A Bouquet of flowers 

img_6004Oh I tell you every time I come home to Switzerland I see a Garden full of flowers at my Mom’s home. But what really seems to be special is this bouquet of flowers.

   My mom has them grow wild in her grass and every time she has to cut the grass they get cut down:-((  img_5942

 I told her I would cut the grass today for her, but what do I do with all the flowers? Yes just cut them was her reply …. No way will I cut them off just like that. At my home in Canada we can’t wait to see some flowers grow and now I have to chop them down…really:-(

img_5941So no grass was cut today and I decided  to make myself a nice spring bouquet for my  memory to keep when I am traveling back to Canada

Tomorrow I’ll cut the grass it has to be done   

  


  

Special Deliveries Are In Order

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My Mom is Celebrating her 80th. Birthday!

“Yes fit as a little kitten”

I said on the invitation for her Party and believe me she is going, going and goin.

She loves to go on her walks, plays cards with her friends. Public pool is opening up soon so…swimming ;-) is a good for sure. You should see this pool! Wish we had something like that locally.

Getting groceries by walking to local store and, ohhhh I bumped into a friend and we had coffee. Sooo cool when have you gone groceries shopping lately and bumped into a friend and just had a coffee?

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reading card from my hubby and cardigan fits perfect

Ohh yes the garden is starting soon to grow…what can we plant FLOWERS for sure, You should see it. Miss that garden. Oh ,not to forget the cockatiels that my dad so enjoyed caring breeding them in our backyard.

So Happy 80 Birthday “Mutt” You are truly a special Mom.


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Meine “Mutt” feiert ihren 80. Geburtstag Heute!

“Ja fit wie ein Chätzli” sagte es auf der Einladung für Ihre Geburtstags Feier und glauben mir, sie geht, geht und geht da ist immer etwas los…fast immer….lach.

Gern geht sie Spatzieren oder in ein Lehren-Theatern. Spielt Karten mit Ihren Freundinnen. Das Schwimmbad ist bald offen da sollte ich anrufen ;-) ! Ich wünschte, wir hätten so ein Öffentliches Freibad bei uns in der Nähe

Lebensmittel  einkaufen kann sie zu Fuss gehen>  ohhhh hatte noch eine  Freundin getroffen und wir hatten noch einen Kaffee gehabt. Sooo cool! Wenn hattst Du das letztemal Lebensmittel eingekaufst  und hattes jemand angetroffen und noch schnell einen Kaffee getruncken hier? Unhörbar hier bei uns …..über den Grossen See

Ohh ja der Garten ….was können wir an BLUMEN planzen? Oh nicht zu vergessen die Nymphensittiche, die mein Vater so genossen hatte, Pflege und Zucht in unserem Hinterhof hatt sie nun auch übernommen.

So “Mutt” zu Deinem  80 Geburtstag wünsche ich und Familie Dir alles Liebe.

Ich Ha Di’ Liebe

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Yummy Rose

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I have to admit that Pinterest is a great place to find some fun recipes. So here I baking again….the Rose it looks so nice I do think it would be better to cook the apples first then they fold better. Then put them into the sugars cinnamon.

Ahh I have to stop baking and eating this all too. All to good…well I am not alone eating this I do have help….

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Schon wieder am Baken…dieses mal sind es Rosen Apfel im Blätterteig.

Gut gelungen schon doch das Nächste Mal werde ich die Äpfel nur kurz zuvor kochen für etwa 3-5 Minuten so das die Scheiben weicher sind zum falten.

 

 

Queen Anne’s Lace

Love the details in this picture

Love the details in this picture

Enjoying a afternoon by the water front in Barrie, Ontario.

(Einen schönen Nachmittag am See in Berrie, Ontario)

 

Love, Love, love this picture...

Love, Love, love this picture…

Queen Anne’s Lace

 

 

Decided to bring my camera and my Macro lens.

(Meine Kamera kommt fast überal mit)

 

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Just love to take pictures close up.

Enjoy and have a wonderful week

Eine wunderschöne Woche wünsch ich Euch allen 

Abundance of flowers all on one stem

Abundance of flowers all on one stem

I am always surprised to see all the little insects that sneak into my pictures

I am always surprised to see all the little insects that sneak into my pictures

Switzerland Trip 2014 Part 2

The oldest wood bridge in Europe

The oldest wood bridge in Europe

 

Bad-Säckingen in Germany.

It seems to take me back to this place on each trip back home to Switzerland. Last visit Bad-Säckingen was in March.

Have a look how different it looks when all is in bloom.

Holzbrücke Bad Säckingen is a road bridge over the Rhine. It connects the German city of Bad Säckingen with the village Stein in Switzerland. The wooden bridge spans 203.7 metres (668 ft) over the Hochrhein and is the longest roofed wooden bridge of Europe. The bridge is listed as a national registered monument in Switzerland (Kulturgut von nationaler Bedeutung im Kanton Aargau).

The bridge was built in 1272 and was destroyed several times (1570, 1633, 1678). The current bridge was completed in 1700. Today, the bridge is only open for pedestrians since Fridolinsbrücke (Swiss: Rheinbrücke Stein) was opened in 1979 for road traffic.

 

Bad-Säckingen in Deutschland

Ja auch dieses Mal ging es wieder nach Bad-Säckingen wie schon vor ein paar Jahren im März. 

Alles sieht etwas anders auf wenn die Blumen blühen.

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“Parrots” In The Fall

Have a look at this Fall arrangement….. I remember from my childhood these “Parrots2013-10-01 16.44.23“, Milkweed (Silkweed) as they are called in English http://www.ediblewildfood.com/milkweed.aspx

My mind tells me, that my “Mutt” (btw. this is a short form for “Mutter” Mom in Swiss)  always had some of them in some kind of flower arrangement by the front door. I just wish I could remember this more clearly.DSC03940

Just always called them Parrots…since they look like it.

They show off this wonderful display of white glistening seed when You open them up and blow at them…they fly in the sky and drift off every so lightly…one just likes to go drift with them into to sunny sky.DSC04117

My son even found a recipe for this: http://the3foragers.blogspot.ca/2011_07_01_archive.html

2013-10-01 16.44.16Etwas, das ich von meiner Kindheit her in Erinnerung habe sind diese “Papageien”. Wenn ich mich recht daran erinnere hat meine “Mutt” (Mutter) immer ein Gesteck beim Eingang gehabt mit den Papageien darin.

Sie zeigen diese wunderbare Darstellung der weiß glänzenden Samens, wenn man sie öffnet und an den Samen blast…  je so leicht sind sie am fliegen so wunderschön in dem Sonnenschein…man könnte richtig treumerisch werden dabei zu zu sehen wie sie so leicht… ohne Sorge weg fliegen….DSC03934

Milkweed

Milkweed (Photo credit: Odalaigh)