Daily Prompt: Partake

I have been partaking in these daily prompts for many years. They used to be situations which were described in a few short words: invite your favourite book characters to dinner, who are they and what do you talk about. Perhaps you have won a fortune and what do you do with the money. And then someone somewhere ran out of ideas, so they were repeated for a year, probably for the newcomers. This eventually bored the regulars like myself and I know I was at the point of forgetting the whole thing.

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Yes, even the local chickens were sympathising, especially as they had been moved to a new place at the farm. Their mobile home is now in an area almost impossible for close-up photos.

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We now have to cluck at each other from a distance and photos of the new arrivals have almost become impossible. Yes, when the hens are no longer laying, probably due to their senior years, fresh meat is organised. So is the life of a chicken. We now have younger hens partaking in the egg laying sessions. Of course the rooster is happy, the male species always is when something new, younger and fresh arrives.

I am digressing. The daily prompts are no longer complicated explanations of what to write, but just one word. I must admit this does not bother me so much, I just have a problem sometimes wondering what these words mean or where they are found. Partake is no problem, but inchoate or mnemonic? Yes well some of us are still trying to work that one out. However we must be thankful, we are being educated and are continuously learning something new. As you can see, I am still partaking.

And the chickens?

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We now look at each other from a distance. They are waiting for the daily visit from the rooster, and I am waiting for their house to be moved to a place where I can again take photos.

Every day I look forward to the new daily prompt word, hoping for inspiration and enjoyment in partaking in the ritual and laying my daily egg/blog.

Daily Prompt: Partake

Good Morning


As I was still hugging my bed this morning I noticed the play with light effects caused by the sun on my widows with the curtain stripes. Having my iPhone next to the bed I grabbed it and took a photo, actually two. These are just moments in time, a play of light. My iPad is also next to the bed. I know space is getting cramped on my bedside table, but I realised that yesterday was Earth Day and in some parts of the world still today. What a way to show us its glory with such demonstrations of light, caused by a sun saying good morning.  I mentioned to Mr. Swiss this morning that it has been a long time since we have had such wonderful Spring weather. Every morning and all day sun, warm temperatures and nature is exploding everywhere. Even Kim Jong-un in North Korea  seems to be feeling the change: no more nuclear tests and even closing down one of his sites. Can we believe it? is he also celebrating Earth Day, or is he just proving his point that he can do it if he feels like it. Anyhow I find the light grey suits he now wears suit him better.

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And so I took yet another wheelie into the surrounding countryside yesterday afternoon in my chair. I was undecided, but Mr. Swiss found I should go and make the most of the good weather, he convinced me. At the moment I disappear regularly every afternoon for 1-2 hours, does he want to get rid of me?

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This time I decided to take a different route and took a trip around the grounds of the local high school. I never realised how large it was. I usually only see it as we drive past  on the way to the supermarket, but this time I had a look at it in detail. They have a few scultures in the surrounding grounds and I at last got a full view of this one, which has been there for many years. I have no idea what it is supposed to be, must ask No. 2 son, as he attended this school before departing for university.

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I paid my usual visit to the stables on the way home via the cemetery, and the pony was outside with one of his bigger brothers. The pony is mainly there for children’s rides. You can also have riding lessons at the stables, but no my sort of thing, I just like to take photos.

Eventually I returned home and must say Mr. Swiss did have a good idea to send me on my way. I always feel so refreshed afterwards. I think I get out more now than I did in my pre-wheelchair days.  I can walk, and at home I hobble around on my cane. Now and again use my walker, which is more a transport system, but going places I have to take the car or general transport. But my wheelchair is ideal, it gives me the independence I need, and I can take my camera and additional lens with me.

Yesterday was the first evening we ate our evening meal outside on the porch and probably the first evening of many. The weather was ideal and somehow you enjoy food more in the open air, at least I do. With the help of No. 1 son, Mr. Swiss transported our sun shade again from the cellar to the porch. Now we are really celebrating summer. We still reflect back to this time last year when we had a scaffolding in front of the porch and a tiny table to make room for the building work. Yes last year was a lost summer in our lives, but we are now making up for lost time.

I hope your seasons are playing well with you, I wish you all a happy earth day, keep the rubbish where it belongs in the garbage can and be careful where you walk, a beetle or ant might also be taking a walk and would be glad not to see the sole of your shoe.

I leave you with some spring blossoms seen on a tree on my walk. If my horticulturist friend in California is reading this, I would be glad to know what these flowers are 🙂

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