It was a little over 8 years ago but I remember that Swiss morning quite vividly. It was chilly and while half my brain was trying to forget that I had just eaten beef in the form of what seemed to be an innocent little potato patty, the other half was focusing on the ticket machine. My goal was to purchase a ticket to somehow arrive at the Uetikon station in Mannedorf by 8:00 am. My only challenge at this moment was to understand German since English was not an option. It took me at least 7 minutes to connect the German dots and purchase the ticket. After switching 3 trains and eating 2 croissants, I finally arrived at the Uetikon station. During my 8 minute walk to the office, I stopped at several home gardens and tried to capture the beauty of a flower. This was my best attempt.