This is a novel experience for me. I've never lived in a place with a fireplace before. With winter's chill approaching, we made a point to go out and buy firewood; the glow from a burning fire is quite lovely.
And that inspired some pictures.
At first, I was quite frustrated; I was using very long exposure times, always somewhat dicey with a digital camera, and I couldn't find my minipod, so I had to make do with stacks of books to rest the camera on. I finally got 'round to offloading them, and was surprised and pleased that some of them turned out quite nicely.