Like a couple of old wanderers, Leo and I walked around the neighbourhood this afternoon for more than an hour. I have to admit it was at a very relaxed pace.
(Writing ‘walking in the neighbourhood’ reminds me of this Sesame Street classic. And can you believe? People think kale is something new and funky but here it is mentioned in … what … the mid 1970s?! Love Bob too.)
Back to the walk … We went to the tulip field, up the hill to visit the cows at my favourite farmhouse, said hello to what felt like half the village during peak hour in the forest, then along the horse trail, past fields of Urdinkel, into the neighbouring village, patted the little horses and up through the fields to home.
All in all, a very nice way to spend the afternoon before the rains came. Tonight we chowed down on Leo’s lasagne and started a new TV series called Bloodline. This is much more to my liking than Braquo. I am a major Kyle Chandler fan, which helps.
Physically Fit: A leisurely wander
Mentally Fit: A leisurely wander; saying hello to all the animals
Nutritionally Fit: Last of the chocolate cake and too much lasagne
Minimalism: A leisurely wander. It really does tick all boxes other than food.
Here are some photos from the walk.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
The older tulips are more colourful …
than the newer tulips …
The rows are so neat!
I’ve never seen this before – twin tulips from the one stalk and four from one plant!
Last one I promise
Love hearing the cow bells as you walk around the fields
I think this will soon be wheat
I think that’s the Eiger (mountain) poking through the clouds
So many dandelions. The fields were green and gold
It looks quiet but all the bees sounded like motorbikes on a racetrack
Favourite working farm
New calves back there. So sweet
Into the woods we go …
Sunshine on white flowers in the dark forest
The little white flowers made a lush carpet
Love the moss that grows up the tree trunks
Sun on the water was making moving patterns on the exposed tree roots
This field is growing Urdinkel, which is used in bread and beer
Looking across to Meikirch
Yellow is everywhere on the walk … even on this birch
Stopped in Möriswil to pat this little chap
Can you believe there are tulips in someone’s garden! Look like roses
This time more yellow, in a traditional tulip
Not a great shot of a beautiful magnolia tree. The person’s garden was covered in petals
Wanted a photo of the angry ram. He was camera shy
On the path to our house
This guy was huge
Time to appreciate the colour in my garden
These tulips started white and are now an amazing pink. End of today’s tour!
3 thoughts on “April 26: Strolling in the neighbourhood”
What beautiful flowers
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They’re amazing Kate and we’re so lucky they’re just a short walk away. It’s nice to drive or walk past them and admire all the colours!
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