Looking for something to photograph first thing in the morning brought no astonishing results. We are back to a dull boring sky, but I suppose you cannot have the sunrise show every morning. We had a few drops of rain yesterday evening, but nothing dramatic.
My usual photographic tour to the shops yesterday had a small problem. I always have my camera ready for the event of the day and discovered it was not working. My next discovery was that I had removed the battery to recharge it and yes, forgot to re-insert it in the camera. However, where there is a cell phone there is a way so I took some photos on the way by phone. I discovered this is not a bad idea as no waiting for the right focus, just press and click and it goes quicker.
Even the road to our next town of Solothurn was a good clear picture with a view of the tower of our local cathedral at the end.
Yesterday was day of big shopping for the week-end, although I noticed we had more time than usual. I was finished earlier with my daily stuff and we were back with time to spare and nothing was forgotten. No. 1 son is off to Zürich today so it will be just Mr. Swiss and myself, how romantic. The candle is already burning on the kitchen table, but that has become a daily habit. Since my wonderful daughter-in-law constructed the arrangement for me I always light it up at the breakfast table. Makes a good start to the day.
Since becoming a granmother almost 5 months ago I also get photos almost daily of Alexander the Great’s progress in life as my son lives on the other side of Switzerland. The great story this week was that he has had his first swimming lessons. A little baby floating in an indoor swimming pool, under supervision of course, in a special inflatable swim ring baby size. He was quite happy, no cries and paddled his way around. I think this is really a good idea as with time he will lose all fear of the big water and who knows, we might have an olympic swiming champion in the making.
We are really getting strange weather for this time of the year, temperatures up to 14°C which usully only arrive in spring. The trees are already showing their pioneer troup of catkins and I spotted the first crocus in my garden this week.
I took the photo a couple of minutes ago. It is not raining, the water drops are from the early morning dew. During the day the crocus opens up, at last the spring is approaching slowly but surely, although we are only at the end of January.
I will probably take a wheelie in my chair this afternoon, the weather remaining dry, there are places to go and photos to take. I have now begun to explore the byways of the area, sometimes not even going where they go to. There is always a photographic surprise around every corner. When I belonged to the walking population I never bothered with the small side streets, but they also have their charm, although now and again I do get strange glances from people on their balconies or working in the garden, wondering what a golden oldie in an electric wheelchair with a camera is doing.
And now I am on my way with a vacuum cleaner and mop and later will be doing some physical therapy with my iron. There will be duvet and pillow covers to be ironed which will be done to the accompaniment of phone in discussions from the Leading Britain’s Conversation radio station, or perhaps I will be listening to the American Jazz 24 radio station in live streaming.
Enjoy the day, it’s Saturday or when you are sleeping it will be Saturday. I will be back, a promise, not a threat.