I was really digging into my archives for this one. The tree grows opposite my garden. The flowers come and go quite quickly, but they should be appearing soon in March.FOTD 8th February 2021: Amalanchier – wild Pear
Pisa, Italy is not the only town in the world with a leaning tower. I managed to shift Nelson’s column a little in 1997, although I think it has recovered since then. I was in a taxi on the way to London airport with Mr. Swiss and No. 1 and 2 sons in 1997 and I saw Nelson’s column as we drove past Trafalgar Square. Was it leaning to compete with Pisa, or was it the angle from the taxi window.FOWC with Fandango: Column
These pigeons are all standing on the brink wondering whether to take a chance of having a flight. They seem to be having a discussion about it.
“You go first”
“I’ll wait until the guy at the end jumps off first.”
“I staying here and admiring the view.”
“Good idea, so will I.”
“Where do you think you are going?”
“Someone has decided to feed us, and I am not waiting round here. I am off, where there is food there is a purpose in life.”
“Wait a minute we are coming as well.”RDP Monday: Brink
The sun has arrived, but no big deal. Since I took the photo an hour ago it has disappeared again. Perhaps it left a message that it will be back, but am not sure. It is getting colder again, but up to now no sign of snow, although we had some rain yesterday. The weather really used to bother me, as it meant either I could go out or not. When your mobility gradually leaves your body, you are dependent on the weather. Travelling on a scooter is not fun when it rains and it does not come into the question when it snows. However, thanks to improvements in online shopping and the efforts of the local chain store to improve on service. I no longer have a big problem. Perhaps a small explanation. Our store is called Migros and is in almost in all town and villages in Switzerland. They have a socalled “MyMigros” which came into life about a year ago and I got an invitation to join which I did. It is still a pilot project but looks like it is now a permanent fixture. For a small monthly fee I get free deliveries and a monthly bonus according to what I buy. As I know the store chain very well I am acquainted with all their products and I am getting fresh goods, meat and veg in perfect condition. It could not be better for me and for the first time the weather is no problem. It can rain or snow. Online is the best that ever happened to me and their deliveries are very prompt. There are always delivery lots available.
I took this photo on Saturday as I was scootering into town and noticed when I left home that there was a yellow light coming from the sky. We were being invaded by Sahara sand. It now and again happens that sand particles from the Sahara desert decide to travel to Europe and this time the effect was quite strong. If it would rain into it your car would have a layer of yellow sand particles washed down from the sky.
My little robin decided to pay a visit over the week-end. I had not seen him for some time, but he is still here, waiting for an empty space to eat in peace and quiet without the accompaniment of the sparrows. I hope he stays around for some time. Perhaps he might even find a mate when Spring arrives.
A great tit also arrived, visiting the bird house and happy to see that he had it all to himself.
Otherwise there were sparrows everywhere again, as normal.
I almost forgot, but yes I baked a cake yesterday. It is becoming quite a custom.This time it was a chocolate cake. It was one of my own recipes. I put two bars of dark chocolate into it together with some fresh cream and I must say it worked. I also added 100 grammes of ground peeled almonds to give it a bite. 5 eggs were involved, but only 4 in the cake. I dropped one on the floor from the fridge to the mixing bowl and what a mess that was to clean up. Anyhow the cake was a success according to the Angloswiss family. Today it will be a bread baking session, wholewheat, but that has time. Online shopping really has it advantages, you have more time for other daily hobbies.
And now I am off to do the rest of the household pasttimes. However, it is Monday, so no big stress. Have a good week, who knows what it might hold for us. I will probably be busy dealing with our tax declaration together with Mr. Swiss. Really one of those jobs I detest.
My reeds in the garden are still in existence, but will probably disappear when the gardener calls, although it is a little early yet.