Monday, March 23, 2009


A little tip that I read from the Upstate Gardener's Journal- starting around February forsythia branches can be cut, brought indoors, placed in water, and will bloom! It's a nice treat.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Photographs for Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine

I am very excited to have been featured in Life in the Finger Lakes magazine's Spring edition. 
The article is called "Spring Woodlands, The photography and thoughts of Mindy Arledge."  It features several of my landscape and botanical photographs as well as an artist's statement and what inspires me.  They also put in a quote that I think about with my photography, especially this time of the year-

"The voice of nature is always encouraging." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden, March 18, 1858  

It was a long, cold winter here in Ithaca, NY.  When I was putting the photos and writing together it was sub-zero temperatures outside.  Spring and everything that comes with it felt so distant, like a dream you just wish you could go back to.  Now that it is finally getting warmer and the days longer, I am back out there with my camera every chance I get.  The first signs are here, stirring up fresh ideas...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Birthday Party Photography

This little girl's first birthday party was really fun to photograph.  Although Mom was a great photographer herself, she wanted to enjoy the party and not have to worry about taking all those pictures.  I captured the sweet little details and special moments of the party for them, giving them the memories to always go back to and share.