A four leaf clover is said to be lucky

However, it has been a long time since

I have seen any clover in out backyard.


Word of the Day Challenge: Lucky




We have had very cloudy skies

for nearly a week now. 

Not conducive to generating solar power.

However, we can overlook that for the time being

as the dust bowl that was our back yard

is no longer dusty.




Word of the Day Challenge: Cloudy



An intruder just manages……

…to escape Maggie’s charge.

I’m not sure who was happier to see the fence,

the intruder or Maggie.

The intruder was going into dalmation and whippet territory.

Maggie’s thirty metre pursuit across the yard was her limit.

In reality they both escaped.

The intruder from Maggie.

And Maggie escaped further action

had she caught said interloper.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Escape



Our train ride up Switzerland’s…

Mt Rigi…

…did not take us to the apex.

There were two fairly steep walks left to attain

the full 1,798 metre height of the mountain.

While I did not hurry there were

spectacular views as we walked up.



Upon arriving at the summit the views…


of Lake Lucerne we equally…





After ten or fifteen minutes it was time

to return to the gift shop level.

The walk back seemed more difficult

than the walk up, thanks to a football injury

to my knee in the early 1970s.

Definitely worth the effort though.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Apex




relating to or resembling the stars.

As far as an astral photo was concerned

the first thing I thought of was the moon.

However, the moon is considered to be

a dead rock that only reflects the sun.

It does have an astral body

but life left it a long time ago.

Source: https://sharonstanford.com/the-moon-and-the-astral-body/



My Nikon D90 captured this image

using a Sigma 50-500mm lens

Focal length: 500mm

Exposure: 1/500

Apperture: f/6.3

ISO: 400


My spelling of ‘apperture’ is considered

to be archaic by Wiktionary,

while other web-based spell checkers

are happy with the double ‘p’.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Astral