You do not see any promotional stripes on my father’s army uniform. He was a soldier in the second world war. However, they once gave him a stripe and he became a lance corporal for sometime. It was then the end of the and he was stationed in Germany keeping an eye on things. For this job he was in a compound for prisoners of war. It was nothing special, and spent most of the time going on walks with the locals, but for this job you had to have some sort of stripe on your uniform for the last few months of his war, he was promoted, I think it was the only time that I ever saw my dad with a moustache.FOWC with Fandango: Promote
Morning at eight with snow on the ground
Will there be more, when it falls it makes no sound
It is very suspicious. it bothers my head
The answer is obvious, I go back to bed.
Describing the clouds would not do them credit
But a photo tells all, and now I have said it
This morning I noticed something outside was glowing
Dawn was breaking and its beauty was showing
I dressed in my night gown, it was icy outside
Took my phone camera and became a cloud guide
The best time of day to make such a snap
Then I went back to bed, in the sheets I did wrap.
I do not have a fetish for anything. I really do not have the time for such stupidity. There are things I like. Taking photos of clouds perhaps and scenery. I always have a camera with me. Today it is my phone camera, but when I was younger and more able, it would be a DSLR camera, sometimes even my large Nikon – why not. Today it is so much easier to travel with a good quality camera, even if it is a phone camera. I took this photo this afternoon outside in the garden with my iPhone. No high stiletto heels here, I am tall enough and as I can no longer walk so well and travel mainly with my scooter, sometimes my electric wheelchair, shoes have a secondary meaning for me.FOWC with Fandango: Fetish
It has been a Winter with a difference. We had our usual snow in November and was sure it would be the beginning of white landscapes, but no, we were wrong. After November the snow disappeared and we were getting temperatures up to 10° C which is really remarkable for deep mid Winter. This weather continued up to Christmas and in the New Year and for the first two weeks of January. The snowdrops were showing their flowers and the daffodils were competing with each other to see who could produce the first buds. And then it happened. Last week-end temperatures dropped and it began to snow, although not too much and by evening it had melted, only to return again the next day. However, our weather prophets have told us to expect the snow to continue for at least a week, perhaps two. OK, I though it was too good to be true, but you cannot have everything. Global warming, welcome to Switzerland.FOWC with Fandango: Remarkable