RDP Tuesday: Random

When a bee sees an insect hotel he has to make a decision. He will not just occupy any random hotel room, it has to be in the right place: a view from the balcony and enough room to curl up and wait for whatever happens to a bee in his hotel room. Some of the rooms were already occupied and the doors closed, but he managed to find a nice room almost a penthouse suite – so what could be better.

RDP Tuesday: Random

RDP Tuesday: Stealthie

This afternoon I was being extra stealthie. I had my second and final jab again the Covid scourge. I did not have to wait long. First of all I had to show my documents from the first jab and then take a seat a wait. Luckily it did not take so long. they had erected tents and when you enter there is a doctor and assistant that gives you the vaccination. Afterwards you wait for 15 minutes to make sure there are no after effects and they you can go home. As it was the second one, I was extra careful and my lovely neighbour took me in his car. He waited until I was finished and took me home afterwards.

I was planning on a relaxed afternoon afterwards for any after effects. However, up to now I have none.

RDP Tuesday: Stealthie

RDP Tuesday: Art

There is only one artist in our family and that is Mr. Swiss. He is one of those people that can draw and paint. This is a painting he made as a young man of a building in his village. The only paintings I ever did were from the colouring books I would get as a kid. You did not have to use your imagination, but just fill in the outlines with a coloured pencil. The only things that were painted in my family were perhaps a door or when decorating a room to add a splash of colour.

Mr. Swiss grew up in a family where art was appreciated.

He mainly painted with water colours and with a few strokes of a brush he produced something that for me was a miracle. He would also dabble in oils now and again, but the can be a problem. The oil paints have a strong smell and can be quite messy. He had some lessons from a painter when he was a teenager, but the talent is there.

It was from him that I got a little appreciation of art. Now and again we would visit an exhibition. It was something I was missing in my childlhood. Today he no longer paints or draws unfortunately.

RDP Tuesday: Art

RDP Tuesday: History

It was not Solothurn but was called Solodurum when the Romans discovered the little settlement on the banks of the River Aare. They built a large villa and suddenly children were born with a remarkable similarity to the southern parts of Europe. Every time a building is destroyed a few Roman relics might be found amongst the remains. Today the only Romans we see are either tourists, or our own citizens deciding to relive the olden days.

RDP Tuesday: History