Welcome back Mitch and hope you had a great holiday - we all need them to give us fresh energy.
Thanks for hosting Benni and congratulations to Belita on the wonderful banner photo making me feel hungry.
Last week Mr. Swiss and I took a walk and there were some cows grazing nearby, so of course I was ready with my camera. Suddenly Mr. Swiss said "let's go". It seems there were a few cows with a bull and they were approaching (bull at the front left). I was astonished that he had so much respect for the bull, after all there was a fence in between. I continued shooting but followed him. He said bulls could get very nasty. I continued shooting, as you see a bull very rarely. It is all done at the institute these days and afterwards by vet.
I am still surrounded by builders and renovation work on the building where I live. A wonderful opportunity for some action photos. Here the worker was removing a steel pin and I just had to try and get an action shot with the sparks and everything.
And this, for me, is my picture of this year up to now. We had Germans that began to build the scaffolding, followed by Moroccans that finished the job. Now we have the construction workers: some Swiss and a few other nationalities. There is a groups of Italians, wonderful people and when the boss saw I had my mobile phone camera in the hand, he called his colleagues and I did a group photo. The guy on the left is holding the pneumatic chisel, the noisiest instrument of all. Needless to say I get on very well with them.