FOWC with Fandango: Prior

Prior to leaving home to visit my Mr.Swiss in his Golden Oldie refuge the sun was shining and it was warm.

I arrived and made myself comfortable outside in the courtyard of his home, ready for a conversation and catch-up on the news. As we do not live in the same place we always have something to say. Prior to beginning our conversation I heard a rumble from the mountain area and the sky darkened.. I decided I should return to my home after spending half an hour with my Mr. Swiss. Luckily it is just across the road from where I live.

I saddled my scooter again and was on my way. Was it raining? Were the mountains still rumbling with a threat of thunder? Of course not. I could have stayed. It will rain, but probably this evening. Subsequently it did not rain up to now, although the sky looks quite threatening.

Organising my life in priors and subsequents is not a good idea. Just make sure you have a raincoat with you in case.

FOWC with Fandango: Prior

RDP Tuesday: Wonder

We are surrounded by wonders, so just take a good look. Every evening when dusk begins I always take a look at the sky, There are often a few surprises up there: Yesterday there was one single cloud floating along reflecting the light of the setting sun. What could be better, so take a photo. It then captures the moment which may never come again.

RDP Tuesday: Wonder

FOWC with Fandango: Sea

Shoebryness beach, Essex

We do not have a sea in Switzerland. Somehow when the world was formed, whoever did it forgot to give us a coast line. We have lakes and rivers but no sea with a tide that comes in and out. However when I visited London to see my family there, now and again my friend would take me to show me the sea in case I might forget what it was like. Here is the beach at Shoeburyness, South England in the evening complete with the sea.

FOWC with Fandango: Sea

RDP Monday: Certain

This is a wasp I am sure, but yesterday evening I was no longer so sure what I witnessed in my bedroom. I was just getting ready for a night’s sleep when I heard a buzz in the bedroom. I had a look and saw this lookalike wasp buzzing around my curtain stripes, although this was definitely not a wasp. Apart from the high volume buzz I noticed that its dimensions were twice the size of a normal wasp.

Was this my first meeting with a hornet. I decided that I did not want to spend the night with this in my bedroom. I always have a fly swatter ready for action in every room so I decided it was going to be it or me and definitely not me. I waited until this buzzing monster was on the wall and I pounced. It had no chance of course and was instantly dead on the floor. Did I have a bad conscience? No, definitely not, it was either the hornet or me. My only regret was that I did not take a photo before it said goodbye to this world.

Afterwards I checked on the computer for hornet characteristics and my suspicion was confirmed. Twice the size of a wasp and a larger lower body part. The are also able to sting continuously and do not die after the first sting. And now there is one less hornet in this world.

RDP Monday: Certain