Week 2: Favourite

Tony, Savannah and me (is that correct!!!) went to Hythe today to take some pictures. It has been a beautiful day with lots of lovely sunshine. A little chilly but gorgeous. This weeks theme for my photography  is “Favourite” and I have decided to visit somewhere that I love and means a lot to me. My grandparents lived in Hythe and I spent many summers and Christmas’s there as well as day visits with my parents. We would walk along the promenade and the canal and I have many many fond memories of these walks with my Grandad, Dad, Uncle Keith and others whilst my mum and nan stayed at home and chatted.

So here are some pictures of my ‘Favourite’ place. _DSC0126.jpg_DSC0140.jpg_DSC0146.jpg_DSC0088.jpg_DSC0111.jpg_DSC0113.jpg

Autumn and conkers

Today I have made my Christmas cake ready for a weekly dose of brandy before I decorate it in December. I have never made one before so this is a bit of an experiment. Tony and I have bought a bottle of brandy goodness knows if it is a good one or not but the proof of the cooking is in the eating (is that right!!!!).

While the cake was in the oven cooking (3 hours can you believe) we went for a walk to the cemetery. As grim as that sounds it is a beautiful place to go for a peaceful walk. The conkers are all falling from the trees and the beauty of this place is that the local kids have not found them and trashed the trees to get them down. I took my macro lens for my iPhone with me and managed to get some lovely shots.

Conkers IMG_1781

I am trying to enjoy this time of year but I am struggling a bit at the moment. Work has presented me with some challenges of late which have significantly stressed me out. I am trying to deal with them and little things like today help me calm down and get some perspective.

Anyhoo, must go to feed the cake. Pictures to follow

TTFN x

Macro photography

The theme for tomorrow #fmsphotoaday is macro. Now this is a form of photography i really enjoy tinkering with. This photo is of a sunflower taken with my Canon Powershot on macro mode. I also really love making pictures black and white as I think they really add to the picture. I am aware that some people think that black and white detracts from the beauty of nature in all her glory, each to their own!!!
Anyway I am very pleased with this picture.
TTFN xx

Peony

Peony by Samantha Halliwell
Peony, a photo by Samantha Halliwell on Flickr.

I am still playing with the various photo editing apps that I have on my phone. My Peonies have bloomed and thankfully the wind has not whipped all the gorgeous petals off yet and neither have the heads all been ripped off by the school kids walking past my house.
This photo was edited in Snapseed and I REALLY REALLY like this picture.
TTFN x

The wolf huffed and puffed ……

…….and the house of sticks fell down.

We have been for a walk today to King’s Wood nr Ashford in Kent. It was fairly bracing but very nice to see the sun and blow way the winter cobwebs.

Savannah had this idea to build a shelter from the wood she found. However, this was soon found to be fairly impractical so a small bridge over a large muddy puddle sufficed but such imagination bless her.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and I hope that the sun continues and we soon get some warmth.

TTFN x