Good Morning

River Aar 07.01 (6)

This is not this morning’s clouds as at the moment there are no clouds. The day again begins in grey. I decided to take a drive (wheelchair) down to the river yesterday afternoon and this was the sky as I approached.

It was a first time for me on wheels to the river and probably not so often. The ride was bumpy, over stock and stone, but I did it, which was the main thing. I was reminded again that I should not visit the river on Sunday afternoon’s. It develops into a people’s march and I was overtaken by bikers and wannabe athletes. There were also the family excursions with their children who seemed to regard me as an oddity on wheels and had a good stare before moving on. Of course there were dogs, although the dogs do their own thing.

Dog 07.01.2018

This canine was trotting behind its owner with a wooden remant of a tree in its mouth. The guy that the dog was leading was toally enthralled when he saw me taking the photo and the dog was as well I am sure.

Wood after the storm River Aar 07.01 (4)

There were many tree remains lying around left from the path of our storm Burglind/Eleanor. It seemed to be the biggest problem in Switzerland at the moment and in our Kanton alone 100,000 cubic meters of felled wood were laying in the forests

Of course there were a few ducks and even one swan floating on the river.

Ducks 07.01 (1)

My usual hour journey develped into two hours this time unintentionally. I got a little carried away about how far I could go and realised that I had taken a path of no good return and wheelchairs are not the fastest carriages on the paths. I eventually arrived home and was greeted by the remark whether I had planned to go to Zürich. Of course not, at the best of times my range is 40 kilometers and that would only bring me to Bern.

Today is a normal Monday again, something that has become quite rare since the season’s holidays. I can go shopping without storing food for the days when the shops are closed for holidays and we can eat normally. No luxury food, but plain normal home cooking: probably a plate of pasta with a sausage or slice of meat. Vegetable is a matter of choice, but having No. 1 son at the table it is restricted to non-green vegetables. He is allergic to green veg meaning that my beloved brussel sprouts are a no go. Today there will be no excursions with my new toy, as now and again I have housewife hobbies to attend to at home.

I wish everyone a good day, full of good things. If they are bad you can always tune into the computer. Facebook is good place to visit, because you realise that no longer how negative life is, there are far more negative things to cope with. Facebook is slowly becoming a list of negative influences in life.

At the moment we are being attacked by the Sahara. Mr. Swiss just told me to look outside where everything is bathed in a yellow light. I grabbed my mobile phone camera and took a picture. It seems it is Sahara sand that is infiltrating our pure Swiss air, how dare they. On the other hand it makes a good photo. Everything is glowing with a yellow shine.

Sunrise with Sahara sand

16 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • It was a friendly dog.. i think the duck was a so-called Grebe. There were a few ducks swimming yesterday, but mostly harmless. Now and again they would dive under looking for food

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  1. “…by the remark whether I had planned to go to Zürich. Of course not, at the best of times my range is 40 kilometers and that would only bring me to Bern.” 😀

    I think our excursion today will be the golf course. Bear is already whining about it, but she’s got a clock inside her that says, “It’s 30 minutes past time for you to clean the yard, human. What’s going on?”

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    • Our animals really do have an internal clock or sensors. Every evening when we sit at the table for tea, Tabby sits outside the kitchen and looks at us sending signals “what about me” for her extra rations. She sleeps most of the morning but around 12,15 she is awake and goes outside.

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  2. I love that first “sky” picture. The colors are wonderful and it is so clear, it almost feels like MY sky.

    I hope someone uses that wood for fires or something. What a terrible waste of wood it will be otherwise. That must have been quite a blow. We are doing pretty well on the felled-trees thing. We didn’t lose any trees, though we lost quite a few branches and millions of small twigs that Duke, like the dog in your photograph, lovingly drags into the house. He has a real passion for splintering wood.

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    • The first sky photo was like a painting. Our area was badly hit by the storm in the forests. We have been warned not to take walks there as many trees are half kaput and the rest can break off easily. The wood will be collected and somehow recycled perhaps for pellets

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  3. My PA is very sceptical about Sahara dust which I can identify on our car in Albuquerque if we have rain with it (very seldom I must say). So I’m glad you even have a photo of that phenomenon. And I am wondering whether your duck/swan might be a grebe? It looks as if it has a crest. I do think your photos are wonderful, and really like how much fun you get out of taking them. Keep up the good work, with or without wheels.

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    • We also get a layer of the sand on our cars when the phenomenon happens . I saw on our news that in part of the Sahara it is snowing, strange world. It is a Grebe. I took a few photos of other ducks as well. I only saw one swan on my journey and that was on the opposite bank of the river

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