Chestnuts roasting on a … wait, not yet

I love jewellery making. But gold and silver wasn’t always my preferred art form.

I used to paint a lot (sorry about my bedroom floor, mom and dad). And I’ve always loved photography. And as I’ve said before, nature is often my inspiration. I love taking my SLR camera and going on a walk.

This time of year is a great one for that. I live near Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and, as eerie as it sounds, it’s a great place to go for a long autumn walk.

Today, I donned my jogging pants and hoody and hit the paths that weave through the massive cemetery. I didn’t bring my camera this time, though (sometimes the security guards stops and says “No photos!”) So instead, I focused on looking at the colours and searching for one of my fav fall things: chestnuts!

Success! I found a huge horse chestnut tree with tons of fallen chestnuts! I love how they fall in their spiky casing and then, when they are ready, out comes a smooth chestnut so rich and deep in colour. I collected a whole bunch (I felt like a kid again, stuffing my pockets full of treasures!)

I also collected some coloured leaves that I put into a bowl to make a quick-n-easy centrepiece. (I won’t give up jewellery making and painting to go into centrepiece design!)

My walk gave me some great ideas for a project I want to start soon. But I’ll stay quiet about that for now! 🙂

Here are some pictures I took last year at the cemetery.

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