July 16, 2018

grain harvest

on our bike ride to visit family yesterday afternoon, we came across this spectacle. the grain was harvested and we stopped. we watched and enjoyed to see the big harvester at work. and for all who live in the us or canada or any other big flat crop country, you might just smile at our swiss grain harvest. that's how we do it here, the grain farming is done in small batches i guess even tiny, in this case. but the farmer bringing this crop in is happily feeding his animals with his own grain. i like the small scale farming and how the cycles are kept small and in place. the little system still seems some what in place. it's an organic farm also keeping the pics on the field, having a herd of scheep (though now, they are up in the mountains, being herded by dogs).

a little bit of calm and seemingly the order of the world being in order...

i'm well aware that the world is not all in order. not the bio diversity, not the political realm of it all, no it's all in big turmoil, but i enjoy the moment of not thinking beond what i see at the one small moment this sunday afternoon.

July 13, 2018

the week through the lens

 it has been on the back burner, i have not been taking a lot of photos for a while now, and that should change. so i put the "hand made" lens back on the camera body and got started this week. it touched me in a special way, as i wander and have the camera ready be it in the kitchen, or living room table... this enables me to see with new eyes and i like it. we will see if it sticks, it is a start to a new friday review of what caught my eye. there is to be said, that i was inspired by erin boyle and her blog "reading my tea leaves". she does a wonderful job and it is so inspirational to have a look at her photos...

:: 1. such a beautyful summer bouquet. i loved to start the week with these flowers on my kitchen table

:: 2. making time to sew, not a lot really, but some

:: 3. all week long, summer sky and this for the last week in school

:: 4. the tomatoes are doing just fine, a bit late, but healthy

:: 5. and a tree full of apples, promising a bountyfull harvest

July 11, 2018

a run to maag

it has been on my list, well not really, because my father in law did all the special recycling of our house. so far i have been managing the street pick up and when my father in law stops by while on his way to "maag". finally there was my neighbor asking me, if i have some stuff to bring to the second hand shop as well. and yes of course i had a few crates of material ready and while in the car, we also took all the recyclings along, things like 3 old not anymore working scooters, an old sun chair, different plastic and glas items and a few bundles of paper (that, we usually put on the curb side every other week).

it is kind of fun, loading a "shopping"-cart up with all the stuff and throw it into the respective bins. it is easy and the people are super friendly, helping with carrying and sorting and handing me a big knife to take the fabric of the metal frame, as i can recycle the metal for free and that way i just have to pay for the fabric... well such a pleasant experience. recycling is fun!

and even some bits of creativity above the bins, telling the recycler where the stuff has to go...