Another kinda-gardeny thing to do in mid-winter is to take pictures of bare trees. And having just finished the videos about Picasa on Lynda.com, I’m all for trying some of their extremely easy special effects. For the photo on the right I used a touch of Saturation and also Warmify. (I love that word, though I’m not so sure about the effect itself.)
That white oak is front and center in the view from the Adirondack chairs in my back yard. Given the amount of time I spend looking at, it probably qualifies as my altar, for all intents and purposes.
This next shot taken in the the woodland part of my garden is untouched except some cropping. I love that snag in the middle, and the sounds of the woodpeckers it attracts.