FOWC with Fandango: Copious


Apples, apples everywhere, the tree was bending down
I had picked three baskets full, the harvest was going to town
And so I stored them one by one and kept them in the cellar
And we began baking apple pies, they became a permanent dweller
Copious was an understatement, I think they reproduced
The baskets seemed to remained so full, it was a permanent boost
And so we had stewed apples, apple sauce and apple purée
It seemed that the apples were moving in and were here to stay
And then some were turning brown and getting very soft
Now was the time to throw away, their scent began to waft
I only have one remaining bowl, but still enough to last
So every Sunday I bake a pie, it really is a blast
From September until today we are eating apples galore
You can have too much of a good thing, of that I am very sure
I hope that they will soon be gone, some are getting odious
The trouble with an apple tree is that apples get quite copious

FOWC with Fandango: Copious

RDP Wednesday: Immerse

Fish in Rheinfall 06.08 (3)

No, I do not think so, water is far too wet
The Rheinfall in Schaffhausen would make me fret
Of course I can swim and so can a dog
Just throw him in the water,  he becomes a canine frog
If you throw me in the water I am sure I will sink
And so I do a doggy paddle and water I will drink
Give me a book with a story line so fine
I will immerse in all the words reading every line
Books are not wet and don’t come up for air
I do not tire with arm strokes, sit in an armchair
Immersing in thought is another thing I do
Especially when I’m writing, I’m sure you do too
And now to blog away in my Ragtag daily prompt
I might start blowing bubbles but am sure i’ll not be swamped

RDP Wednesday: Immerse

Good Morning

Early Morning

A very light sprinkle of snow this morning, but it is icy cold. The water in my cat’s bowl was frozen solid. If you look carefully you can even see the first crow of the day in the background on a foraging expedition.


The next visitor was a magpie seeing what he could get before the crows arrived.

Yesterday was a typical lazy Tuesday. The weather was cold and there was a cloud blanket over everything, so I decided to stay at home. My lunchtime sleeps are getting longer unfortunately. I should really give myself a push and stop hugging the bed, but it is so warm and comfortable. I saw a guy arriving for us and was sure it was the plumber. However, he was dressed too business like for a plumber and it was our insurance guy who I though would be arriving on Thursday: a moment of golden oldie confusion. We decided that my wheelchair should be insured and it seems that there is a so-called electric insurance that covers all electric stuff, including computers. As we have a few computers, we decided to go for it. Electric wheelchairs are also expensive objects, and if anything happened to it, it would be an expensive replacement.

As the insurance guy was finishing the plumber arrived about our shower. He fittend the new hose in a couple of minutes and we had a look about having a seat built into the shower which seemed to be a good thing. Both Mr. Swiss and I are having balance problems and our legs are no longer as good as they were, so we decided to go for it. It will mean a day of hammering and boring to get it attached to the wall, but nothing out of normal and we are not getting younger. It will be a seat that claps down when you need it so will take no room in the limited space of the shower. At the same time he can fit a good metal soap holder and a grip on the wall for support when standing and sitting. We are not rolling in  money, but at our age, prefer to spend it on such improvements to our life style.

Looks like my idea of a new camera and lens will have to wait a bit., but you have to get your priorites settled.

Today I am off to the store for to find some food. Yesterday was rice, tomorrow is spaghetti so it looks like today will be something with potato, but preferably fried and not boiled. In the evening cold cuts, although is getting too repetitive, but we have no alternative suggestions. I might fry an egg tomorrow with a slice of thick spam (Fleischkäse Swiss style). And that seems to be everything organised.


I noticed the store again now have primroses in the gardening department on my last visit, so it seems that Spring might be arriving eventually. My crocus are already poking through in my flower beds.

And with this bright promise of the warmer times to come, I wish you all a good day. Look after yourselves and if it is cold outside, you can always curl up with a computer.