My amazing husband bought me a new lens for my camera and I was so excited to try it out. Can you believe I took the below picture from my kitchen?! This lonely little pine cone hangs off the massive Evergreen tree in our backyard. We had a beautiful weekend, the sun was shining and the temperatures were hanging around 40 degrees – is this really winter in Michigan? Using my zoom was a lot of fun. The dogs were playing in the yard so I took a lot of close-ups of them sniffing various things. I think I did OK using the zoom, the picture looks very peaceful and a little lonely – what do you think of Piney?