I had not seen one like this before, so made the most of it.
I had not seen one like this before, so made the most of it.
I have a collection of shadows, I must be a shadow myself probably. If the sun shines, then look where it is shining, because you will find a shadow somewhere. This photo was taken as I was walking across a pedestrian bridge framed by glass at the sides, leading to the local supermarket. Shadows are everywhere. I saw these shadows and stopped immediately, grabbed my camera and a quite impatient Mr. Swiss had to wait for me until I had manged my shot of a few shadows on a bridge. No artistic vein, only thinking of the shopping trip I suppose.
It is not every day someone wants to see shadows, so I had to add this one from the garden. The sun was shining through my horsechestnut tree so a photo of the leaf reflections.
There is a museum in our town “World of Information” and so Mr. Swiss and I paid a visit. It was very interesting and originated by a person who collected old electronics such as radios, grammophones and even computers. It was there I saw the original Apple computer complete with its wooden frame.
I do not know what this is in the photo, but something very electronic – the biggest light bulb of all time probably. If you wanted to take a seat at the exhibiton, they had a fully electronic style bench ready to relax on, although I am not so sure that it was really so comfortable.
A cabinet full of glass.
Still glass life with an apple.
A view from a hospital window – if you are bored, take a photo.
I could not find a real lemon, it seemed we had used them all, but where there is lemon juice there is a way – combined with a torchlight and background, I managed to laserise my lemon juice, so you got to wear shades.
At the moment we are overwhelmed with posters on the local roads showing candidates of various political parties for our Kanton in Switzerland. Local elections are approaching for members of parliament. Everyone seems to know everyone in my Kanton/State, so it should not be such a problem. I do not bother, although I know I sbould. Criticise? Of course I have my likes and dislikes, but my late mother-in-law always said they do what they want to do one way or the other, although even she had her preferences. I do not criticise, or praise. We are bombarded with political discussions on the TV, even on Facebook in my little contact area, everyone is the best and wants only the best for their part of the world. They are all convinced that their way is the right way.
Of course when the voting is finished, everyone goes back to sleep. Do other countries in the world know that we are now confronted with critical judgement in our part of the world – of course not, why should they, some places do not even know that the Kanton of Solothurn exists.
We all have facebook if we really feel disappointed and betrayed. You can register your criticism there daily. Of course there is the choice to eliminate everything you do not want to see, but that is not my way. I like to keep an open mind. I am capable of deciding myself what is genuine and what is not. I do not block various other opinions of important matters affecting world affairs, I let them all in. I do not partake in political discussions, just might make a like now and again as I really do not want to be certified as one of those that actually agree.
What really amazes me is the source of the dynamic reports of what is happening. There are quotes from various news sources that I have never heard of. There is no point in mentioning any partiular one. If it is the Washington Post or the New York times, even the Daily Telegraph, OK, they know what they are saying – national newspapers, but it is the little reports with silly news names that are so unserious. I am basically British-Swiss, so what happens in other countries, is none of my business. No, it is, if it affects world peace and world politics.
And now I will criticse the last apple tart that Mr. Swiss made. It was good as ever, but somehow the pepper mill got in the way and the tart definitely has a sharp taste. However I believe today it is even fashion to produce chilli flavoured chocolate, so perhaps he was in an inventive mood. No. 1 son also agreed, there was definitely a touch of black pepper somewhere.
I love the shape of those trees that are cut back continuously. They develp strange forms at the end of the branches. In Winter they are more conspicuous, in summer when covered with leaves not so much. When your walking abilities are limited by Winter weather and you want to take photos, it can be a problem. but I was always adamaent in my aims. Where there is a will there is a way, and so armed with my camera everywhere, I use the opportunities where they are.as they arise. In the garden I have a choice of bird activity. They sit on the tree in front of my kitchen window teasing me to take a group photo, or a luncheon photo when they are eating. I can take a photo through the glass – one of the reasons I like to have clean windows, but a really good photo is out in the open. What happens when I open the window (and it is a full length window that slides open) the birds fly away. They seem to have a built in radar system.
My other alternative for a photo without having to take a hike into the wilderness, is when we drive somewhere. I set the camera on action photo, because the car is moving and I do not want blurred shots, and it works more or less. I took the photo above from the car. Now and again the driver (Mr. Swiss) has to pause to turn a corner or for a stop and then I make the most of it. At the end of the day I might have 40-50 photos in the camera, but usually have to delete about half of them, which is no problem with digital.
It is now 8.30 in the morning, have put new linen on the beds (together with Mr. Swiss) and had my breakfast, so now anything could happen. It was then that I took another photographer’s eye view of the scenery outside and realised I could perhaps shoot one of my Pulitzer prize suspicious photos – not exactly, but the sun only rises once a day. I took this photo with my mobile phone camera, as my online photo programme, Flickr, have now improved their software, and the photo goes automatically into my albums. It arrives marked “private” which I find very good. There are sometimes photos you want to keep to yourself, although I then do not put them online. I just have to make a few additions, like name of photo, album, make public and the photo is ready to show. I know WordPress have a photo programme, but I do not use it very often. I prefer to work with my html codes when uploading my photos.
And now to the serious side of life. In the meanwhile our beds are fresh linen, Mr. Swiss has done the necessary with the vacuum cleaner in the living room and I have a few bits and pieces to deal with. Today is window cleaning day (again?). I know I always seem to be cleaning windows, but I have a good system and in an hour, often less, I have done half the windows in the appartment. I prefer to do things according to a plan, then there is not so much to do.
No shopping today, although Mr. Swiss might flee from the window cleaning and go to town. My cranberry juice is now at a low and I need replinishment (find a glass a day very beneficial to the waterworks 🙂 ).
Will be back later today. I noticed that the WP weekly photo challenge has now been shifted to Wenesday and there is another weekly challenge to do. Thank goodness for the reader as I otherwise would not have noticed that we have a different day for this challenge.
And now I am gone, there are far far better things to do than I am doing now – famous last words in a Dickens novel, altered a bit according to my situation.
Enjoying life and the empty nest while easing into retirement,
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