Friday, November 30, 2007

Phoenix Coffee

We went here tonight to read the Brothers Karamazov. We have until 4:00 tomorrow to finish.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Roses BW

A few days ago I posted a picture of Mark that I took at the Cleveland Greenhouse. I took over a hundred pictures that day, but Mark was just too cute for me to resist posting his smile. But, I later went back and looked at some of the plant pictures I took. I wasn't thrilled with them, but after I played around with them with my new photo editing software (Picasa, free from Google), I decided there were some really nice ones. The reason I mention this today is that they are black and white, like today's picture. You can see them at

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fall Day

Monday, November 26, 2007


Sunday, November 25, 2007


Saturday, November 24, 2007


Friday, November 23, 2007


Mark, his parents, and his aunt and uncle spent this morning looking through old scrapbooks, photos and newspaper articles from the Walter family (that's Mark's mom's family). The article in the foreground is the wedding announcement for Mark's parents' wedding.

Thanksgiving Snow

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Mark and I were in north-western PA celebrating Thanksgiving with family yesterday. There was a light snow, and we went for a nice walk in the woods. It felt very seasonal.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Falling Leaf

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My New Toy

When I started this project almost eight months ago with the digital camera Mark bought for his work, I hoped I would have fun and maybe learn a few things about photography. I have definitely enjoyed this adventure (although there have been many days where I did not feel at all like taking a picture), and I have learned, and am still learning, a ton.

A few months ago I felt I was beginning to outgrow the Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 I had been using. I'm sure there are things that camera is capable of that I never learned how to do, but there were enough times when I became frustrated at what I couldn't do with it that I began to think about getting a better camera. So, I began saving up, and did lots of research, and called my dad up several times to ask his advice. I think I learned as much or more about photography during these last two months or so of research than in the previous six months of making pictures.

Anyway, today, my new Nikon D40 came in the mail. Yay! Unfortunately by the time the battery charged it was already dark, so I couldn't do as much exploring with it as I had hoped. There's going to be a bit of a learning curve. It is quite different from the Dimage. And there are still lots of other accessories I'm going to need to buy. But I can't wait to see the pictures I'll make in the last four months of my little project. Maybe I'll even extend it beyond the year mark of March 29.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sugar Bowl

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Friday, November 16, 2007


We came home tonight to find our Christmas cactus lying on the floor, dirt splayed all over the dining room and the empty pot rolling around in the living room. Aargghh.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Brothers K

My last two Facebook status updates were "Mindy is thinking she should be reading the Brothers K..." and "Mindy is thinking she needs to take a picture tonight but is uninspired". So I combined the two. Well, sort of. Now I'm off to actually do some reading.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fire Escape

Pear Slices

Monday, November 12, 2007

There were more problems with blogger yesterday, so I couldn't upload. Here's yesterday's picture.

I'm finding it a challenge because of the shorter days. It means I usually have to find something in my house, when it is dark outside, to photograph. I suppose it will force me to be more creative. But I'm frustrated because the lighting in my house at night is so poor. But I'm learning...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Wednesday, November 7, 2007



Wednesday, November 6, 2007

Blogger was having technical difficulties yesterday and wouldn't let me upload a picture, but here's one I took yesterday. Mark and I had a nice romantic dinner by the fire.

Monday, November 5, 2007


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Friday, November 2, 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007