Daily Prompt: On the Search for vivid.

Today I planned a walk this afternoon, no perhaps a car journey to the nearby town. I wanted to tank up on photographic material, and in general to tank up on everything. It has been a dull day, and now to complete the picture, it is raining which lead to the fact that I am now still at home and watching the rain fall.  I am now supposed to write about something vivid, but I am not in a vivid mood, more a miserable mood. Of course I could forget the whole thing and read a book, but I am not in the mood. Even my imagination is not very vivid at the moment. However, where there is a will there is a way, so when you do not have or see vivid, then organise vivid.

The only news I have is that after almost two months of development, my avocado experiment, the second one, not only has a root, but a small stalk. Avocados are not very vivid and also not very photogenic, but I applied my creative talent and found a small torchlight. This was the solution to non-vivid. I illuminated my egg cup and took a photo.

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Note the root growing at the bottom of the avocado. I will now have to go into action and plant the whole thing. I already have a developing avocado which is now quite tall and has 10 large pointed leaves, with new leaves sprouting at the top. As soon as the weather is warmer I will shift it to the porch and replant it in a bigger pot. I will then transfer this new aspiring avocado bush to the original pot. This is so exciting, it is food for my vivid imagination. I am looking forward to the first harvest.

And that is all I have to say on this subject on a non-vivid dull day where nothing is happening.

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Although I still have vivid memories of the apple tart that Mr. Swiss baked yesterday. It was delicious as always, and I will be enjoying the remainder this evening.

Daily Prompt: On the Search for vivid.

Good Morning


Looking at this early morning view from my patio, it looks like “they’re here” according Stephen King in one of his books. If you do not know where to begin a blog, then start with a picture, and in my case a dawn picture. This one looks like that doomsday has arrived, and as an addition a crow decided to fly over. However, it can only get better, although it is freezing cold outside.

So what shall we do today? I have no idea. I will probably cook one of my five star menus for lunch to feed the family, although we do have a MacDonalds in town next to the station, so that is always a possibility, although I am not the “Big Mac” type. I prefer it plain and simple with some onions and a pickled cucumber piece. We actuallly have a MacDonalds factory in one of the neighbouring villages, supplying the MacDonalds of Switzerland with their hamburgers. As long as you do not know what they actually contain they are OK. Family Angloswiss has eaten them all over Europe: Paris, Zürich, Vienna and London, as well as in New York and they all taste the same. There is also no problem with ordering a hamburger in other countries and it seems to be an international word.

If the weather remains walking weather, I may go places with the camera this afternoon. I am thinking about an excursion into town, perhaps even with the car. My camera is tired of taking photos of ducks, swans and chickens.

Blackbird 04.03.2017

I was busy with the camera in the garden yesterday and caught this blackbird looking for food, although he did not have to wander very far. The ground is full of the remains of the bird seed battle. My neighbour has already removed her  bird feeder from the garden. The weather is more friendly, no sign of snow, so they can find their own food. They seem to be invading our garden now. I even saw the chief crow on an inspection in my garden yesterday. They usually remain on the borders. Birds seem to have an extra antenna for movement. I see them all in the garden and when I approach the window to take a photo, the fly away, although if I remain still for a few minutes they return.

Computer Breakfast

My breakfast and computer early morning is now finished so I will now depart for a new adventure. There are things to do, like plugging in my vacuum cleaner and places to go, like a bathroom. Oh, what an exciting life I lead.

Have a good Sunday wherever you are in the world, and don’t read too much about politics on the computer, it is so depressing and as my mum always said, there are more out than in, and Twitter did not even exist when she was alive.