Of course all roosters look quite snazzy, it is just the way they are: a plume of feathers and looking like they are fresh from the hairdresser, but this one is a special rooster. This was a few years ago and he is probably now looking after a harem in the eternal chicken coop. His name was Harold and lived at the nearby farm. One evening the fox arrive, but Harold was not having any of that. He fought to protect his henfolk and lost a few feathers during the fight, but the fox ran off empty pawed and the hens were saved. I gave him a medal thanks to photoshop, he deserved it.
Since the legendary Harold there have been many roosters, this being the chief at the moment. One more snazzy than the other, but being snazzy is not the answer. You have to have courage to become a second Harold.
Take a portion of shadow, preferably with a dark mountain frame in the background. Mix it a little with a forbidden forest, but keep some unfriendly grass as a basis. And then a topping of clouds, but let them float. Then break then up with a gust of cold wind, mixing them a little and making everything a little uncertain. Place it all in front of a grey solid lid with no movement and then perhaps mix it all up with heavy drops of rain, although they can come later. Of course the highlight of the dish is when a crash of thunder arrives together with branches of illuminating light. That is my recipe for a thunderous slice of cake. Oh and do not forget a sprinkle of hailstones.
I not spend most afternoons for an hour with Mr. Swiss in his Golden Oldie refuge and now the warmer weather is with us we are generally outside. They have a wonderful pond with a couple of ducks and fish, but above all you can relax to the sound of the water flowing. It is a very soothing background for relaxation.
I am sure you might be – definitely are – disquietened by this photo, but have no worry. I am just practicing for the next visit to my Mr. Swiss in his Golden Oldie Retreat. Yes, Covid has once again struck out its ugly hand and one of the inmates has got it. Now the aim is to ensure that no-one else gets it and so once again the masks are on the table as you enter and must be worn inside. On Sunday all will be tested for the dreaded, all hoping that it they will be safe as there is a group excursion to a lake in Switzerland and its town planned for Thursday. This will be cancelled if the dreaded begins to spread. Mr. Swiss feels OK so let us hope he stays OK, And me – I was just seeing how my mask now suits me with my long hair. The hair length is also a Covid side product. During the pandemic I did not bother to go to the hairdresser and this is the result.
It seems to me that all our large older buildings have beams to hold their roofs together. This is our concert hall where I had my jabs for Covid. I had a 15 minutes to study the beams before leaving as we had to wait so long after the jab to make sure there were no ill effects afterwards.
Having a river running through it we have plenty of bridges in our town. However there are bridges and bridges and this one was placed on top of a bridge, for an art exhibition. It is not a bridge to cross, but more to observe and in my case when I saw it, have thoughts on what it was actually supposed to be. Perhaps it was to help the chicken cross the road.
I am Ahmed Abdi, a Wordpress blogger and storyteller who searches for stories that inspire people. I love writing because it’s a reflection of how I perceive the world around me. Lost in a world of endless chaos in my childhood, Unforgettable moments of tragedy and triumphs taught me the art of storytelling where I found myself through letter writing and then turned into stories but then sadly had lost everything I wrote for years. In 2018, I decided to create a Wordpress blog site that would allow me to store and retrieve every piece. Stories from my community, city and people are what make my writing so interesting and inspiring! I’m a tea lover so a cup of tea sometimes makes my blog.
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