Umbrella Street

Umbrella street WM

 

Many days of our week in Zurich it was sprinkling ,but it didn’t stop us. It’s funny how weather that would keep me inside when I’m home doesn’t even faze me on a vacation.

This is Altstadt in the Swiss city of Zürich. It encompasses the area of the entire historical city before 1893. Day or night, rain or shine we found new places to explore in this magical place.

Florida Squirrels

I spent almost three weeks in Florida recently and obviously, I spent part of that time hoping to run into a squirrel. I decided to take a drive/walk one afternoon to see if the eagles had returned to their previous nest and just as I entered the nature area, I spotted a squirrel!

Curious squirrel 1

I went into full squirrel spotter stealth mode…slowly, slowly I approached the unsuspecting squirrel by way of the boardwalk…I crouched down to make myself appear smaller….I was almost on the ground by the time I was close enough for a decent shot.

Reaching my most advantageous location, I settled in and got comfortable. I was surprised to realize that all of my caution may have been for naught. Herds of bicyclists pedaled happily past, except for those who would stop to try to pick me up off the ground.Reassuring them that I didn’t need water, a granola bar, a bandaid or the name of a good psychiatrist took up a fair amount of time but the squirrel hadn’t budged an inch when I was finally able to put my camera back up to my eye.

Imagine my surprise when a SECOND squirrel made an appearance! Firing away with my camera I soon had enough images to last a lifetime. Bidding the squirrels a fond farewell, I made my way back to my car, brushed the leaves and sand off of myself and sped off into the four o’clock sun. 

Peeking out

two squirrels

Zurich Switzerland…Too Much Beauty?

The long walk skyline copy

December…Zurich…Was it all a dream? No…but it is now a cherished memory and a place that I hope I will someday see again.

Walking…Zurich…miles and miles of walking and soaking in the atmosphere. 

Cold…Zurich…but of course, but it wasn’t all that bad. I don’t generally like to be cold, but in a place such as this, I barely noticed it.

More…Zurich…pictures…I’ll be posting more, so I’m apologizing ahead of time.

Cat on a hot laptop.

0237 WM Olivers eye

You can’t see my laptop in this image can you?

I CAN’T SEE IT AND I’M SITTING IN FRONT OF IT!

Those of you with cats know how it goes…turn the computer on and out of nowhere the cat appears. He demands his rightful place on the keyboard. We negotiate, I clear him lots of nice space on my desk. No.

After I gently nudge him to the edge of the laptop ten times, he is offended when I restrict him to the floor. We’re both tired and frustrated. I will eat chocolate, he will have to make due with a bug he just found on the floor.