Daily Prompt: I desire to write a blog about desire

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No romantic desiring here, I have everything I could wish for more or less: a camera, Swiss alps and a computer – oh and of course Mr. Swiss, so what could possibly be more desirable. I also have stables near where I live, which are not just stables. They have chickens and you can buy fresh eggs. There are horses and you can go for a ride, if you know how to get on a horse, which I do not. They also have a pony for children’s rides. And they have a collection of ducks and geese in all shapes and sizes.

I am confronted with many directions for a walk where I live, but I decided on the stables this afternoon. I have not been walking for a few days. The weather was not very friendly, too much rain and on the cold side, and there were a few things to deal with at home, but now I was free. It was Friday afternoon and nothing to do except write this blog. However to write a blog, you have to have something desirous to write about and so here I am. All 70 photos uploaded on the computer and ready to go.

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This lady had decided to go for a ride on one of the horses at the stables. They have about 7-8 horses I believe. Some years ago I had a trial lesson on horse riding. We were spending a few days in Interlaken with my husband’s company where they had organised a few things to do. We decided to partake in the horse riding lesson at the stable and so I was confronted with a breathing warm animal. After 5 minutes I actually succeeded in sitting on its back. It was then I realised it was a living thing, warm and breathing. I then did a few circles in the arena but not solo. The lady in charge had the horse on a lead. I was not doing to badly and then came the part where I had to descend. The idea is to give a swing with the legs and land on the ground standing. I was told to avoid hitting the horse with my feet when descending, because the horse could get annoyed. Ok, I descended with the help of Mr. Swiss supporting me and the lady in charge. This was my first and last horse riding experiment.

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Where there are ducks there is usually a pond and so they were having a swim when I arrived.

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These to ducks were engrossed in a conversation. It looked quite serious. I think the male duck was trying to persuade the lady to partake in a swim, but she was not having it. In the meanwhile I heard a loud honking noise from another direction, and there they were.

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The geese were performing synchronised pecking together. I do not know what sort of geese these are, as I am not a goose expert. It seems to me you hear geese before you see them. After half an hour walking and taking photos I desired to return home as I was feeling a little tired. There were a few people also taking a walk along the path as well as a few cyclists. It is quite a good path as it is bordered by a hedge opposite the stables, so I can hang my walking cane on the hedge when taking photos.

As I begann the return journey, one of the geese decided to wave fairwell.

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Daily Prompt: I desire to write a blog about desire

12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: I desire to write a blog about desire

  1. Dear Pat, what great photos. I love the elegant clipping on the horse; very sophisticated. I have always desired a horse but of course they are too expensive to keep, and we don’t have pastures in town for them to run in. But I do like to ride once in a while, and getting my leg over is harder every time.

    I think your water fowl were in the throes of desire from your description of their antics. Spring is here?

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    • I think riding here is also a very expensive hobby, but they are very well looked after. Each horse has its own box with an attached yard for exercise. They also have larger fields where they can graze. Now and again I meet people riding on the paths from the stables. I cannot ride, never had the chance to learn and growing up in London, the only horses I ever saw were when I was a kid, as it was tradition to have the strong horses to pull the carts with the beer barrels from the local brewery.
      The geese and ducks arrived last year, and this year they have added the mandarin ducks to the collection, which are very attractive and make a good photo. The ducks live together with the chickens and there is never a problem. And yes, spring is definitely arriving.


  2. I love your photos and I really LOVE the last one with the good waving good bye. I used to ride pretty well, but I don’t think there’s enough money in North America to get me back on a horse these days. My body and I have had to say good-bye to horses and I do miss them. I got Garry into riding, too. It’s still nice being near horses, even if you can’t ride them.

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    • That last photo of the goose was really a lucky shot. Just as I pressed the camera button the goose flapped its wings.
      Riding is definitely not for me. I cannot even ride a bike.


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