RDP Thursday: Harvest

Harvester 13.07 (9)

It’s harvest time in the country
The machines can be heard as they yield
They rumble and are cutting all the stalks they can fined
Every ear of wheat in the field
The mice are disappearing their homes are not safe
Wheels flattening the ground where they move
And now the crops are gone, wrapped neatly in bundles
Everything now looks so smooth
The cleaners arrive to remove all the rest
Flying high and low
They settle on the ground and begin to munch and chew
Of course it’s now time for the crow
Now there is peace, the noise has gone
but what is it now that  stinks
The ground must be fertilised to prepare for next year
Agriculture has many links

Harvest 09.07 (1)

RDP Thursday: Harvest

Good Morning


In the meanwhile the sun has appeared and the clouds are breaking up, so it looks like another sunny day, although perhaps a few degrees cooler. I hope so, this heat wave weather is getting quite uncomfortable.

Yesterday was an action packed day, although just for two golden oldies that are more accustomed to smooth runnings. With the help of a good helpful neighbour, we now each have an automatic garage door opener. It means that when we return from our scooter safaris we can open the door automatically by pressing the button from a distance. One was working, but we needed a second opener that we can move independently from each other and it had to be programmed. Although we like going together, there are sometimes doctor appointments or other places where we have to go independently.

I also had to sort my online banking on my iPhone. Because it is a new phone and I had not yet used it for my bank account I had to re-programme it. I called the help desk and a nice guy lead me through the jungle of entering the account using my computer. It was done quite well. Luckily I keep all the documents and there was one that really got me through the process quite quickly. I think I would be lost today without online banking where I can do everything comfortably from my own office chair. I often wonder how the golden oldies manage that have no computer experience or even a smart phone.


And what did I do yesterday. I was yet again on an adventure ride with my scooter to the store. Here you see the view of the underpath that I have to take to enable me to cross the busy roundabout. It is quite a steep hang, but my scooter manages everything with a few manipulations by me. I usually reduced the speed a little when going down, to increase it when ascending again.


There was not a lot of action in town and most people had made themselves comfortable on the street  cafés. The one on the left is one of my favourites. It belongs to the town book store and is not so crowded. Relaxing outside a book store is always good.

I had an interesting encounter in the store yesterday. There was a golden oldie guy moving around in the supermarket with a scooter, exactly the same as mine. Naturally I struck up a conversation and he said he has no problems in the supermarket with the scooter. However I noticed that him being a golden oldie guy, he only had a few items to buy. With my two bags full it would probably be more complicated entering with my scooter and I manage quite well by parking it in front of the store and afterwards using my walker which I can take with me by hanging it on the scooter. I left the store and the gentleman was also wheeling along so we both stopped for a further conversation from scooter to scooter comparing our experiences with the scooter. It is always good to have contact with other members of the scooter family.


As I leave town I always pass our town hall, at least that is where the mayor sits. It used to be the registry office many years ago, and it was where Mr. Swiss and I got married on 4th February 1969 so work that one out. The building still means something to me after so many years. It was also the day when the Swiss gave me the Swiss citizenship, although that was just an extra for me.


Her is my orchid exhibition. They have all decided to flower again this summer and making a wonderful show. I have never had such luck with my orchids and I hope this will become an annual event.

At home life goes on and I was glad that it cooled down a little towards the evening although the heat is now in the apartment.

Time to move on, although today there are no important events. I just might go for a wheelie with my wheelchair this afternoon somewhere. It is on full power, so what could possibly happen. Mr. Swiss said he might come to.

Have a good day, make the most of it and beware of you know who. That dreaded corona just does not want to leave us. We had yet another surge of 264 cases yesterday in Switzerland. Perhaps no so many as other countries, but it just does not seem to stop.

I leave you with a view of our ancient city wall protections from the years gone buy. They now just have an ornamental value and even they cannot stop Covid 19.