Milestone 30

Bottom of the Barrel
July 25, 2010, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Food, Light

We love our CSA, and every week is like Christmas.  I love heading up with our empty bags to find out what we’ll be eating each week.  However, sometimes you get that one gift from Great-Aunt Hilda, where you ask yourself “when am I ever going to use that?”  This week, that gift came in the form of beets and turnips.  I attempted beet-muffins, a la Farm Share Eating (epic fail, by the way – beet-muffin-batter all over the bottom of the oven… – will try a version with eggs in the recipe with our next crop of beets).  And roasted the turnips with some carrots and apples in hopes of getting some valuable vitamins into The Boy (he was less than thrilled).  At any rate, at least the light in the kitchen was pretty and I got a weekly photo out of it!


July 11, 2010, 1:55 pm
Filed under: Flora, Light, Sky

We spent some time with my parents this weekend.  They always have lovely sunsets on their little hill.  I had to do a lot of PhotoShop doctoring for this photo to look decent.   Anyone have tips on how to take good sunset photos – keeping enough of the foreground illuminated, and not making the sky look like it’s about to explode?

June 13, 2010, 2:02 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Light, Sky

Evening Light
May 22, 2010, 8:04 pm
Filed under: Light, Toy

So this whole “manual mode” thing is obviously beyond me.  I’m not a huge fan of my camera’s flash, so am trying to learn to use natural light to my advantage, but it never seems like I can get it right.  This picture is actually a pretty accurate portrayal of the lighting tonight, but getting the aperture/shutter speed right, plus trying to remember to adjust my brightness and ISO settings… oy.  My husband keeps reminding me that I’m not even a month in.  But I demand results dammit!  Any suggestions on how to remember to adjust each of your settings, Internet?

Kitchen Plant, Revisited
May 13, 2010, 11:14 am
Filed under: Flora, Light

The lighting in the kitchen was delightful this morning.  Some days I want to post five pictures (others I would rather post none!)

Walk me out in the morning dew…
May 5, 2010, 8:37 pm
Filed under: Flora, Light, Water