A photo from my motorised days taken whilst I was waiting at the traffic light. This is the type of weather we had a week ago every day and it only stopped for a pause in between, We had a few floods in Switzerland, luckily not where I lived. Lucerne was threatened and our local river was carrying high water leading to the local lake of Biel rising over the banks. After a week of sunshine everything is slowly going back to normal, although there will be storms over the next week-end. Generally it is the cellars that are flooded. I have noticed, since no longer being mobile, that rain affects me more. It means I can go nowhere without getting soaked.RDP Friday: Rain
Unfortunately I only manage to get halfway for the photo of a magpie. They have been hovering around in my garden for a few days, but in awkward places. I suppose half a magpie is better than none.RDP Friday: Halfway
There was a little cloud that was forced to join up with the other clouds. However, this cloud wanted to be on his own. He pulled and pushed against the rest of the cloud. They said he should stop being such an annoyance. Suddenly there was a puff of wind and the little cloud saw its chance and did a leap. He was floating on his own. What a wonderful view he had, with no large clouds to obstruct it. He was now free to float higher to the blue sky. You can see it rising on the left of the photo.RDP Friday: Free
I hope today Switzerland stays with us and will not be off when they play their quarter final European Cup match against Spain in St. Petersburg. It is a wonder that they have come as far as they have and now we Swiss (OK even the 50% Swiss like me) are all cheering for our brave men. Why they had to go to Russia to play this match is a mystery to me, but that is football. They have just finished playing the national hymns and at this moment the game has begun. I will now try to fix an evening meal with one eye on the TV. I am hoping that our team will have as much energy and steam as the cow in the photo. I will definitely not be going off anywhere for the next one and half hours.RDP Friday: Off
After a search I found six horses together, not a common site, but one of our local farms seems to have enough horses to fit the bill.RDP Friday: Six
If you want it to burn, they have a complete selection of tools to help outside the store. There are bags full of cinders to heat up on your garden grill. There are bottles of fuel to get the fire going and all sorts of appliances for making sure you can torch it. No problem here for a grand funeral pyre in the evening. I wonder if there will still be space to include the meat. I hope no-one lights a match for their cigarette here, otherwise the store would probably explode.
And it is all available from Monday to Saturday. Even at the week-end it is left outside.RDP Friday: Burn
Switzerland is also facing a challenge to win the European Football Championship and I noticed one of the houses on my way to town is already supporting the Swiss team. If only we had cows kicking the ball instead of humans, I am sure we would win.RDP Friday: Challenge
Before the Covid Days we had an annual Autumn fair in our town, and of course the carousels. Last year the fair was cancelled. I do not know what will happen this year, but if Covid decreases as it is now in our country, we might have our annual fair again.
In the meanwhile I have my own carousel with compliments of Villeroy and Bosch.
You can also place a candle inside to brighten up the evening.RDP Friday: Carousel
Opening a coconut is not an easy task. You have to be prepared as coconuts probably do not grow with the intention of being opened. However I was prepared. The shadowy out of focus instrument I have in my hand is a hammer. I had already applied the two screwdrivers you can see in the background to obtain the liquid inside. It was a successful operation, but not easy. Perhaps I should have applied a gun and fired a bullet at it.RDP Friday: Opening
Computer Work can be so tiring.RDP Friday: Tired