Good Evening

Today I was free wild, on my own, and no visits to the golden oldie home, although I did some Whatsap messaging with Mr. Swiss and we had a phone call. He decided that he should relax his injured rib, although the doc said it is just a bruised rib so he will survive and I did not want to sit in his room all afternoon in that heat which is really uncomfortable. The photo is of his home and he is up in the roof rooms so you can see the two projections of his windows on the left. I decided to spend an hour around the local castle grounds today and the cemetery with my camera. It had been so long since I really did something for myself.

As I approached the grounds surrounding the castle I realised that it was a perfect day for bringing in the crops. We have the promise of hot weather for the next week and no rain, so what could be better.

I really enjoyed my photo session with the harvesters and the farmers even gave me a wave from their driver’s cabin.

There were two harvesters in operation on two fields. This field was now in the process of bundling the crops together in blocksl.

Gone are the days of hay stacks, it is now neat bundles of crops all made by the harvesting machines.

This guy was collected the bundles. I really enjoyed by lesson on harvesting this afternoon, perhaps I should have been a farmer’s wife,

I noticed there seemed to be a wedding reception at the castle with everyone dressed in their best and as I was leaving the bride and groom arrived in their wedding car. What a wonderful afternoon it was.

I moved on from the castle grounds to the local cemetery which was my way home. Again I seemed to be the only person in the cemetery, just one or two people relaxing on a bench in the shade. It had been a long while since I could really enjoy an afternoon of photography. In the meanwhile Mr. Swiss did send me a message to say he was feeling better and had ventured outside in the courtyard, which I expected. When you are 83 years old and have smoked almost all your life, you still have to indulge. Naturally smoking is forbidden inside his golden oldie home. He seems to be one of those people that smoking does not affect, probably immune. At least it got him out of his room.

I arrived home with time to spare, No, 1 son was in town and I have already uploaded my photos and put the chicken in the air fryer for the evening meal. Now I have time to water the front and back garden.

Have a good week-end everyone and be careful not to get too much sun, especially if your are a Brit. They now have a red warning with temperatures in some places approaching 40°C. At least they no longer have to worry about their holidays for the good weather, they will get a nice sun tan in their own country.

16 thoughts on “Good Evening

  1. Fun photos of this and that. That fancy car with the flowers on the front is my fave. Glad Mr. Swiss is getting up and about. Is that place he stays a private home that takes on golden oldies to board?

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    • The home where he is belongs to the town. It is not private but you pay according to the tariff. The town pays a certain amount but it is not cheap. It is not a super private home but is well run and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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  2. The bales of hay take me back to helping out my friend, who was a retired dairy farmer. Most around here do the large rolls. I fondly remember loading the hay wain way over the top and tying the load down. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Pat!

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  3. I enjoyed seeing your harvesting pictures. I often do see the harvesting equipment in the fields near the highway but there is no place to stop and take photos on that busy road.
    I’m in two minds about the heatwave. I dislike temperatures of 40 degrees or more but they seem a lot more worried about it in the UK where they are not used to it. I guess they are not set up for extreme weather conditions. Of course, the fires that are raging everywhere in Europe are a serious concern.

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    • I was surprised yesterday to see how the harvesters had taken over. Every field of crops was being attacked. It was action time. The Brits are having a problem with the weather, they are again not prepared. I am manap OK.

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