Regular viewers of this blog will have seen these two photos before. The first photo is my entry for this month's Picture This Photo Contest sponsored by Gardening Gone Wild. The theme is Winter Light, and this is a shot I took the day after Christmas near my parents house on the Eastern Shore. By this point we had several weeks of torrential rain; when it wasn't raining, it was too cold outside to be comfortable. So this day with sunny skies and temperatures above 50 was most welcome. There was a light fog that burned off quickly in the morning, but not before helping the rising winter sun cast a nice orange glow on the water and land. The rest of the pictures taken that morning are here.
posted previously and is of Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum). I took the shot in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer. This fall I was contacted by Annie's Annuals in Richmond, California where they wanted to use my picture. I was most flattered and said yes. Prompted by a recent Garden Rant post about Annie's, I looked for my photo on their site, and there it was right next to a closer shot taken by Blogdom's own Chuck B. of My Back 40 (Feet).