The local landscape is changing with its new Winter clothes. I too this photo on Friday on the way to the supermarket. The first chain of the Jura mountains are now completely covered in snow, although living in the lower lands, we have not got as much as other places. The ski resorts are now glad that there is enough snow to attract the tourists, as they live from the snow during the Winter.
I decided to take a few photos of the birds this morning, eating their breakfast outside, but somehow they do not have such an appeitite when it snows. They are avoiding the bird house full up with seeds, which the usually empty within an hour. They are more into the fat food we spread on the ground: I suppose they do know what is good for them. Of course chief crow and a few magpies have already cleared the table with the bread remainders. We are getting a regular visit from a robin lately. Today I managed a photo, but probably not such a good one.
I am not really a snow lover, but it is week-end and I do not have to go anywhere, so I am enjoying the scenery from inside. I used to hate the stuff when I was a working woman, but now I prefer it to the summer weather. Summer heat is no longer as pleasant as it used to be for me.
It is now time to begin preparations for lunch. Today will be veal ragout, and I like to start it in the earlier morning to let it cook slowly. The butcher apologised to me when I asked for some marrow bones to cook with it as they had forgotten to order and only had them packed to buy. Usually he gives me 3 as an extra. However, he had a calf’s foot free, so I took that, although we also bought a few marrow bones – they are not so expensive. They makes such a good extra to the sauce. The butcher is a very nice guy and is always ready for a good conversation. You can buy meat already cut and packed in plastic, but I prefer to choose what I want over the counter where it it frshly cut: although I find the stew pieces too large for my taste, so I cut them smaller before cooking them.
And now I must go, there are things to do and photos to take in between. I have now set up my camera with the zoom lens to see if there are a few birds that want to have their photo taken.
Enjoy your Sunday, and if you have to work today, then make the most of it, tomorrow is Monday.