Not exactly a flower, but the products of a flower. Yes, there are still some apples hanging onto the tree in November.FOTD 23rd November 2020: Apples
Daily Archives: 23/11/2020
FOWC with Fandango: Roar
This tiger lost its roar some time ago.FOWC with Fandango: Roar
RDP Monday: Crown
I have gone back many years, to 1911 exactly. It was the coronation of King George V of England and Queen Mary. This little jug was one of the heirlooms from my paternal grandmother: not of great value and there are still many in existence, but although I am not such a monarchist, it is nice to have one.RDP Monday: Crown
Patience also has its rewards. My first look outside when I stopped hugging the bed was plain grey, I then saw a very small contour of a cloud so decided to wait. After organising the birds for the day, setting up my computer and preparing my breakfast I decided to have another look on the sunny side. I was rewarded with the first clouds and blue sky of the day, so it cannot be too bad after all. Even Monday mornings can have their charm, especially if you are a golden oldie with only housewife chores to deal with.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to take a wheelie in my chair around the local farm and castle to see what was on offer. It was a wonderful sunny day, quite cool, but as the cows wear their own fur coats, they did not seem to be suffering from the low temperatures.
They were out on the field munching away and seemed quite happy. Looks like there will be enough milk for the day.
I moved on and discovered a couple of horses in the stables.
I really treasure my life here in this little corner of Switzerland where the cows and the hedgehogs say good night to each other. It is so peaceful and no stress.
There were even a few chickens roaming around. The professional egg layers have their own mobile home and garden, but the special hens, the ones with the designer feather coats, roam around on their own.
This one is a so-called silky, the hens with the punker hair style and the blue beauty spot on the cheek. She had broken out of the pen and was taking a walk around the grounds. I think our hens must be very happy and they even have their own rooster for the high life in between.
There are also a few ducks, or are they geese? I am not sure, but were inquisitive to see what I was doing with the camera. It sometimes difficult to get a good photo as they are behind a wire fence, but if my focus finger is working, I usually managed to reduced the fence patterns on the photo.
I was planning on an hour’s journey, but on the way met an old colleague from my first aid days in the village group. I had a lot to catch up with. She was also a qualified nurse, until she was pensioned a year ago, but still has contact with a few other nurses. She was telling me that there were a few cases of Mr. Covid in our hospital, but not so extreme. Living in a small village, you always bump into someone you know.
And as I was in the area, I could no resist yet another photo of our local castle Waldegg with the Jura mountains in the background.
Eventually I arrived home, tired but happy and began to upload the 80 photos I took on the way, naturally with my ear buds to listen to some good music whilst I was doing it. Mr. Swiss usually has his nose stuck in a book at home so conversation is not exactly lively and after 52 years together, there are not many new subjects to discuss. However, a musical background is always good I am quite a keen listener to a station from the states, Jazz 24, and they bring music all dayJazz24
And now it’s time to move on and deal with this and that in the apartment. I will still be hanging around in the background. May you all have a good day, if not, try to make the most of it. I know it can often be difficult to enjoy every minute.
I decided I could not leave without a photo of our Swiss alps that I took yesterday on my wheelie. The light was right and I managed to get a clear photo of what lies 1-2 hours away by road from my village.