I finally completed this!
I brought it to photograph in the lobby at work, as the light is much better there.
I also got a few shots of this in the leasing office of the apartments where I live....
OK so that last one isn't as well lit as the others, but it emphasizes the warmth of the colors.
It is a warm and cozy afghan. Yes, there's a pucker in it at the bottom corner, but for the very first real complete afghan I've ever made, it's not bad at all! I like this pattern A LOT.