I am not sure if I trust these sunrises. This morning was a plus over yesterday and yesterday I was sure it was going to be a super day with an excursion on my wheelchair in the afternoon to explore new places to see how it would work. Yesterday afternoon it began to rain and it rained all night. It was nothing dramatic, just a steady drip that would probably have soaked me through. I had to give my idea up and stay at home. When I arose this morning and opened the blinds and saw this, I knew I would have to take a photo. Again I am hoping for a good day, and hope I will not again be disappointed.
Up to now I have just toured our village in the wheelchair, taken a few photos and enjoyed the new experience. Now I am studying road crossings. Most of them have slopes, which will make it easier to go over the road. I have already planned my route. I am discovering the world with my camera again – if it does not rain.
Yesterday our local house mountain, Weissenstein, was hanging in a ridge of interesting clouds. The aftermath of the storm. Switzerland is now busy clearing up the rubble left behind. Our area had fallen tree branches everywhere, and the rivers were rising. My No. 1 son walked into town yesterday afternoon and said the little stream along the road, a tributary of the River Aar, was no longer a stream but a semi torrent. If I get out today, that will be one of my aims for a photo. At the moment there are no floods to talk about and we just hope there will not be a lot of rain.
In Lenk in the Bernese Overland the wind derailed a train. No big injuries, but the carriage was laying on it side afterwards. Adelboden has been hard hit as the only main road to the village is in two pieces in the middle and the big ski races are to take place at the week-end. This means that no-one can get to the village. However building crews are working non-stop on the problem, and this morning the road will be opened with a single track of an alternative side road. The crews for the skiing teams and spectators will be able to get to Adelboden on this road, and the skiers are being flown in by helicopter. I know Adelboden very well as we spent many summer holidays there when the kids were still kids. The road was a good road, but even a hurricane has its power.
Our local train is still functioning quite well from the main station of Solothurn towards East serving the villages on the way. We have at least 4 barriers in our village since the road had been renewed, all working automatically, so often you depart for town and have a couple of minutes waiting time to get into the main road. No problem: I take a photo. Sometimes, always, my driver gets a little impatient. Excuse the strange pattern on the side of the photo, but the windscreen in the car had raindrops.
Today is Saturday so I have no housewife duties and do not have to do anything, just what I want to do. After a talk with my consiglieri, we decided on hungarian goulash a la Angloswiss for dinner, something I have not cooked for some time, so I added onions to the shopping list. The consiglieri said we have enough onions, but goulash is not just beef, but half a pot of paprika and at least 6 sliced onions, large sized. I will begin cooking when I finish this masterpiece and let it cook until lunch time.
My red amaryllis has opened its bud. I now have three amaryllis, a pink one from last year, a white amaryllis and the red one. All going well I am hoping to bring them through the summer so that they will flower again next year.
Have a good Saturday everyone, enjoy your week-end as much as possible and if you are bored, then write all about it. It kills the boredom.