Jt’s here, the snow has arrived in our part of the world. Yesterday the weather reports warned us to be careful on the roads. Very cold temperatures and snow do not mix well, although two golden oldies like us do not go places very often. Mr. Swiss said he might venture out this afternoon. He forgot to buy bread yesterday, although we always have a spare loaf in the freezer. There is no longer a spare loaf as we had to defrost it, but it can wait until this afternoon. Although our area in the flat plain of the middleland of Switzerland got a fair share, the eastern part of Switzerland, mainly St. Gall and the area, are sinking in snow with car wrecks strewn across he icy roads.
I dragged myself to the kitchen to take a couple of photos and prepared breakfast. Mr. Swiss had not yet fed the birds. The crows and magpies like their bread ration in the morning. Mr. Swiss ventured into the garden and threw out the daily ration. As he turned the crows swooped down onto the garden. Usually they wait until he disappears, but this time they were impatient. I have never seen anything like it. There must have been at least 8 mega large crows hopping and flying for their bread ration and they were not behaving well with each other. There was a crow fight with noise and pushes. Then the magpies arrived and it was developing into a battleground fighing for the right to the chopped bread. You say you should not feed bread to the birds, explain that to them, I am not sure they would agree. They have now disappeared, each bird carrying at least 2 or 3 pieces of bread in its beak.
It is still snowing and will continue until lunchtime at least. Not big heavy flakes, but small to medium size, coating everything in white.
Already Thursday again and time to compose a weekend shopping list, although I suppose I should have better things to do, but I am now a lady of leisure, watching the others to everything. I contacted my physio therapist yesterday and she will call back to arrange appointments, although at the moment I cannot go anywhere in the snow and ice.
Our canival was finished yesterday evening. The grand finale is the burning of an over life sized dummy on the main square in Solothurn. The dummy is packed with fireworks and as the flames engulf it they explode. In my younger more active days I used to watch the spectacle with Mr. Swiss. Before the fire begins there are musicians walking around the dummy to their music. And now our local town returns to normal life. On Monday the biggest carnival celebration in Switzerland begins in Basel. It is only 3 days, but the Basel people really go to town on it. It begins around 5 in the morning and the carnival groups have each built a large lantern showing carnival subjects. They walk around the town accompanied by their traditional pipes and drums with the lanterns. I was in Basel many years ago by chance to witness the spectacle. The town really does not sleep for the following 3 days. And afterwards we have peace in Switzerland again for the following year.
And now to complete my daily routine, which is no longer a routine. My broken leg has taken over.
Have fun, enjoy the day, see you around.