Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 19, 2018

Road to Bellach via Solothurn (18)

At least there was some light at the end of the tunnel

River Aare 12.05 (8)

Translation: Halt Danger of shooting, entrance forbidden. I heard the shots as I was walking. Behind the sign on the left is the village shooting range where Swiss soldiers must do their annual shooting practice as well as members of the village rifle club (and all able bodied men up to the age of about 35 are Swiss soldiers for 3-4 weeks in the year).

Paraglider 12.05 (2)

I think this one was on his way down when I saw him last week.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 19, 2018

Daily Prompt: Premature

Afternoon sky

We have had a couple of weeks of rain, so much so that I began to specialise in rain photos and today we have blue skies and fluffy wispy clouds. Is it too early to begin to plan on excursions enjoying the good weather. Now my enthusiasm is no longer. This morning, I had a marathon shopping trip in my own. Mr. Swiss dropped me off at the supermarket and had to be somewhere else.

OK, I am a big girl now and can do it on my own, in spite of the fact that I usually hobble around with a walker. Today I had to do it with a supermarket trolley. At the beginning it was OK and I decided, yes I can do it. As I picked up the various items on my phone list I could see the end of the marathon approaching. However, I noticed my legs were slowing down. This was a dress rehearsal to see how it is with no walker, just I, me and my trolley.

In an hour I had completed my quest and Mr. Swiss had also completed his. He was on his way to pick me up. The first part of the whitsun week-end had been completed.

And now our cloudy sky has disappeared, the rain has been banished and we have sun and pleasant temperatures and  I am now too exhausted to go places. We ate lunch an hour later than usual, so I slept an hour longer, nothing premature about today, it was more overdue.

Daily Prompt: Premature

Good Morning

Clouds

This morning I see some blue in the sky, so who knows, perhaps there will be no rain today. I wish I could add a sound tract to this as I am writing. The crows have gathered somewhere, probably in a tree, and are singing a chorus of caws.

Crows

I managed a photo of them circling before landing on their favourite tree of the moment. I only have my mobile camera in the morning for photos as I can do them instantly, otherwise I would need more time to upload and process the photos, but you have an idea of what it looks like at my place. And the crows are still conversing in their loud caws.

Road to Bellach via Solothurn (15)

Yesterday afternoon we had some bright patches, even sun, and I was really intending to go places and see things. However, a dark cloud appeared and it began to rain. There was a quick change of plan. Mr. Swiss had to go to the place where they make driving permits to have an alteration with the words “wears glasses”. It is in the village where I worked for 30 years, not far away and I decided to accompany him. I now realise how inconvenient it can be if you cannot walk so well, and must hope that somewhere there is a lift, even if you only need to go to the first floor. As soon as you pay for the alternation, 20 Swiss francs, they issue a nice new neat plastic card. Either you pay cash or by credit card in the machine. They are well organised.

After completing our business we moved on, passing the famous roundabout with the horse emblem of the village.

Road to Bellach via Solothurn (13)

We now moved into the town of Solothurn as I now had the opportunity to get my photo done for my permit to park on places reserved for the handicapped.  Of course, I could do the photo myself, but too much fiddling around and at the photographers they do a good job and you can wait for the result.

We went to a different photo saloon belonging to a lady. She was immediately sympathetic, especially as she used a Nikon camera. Mr. Swiss dropped me off in front of the door as he had to search for a parking space and my walking is really not so good with the stick. I can now complete my official form, and all I now need is the neurologist doc to complete another form and in future we can then park on the extra large parking spaces next to the entrance in the supermarket and other similar reserved spaces.

Rain Solothurn 17.05 (3)

We drove home through the rain, again, and I am getting quite good at rain pictures. I decided they do not have to be perfect, and if a bit of car window frame and wiper gets into the picture, it sort of belongs to the dreary atmosphere.

And another eventful day ends in the wilds of Switzerland. The evening was filled with reading further in my 450 Kindle paged book. This morning the sun is was shining, so who knows what lays ahead. I know I have a shopping marathon to perform on my own in the supermarket whilst Mr. Swiss has a hospital appointment, but I have enough time. The list is made including Monday and part of Tuesday as it is the Whitsun holiday at the beginning of next week.

Have fun and if possible do not let is rain on you.

Road to Bellach via Solothurn (33)