FOWC with Fandango: Division

Cleaning liquids

I am woman and an expert at division. I have been dividing myself for many years. It began when I married. I was dividing myself between looking good for husband and looking after husband, cooking the food and general housework when I had the time. Now and again, constantly, I was a working woman earning money.

And then the kids came along  one after the other. No problem, I began to do multiple division, with decimal points that continuously repeated themselves to never ending sequences: feeding babies, washing the kids, making sure they used the toothbrush when they should and sending them off to school. I also washed and ironed their clothes, they were the reoccurring decimal points. the ones that seemed to go on and on.

And then I really had to get down to it when they had homework, although they didn’t seem to do it like I did. Algebra is no problem if you get your x and y sorted, but somehow there were the unknown properties arriving like boyfriends and long nights out, trying to divide yourself between being an understanding parent and using brute force if there was a dividing factor present that you did not reckon with.

One day the totals of the division move on to their own mathematical solutions and you are left with just a budget to organise, no problem. The husband has in the meanwhile become a reoccurring decimal point after so many years and the total is always correct . I have become an expert in division.

FOWC with Fandango: Division

RDP Sunday: Bail

So what about a harvest bail? I have never been in prison (up to now), I have never had to bail anyone out and I did not flee from England, I went of my own free will. But I live in the farmland surroundings of Switzerland.

Hay Harvest 06.09 (2)

And here they are continuously harvesting something or the other. In the early days they would make hay stacks, large piles of hay looking like miniature houses, They would perhaps tie the crops in bundles, all done by hand of course, making interesting shapes on the fields.

Maize Harvest 12.09 (6)

Today it is all done mechanically with the farm machinery and the result looks something like this. This bale was even used for advertising purposes for selling second hand children’s clothes in the local town.

Crops 25.06 (3)

Or this

Crows 13.07 (2)

where the crows gather waiting to see what is left for them.

It is no longer the good old days of farm hands with their pitchforks pushing it all nicely together and creating various shapes. . Now we have machines that bind the crops and throw out the results either packed in squares or in circular designs. Even agriculture has now become automated. Farmers are no longer required, more mechanics. These are my bails.

RDP Sunday: Bail

Good Morning

Morning Sky

And this at 8 a.m. Spring is now firmly on its way. With temperatures of 20°C in the afternoon I am not complaining. Of course it really invites you to go outside and enjoy the weather, although Mr. Swiss has just shut the window in the kitchen where I am on the computer as he finds there is still a nip in the air. I suppose computer work keeps the circulation in order.

Horses 16.03 (3)

Of course I made the most of the weather in the afternoon and went for a wheelie into town in my chair. The first sight I had on the way were the horses grazing outside in the next farm. Actually I drive along the side of the railway tracks and when I get to the next station there is a space in the fencing and a good opportunity to take some photos. It seems to me they have more horses every time I pass by.

Baselstrasse 16.03.2019

The path on the left is where I travel next to the railway lines and on the right is the main road from our town of Solothurn which would eventually take you to Zürich after almost 2 hours journey. There is a motorway which is naturally quicker and after an hour you are in Zürich. This road is used more locally and where most of my car journeys begin.

Solothurn cemetery 16.03.2019

After leaving the path along the railway I crossed over the road (a very wheelchair friendly crossing) and arrived at the town cemetery. I can now drive through the cemetery and enjoy the peace and quiet. During the Winter there was not very much happening in the way of nature, but now the ground cover has began to grow and the trees are forming the buds for the leaves. I cut through the cemetery with a purpose as afterwards I can join the sreet leading to our high school, not that I am interested in the high school, but the tower next to it.

Stork Nest 16.03 (5)

Perhaps not so interesting, but to someone that lives in the area I took a photo and was rewarded. Yes, the storks have returned. This white appearance on the left at the top of the tower is a stork. Storks are perhaps lazy and do not build fresh nests annually but often return to the previous nest. Our town workers keep the nests ready for them. Last year I watched the stork family grow throughout the summer with their babies and this year I hope the same.

My next surprise was as I was entering town and had this view.

Alps 16.03 (2)

It is not very often that you see the alps from our town, but in some places you can get a clear view if you know where, and if the light is right and the weather. This time it was perfect with the North wall of the Eiger on the left.

Eventually I did get into town and afterwards travelled home again along the banks of the River Aare. I certianly had fun with the camera yesterday and even the moon accompanied me on the way, although it was mid afternoon. Again another play with reflections of the sunlight.

Moon 16.03 (1)

And now to deal with other things, like having a shower, tidying up the place and above all cooking lunch. Lunch comes first as I have a pork roast today and like to cook it slow through the morning. Enjoy your Sundays and relax, forget the daily stress, although I can talk about it, but I have to deal with it as well.

Tree 16.03.2019

I have no idea what this tree is, but it was flowering so also getting ready for Spring days. I saw it along the river bank.