Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Hubby came home early from work today and once the pickup truck troubles were seemingly figured out & fixed, we ended up at Holmdel Park. While he fished for trout & moved around the lake trying different spots, I walked around the lake and settled on a bench under a tree with the sun at my back. The wind kept the temps from feeling their 60 degrees but I was prepared with my scarf & gloves.

It seemed as though every person in the county was here at the park this afternoon and it was anything but tranquil, but it was nice nonetheless.

6 comments:

Brandie said...

My hubby has been itching to start fishing :) It's so nice that the weather is finally starting to change and we can get outside!

PS...I really love your new blog layout :)

Holli said...

What absolutely gorgeous pictures Jo!! I loved seeing these....spring has really sprung in NJ :)

Jo said...

Thanks Brandie! If you hadn't suggested printing the directions out, it may not look like this. I love having 3 columns. Makes things easier for me to find & see.

Thanks Holli! Spring has sprung in spurts here. (Lol, try & say that 3 times fast!) There isn't as much going on here at the coast yet as there is just a couple of miles inland. I coudn't help myself from taking pics.

Lizzi said...

Your spring is so bountiful! And the blossoms are so delightful! Hope you had a relaxing afternoon.

Jo, I tweak my photos using Google's Picasa. It's free which is the best part. I use the latest version (#3 I think) which has more abilities than the last...like adding text and changing the angle a bit. To get a more vibrant look I play with the basic tools - fill light, highlights, and shadows. Sometimes, for a more dramatic effect I play with the saturation level. I also have PhotoShop but it has way too many options for me! I like what it can do, but I don't understand it nearly enough to really get what I need to out of it. Plus, it's more time consuming than Picasa. I need to take an online class and/or spend a weekend by myself playing with it. The class is more probable.

I have yet to do an online album. I like the concept, but I don't like the non-personal feel. That was why I started a photo blog. Of course, I tended to ignore it so I moved all the pictures there to my regular blog (they're all labeled Saving the Moment). Depending on what you're going after you could try adding a blog.

windy city girl said...

Ah, good ol' Holmdel Park! Takes me back :-)

BookGirl78 said...

What a gorgeous park!!! WOW...lucky duck. Our parks don't look that nice out here.