JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Hen Party

Chickens 18.06 (2)

Harold the rooster had sent invitations  to all the members of his harem. The hens were excited, who would be the chosen one to accompany Harold as the hostess with the mostest and who know? There might even be a some eggs laid as a result. The farmer’s wife would be pleased, she can sell them on the market the next day. Yes it would be the hen party of the year.

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Hen Party”

Daily Prompt: Taming Time


“I thought we could go for a walk this afternoon. ”

“I don’t feel like it.”

“But the weather is great, a lovely Autumn day. We could take a walk along the river and you could take some photos.”

“I have enough photos of the river. I prefer to read my new book.”

“You can read your book when its raining and unfriendly weather.”

“And I can read it now in the peace and quiet of my own home.”

“Ok, then I will go for a walk on my own.”

“No problem. Will it be a long walk?”


“I think I will carry on into town for a drink in this wonderful weather and sit outside on a terrace somewhere. Are you sure you would rather sit at home with your nose in a book. on your own?”.

“Yes, you go and ejoy yourself on your walk and I will enjoy my “me” time with a book.”

“OK, in that case see you in a couple of hours.”

“A couple of hours?”

“Of course, I don’t want to interrupt your intensive book reading session.”

“Are you being funny? ”

“I understand that you need some time to yourself after the housework and cooking.”

“OK, have fun and enjoy your drink with the boys.”

I really don’t feel like taking a walk along the river this afternoon I have better things to do.”Where’s my phone?”

“Hello is that you Cyril.”

“Yes dear, ready and waiting.”

“He’s gone for a long walk.”

“At last, he never let’s you out of his eye lately. Do you think he is suspicious?”

“Him suspicious? No never.  But let’s make up for lost time. The only chance I have to see you is when I pretend to go for the choir practice once a week. He is so stupid, he has never heard me sing, otherwise he would realise that choir practice is not my thing. Shall I come to your place, or do you want to come to mine. We have two hours to make the most of.”

“Ok, I am on my way to you. I must say you organised that one very well.”

“No problem, just convinced him that it was his idea to go for a walk on his own. Just a matter of taming him.”

“And you can do that so well. In five minutes I will be at your place and then you can tame me.”

“I love taming wild animals. Don’t forget to bring your whip and handcuffs. I like it tough.”

“I know you do, the tougher the better my little kitten.”

Daily Prompt: Taming Time

Good Morning

Sun Rise

This morning gets to a slow start, but blame it on the moon. I always have a look outside to see what the sky is doing. This morning I saw the moon, so took a photo and I had a small white speck in the middle, so no deal. I decided on the real camera and not the telephone camera, but in the meanwhile I had to wait for the moon to appear again, because it hid behind a cloud. I eventually found the moon, but still not as I wanted it. There was only one chance, so I grabbed my heavy camera with the zoom lens and the moon disappeared again. This was not funny, I had other things to do. Eventually I saw the moon, but at the same time there was a large plane flying over, so focussed on the plane, but it was too quick for my camera and so no plane and no moon. This was getting ridiculous, I wanted to eat breakfast.

In the meanwhile the moon appeared again. This was stress, but I got my shot and now do not have time to upload it as I have a breakfast to eat and a blog to write. Oh, the stress of a golden oldie blogger. I also have a bathroom to clean this morning – there is no end to the daily chores.

Road to Langendorf 09.10 (1)

Yesterday we took the scenic route home from the supermarket through the top half of the village. Something different for a photo. Our village church was peeping through the autumn trees. As most vilage churches in Switzerland it is perched on the high slopes.

Cows 09.10 (3)

As we passed the castle on the left we noticed that the famer had depositited a few hornless cows on the meadow opposite. I had to let the window down in the car as Mr. Swiss slowed down for a photo. There was also a stupid band around the cow pasture to stop them breaking out which was an added difficulty for a photo, but I managed to get a few shots. The time is approaching for the cows to retire to their barns during the colder days, but at the moment we are having a so-called Indian summmer with sun all day and quite warm if it shines in your direction.

Asters 08.10 (3)

My asters have at last decided to open their many buds in the garden. I planted them last year and did not expect them to survive for this year, but one of them did with its show. It is now the aster season here.

Road to Langendorf 09.10 (2)

And now I must go, but will leave you with a scene across our local area. There are still a few plants in the fields and the trees are dressing up for the season. The building on the left in the far distant background will one day be an extension of our hospital which already has two buildings. At least you get a good view from the windows if you happen to stay there. I am speaking from experience.

And now I must really go, there are things to be done. I can hear the crows at the bottom of my garden feeding on the remains of the bread.

Enjoy the day or night wherever you are, and see you around on the flip side.