Seeing the Light

When stuck inside due to inclement weather, what else can a photographer do but take interior pictures?

As I “read” in the Important Room, I glanced up and noticed the angle of the light and the mirror and thought, “What a great photo that would make!

So I took the picture.  And in the process, I learned a couple of new things about my Nikon A1000 camera.  I love that camera, and I’m so glad I bought it!

Meanwhile outside, the plants are struggling to survive the winter.  I remember receiving this tiny winterberry plant for Christmas last year, and thought “Oh no!  Never give me anything green and growing!  Plants always die around me!

Fortunately, this one didn’t.  It seems to enjoy its new place in front of the house.  While I knew winterberry berries are red (when they eventually appear), I never realized the leaves would turn red when the weather turned cold.  Someday when it’s a big bush, it’s going to be lovely.  Hopefully, it will keep growing on its own and totally ignore me.

Let me leave you with this thought as we all go screaming into 2020:

While Christmas trifle is tasty, trifling with someone’s emotions is not.  Don’t those cookies look terrified?  The baker swears they were smiling when taken out of the box before being put into the pudding.  But I guess I also wouldn’t look too happy if I knew I was about to be eaten.

Happy 2020, Everyone!


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11 Responses to Seeing the Light

  1. Tippy Gnu says:

    The sconce light looks elegant. Nice angle.
    I also like that winterberry. That’s a beautiful effect, with the leaves turning red in the winter.
    Do not trifle with gingerbread cookies. They will get their revenge. And you’ll know it when you step on the scale.


  2. Happy New Year to you all. Love the trifle………….. a photo is calorie free!

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  3. Karen J says:

    That’s a terrific photo of the lamp(s), CM! So what’d you learn about the camera?

    OTOH – have you ever heard that what you claim, you receive? Telling your plants “You’re all gonna die with me!” is the very best way to guarantee that they will!
    That beautiful little winterberry didn’t pay any attention to *your* expectations, did it?
    Try praising its beauty and tenacity, without adding your history, next time you’re out there 🙂


    • I learned a bit more about using a manual setting instead of the automatic settings – and I finally discovered how to change the white balance in that particular camera.

      As for the plant, I remember over that first winter telling it that if only it could make it, I would give it a nice home outside with a bund of new plant friends. It struggled along (barely), but as soon as I transplanted to the outside flower bed, it perked right up.

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  4. markbialczak says:

    Yes, CM, I think the cookies know they have no air in the pudding bowl! Great photo.


  5. Dan Antion says:

    I think I would have had the bears facing in. At least that way they could eat some pudding.


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