First I just did basic editing+ and was considering it good since I really liked the picture. Mouseover for the original if you missed it on flickr.
Then since we were learning filters I applied a cooling filter (82) with the default settings. I took it back into LR because I thought maybe I should try to make it more moody and dramatic~the filter cooled the picture, but it was still clearly a peaceful, sunny day. However, I wasn't finding anything I liked. But in the process I realized my first edit was a little too warm, while the cooling filter was too cool. So I boosted my blacks by 8 to make the shadow darker, lowered the exposure a tidge (-.20), and warmed the temp by +11. This resulted in this next photo.
The biggest thing I regret about this photo is that it wasn't a little later in the day so the shadow was a little longer, so since I can, I decided to play with lengthening the shadow. I have not been successful with stretching the canvas before, and I would choose the above edit over this one, but here it is "later in the day."
Now just in case you are still debating the value of filters~there are other ways to accomplish the same thing~I thought I'd share this photo of Sunflower that I love (and will probably show up in another post) but was too warm, even for me.