Photo Challenge: Liquid

Rain 16.05 (6)

It is a funny coincidence sometimes. Since the beginning of the week we have only had rain. My only opportunity to get out and take photos is in the good weather, as I can only go long distances in my wheelchair with the camera. However, trips to the supermarket by car are always possible and I take my photos from the car (with Mr. Swiss driving of course). How can you take photos when it is raining. I found the solution. You take your photos of the rain and how it changes the surroundings, the reflections of the headlights in the water on the ground, the imprints of the rain drops as they fall. After a month of no rain, I am making the most of it.

Photo Challenge: Liquid

Daily Prompt: Thin


The clouds are getting thinner, although there is a good chance of them getting thicker again. The rain falls in thin lines most of the day, which means that I will again be staying at home. It is also very cold.

To get an idea for the daily prompt I often enter the key word into my online photo programme to see if I have material. I had nothing under the name of “thin”, but I also get photos from the other millions of people the have used the word “thin”. I was quite surprised when I saw the results. The first photo was something that only men have pictured next to a measuring instrument. The things you find in Internet!!



However I got inspiration from my pot of chives that I bought today at the supermarket. . This is one of my main ingredients in a salad sauce. the thin stalks grow from tiny bulbs and have a distinct oniony taste. I cut them in small pieces with scissors and add them to the sauce, the so-called chopped chives.  I had a box with these last year, but the workmen arrived and somehow my chive plantation disappeared, they killed it. Mr.Swiss buys it ready cut in plastic packets, which is not my idea of a culinary masterpiece. This morning I bought a pot. I prefer it growing fresh in the garden where it will eventually be planted.

The stalks are  quite thin (see I used the word) but very tasty. Yesterday I planted a pot of sage in the garden, another herb that was missing from my kitchen products.  That is an advantage of the rain, it softens the earth and I can dig easier and deeper to plant it.

Cream Doughnut

And I am not going to inform how much weight I have lost. I still have my curves and my clothes still fit, although there are certain trousers which are not longer as snug as they were, but who cares. Today I treated myself to a cream filled doughnut to compensate. My writing ideas are now thinning out. In the meanwhile the blue patch in the sky has increased in size.

Daily Prompt: Thin

Good Morning

Clouds 15.05 (1)

Yesterday I saw a cloud in the sky. I know it is not a lot of cloud, but it showed good intentions. Otherwise our icy saints days have really lived up to their names, but the last one left yesterday, and it is still cold and unfriendly. I miss my wheelies with my chair out in the nature, but in the rain they are not fun. Yesterday was cleaning day, although I did not do very much. Our cleaning lady did it all for me. We were so lucky to find her, she does a good job, gets on with it and when she leaves I have a new bathroom and shower. In the afternoon she returned for the kitchen, but we agreed that only needs a clean every two weeks as it is more or less kept in order daily.

I never had a cleaning lady in my life, but with age, and various health and movement problems, Mr. Swiss said it was time. I did not grow up in a family with cleaning helps, we did it all our-self, although mum was not the ideal housewife. Her big cleaning session was Easter on Good Friday, when she actually washed the kitchen floor. Dad and I would disappear up to London to see the sights, although everything was closed for a public holiday, but it was still more fun than listening to mum complaining at home. Our furniture and fittings were in any case all cheap buys, so there was not very much to care for.

River Aare 12.05 (20)

And now I live in the country, where the London dirt is non existent. The main dirt comes from the pollen at Spring, but that is only for a few weeks. Yesterday we had hailstorms and all the trimmings, but even that passed. I cleaned a window, but only one. Since my accident I do things one at a time and this window was sheltered from the elements by the overhanging balcony upstairs. I will gradually do the other three until the end of the week – no stress.

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Even the cows are laying low at the moment.

Today we will venture out into our shopping paradise for food, although I have no idea what. I should also go into town today to have a few portrait photos take of myself. I had all the forms to fill out for getting a special parking space for handicapped, but it needs a photo. Afterwards I will call in at my neurologist as he also has to fill out a form to certify my condition. I really do not know if I will do it today, there is no rush. I suppose I could take a few portrait photos of myself, but it is easier to have them done. I know the photo studio and it is prompt and good quality service.

I hear the sound of the vacuum cleaner, being performed by Mr. Swiss  and so I should move on. I just hope that our weather makes a change for better today, my camera is suffering with nothing to do. I hope your weather is better, and see you around later.

River Aare 12.05 (5)