July 22, 2008
July 22nd High of 60
Jeans and sweatshirt today. High of 60 F (16 C, low of 53/12).
The postman really does ring twice here, by the way. (That was a non sequitur, and sounds like a nasty book from the summary I just found.)
Made a Granny Smith apple tart last night with Emily (she did at least half the work). Glad to note that in Switzerland the prepared pie crust dough is once again round. In England it was rectangular, which meant a lot of trimming and wasted dough if I was making a round pie (like all my pies). In France it was round I believe, like in the U.S.
Remember yesterday I wrote about ordering salmon at the fish counter in the grocery store? You may be amused to know that the word for salmon here is "lachs" (it sounds similar to "lax") - as in bagels and lox (only it's not smoked unless you have the word Räucher before it (as in "Rauchen verboten" - no smoking!).
Here you have
a) the hibiscus tree as viewed from our bedroom window
b) an example of beflowered balconies very common in Switzerland (usually a lot of geraniums)
c) a forested streamside path we can take to walk from our house to our village, e.g. to the bakery
d) a sleeping swan by the lake in downtown Zürich (we explored a little after trying a downtown church on Sunday)
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Lox: from the Yiddish word for salmon which language itself is about 80% German and 20% Hebrew. At least the Westernized version of Yiddish from which the word lox originates.
Posted by: randall | Jul 22, 2008 3:40:01 PM
I have missed your lovely photos. These do remind me of how beautiful Switzerland is, no matter what the temperature. The thermometer in my car read 104 degrees F. when I got back to it after shopping...and I had parked in the shade! Your temperatures sound refreshing to me! Love you, Mom
Posted by: Patricia | Jul 23, 2008 1:20:01 AM
I just cracked up at the postman comment. I'm so glad that you are are doing so well and are slowing getting settled in your new home!
Posted by: Amy | Jul 23, 2008 3:55:30 AM
Splendid photos, especially of the swan.
Posted by: Martin LaBar | Jul 25, 2008 11:18:23 AM