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