Good Morning


And this is what you get at 8.00 a.m. when  you are saving daylight time. Instead of the twilight zone we are now in the sunny side of life as it rises in the East. I prefer it, even if the evening get darker quickly. I use to be a summer person, catching its rays whilst laying on a sun bed and making the most of it. Those were the good old days when I was more active and did not feel like something that has to be thawed out every morning.


The sun even reached the block opposite. It seems we will have a pleasant day according to the blue skies. Since being trapped within my own four walls, I no longer have the opportunity to get out and see things with my camera and have to be satisfied with the view in front of my eyes. Every time I take a step outside, I get warnings uttered about being careful.

At least today is a shopping day and they let me out to visit the supermarket. I even enjoy the ride because I see things from the car window. What a life I now lead. It is a bit of a complicated week this week as we again have one of our wonderful religious holidays on Wednesday when the shops are all closed in our Kanton of Solothurn. Of course I could travel to the next Kanton of Bern where they are not catholic, but Swiss reform church, and make the most of the open shops, but I prefer the quiet country life.

Wednesday is All Saints Day meaning that everyone visits their local cemetery in our area. The flower shops will be doing a good trade and the ornaments have been available for some time in the supermarket.

Angel Ornaments

Wednesday is a bad day for me as it is the day I do the midweek shopping and get out. We have had to redesign our week. Today, Monday, is a normal shopping day, but catering for 3-4 days. We have planned our menus that we can buy as much in advance as possible today and Mr. Swiss will get a few bits and pieces tomorrow morning. I will then be confined to the home until Friday. I was not able to go shopping last Friday after my “accident” and will really be glad to get out again today. I think I am getting cabin fever.

Although Tuesday is halloween, we do not celebrate in Switzerland. They are more into “day of the dead” on Wednesday. We have decided on Tuesday afternoon to visit the large store in a near village where they have the various aids for the handicapped to see what they can offer to help me. Up to now I never really thought of myself as being handicapped, and pushed it to one side. However, I am now realising that there is no miracle cure and I should make my life as comfortable as possible.

Living room plants

I will leave you with a view on my indoor plants. Actually the photo was an experiment as I took it with my iPad. The quality is not perfect, but my avocado is showing itself from its best side. In the background there is my second avocado, a Poinsettia from last year, my two amarayllis which are still sheltering in the pots and the remains of  my two orchids.

And now to move on, and do some gymnastics around the home to keep myself fit with the vacuum cleaner. Have a nice beginning to the week everyone.

8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Hi Pat, I am so sorry to hear about your two accidents! I’ was remiss with keeping up last week with my house swarming with painters. The electric wheelchair sounds like a great idea so that you can keep going outside and continue with your photography. You are a determined and spunky lady and we need you to keep going!

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    • Thanks. I will be going to see what they can offer tomorrow. It is a very good place and they have all sorts of solutions for my problem. I can still walk unaided, but at home it is different to outside. I am now very insecure and I have to do something about it. There are probably solutions for my photography that I do not even know.


    • We have too many books, one of the reasons we are gad of our Kindles. We have another six book cases in our hobby room in the cellar. When we got together we both had book collections and that was 48 years ago, they continued to grow

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  2. We haven’t gotten daylight savings yet. I think it shows up next weekend, though i’m not sure why we have it at all. It’s hard on the cows, I’m told.

    I tried taking pictures with my Kindle and they were OK. Not great, but interesting. I have some very fast lenses I use to shoot in the house when I’m just sitting around, but all the pictures seem to look alike!

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    • I notice that the time on WordPress is now an hour different.
      I use my phone a lot for quick photos which is quite good, but not often my iPad. I was surprised.


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