RDP Wednesday: Flora

My computer is full of flora
An explosion of colours, a real aurora
They are fighting for room on my computer screen
In many different colours, although the leaves remain green
As they cannot talk, I don’t always know their names
This one is a celosia with colours resembling flames

I was not sure of this one, looking very vivid
And then it jumped upon my hand and said it was a triffid
It began to nibble on my thumb which really made me cower
The next morning when I awoke the thumb became a flower
Beware of the flowers you choose, better to stick with a daisy
You know what you have in your garden, it will not drive you crazy

RDP Wednesday: Flora

RDP Wednesday: Fantasy

What does our village post office have to do with fantasy? One aspect is that it no longer exists and was closed down. The post closed many of the village post offices, so we now have to go to town, or the next village. Of course the problem is solved by doing all financial transactions on line.

This means that for the post you need a plastic card and a strange small instrument to keep it all safe, protected with a system, as I do. I have a bank account, but prefer doing my daily business, shopping etc, and paying online bills, by the post application. I can also use the plastic card in the store for paying, although my store now has an app. My post account is available online and I only have to show it on my phone, the lady at the cash desk does her bit and the bill is paid. I no longer really need my plastic card for this particular store, but I still need it for oither stores and transactions.

The fantasy now happened today when I was in another store, wanted to pay and yes, my post card was not where it should be in my purse. Luckily I did have a few other cards to pay the bill, but I was naturally very unsure and in a predicament. I phoned Mr. Swiss at home and he had a look and found nothing.

I searched through my bag, and when I got home went through a few pockets. still nothing. Then Mr. Swiss to the rescue. He reminded me that I did an online payment during the week and so I had at look at the device I need for the payment operation. Yes, the card was still in the machine. It seemed that the golden oldie fantasy struck again.

RDP Wednesday: Fantasy

RDP Wednesday: Professional

I was scootering my way home from the stores and when I left the town I saw this gathering of uniformed men with the accompanying various transports. It was the Swiss army doing something that seemed to be just standing around. I immediately made a detour to get a little closer and take a few photos. Unfortunately the path was blocked so I could not get any better photos and only had a view of their backs.

Although here they had turned their heads, I saw they were all masked. I thought they might have camouflaged masks in earthy-forestial colours, but they were all wearing white. I suppose they do not need to hide when masked and covid is everywhere at the moment. This was probably just a sort of exercise, or they had found somewhere to park their various trucks. As they get paid for the job, i suppose they are professional, although they are only working for 3-4 weeks in a year as soldiers. Otherwise they pursue their normal work (perhaps as students, office workers of manual workers). All able bodied Swiss men have to do it, my No. 2 son did it for many years, although he was in the administrative office making sure that the food orders were organised.

RDP Wednesday: Professional

RDP Wednesday: Zephr

A gentle breeze was blowing
A cloud was drifting past
But now the days have changed
How long will this calm last
There are mysteries in the air
Meaning no good for mankind
Spreading unknown dangers
Something new and undefined
This cloud will pass
Floating on its way
Our new cloud is invisible
We hope it will not stay

RDP Wednesday: Zephr