FOWC with Fandango: Paper

Newspapers Ornament 03.11.2018

Paper is for throwing away
The newspaper arrives day by day
What do you do when you have a pile
Bundle it together and make a flat file
Once in a month it is collected in a lorry
But where does it go, not in a quarry
It is transformed to a pulp, it really is a caper
And after a process, it again becomes paper
but paper is for throwing away
The newspaper arrives day by day
It seems to be a process that has  become a law
I really do not think I have to say more

FOWC with Fandango: Paper

RDP Monday: Daylight


I get enough daylight when I am on my way to the store in the afternoon. I took a few photos today from the entrance of the store and what do I see? The first thing you see are the bicycle stands opposite the entrance of the supermarket. On the right is a building which actually houses the village Kindergarten. Of course the whole thing is bordered by the ever present Jura mountain range.


On the other side is the top floor of the parking spaces for cars and shopping trolleys, not forgetting the special trolleys for the kids that seem to resemble small trucks. And behind them are the three reserved parking spaces for the handicapped, although I rarely use them but prefer to drive further to the side of the supermarket next to another entrance direct to the grocery department where there are 6 reserved spaces.

Today was a particularly sunny day with hard shadows everywhere, but such weather makes it all worth while to go places.


And now it is gradually evening and we are rewarded with yet another glorious sunset.

RDP Monday: Daylight

Good Morning


This morning the sun decided to ascend at the right time in the right place and so I was out in the cold morning air to capture a few shots.


And here is the view from the other side of the apartment. I just could not resist showing this one as well. It is not every day that they arrive like this. Whether the remainder of the day will be a good one is an open question, It is very cold and quite astonishing that we have no snow – yet. Perhaps the climate change gods are interfering.

I had a meeting with Murphy’s law this morning. I was happy eating my bread and jam (raspberry) and it fell out of my hands onto my night dress, jam side down of course. It even caught the corner of the computer keyboard. What a beginning to the day.


The usual birds were here, the crows and magpies first of all.  The crow always snaps the biggest walnut, He usually flies off afterwards to a quiet corner where it gets cracked open. I would love to see him do it.


Yesterday I spotted this little red coloured bird in the garden. I was sure it was a robin, but my bird expert husband told me no way. It must be something else so I had a look in our bird book. Apparently it is some sort of chaffinch. I just had a wonderful experience. I looked out of the window and my Jay was outside, and had brought the wife with him. Two jays at once, a great camera opportunity, so you will be getting the photos tomorrow morning. I don’t have time to upload them at the moment.

And that was my excitement.  It was nice weather in the afternoon and I was intending to go somewhere, but decided my bed was just too comfortable when I took my lunchtime sleep so I left it too late to go places. It was a good  relaxing Sunday as it should be. I even decided to pull myself together and upload a book on my Kindle. It is ages since I finished my last book, and never seem to have time for a good read. However this must change.

Now and again the German TV bring a series based on the books by Donna Leon concerning the Italian police chief Commissario Brunetti stationed in Venice. Although she is an American writer, she is based in Italy and as I prefer the books to the films, I have decided to read her books. Leon is also an opera fan, mainly baroque, and has even visited our town of Solothurn for our opera days, which unfortunately so longer exist. Anyhow I read the first few chapters of her first Brunetti book, *Death at the Fenice” yesterday as an Amazon preview, quite liked what I read  and will definitely upload the book today. In all there are 23 Brunetti books, so I will be kept busy to read them all.

Otherwise today is a housewife day with some cooking and a shopping expedition this afternoon, so what could be better. I get out and see things, even if it is only the local supermarket.


And let’s have another photo of the grey heron I saw on Saturday. This time it even took a few steps, otherwise, as an online colleague of mine said, they are not great birds of movement and prefer to watch and wait.

I have no more time to watch and wait and am now on my way to the bathroom. Have a good start to the week, make the most of it