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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.