Good Morning

Easter Egg

I saw this egg in the local supermarket. It seems they had invited the kids to decorate it for the store’s Easter campaign.  Otherwise Easter continues and today is the second day of Easter stress shopping. We now have everything we need, even a frozen bread, but Mr. Swiss said he will make a trip and get a fresh one to tie us over until Tuesday. We have everything under control and no panic.

Cemetery 30.03 (18)

Although there was rain in the air yesterday, I decided to go for a wheelie in my chair to take a few photos. I took the route over the cemetery although there were very few people to be seen. Good Friday is not such a day for visitors, so I more or less had it all to myself. This bench seems to be quite neglected, but it is a little early in the year for the local gardeners to do their spring cleaning.

I then moved on to the chickens, and who did I see?

Chickens 30.03 (1)

Yes, the rooster was keeping an eye on his 200 ladies which I found to be quite a lot. Mr. Swiss said there is only room for one rooster in the pack, as more would present a problem and they would fight together for the right to look after the eggs. Although I must say I do not really know what the rooster does, but he seems to enjoy the work. This seems to be a new rooster, Harold, his predecessor, had fulfilled his purpose in life and had probably gone on to the happy rooster hunting grounds. This one was really walking around as if he owned the place.

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And here are some of the ladies. As you can see the rooster does not lead such a lonely life.

Geese 30.03 (5)

There are also a few geese to keep an eye on things. There used to be three geese, but now the amount has been increased to four. I do not know what their purpose is, but they tend to make a lot of noise.

Although it was a holiday there were a few people caring for the animals.

Ducks 30.03 (4)

One of the workers had just finished constructing this duck home, and the first occupant had already moved in.

And then the rain arrived so I decided to make my way home. There is always something to see at the local stables.

Yesterday evening I heard some familiar music from the TV and Mr. Swiss decided to do a re-run of the film “The Cider House Rules” from a John Irving book with Michael Caine and Tobey Maguire. It is also one of my favourite films, and I quite like Michael Caine. His accent is basically cockney, although he comes from South of the River Thames. I have seen this film a few times, telling of an orphanage in Maine in the war years and the problems of unwanted children.

Mr. Swiss has now left me for his shopping trip and I will potter around until he returns. It is the lazy days of golden oldie existence and today I am going nowhere. Have a good day, make the most of the quiet days of Easter, we have enough hectic otherwise and enjoy your easter eggs.

Horses 30.03 (1)

14 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. absolutely stunning photos, and cute too – but the best must be the bossy cockrel with one of his ladies in a blur behind him….
    Cider House Rules was one of the first films I also bought on DVD because I just so like it – and nothing has changed since then. We still watch it from time to time. And of course, Michael Caine has that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. Whatever he says, he sounds slightly amused, a bit stand-offish too but he is one cool actor.
    HAPPY EASTER to you and Mr Swiss

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    • I am never disappointed with photos if I visit the stables. They are just across the main road and always seem to br adding new animals,
      When Michael Caine plays in an English film he has a slight cockney accent, although he is not an east Londone. I like him very much.
      Wishing you also a good holiday


    • He was lucky to get that far. There was a programme on our TV about chickens, saying how the roosters did not live very long after hatching, and only a couple survived, although they are changing this it seems.


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