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“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

At the weekend, I felt in the mood for grabbing a bit of photography time here and there. You’ve already seen the cake and autumn leaves! With work busy and other things taking up time, Photography has had to have a bit of a backseat lately but I’m determined not to let Autumn flash by before I can capture it properly.

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So with William creating the fake rain with the best photography prop ever – a water bottle – and Buddy taking a safe distance because he didn’t trust us, we captured a few images here and there – the beginnings of Autumn really!


The next few weeks will hopefully provide an opportunity for more shots – and better Autumnal weather. On Sunday humidity was at 80% and the temperature hit a high of twenty three degrees C! Completely not right for this time of year..!


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“…and the leaves were telling secrets to the wind.”
― Peter Mulvey

Fruit cake and leaves – what better Autumnal creation could there be?! I decided to get creative when photographing the cake that we made today and therefore the conkers collected yesterdays, and a few early fallen leaves made the perfect accompaniment.


The fruit cake was a pretty simple mix – raisins, butter, flour, sugar and eggs with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of all spice. (Not five spice, as my Mother reminded me..) I never realised that boiling the raisins in a tiny bit of water beforehand helped the whole process but it seemed to make the cake that much better!



For the perfect essence of Autumn, add a few leaves, the occasional stick (contributed by Buddy) et voila – Autumn in a cake.



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