FOWC with Fandango: Epiphany


This evening I had an epiphany and it does not happen very often to me, at least I do not usually realise it. I was in the kitchen late afternoon early evening and suddenly everything was bathed in a red glow. It was not happening inside but outside, so armed with my mobile phone camera, of course, for a quick epiphany I ventured out, despite the fact that perhaps the Martians had landed, or one of our Swiss mountains had transformed itself into a volcano and was erupting.

No, nothing of the sort, just a “normal” sunset. I looked up towards the sky and this was what I saw, just in time for Fandango’s challenge.


And here is a photo from the other side. What could  be better. They must have been having a party up there somewhere. We have a saying that when there is a red sky, Santa Claus is baking Christmas biscuits.

FOWC with Fandango: Epiphany

RDP Saturday: Perception


I seem to be lacking in perception in my golden oldie years. I have become a logistic specialist, I organise. Of course I perceive that something has to be done and how you do it that is the clue to the whole experience. I have realised that the burden of home life rests on me. We are both not getting any younger, and our mobility has suffered. Mr. Swiss has become my advisor if I have a perceptive blackout, but he is not Mr. Action.  That is where I have to combine my perceptive ideas.

I went for a wheelie in my chair this afternoon and I organised it so that I would be home latest at 4.30 p.m. I was even 10 minutes earlier. Mr. Swiss was reading a book whilst I was away. I arrived and began to perceive, no organise. I had planned on a mincemeat pie for the evening meal. The preparations would take about half an hour, The flaky pastry was one of those ready made efforts, already rolled. Afterwards I would even have half an hour before I put it in the oven. It worked, and now it is baking (see photo) whilst I have time to write my daily challenges.

My life seems to be based on organisation, saving time to have time for other chores. And I even have time to read in between and managed an hours sleep after lunch.  This morning I even managed to give my many orchids water in between cooking lunch, it was all a matter of planning.

I now perceived that I will be uploading my 80 photos that I took on my mission to town this afternoon and wheelie home along the river.  Oh, I perceived today that Spring is almost here as the flowers have begin to open and the storks have at last taken possession of their nests.

RDP Saturday: Perception

Good Morning


I was up a little later this morning, not a lot, but the sun is now overtaking me and arrives earlier, so I got this. It was already up and running but that is good so. We are having real Spring weather at the moment, although still a little early, but with temperatures of 10° C and tomorrow a prophesied 18° C, what could be better. I am looking forward to the days when I can sit out on the porch with my computer and breathe the fresh air. Yesterday I even wore my lighter jacket when going to the store. It was so much more comfortable getting into the car and driving, a real relaxed feeling.


And look at this beauty. My first blue crocus. The yellow ones arrived a week ago, the blue ones are always a little later.


I must remind myself to take another look this afternoon when they have opened their blossoms.  This afternoon I have decided to have a wheelie in my chair to see if the storks have arrived in the local nest yet. I was reminded this morning by another blogging colleague.


I am probably coming now to the time when I will stop feeding the birds daily. The cold winter is drawing to a close and they will be busy with nesting and bringing up the babies, although the crow always announces the arrival with a loud caw in the morning  before collecting breakfast.

The search by the birds is more for worms than seeds and it is one of the disadvantages since I had my garden redone with raised beds and no lawn, that the worms are no longer here. I was watching one of my favourite TV BBC programmes yesterday where a garden is re-organised by TV gardeners: just people that might have only a lawn or concrete and by the end of the programme we see how it has been transformed with a water feature, a flower bed, bushes and even trees. Yesterday the lady gardener complied with a wish of the owners that the new garden should be an attraction for wild life, so she planted the appropriate bushes etc. She also ordered online by post a few hundred worms for the garden to attract bird life. Now that is an idea. She put them in a special box and I suppose they find their own way afterwards. I am still thinking about it.

There is even a web site (a Swiss one of course) for placing orders for worms. I still have a flower bed around my garden, although the instructions for introducing the worms to the garden say you must have patience to allow them to grow big enough. Afterwards when they reach the size, they are very beneficial to the garden. When I had my lawn in the past days I often had visits from the blackbirds and they would depart with a beak full. Now they only arrive now and again through the Winter for some seeds.

And now I have other things to do, so I will depart and go on my way for a wander around the apartment. Have a good stress free beginning to the week-end. For those that are working, thank you for your efforts and I am sure you can relax for a few days during the week.