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.
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
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.