Mr. Swiss took the scenic route home from the supermarket yesterday morning so I had a different choice of photos to take. He drives and I sit next to him with the camera snapping on my way. Of course, I am getting same places and same subjects most of the time, but now and again something completely different appears. The problem with taking photos from the car is that you have to be quick. Mr. Swiss does not wait for the camera, although our speed limits through villages are mainly restricted to onl 30 kph which reduces the blurred effect on the photos. Nearly all villages in Switzerland have their own local church, be it catholic or Swiss reform, according to where you live. We are in a catholic Kanton so there is a cross on the spire.
There is also a problem of sometimes getting a corner of the car window frame in the photo and of course having clean car windows. I drive now and again, but not so often. There is always someone who knows how to do it better and I do not enjoy driving. The idea is that I do not forget how to drive, but I have noticed that I do remember where the pedals are and we have an automatic car in any case. I don’t need my left foot, which is the one that doesn’t work so well with me in any case. Yesterday I arrived home with 60 photos on the camera and I wonder where they come from.
Sometimes your get a quick peep at one of the villages on the way through the trees. That is when I have to be quick with the camera before Mr. Swiss is already on the way to the next part of the journey. It is always interesting if a tractor or other road machine crosses the path, which gives something completely different for a photo.
We even drive past a banana plantation on the way. This is a strange event, but every summer the caretaker of the appartment block prepares the soil and in late Spring plants his bananas in the ground. I do not know if he has ever had a banana harvest, or where he keeps the bananas during the Winter. They are probably in his cellar somewhere. We even have people here that have plants that you can smoke and are often forbidden. but these are usually hidden from view.
Today we are not going anywhere, it is my bathroom cleaning day so I have other things to do. Enjoy the day and keep blogging, so I have something to read in between. I will leave you with one of our normal street scenes where repairs are made to the road but no-one really knows why. I think here someone was cleaning the gully at the side of the road.