All Good Things Come To An End

Views of Morcote copyright image by LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (163770)
Switzerland
May 30, 2016 6:30am CST
I am back to normalcy. After four days, our friend has come back home yesterday evening. We have spend four wonderful days playing the tourists in our own region. Friday we had lunch in a typical Swiss restaurants near the shore of the Lage of Lugano. The other days I have spent a lot of hours cooking what I know he loves more, but that has been a pleasure. This short happy time, reminded me a quote that I am going to share with you: "Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind." by Brandon Lee The photo is mine, some views of the old village of Morcote on the Lake of Lugano
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@Juliaacv (31276)
• Canada
30 May 16
You've shared some beautiful pictures. Its nice that you enjoyed your visit so much, you'll have fun happy memories from your time together.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
We were lucky to have nice weather from Thursday through Saturday, only yesterday it was a bad day.
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
31 May 16
And you must be tired . Yet you are here to myLot . But anyway , myLotting is already relaxing , just as it is to me after auditing a lot of documents . Wow, those are nice views . And i can perceive that the weather is somewhat sunny , yet cold . Very nice weather for walking and touring around indeed.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
I am still recovering,it's great to have guests, but it's a lot of work. The weather was beautiful, but very hot, this is the reason why the sky was not blue, the haze from the lake due to the heat.
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@LadyDuck That's understandable , you must rest first . How hot is it there . Here it is 32 to 34 degrees celcius .
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
@SIMPLYD It was 28º degrees Celsius last Friday when we had the walk near the lake. Today it rains, we must be around 24.
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30 May 16
The photos are so lovely. I also like the quote ... I fear I have done nothing to leave my mark behind yet, though! Glad you had a good time. :)
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I am not sure I ever did something to leave my mark behind, but I believe it's better not to leave a mark than to leave a bad mark.
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@hereandthere (31923)
• Philippines
30 May 16
so beautiful and relaxing... what did you cook for your friend?
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I mainly prepared Italian dishes, that is what he likes. Spaghetti Carbonara, spaghetti al pesto, saltimbocca (is a dish made of veal topped with prosciutto and sage and cooked in butter), chicken breaded cutlets and avocado and shrimps... a lot of work.
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• Philippines
30 May 16
@LadyDuck wow. it's because you do them all the traditional way with fresh and original ingredients. how about dessert?
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
@hereandthere I made tiramisu, puff pastries with custard filling, a chocolate mousse and a Black Forrest cake.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
30 May 16
Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. I love your photos.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
We were lucky to have 3 sunny days, only Sunday we had severe thunderstorms, we played at home.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
31 May 16
@LadyDuck We have actually had almost a week now with no rain. It has been a wet spring here.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
@fishtiger58 We also had a wet spring. It is raining from Sunday morning, right now I hear the thunder again and it pours.
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@just4him (120567)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 May 16
Beautiful pictures. I'm glad you had a good four days with your friend.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
We both needed a break, but now I am glad to be back to my daily routine.
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@just4him (120567)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 May 16
@LadyDuck It does feel good when things get back to normal. Hm, what's that like, anyway I have a lot of packing to do, normal will be when the unpacking is finished.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 16
@just4him I agree, packing is not "normal", I am sure you will feel a lot better when you can finish unpacking.
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• United Kingdom
31 May 16
My time in Kolkata, India is also coming to an end. Lovely post and info here.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
Are you vacationing in India? This is a country that I have never visited, it must be beautiful.
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• United Kingdom
31 May 16
@LadyDuck I am indeed! I have family in Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai as well as other places. I had to visit for business purposes and managed to extend my stay. Of course I am always welcomed but as a general rule I rarely visit India just before the monsoon season in June/July. The huge irony is that I am Scottish and live in Scotland. Therefore I come from a place that is cold and wet; so whenever school holidays in the UK start, it's at the start of June & July; previous visits to India when I was a child were not that nice given the monsoon season!
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
@crystalvisions I have visited your profile and I have read about your visit to your family. It will be hard to go back to the Scottish weather.
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@Inlemay (16654)
• South Africa
30 May 16
Love the quote and so glad that your good things have come to an end because we have missed you
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I missed you too, but I was so busy cooking and cleaning that in the evening I was exhausted.
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@Inlemay (16654)
• South Africa
30 May 16
@LadyDuck then we shall give you some time to relax, count sheep and leave us a little note now and then - Love the photos - so beautiful that part of the world
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
@Inlemay I am still doing laundry, the bed sheets, the napkins, the towels. The bedroom is already cleaned and ready for another guest.
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@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
30 May 16
The photos are beautiful, your friend must have had a wonderful time seeing all that. I'm pleased that you enjoyed it too.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I enjoyed the visit, except the too much cooking, but I did not want to deceive a friend who wanted some specific Italian dishes.
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@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
30 May 16
@LadyDuck You are the perfect hostess Anna.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
@jaboUK I told to my husband that I plan to start to cook badly, so we will go out more.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
30 May 16
I love your photo collage.... and the scenery... I's o glad you had a nice time and the weather was good... I went to lake Lugano when I was twelve ... we were touring Switzerland in a caravan ... we also went to Bern, Basel, and many other places that I would recognise the names if I saw them.... It was a lovely time... and country too....
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I love those small villages on the shores of the lake, we plan a visit to Basel in a few months.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
30 May 16
@LadyDuck I hope you enjoy it ... I have such great memories of that whole trip....
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
@sueznewz2 I have never visited Basel, we have been to Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Luzern, but never Basel.
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@ria1606roy (2683)
• Kolkata, India
4 Jun 16
Wow, the pictures are so great! Sometimes touring our known place again might bring out new surprises. The four days must have been quite refreshing.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
You are right, we are so busy trying to see distant places that we forget that there are beautiful places just around the corner.
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• Kolkata, India
4 Jun 16
@LadyDuck We have a saying depicting that in Bengali, written by the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. "dekhite giyachhi porbotmala dekhite giyachhi sindhu dekha hoy nai chokshu meliya ghor hote shudhu dui pa pheliya ekti ghasher shisher upor ekti shishir bindu…" Meaning "We used to travel to mountains and oceans to witness their beauty, but we haven't seen the beauty of the dew drops on the grass just a few steps outside our home..."
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
@ria1606roy I knew this saying, we studied Rabindranath Tagore when I was in school. Thanks for mentioning, I surely never read the original version.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
30 May 16
What beautiful photos! My mother visited your country many years ago when she also visited northern Italy. She loved it there and I remember she had wanted to spend more time there. I'm not sure if she brought back photos or not. But it was a trip that meant a lot to her!
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I was born in the north of Italy, not too far from the border of Switzerland, this is a place I have always loved.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
31 May 16
@LadyDuck I've visited northern Italy and I loved it up there! Our first night was spent overlooking a gorgeous lake and I always thought it would be a perfect honeymoon spot! How I'd love to go back!
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 16
@CRK109 I suppose it was the Lake of Como, it's just 5 Km from the Swiss border and 10 Km from our home. It's where George Clooney has his villa. Here is a view of the lake, we go quite often.
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
30 May 16
Lovely photos ma'am and nice to see you back. I know you had a great time with your friend ;)
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
It was a great time, but I am glad to be back to my normal life, I missed my online friends.
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@LadyDuck is the one on the left a castle?
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
@Lucky15 No, it is the back of an old Catholic Church.
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@valmnz (12755)
• New Zealand
1 Jun 16
I think I would enjoy being a tourist there too!
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 16
We have spent a pleasant day and also visited a botanical park. I told to my husband that we should go more often, it's only 20 minutes from home.
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@valmnz (12755)
• New Zealand
1 Jun 16
@LadyDuck sometimes we all tend to ignore the local attractions
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 16
@valmnz I have discovered a nice little bar that has a library available for the client, now I know that he will like to go there.
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@theBlock (2671)
• United States
31 May 16
@LadyDuck Great quote. Both father and son had great quotes.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
Yes, they both had great quotes and the son said: "I don't want to be remembered as the son of Bruce Lee."
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
1 Jun 16
@theBlock Yes, it's really sad.
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@miniam (9236)
• Bern, Switzerland
30 May 16
Glad to have you back and happy to know you enjoyed spending time with your visitor.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
We almost never go to visit those nice little villages around the lake, it's still a good time before the school close for the summer vacations.
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@miniam (9236)
• Bern, Switzerland
31 May 16
@LadyDuck You know,when you are around there, you feel you can go any time you want to so you keep putting it off.Glad your visitor made you go.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
@miniam You are so right, you think it takes half an hour to go there, we can go when we want... and you never go.
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@JudyEv (126354)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 May 16
Your photos are lovely. It is sometimes very nice being a tourist in your own region.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
I agree Judy, it was at least more than two years that we thought to visit there and we never found the time to go.
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@JudyEv (126354)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 May 16
@LadyDuck And if you are like us, you would be wondering why you have left it for so long. :)
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
@JudyEv Exactly, this is what I always wonder.
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@marlina (74943)
• Canada
30 May 16
So glad that you did really enjoy the visit of your friend. And thanks for sharing those lovely photos.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
When we went there on Friday it was so hot that there was haze in the air, it's a shame not to have a blue sky.
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• Philippines
30 May 16
@LadyDuck same here. it's actually (humid) when the sky isn't clear.
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
30 May 16
@hereandthere It was very hot and the lake creates humidity when it's too hot.
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• New Delhi, India
31 May 16
Lugano is so beautiful
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
What you see in the photo is not Lugano, it's the small village of Morcote on the lake of Lugano.
• New Delhi, India
31 May 16
@LadyDuck very beautiful
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@sabashekh (1235)
• Bhopal, India
31 May 16
Beautiful pics .. Its really cherishing to spend time with your friends :) even I miss them when they are not near
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
31 May 16
You are right, it's always a pleasure to have a good time with friends.
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@sabashekh (1235)
• Bhopal, India
31 May 16
@LadyDuck truly :*
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