And another day dawns on Anglo Swiss and the computer and it looks like one of those days where I will be tempted to go for a camera walk this afternoon, but where to go? There are good choices, but I find it a little monotonous with time. I can go down to the river and turn left, along the bank and up the steep staircase which I have discovered in the meanwhile has 69 steps to climb until you get to the top.
The good thing about those steps is that I can grip the rail with my left hand whilst supporting myself with my cane in my right hand. There is a fence on the right, but not to be recommended, as it is mostly under electricity to stop the sheep breaking out, or perhaps the humans breaking in. At the moment I do not think the electric chargs are operating, as the sheep are still having long sleep overs in wherever they sleep during the Winter.
There is the alternative to turn right along the river bank, but that is not so good. If I keep going I get to the point where I make a right turn and arrive at the main road with another 20 minute walk home. This means an hour walking, which is just a little too much, and nothing to take photos of on the main road.
Of course I could take a walk to the stables and say hello to the geese, ducks and chickens, as well as the horses.
The alternative being up to the local castle for a few bird photos of crows and red kites. I could even take the car and travel to town for a few photos, although I would have to park it somewhere and too many people. Oh the decisions I have to make.
This morning I will be on an excursion to the local supermarket, and I am sure I will find some interesting subjects for a few photos. Now that Spring is approaching they have extended their gardening department to the outside which is very practical for me. I am always on the lookout for new photo subjects, and now they are showing hundreds of pansies outside with some Spring bulbs and even have a row of palms in the background. As the year progresses, more flowers will arrive outside and it is easier to take photos. There are curious shoppers wondering why that lady with the cane is taking photos of flowers. They have probably never heard of WordPress and its many photographic challenges. I often wonder what other retired golden oldies do all day. However, perhaps some knit, go shopping, or read. I only seem to meet golden oldie men with cameras when I go for my walks, although they do have female attachments, but not with cameras.
Of course Mr. Swiss is welcome to come with me on my walks, but he likes to walk and not stop every few minutes because his partner sees an interesting photogenic duck or tree, which I fully understand.
And now for some action. Mr. Swiss is already taking the vacuum cleaner for a walk, and I should also begin my daily chores. Let is be said, it is because I want to and not that I have to. I also have logistic duties, the week-end shopping list has not yet been created. All we have is chicken for Saturday evening, the rest is left to the imagination.
So less blogging and more concentration on the realisties of life. See you around somewhere on a www.