Daily Prompt: I always find my bounty

Sun sky

Today it seems to be a bountiful day – or? Yes well, bounty is bounty and you find them where you seek. We are snowless, but I never thought I would rise after my lunchtime golden oldie sleep to see the sun shining. It is not warm, but also not cold, so what could be better.

I was thinking, being Christmas and all that, let’s leave the daily prompt today. I have better things to do like preparing food for this evening, but it is too early at the moment, Shall I just sit in a chair reading abook and get bored with no action, or who knows, there might be something more rewarding to do, like writing a daily prompt. I looked out of the window and discovered I must capture a couple of photos to commermorate the sunny Christmas Eve, although now and again the sun disappears behind a cloud, but would could be better, today is bountiful.

Another bounty attracted my attention today. We all write blogs for various reasons and find ourselves on a daily writing marathon, be it prompt of the day, of the week, of the month, or just when we feel like it. We all have statistics to show if anyone actually looks in on the page. To be quite honest I do throw a glance at the statistics, just to see if the blocks are going up or down, although basically does it really matter. I do not really understand how it all functions, although WP do explain it, but a golden oldie brain no longer can absorb too many explanations. If the brain is full, why pour more material into it – there is only so much room and it might explode. However, today I noticed a remarkable movement. During my morning, after the nights of others, I usually only get perhaps 20-30 spectators to raise the block. Today I already reached 150 views by lunch time and the tendency is still rising. This is a bountiful statistic (I am beginning to like this word).

As said I am not here for statistics, but to do something worthwhile in a dull golden oldie day, there is enough misery in the world, so I like to escape from it now and again. What is all this about? Yes, a great big thankyou to everyone that bothers and puts up with my ramblings, you really make my day and make it all wothwhile. There is nothing more disappointing that sending invites to a party and no-one bothers to come. Every visitor is welcome here, if you just look in or enter the party room, help yourself to the buffet or even partake in conversation. It makes no difference, just being here makes me happy.

And now I will descend from my pedestal on the speakers podium and now continue with my real little world. The sun is no longer shining, but I have a bounty of visitors from outside, watching what I am doing. Sometimes they tend to make me nervous, just siggint there and watching.

Crows 17.12 (5)

Enjoy your feast, may it be bountiful (there is it again, that word) whatever you are celebrating, I know I will, even if it is just me, Mr. Swiss, No. 1 son and the cat. No. 1 son has now gone into town for the afternoon and the cat is searching for a new sleeping place.

Daily Prompt: I always find my bounty

Good Morning

Birds in the garden

I would love to bring a wonderful snow clad Swiss landscape on Chrismas Eve, but had to delve into my photo archives for Winter scenery. We have no snow. Of course, up in the mountains there is more, but not as much as usual. Our local mountains are still green and it looks like it will stay that way. In between they might be white, but really only in between. At the moment we are having daily temperatures of 8-10°C which is quite warm for this time of the year.

Not that I am really complaining. The roads are safe and not layered with ice and I can dress in a normal warm jacket and wear shoes which do not make me resemble the abominable snowman. It is funny how things turn out. One of my dislikes of Switzerland was always the snow, especially when you had to go out and drive through it all. I was never the car driving lover, I used a car because I had to and not because I wanted to. I was lucky to have a garage, so could drive off in the morning. The problems began  at lunch time when it had snowed all morning where I worked. I would spend at least five minutes clearing the snow off, make a start over the snow mounds to get onto the road and in the evening crawl home, bumper to bumper in the falling snow.

Funny how things change, but if it snowed today in Winter it would not bother me. I do not have to go anywhere, and it would really transform our local landscape in a dream, everything covered in white. The local roads are usually cleared by late morning and I would have time to admire the scenery. Even the birds do not mind the snow in my garden, as they are well fed.

I picked up my Christmas meat yesterday in the supermarket, I had ordered it. I arrived home, emptied the shopping bag and put everything away in the fridge and cupboard, although Mr. Swiss did most of the sorting. I remembered yesterday evening I had not even bothered to look at my meat, which was still packed in its special bag from the store. I then had a good night’s sleep and decided this morning to see what I had received, after all I am cooking the beef this evening. I searched and searched in the fridge and could not find it. Called Mr. Swiss , but he could not find it either. It would not be the first time we had forgotten something, but forgetting the Chrismas food was not very good. However, there it was in the fridge looking at us still packed in its bag. I unpacked it and discovered it was good meat for the holidays, so what could now possibly go wrong?

And now to put the finishing touches to the appartment, a little bit of ironing and a simple lunch – we are spoiling ourselves enough in the evening.

Wishing you all the best of the season, may you have a happy whatever you are celebrating and if you are lucky you might get some snow to complete the picture (except for my colleagues in the southern parts of the world, but sitting on a beach in the sun with a b-b-q also has its advantages). I might or might not see you around today, depends on whether the celebration has other plans for me.

Main Square, Solothurn, Christmas 2008

Market Square, Solothurn, Switzerland, Christmas 2008 (also no snow 🙂 )