I was busy with my macro lens again. I have neglected it since Winter has arrived. The interesting insects that would wave with their antennas are now gone for the Winter season and so have the flowers. However, my son gave me a wonderful bouquet for my 70th birthday, so I did some analysis of the secret life of an amaryllis flower and discovered that they might be planning to invade us. The chief was in the middle and his tribe surrounded him. Do plants have feelings? I am sure they do.
This photo turned out OK, but the problem with a macro lens is that they are built for attaching to a tripod to prevent any vibrations. My hands tend to vibrate a lot, although I do not notice it so much, but the camera does. I have a tripod, but am not so interested in spending time setting it up for a quick photo. This was a lucky shot, must have been a quiet moment.
Today is the last day of the Chrismas food shopping, at least my last day. Mr. Swiss may flee tomorrow morning. He seems to have a desire to leave when I switch on the vacuum cleaner, although there is nothing much left to do. I cleaned the windows yesterday, only 40 minutes of my time, as I do it regularly and it is no big deal. I gave up with curtains many years ago, and we just have the bare necessities in the bedrooms, but we have good blinds.
Our combined shopping list is now via the cloud on my/our mobile phones, so what could possibly go wrong. Although I do not celebrate this Christmas thing as Christmas, I do celebrate the fact that at least once at the end of the year all stress and work is reduced to a minimum. I have even instructed No. 1 son to change his bed linen today instead of tomorrow, so that I can wash it this evening. I always run the washing machine from 9,00 p.m. in the evening because electricity is then half price until 7.00 a.m. and that saves a lot. It is no problem for me. The machine is in the cellar in my own laudry room and I can quickly hang the washing up in the evening. In the morning it is dry and I can sort it. I once had a tumbler, which would immediately dry the washing afterwards, but I got rid of it. It devoured electricity, and I prefer my washing to dry naturally. I have golden oldie time to do these things.
I am not sure if and when I will appear over the holiday week-end on this page. I do not have to do anything and I will be busy cooking and eating. But, who knows, if boredom sets in and I have nothing better to do, I might be here with a few words.
Have a good day everyone, I will be back later after my journeys into the unknown, although I do not plan to go further than the supermarket.
The next macro is the center of a flower, but am not sure what sort of flowe, but probably a dahlia.