FOWC with Fandango: Zone

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I saw some strange things this afternoon when cruising though the lower part of town on my way home from the store in my wheelchair. I decided to take another path for some fresh food for the camera. I then saw this strange construction on a path leading to one of our bridges across the river. Is it a bridge without a deck? I have no idea what it is, perhaps one of those strange works of art that escape from the museum..

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I then continued on my way home and found another object on the opposite bank of the river.  It looks like a crane, and it was showing our local red and white cantonal flag at the top.

I seem to be missing out on things in our area. New constructions appearing everywhere, a zone of modern art, or perhaps these objects have a use. I should really read the local newspaper in more detail.

FOWC with Fandango: Zone

RDP Wednesday: Gelid

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I took a wheelie along the bank of the river on my home way from town. I have not been along the river for some time. It can be a bumpy ride in the chair, but I wanted to see if anything had changed.

Suddenly two swans appeared, a pair, as swans are very family minded and stay together for their lifetime. I was just getting ready for a photo, although it was not so easy as I had full sun shining and only my mobile camera. Then it happened, family swan was complete and one of the offspring appeared. He or she was definitely not cold in the water, although its coat was still only fluff and not the real feathery thing. Afterwards a second cygnet appeared but I was really blinded by the sun. What a wonderful experience it was to see family swan on their outing on the river.

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RDP Wednesday: Gelid

Good Morning

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Sitting outside on the porch with the computer and the remains of breakfast is ideal at 9.00 a.m. What a wonderful start to the day, especially as it is looking a promising day. The weather gods did say something about wind and storm late afternoon but who cares. The morning is a good start to today.

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Yesterday I was again in town in the afternoon. The weather was fine, and there are still a few remains of lockdown limiting the amount of people in a store, although I have never been locked out. There is always enough space for me. Perhaps it is more crowded in the morning, but I am an afternoon person. I prefer to stay at home in the morning and deal with homely chores. After a sleep after lunch I am ready to go and full of new golden oldie energy. Mr. Swiss was planning to come with me in his scooter, but he was not feeling so wide awake and decided to stay at home.

The photo is of the town store choice of plants. Not very much really. Inside they have a few more, but also not really a lot to show. I was giving my plants at home some water yesterday. I have four orchids outside during the Summer. They are not in full sun as they would otherwise have burnt leaves. However, I had a pleasant surprise yesterday. I noticed that all four had made new shoots and two even had small buds. It seems the best treatment is once a week water, a little fertiliser and nature is doing the rest. I have another three orchids indoors which seem to be sleeping. I will now remove these to the outside and see what might happen.

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We really do have a wonderful little town and in Summer it shows itself from its best side. It has a few squares with various restaurants and decorations are perfect. This is the so-called cemetery square, although there is no longer a cemetery here. Once they did some renovations and a few bones appeared. Amazing what lies below sometimes.

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After leaving the square I entered one of our many narrow streets, again lined with restaurants and snack bars. There are a few other stores, but they are becoming few and far between. Everyone either goes to the supermarket or orders online- The advantage is that it is a wonderful town for meandering along the alleys and enjoying the sights.

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As I was on my way out of town, I passed by one of the numerous flower stores: just a small one, but there are always interesting plants to be seen. She had now spread the plant show to the window sills and there seem to be plant invaders everywhere.

And now I should invade my apartment with various machines for cleaning purposes, coupled with a mop etc. I am still missing our little Tabby cat. She was part of my morning routine with emptying her recycling tray and putting out fresh food. She was always having a sleep somewhere comfortably on a chair or bed.

Have a good day everyone, may the sun shine on you and keep safe, at a distance. Even our local pigeons do not get too close to each other.

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