FOWC with Fandango: Sensible

Environment Demonstration Solothurn 06.04 (3)

I was on a wheelie in my chair last week to town and found this group of people. We were demonstrating again for a better world, for protection of our environment. It is a small town and so the crowd remains small. It seemed to be something worldwide as there were various reports from other countries. This was not the first time.

Climat Change Demo Solothurn 02.02 (13)

The last time was in February, another universal movement. This poster says “has your brain melted already?”. I do not demonstrate, my activities in that direction are no longer possible, and I am glad that there are people that pay attention to our surroundings.

I remember my teenager days of demonstrations. The main theme was “ban the bomb” and that was in the sixties, we called them the swinging sixties in London where I lived. I did not march at Eatser to Aldermaston, which was the big theme at the time. It was the British plant for construction of atomic weapons. I think they also manage to pollute a few waterways in the attempt. No-one talks of Aldermaston today, but the bombs still exist: nothing like the “toys” they constructed at that time. Did those marches achieve anything? Not really, bombs are still being constructed, but at least we are aware.

Sensible would be to stop production, but forget it. In my life time it will not happen, and if there is no further life time in a 100 years, you can probably blame it on someone with his finger in the wrong place at the wrong time.

FOWC with Fandango: Sensible

Good Morning

Back Garden

This morning I decided to be kind to my bed and rested a while longer. I have no urgent chores today, just the usual. The cleaning lady did her good work yesterday and it is not clean linen on the bed day this week. I changed and washed the bathroom and shower garniture yesterday and now I am up to date on everything more or less. My car is now on the parking place outside until the evening as they are cleaning out the garage today and so I have no stress.

As you can see it is quite a grey day today, but I am hoping for a little sunshine in the afternoon and the opportunity to go out in my wheelchair and see things. It is has been quite a stressful week with hardly any “me” time and photos have only been local.  My camera says give me something new, so I will do my best.

Amalanchier - Wild Pear

There is quite a bit of action in the garden however. Blossoms are appearing everywhere. In the first photo you can see a tree on the right and here is a close up of the blossoms. It is what we call a “Felsenbirne” in German, the latin name being amalanchier with many variations in english. Literally translated it it would be a rock pear and the cnglish descriptions in Wikipedia are many. I choose to call it a Wild pear. It has no pears, just some messy dark berries in Autumn. The neighbour says you can eat them, but I am not interested.

Apple blossoms

And look what I discovered this morning. The first apple blossoms have arrived, meaning that the tree survived yet another year in its 18 year old life and we might get apples this year. Last year was a record harvest of over 200 apples and we only finished baking apple tarts from the supply a month ago. I have a second apple tree, gala, which I planted from an apple seed. Also that bears apples, but it flowers later than my other tre which is a fiorina apple.

And we had livestock in the kitchen yesterday.

Crane Fly

I noticed movement on the kitchen tiles and discovered a visitor: a crane fly I believe. It was quite big and fluttering around. I waited for it to settle and managed to get a few shots. Except for the fire bugs that is the only insect I have noticed up to now. The flies have not yet returned from wherever they go in winter and as far as I am concerned they can stay where they are. I had a good solution last year for keeping them away. They do not like mint plants so I always had one in the kitchen and the living room and it worked. I had almost a fly free summer in the apartment-

And now time to move on. A woman’s work is never done, although today I have time. I am in suspense to see what the day will bring. Every day can be an adventure. Mine is usually that I survive until the evening without falling. Have a safe day everyone, and may it be a good one. I will leave you with a glance at my hawthorn bush which is now flowering, in spite of the fact that a neighbour tried to kill it with the garden shears. I still have not forgiven her.

Hawthorn