Good Morning

Morning

Not a very special welcome to the day. Yesterday evening I was sitting on the porch after the evening meal and I could hear the distant sound of rumbling in the hills. The sun disappeared and we got a strange sky that was predicting the end of the world. I was still uploading my 50 photos I took on a wheelie in my chair in the afternoon and was not going to switch off the computer and go inside until I was finished. Luckily it did not rain, although as I was approaching the end of my computer work, I was getting a few flashes from the sky. I was even getting a bit nervous: could I finish in time or not. Eventually I was on the computer closing down stage and was glad. I shot a couple of photos of the now strange yellow tinge in the sky and retired to the indoor world. I then closed the blinds, it was was already 9.00 p.m., to make sure my windows did not get a rain wash.

This morning we still have clouds, although the sun has suddenly appeared and it did not rain through the night, not one bit. It was all a false alarm it seems.

I was going to stay at home yesterday afternoon, but decided it would be better to take a trip somewhere. The sun appeared and enhanced my wheelchair sun tan on my arms and back of the neck. I decided to go a little further afield to the high school houses which have a few interesting placed for photos and then I saw this.

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I noticed some time ago there was a stork on the top of this pillar,  but I could only see the head and really thought it was some sort of ornament. Now it was standing and there was the head of a baby stork next to it. I watched the stork for some time. It kept bending its head into the nest and was probably showing some motherly love.

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We have a stork colony in a village along the Aar. It was founded by a high school teacher and there were many nests there. The teacher passed away as an old man and it was decided to let the storks fly. The colony is still there and the storks are often found with their nests on the roofs of the village, but many now find a place in the area, some near our village. You often see them as you drive along the road perched on the lamp posts. Now they have erected some places where they  can nest, as this photo shows which is in the grounds of the high school.

I had another suprise when I walked past the stables. At the side of the stables they have ground where there are about 200 chickens and also a pond to harbour 2 black swans and some mandarin ducks. There are also 6 geese to complete the picture. And what did I see yesterday.

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Yes they now have a goat, actually two. I assumed that it is a pair and asked Mr. Swiss if the females also have horns. He said he does not know and told me to google it. I thought I was married to a Swiss that grew up in the wilds of nature, but it seems you have to Google it. I saw two of these goats at the stables, but they both had horns so it is probably not a pair and there will be no baby goats. For a Brit like me growing up in the wilds of East London, where the only animals you saw were pigeons and a few cats and dogs, this is still a big deal for me.  I can add goats to my photo collection.

We have now 4 days to go to the end of the Daily Promot Show and I am still debating what to do afterwards. I mean I do not have to do anything. Some will try to start something new where we can join in. I am not sure what to do, but might extend my Good Morning to Good Afternoon, perhaps even a Good Evening, although evenings I prefer to do other things like photo uploading, challenges and reading.

Today is Sunday so nothing to do. If the weather stays with me I might be away this afternoon, but it could become a rainy day. I now have some red cabbage to start cooking and otherwise the lazy life of a housewife keeping herself occupied with things to do. I think there is something to iron, a good exercise therapy for balance at the ironing  board. Mr. Swiss is busy searching for something that he cannot remember where he put it – a golden oldie pastime.

Keep safe, protect your computers from hackers, cups of coffee and crumbs from the sandwiches you eat whilst working on them. See you around on the flip side.

Flowers 26.05.2018

14 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. What a thrill to see a nesting stork! The white storks from Europe migrate here to South Africa and where I live we sometimes see thousands of them in the farmlands. However, in the past two or three years they have been quite scarce – perhaps because of our drought. They mainly breed in Europe but we do have 10 recorded breeding pairs in South Africa.

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      • I remember seeing a picture of a huge nest that was built in a street tree in Lagos or some such place. In the picture, the nest was not in the tree. It was in the roadway below blocking traffic. It must have been eight feet wide or so, about as wide as a lane of traffic. What is even funnier is that they guy who showed us was so disgusted to see squirrels bounding about the streets of San Jose.

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  2. I love your storks. We had colonies of them in Israel, especially near the Kibbutzim that had ponds where they grew fish. As far as the storks were concerned, this was dinner on the hoof. They used to pass over Israel moving from Africa to Europe, but when they found the pools and the fish, they moved in. Since we weren’t allowed to kill any wild creatures in Israel, the kibbutzniks had to petition the government to somehow make the storks leave. it got very complicated and also, for many of us, pretty funny.

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    • Our stork colony has been around for years. It was originally in Altreu, a village on the river Aare. They eventually encouraged them to settle in other places. Now and again we see them flying, and have even had one or two landing on the roof of our house. Here and there they build a nest they have become part of our scenery

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