RDP Thursday: Seminal

The cucumber seeds fought their way through the earth and were proud to have produced their first fresh green leaves. They were dreaming of the day when they would produced their own seeds in a cucumber.

Then the shaggy mane mushroom appeared and laughed at the cucumbers. “You are really quite pathetic. You are only here because someone planted your seeds. Look at me, all my own work. No-one plants my spores. I grow because I am. We are the professionals in the growing world, you are still the amateurs and will be eaten. I will return again, but no-one knows where. I do it all on my own.*

RDP Thursday: Seminal

Good Morning

Morning has broken it seems, altough still quite cold temperatures in the early morning, but it will warm up during the day. I hope so as I should go to town this afternoon. I should pick up some cash from the money machine and Mr. Swiss needs his beloved cigarettes (although who am I to forbid them with his golden oldie 81 years). Temperatures of 11°C are prophesied for the the afternoon, so I will survive. Yesterday was a day at home and I really did not feel like going anywhere. it was just me, my computer, camera and the birds.

The days are slowly coming to an end for feeding my little feathered friends, but I am sure they will survive. The stores are no longer selling bird food and I can no longer order it online. I still have a few small remainders and some walnuts and peanuts for those birds with the bigger beaks.

Something like the magpie that braved her way through the layer of snow to fulfil her dietary needs. I am sure they will all find enough to eat during the summer. The worms are appearing and some of the early wild flowers are already forming seeds. Actually I am probably the only person still feeding them where I live. The other neighbours closed down their bird feeders some time ago, but they do not take photos.

This morning was quite a busy morning.

The dough is already rising for today’s bread. I will not have time in the afternoon to make the daily bread, so I will be baking it this morning and making the pastry was my first task today. It really only takes five minutes with my kitchen aid machine and the rest is just yeast work. I never realised that bread making was such easy work.

The chaffinch seem to be my main customers at the moment, although the sparrows are always here. They seem to be the scavengers of the bird tribe.

I just heard the footsteps of Mr. Swiss meaning he has also no decided to stop hugging the bed and he has now joined me in the kitchen, so we are both listening to the BBC news on the radio. After 52 years of Swiss life I seem to have discovered my British roots again. Yesterday evening was another evening with a Harry Potter film, “The Prisoner”, although I had seen it already during the Easter week-end. However, not all of it as I had to interrupt the viewing with a few household jobs. Yesterday was one of those evening when I could just relax and watch the TV and saw the complete film. Even Mr. Swiss is watching the films, but is sometimes a little lost. He had never read any of the books.

Again time to move on to pass some time with my mop and vacuum cleaner and I also have a spaghett sauce to cook. For some unknown reason we mainly eat spaghetti for lunch on Thursday.

Look after yourselves, have fun and look on the bright side if possible.