RDP Thursday: How green is blue


A good question: Mr. Swiss bought this creation from a painter many years ago. Not really my taste, but it has been hanging on the wall of the bedroom for at least 40 years and I never really thought about the actual colours until today, Is it blue or green orginally. It seems to have a green basis, covered in blue and then with the appliance of something sharp the green appears again, but what is blue and what is green.

There is a border between these two colours, which perhaps out of convenience we could say there is definitely a breath of turquoise mixed in somewhere.

But who am I to say, the daughter of a father who was completely colour blind, perhaps wearing a green sock together with a blue one, just like my No.2 son who is also colour blind. Did he inherit this from his grandfather? Without me he would have inherited nothing, but I am the only child of my dad, a daughter. Females are not often colourblind, only in the case that the father is colourblind and the mother is a carrier of the gene, just like me, but my mum was not a carrier. And so I am the culprit for my son’s colourblindness. I am the carrier. However I am drifting, because I really do have difficulty in defining what is blue or green. Blue can be quite green and green tends to drift into blue as far as I am concerned.

River Aare

RDP Thursday: How green is blue

October Photo a Day Challenge: 17. Landscape

Landscape Feldbrunnen village 25.08 (2)

I seem to live int he middle of landscapes. Straight ahead you see the first range of the Jura mountain chains towards the North. There are seven altogether stretching from the Bernese middle land to the Swiss border by Basel.

View over Bernese Plain from castle Waldegg

And looking in the other direction, towards South, we have the avenue leading to the local castle and in the distance the flatter plain before the Bernese alps rise. On a clear sunny day you see them quite well.

October Photo a Day Challenge: 17. Landscape

Good Morning


Actually it is not really good morning, but good evening as I am again playing with time. I decided I would not have time tomorrow morning to write anything worth reading, as I already have to leave with Mr. Swiss to his eye doctor at 9.30 a.m. to be sure to arrive by 10.00 a.m. Switzerland seem to have a love of early morning appointments at the crack of dawn, interrupting with my computer time table.

It is already quite dark outside and I have already pulled down the blinds in the apartment. I am now having a quiet few minutes in the living room with my computer with the TV running in the background. Mr. Swiss has already retired for an hour or so. Golden Oldies tend to sleep at various times during the day, and it is our good right to do so. We have lived our life following the rules and regulations of a working day, and there comes a point when we do what we want to do, doctor visits allowing for the variations. We now take care of each other, although my mobility is just  a little better than that of Mr. Swiss perhaps.


My evening photos of the garden are a little different to those from the earlier morning, when everything is bathed in the oncoming twilight. The light is burning on our porch which makes a little highlight.

It seems that there will be a an update for my Mac computer which I have not yet received. I have heard many negative remarks that the computer no longer works as it should afterwards, so if I disappear you know why. Although I do have the best of both worlds, as I also have a fully functioning “normal” windows machine. I had another update on my iPad and iPhone this afternoon.

I did my usual shopping expedition this afternoon in the store to tie me over until Friday with food supplies. That’s another thing with those appointments in the middle of the morning, I have to plan the meals around them. When I only arrive back at home around 11.00 a.m. I have to make sure I can serve a meal just after midday, so am hoping to have everything under control.


Our local supermarket is playing tricks with me at the moment. I just cannot resist a good flower selection. I have covered myself with the azalea choices and now the had this woderful display of kalanchoe for a very reasonable price. Mine is now slowly reducing the flower prodution, but I remained firm. I did not buy one, although who knows what will happen on Friday.

And now I say good night to all and sleep well, although when you read this it is actually morning (at least in my part of the world) so have a good day. And now to programme this work of literature.