Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo – geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc

Chantier Solothurn (3)

Sometimes you can have too much to choose from. Here are the bushes and the geometric design of the stairs and trellis in a park in the local town of Solothurn, Switzerland.


I used to have a curtain, before we changed it to the modern stripy stuff. It seems we had some spectators looking through the curtains.

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I happened to take a photo of this house a couple of days ago on one of my famous wheelies in my chair. This also seems to cover a bit of brick, a bit of red and a bit of wall, and there are even a few bushes growing. No curtains, we tend to have blinds, but there are windows. 🙂

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo – geometry, bushes, window, brick, etc

RDP #40: Dappled

Time to cook again but it looks like I will have to construct my own recipe.

Dappled Prompt Stew

100 grammes  sun – no make that a kilo
2 Kilo Clouds for the shady look
A river or a lake – makes no big difference, just as long as it is water
Mix it all up with a camera and stand on one side
You do not want to give it an overpowering taste of your shadow
Make sure that it will not begin to rain, as that will be dapple murder
Trees can also be used for spice, but do not overdo it, you might have more spice then dapple
And then we have the result, to be taken in small doses
Too much dapple can spoil the soup
And voilà. the meal is finished with a highlight of reflection for perfection.

Water Reflections 25.06 (1)

For a desert to calm the senses we would recommend a pond in the cemetery

Solothurn Cemetery 19.06.2018

but definitely not the river. It could cause indigestion, especially if too many empty bottles of dapple were included.

River Aare 23.06 (12)

RDP #40: Dappled

Good Morning

Evening sunset

Although we do have clouds this morning with a background of blue sky, yesterday evening was an interesting sunset with a red tinge to it and even an aircraft was winging its way in the distance. It was a pleasant day yesterday. At first it looked like one of the hot ones, but it cooled down a little and remained pleasant. I decided on a day at home. It was Monday and I decided to have a lazy one. Actually both of us were not top quality. Mr. Swiss had his usual back problems and I just felt tired.

I remember talking to my specialist neurologist last week that I never imagined that growing old would have such problems. Of course my mum and dad always had this and that, and when dad got to the platinum age accompanied by his walker everywhere I realized the shape of things to come. I am accident prone, broke an arm twice, a leg once and in between have MS, but it all leaves you a little bit frayed at the edges. I always had the feeling old people are just old and things are not what they used to be, but how they are not what they used to be really is an awakening.

Anyhow enough complaining, I managed to get out of bed this morning and do my usual thing. Today is cleaning lady day, she has just arrived and is now busy in the bathroom. I never thought I would ever employ someone to clean away my mess, although not really a mess, just not as it was. She does a super job and I am glad. It was Mr. Swiss that put his foot down as he realized if I could no longer do it as I used to, he definitely could not.


It looks like it is becoming a rose summer this year. I thought this bush in my garden had finished with its flowers a month ago, but it is ready for a second round it seems.


My cone flower has also thrown up a second flower which opened this morning, so it can only get better.


There is just one disadvantage to the summer, the flies have returned. At last they can do what they are meant to do, annoy the human race. This one could not decide which key to stay on. They seem to be getting more intelligent. At least it breaks up the monotony for a photo shoot when I sit outside on the porch.

I am still thinking about an excursion today. It is not too hot and I tend to get cabin fever if I stay at home. We just got a telephone call from the village factotum that he will be calling past to make the alterations to our apartment door after a stone got wedged underneath on Saturday evening and it was jammed. He has now just arrived and as Mr. Swiss is going to town I will be left alone with him and the cleaning lady. It is becoming an exciting day.


The door has now been removed, quite a heavy door, and he is now boring and making noise.

And now to go and clean some windows, that I do not suffer from boredom. Relax and enjoy life, it can only get better I say. I will leave you with my hibiscus which is also now flowering regularly.