years ago in December. Normally the weather is very mild at this time of year, but that year — it was cold! We didn’t let that stop us from pretending though. . .

December in Florida – ProjectEdit365 – 02 Dec


The original was darker. I cropped in and lightened it. I also used a graduated filter to Warm the sunlight. I think I also used a radial filter to brighten the exposure around my daughter. Here’s the original:

A dove puffs his chest to keep warm in winter NotSoSAHM