Good Morning

Jura 27.05.2018

Yesterday afternoon when I went for a wheelie in my chair we had blue skies and it was sun tan weather, but a few clouds were hanging around. When I got home I sat out on the porch uploading photos and reading until 09.30 when it got a little too dark for comfort, although my Kindle has its own built in light. We even watered the garden, as it had two dry hot days behind itself. I settled in my armchair and just as I was thinking of going to bed I heard a bang outside. A thunderstorm was approaching. We could have saved the watering of the garden. When I eventually began to hug my bed it was full force. I love listening to those storms outside when I am all tucked up. Eventually sleep overcame me, still with the accompaniment of the storm outside. This morning everything clear: blue skies and the sun.

I took a trip yesterday afternoon. I decided to go down to the river, and took the turning towards the left. This is always a mistake. For some reason the path is more hazardous with lots of bumps and lumps which my wheelchair does no like, and I had a distinct tilt in my seat. I came back the same way and traveled the opposite direction, which is less bumpy.

Swan 27.05 (4)

I noticed a swan gathering on the opposite side of the river. They always meet on that side which means closeups are not so possible. There seem to be quite a lot of swans this year and I notice that the swans with a little colour in their feathers have now disappeared. They have grown, are now pure white,  and will be the keepers of the next generation.

River Aar 27.05 (1)

I wheeled down to the last bridge before entering town and decided to return via the cemetery and the stables. I heard a loud neigh as I approached. The stalls were mostly empty but their pony had stayed behind.

Horse 27.05.2018 (2)

The pony is often used for children to have a ride. He kept his eyes on me as I travelled further. The next part was where the ducks, geese and chickens live. I wanted to see if the ducklings were around.

Ducks 27.05 (3)

I am not sure if you can still call them ducklings as they are growing quickly. Unfortunately a goose also wanted to get into the picture and his head can be seen at the front of the photo. Suddenly some people arrived in the enclosure. It seems  you can enter if you see one of the people that work there. I would love to be able to go inside and take photos, there is always a plastic fence in between. My zoom lens manages to cut it out, but the photos are never as clear as I would like them to be.

Cows 27.05 (2)

I moved on past my friends the cows, who seemed to be doing the same as they always do in the evening: just laying around and waiting for me to take a few photos.

It was now the home stretch, across the road and back to my home. This road is particularly bumpy when crossing with the wheelchair. It was all newly surfaced and improved two years ago. Then I did not have to depend on a wheelchair to go places. Now I do and notice how little the problems of transporting wheels across a road are not taken into consideration. There are some crossings which are quite flat, but this crossing is one up and down until you get to the other side.

This week is yet another catholic religious holiday on Thursday for corpus christi. I think they even have some sort of procession in our local town. No. 1 son has a week’s holiday so we will be one more at home to cater for. Today he is off to Zürich in the late afternoon for a concert by Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd musician, although he is also now over 60 years old. It is sometimes a little scary when you see all these elderly gentlemen that were the pop stars of yesterday. They organise a coach from our town to the Hallenstadion in Zürich where the concerts take place and bring my son home again, which is quite good, especially as he is an autist, but he finds his way quite well.

I am off on a shopping trip this morning so should get going. Our local crow population are already calling in chorus with their caws. Keep safe, see you around. I will leave you with some flowers I saw on my journey yesterday.

Flowers 27.05 (4)

15 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. you’re right . When you need to use a wheelchair, you notice how bad built are some ramps to cross streets and access buildings. I experienced that by pushing my dad’s wheelchair and after he passed away, my mom’s wheelchair for several years. My “favourite” ramp was one on a street close to the hospital, which had a tree just in the middle on the other side!.There was no way to avoid the obstacle. At least, I developed my muscles.

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    • I have to be careful to approach the steps in a direct line, otherwise the wheelschair could lose its balance. I was never aware of these problems, but since having my wheelchair i am very much so. I now know which crossings to avoid

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  2. You have the most wonderful places so close by to visit. Your wheelies are always fun for me to see. Great photos. But that poor cow with all those flies on his face. How does he stay still for that?

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  3. I feel remiss. i have not seen any swans or ducks or anything this year, probably because the weather has been so dicey and because every nice day we have, we’ve been at a doctor or some other important appointment. I’m hoping we get a little free time between now and Garry’s surgery in July! Whenever that turns out to be. I need to see a few swans of my own!

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    • This year I have seen many swans and also ducks that I had never seen before. Our river is a big river and runs through Switzerland and via other rivers to the sea. My days are also smooth running until either Mr. Swiss or I have some sort of appointment and today is cleaning lady day. Am hoping that all goes well with garyˋs treatment

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  4. a wonderful post full of cheerful news and a few wheelie obstacles…. I seem to be more aware of wonky paths since I need to focus on my feet due to bad eye sight. We do have our little complaints to life!

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    • I am gradually getting used tonwhich obstacles Imshould avoid in my wheelchair. Some roads are easier to cross than others. Today I followed a path that got really very bumpy with large Stones. Infill not be taking that one again

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