Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Spring Scenes

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One of the first things that comes to my mind is the appearance of the cows on the meadow again during the day. You have to make the most of it. As soon as the weather gets warmer the cows are only let out at night when it is cooler.

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The storks return from their Winter holidays and begin to nest again

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And the magnolia trees burst into flower.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Spring Scenes

FOWC with Fandango: Press

Paris 1997

In 1997 I spent a week in Paris with with my two sons and Mr. Swiss. We stayed in a hotel near the Eiffel Tower and our local Metro station was Bir Hakim. I remember it as I took this photo near the station. It was a mural containing many well known faces on a wall on a piece of land that was empty and ready to be built on. The title written in French says more or less: they made the 20th centuary.

It was a fantastic piece of work and even more important to me now as someone told me it no longer exists. It was destroyed when building commenced.

FOWC with Fandango: Press

Good Morning

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Being a little later, as it is cleaning lady day, I really thought I would have a wonderful morning photo with sunshine and great colourful scenery. However the sun is having a long sleep today. This is not a monochrome photo, although it looks like it. The absence of colour is mainly the fault of the mist we have today. It is also quite cold and the only birds that have ventured out are the sparrows. The magpies and crows made only a short guest appearance to gather a few peanuts and walnuts.

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I was astonished to suddenly see these two jays having a munch on the bird seed yesterday. I was busy in the kitchen and when I looked out of the window they were both there together. Now and again I get a visit from a jay, and this time the wife came with him. Otherwise they are usually loners. and only arrive when no other birds are around.

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And then I was again in the right place at the right time when this one decided to take flight. I am gradually becoming a bird watcher it seems.

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Otherwise it was a trip to the store in the afternoon. One of the advantages of afternoon shopping is that there are no crowds when shopping. This is the entrance floor, the actual action takes part on the first floor where the groceries are.

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This is where I get my flower photos in the gardening department. At the moment they have a good selection of azalea and it seems that today for a week they will be on a special offer a few francs cheaper. I am thinking about it. I like to have a few flowering plants at home to add a bit of colour to the living quarters.

This afternoon Mr. Swiss and I are both off to the docs. We both need blood tests, just for a check. I am diabetic, and have to have a long term sugar test, as well as having a check due to my MS injections that I take every second day. I feel Ok, as OK as it can get under the circumstances so it is really just a check.

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And that’s that for now. Hoping that the sun will make an appearance eventually. Have a good day everyone.