No special spectacular sunrise this morning. At first it was just a grey blue sky and now it is beginning to break up so it can only get better. It is far too warm for this time of the year. One of those January’s that everyone will talk about for a few years. We have had almost no snow this Winter and plenty of rain.
Yesterday was the big day in Switzerland. The Trump arrived in Airforce 1 at Zürich airport. Pardon me for talking about it, but I have not seen such a show in Switzerland for many years. Two days before he arrived there were demonstrations in Zürich and Geneva complaining that Trump is not welcome. The hills around the airport were crowded with plane spotters taking photos and hoping to get a peep at the big man.
8 black night helicopters were waiting to pick him up at the airport to speed him off to Davos, where the WEF conference is being held. He only needed one helicopter of course, so the others were an escort, or the assassins, if there were any, would have to guess which helicopter he was occupying. And then the arrival in Davos at the helicopter landing place. Of course a car was waiting for him and so they progressed to the hotel. I say they, because he was accompanied by another 30 cars even including two Swiss police cars at the end of the queue. Sorry but this is just a little exagerated for my taste.
This is not one of Trump’s helicopters, although I am really not so sure. Yesterday afternoon I went on a trip in my wheelchair and heard a helicopter. I did not have time to change the lens on the camera, so it is a distant shot and not so sharp. The funny thing is that it is a black helicopter, not a typical Swiss machine and not army. I did not think further until a second helicopter appeared. They moved on, and then another arrived. Generally we see the rescue helicopters, the red and white ones, for people stranded in a mountain., but not so many. Perhaps it was just a coincidence.
I took a trip along the main road as I had seen these masks when we passed by in the car. I decided to get a closer look. It will soon be carnival here around mid February and preparations are already taking place. This house owner had the idea of decorating his fence with various carnival masks. There would have been a better view on the other side of the road, but the pavement is not wheelchair conform, too narrow.
I have decided I need new eye glasses. I had my last ones a few years ago and they are not as good as they were. I can still read, but can no longer thread a needle or other such detailed jobs. This time I will have to go the whole hog and visit an eye doctor first of all. The opticians always ask if I have seen one and this time I will. I do not have cataract problems, at least I do not think so: no blurry spot in the middle of the eye, just bad sight. So first of all a visit to the doc and afterwards the opticians. How I hate these interruptions to my normal daily life. One of the problems of being a golden oldie.
So now I will move on, it is Friday: the week-end shopping day. The list is made and we more or less know what we want to eat. See you around some time and have a nice day. I will leave you with a bird meeting in my garden opposite my kitchen window.