RDP Saturday: Enthusiasm


These reeds settled in my garden two years ago, probably stray seeds from a neighbour. I decided to keep them and now they are the first signs of goodbye Summer, hello Autumn developing throughout the year. My actual enthusiasm is restricted to rising from the bed every morning with no added complications. I take it one at a time. I accept what happens and try to make the best out of it.

Summer is now saying a slow goodbye.


My last roses arrived as a pleasant suprise a couple of weeks ago and already they have wilted and are ready to leave the bush.


But there is always something to compensate and this morning I discovered these buds on another rose bush, on the last day of August, so it seems I will have a little added enthusiasm to see them open.

This is the positive side of enthusiasm. However, our local stores are also enthusiastic and although it is not really full Autumn yet, they are already preparing to increase the turnover.

Pumpkin Hotal H4 03.11.2018

Seeing something like this in the supermarket  yesterday made me think. Do we really already have to celebrate halloween end August, beginning September. Can we not wait until the time is ready when Autumn winds arrive and the leaves begin to fall. Switzerland is not even a country where halloween is a big celebration, although some time in October the kids have a procession with their carved pumpkins containing candles to light their way.


It goes further in the food department and you can already buy chestnuts prepared in a caramel sauce: an Autumn food delight.


And let us not forget the cranberries to garnish it all with a touch of fruit.

I am convinced that at the end of September we will already have the Christmas tent outside the supermarket filled with decorations and plastic Christmas trees.  Being enthusiastic is one thing, but you can overdo it.

Christmas Ornaments

RDP Saturday: Enthusiasm

Daily Prompt: I have an Idea

Magpie 15.12 (14)

This magpie was enthsiastically searching for a kibble in my garden, but there was only disappointment as the crows had already taken everything. On the other hand I shot a photo very enthusiastically.

I often get ideas of doing something, which seem to start up a red blinking light and a loud signal, similar to the emergency situations in the James Bond films when the end is approaching and everything could go wrong, but James Bond saves the day with his cunning and expertise. I get the ideas and everyone is alarmed, but at least I am kept busy.

I never really took interest in photography until Mr. Swiss gave me his hand me down digital camera. I was taking photos everywhere with it. I soon discovered how to upload the photos onto the computer and enthusiasm arrived. The enthusiasm today has resulted that I gave my last digital camera to Mr. Swiss, a Canon, which was a super model because I am now into DSLR. In the meanwhile he has returned the digital camera. It is now a joint venture as he only really takes photos with his iPhone. How things can change. I got enthusiastic and now have two DSLR cameras complete with various lens for close up, far away and macrofying the tiniest ant. The result is 16,000 photos online.

I then discovered there were hundreds of photos, real ones on paper, in various boxes and envelopes in the cellar. I got enthusiastic about sorting them into folders. 2 weeks later it was done, spending 1-2 hours every evening with organisation. I then discovered Mr. Swiss also had a box of photos. I sorted them for him, so that he now knows what he has, but he warned me to keep my hands off. They remain in the box. Some people just do not appreciate enthusiasm.

It goes further. Some of my old photos should be scanned, to upload them onto the computer. And so it came to pass that I purchased a very handy scanner and spent another week uploading scanned photos onto the computer.

It is the enthusiasm that spurs me on, the meaning of life. It would be boring just to sit around and wait, you have to give it a push now and again. Just because I have grey hair and stiff joints that creak when they move, it does not mean that I no longer have enthusiasm.

Sometimes enthsiasm can run away with you, but that is the spice of life. It drives me on. I am not really enthusiastic about cleaning, but know when it is done I can move to the next event in life.

I am enthusiastic about creating a shopping list on my mobile phone. My next enthusiastic task is to combine this list with my iPad. This idea came to me after my golden oldie lunchtime sleep. It all has something to do with a cloud, it seems. I am sure it must be possible. If you make a note in your iPhone it should be a simple matter of it appearing automatically on your iPad, they are both Apple machines and it works with adresses and names.Another cyber mystery to solve because it is there and because I want to.

And now to move on, for my next enthusiastic endeavour.

Magpies 01.12 (3)

Looks like these two found something in the meanwhile.

Daily Prompt: I have an idea