We had a great day today at the Bunker House.! My brother, his girlfriend and their daughter came by for a light lunch and Zoe really enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs. I hope everyone had a great day today, whether you celebrated Easter or just enjoyed a Sunday of being alive. Because life is great, and we need to remember that.
I was in the cooking mood today! Also, in the catching-up on Boss and starting Girls mood… All of which made for a fun day!
For lunch, I sauteed a pound of ground beef with orange and red bell peppers, and – of course – onions (don’t worry, I didn’t eat it all!). Delicious, and oh-so simple. For dinner, I made my friend Laura’s Vegan Three-Bean Chili, but served it over broccoli slaw instead of corn chips – all the crunch with none of the guilt!
A few of our tulips have also started to bloom! I wasn’t able to get great pictures, what with the sun beating down on them because I was too lazy to wait for the right light, but here’s a peek! I’ve been seeing some of the trees around town start to bloom, so I might head over to the library tomorrow… redbuds and crabapples, oh my!
Just a pretty picture of FLOWERS to end your Saturday evening! I finally culled through, edited and processed a batch of photos I took during the summer of 2012 during a day visit to Nuremberg, Germany. The contrast of seeing the Nazi Party Rally Grounds earlier in the morning with the sight of these (and many other) gorgeous flowers above the town at the Nuremberg Castle was quite something.
When I get lazy with a bird or butterfly picture, I use the title “Perched” because it always works!
OK, that out of the way, this is one of the first photos I’ve taken with my new camera, the Nikon D5100. I did a little cropping and sharpening to really bring out the details on the butterfly.
So far, I am impressed with the Live View shooting mode, as it is much faster than the D3100 (what I had before). This isn’t necessarily WHY I upgraded my camera, but I was intrigued by the flip-out monitor… I like to take a lot of shots “looking up” and “from the bottom,” so I hope this feature works when I need it to! I look forward to seeing what I can do with this new camera!