Another friendly morning . They have now painted the building opposite in a very light yellow. They painted ours in a very light green, so they match OK. Yesterday I noticed how I can get confused very easily if my daily routine gets a little out of shape. It is probably a sign of becoming a golden oldie. I like variation in life, it does not always have to be the same. Yesterday I got a little confused with either going places or writing because I was waiting for something to write whih did not arrive when it should, so I went places.
I have now realised that since the WordPress daily prompt is not longer, everyone is beginning a new version of the daily prompt and I really do not know which one to choose. I now feel like the headless chicken that is running around having no sense of direction. I seem to have become a creature of routine in my old age. Why a daily prompt? I need it to point me in a right direction what to write about, and I just need my daily writing to ensure that my brain is still functioning.
Anyhow I decided to go for a tour in my wheelchair in the afternoon as nothing had turned up on the computer. It was some time since I had been along the River Aare.
As if on cue, this family of ducks came swimming along, mum and the three youngsters. It is wonderful how duck families stick together for their first year. I do not know what sort of ducks these are.
I also saw this one perched near the bank but again did not recognise it. It used to be just mallards and swans on our river, but I have noticed that this year there are all sorts of new ducks arriving. Perhaps it is because I can now travel further distances in my wheelchair. Last year I only had my stick and was limited in my walks.
I then looked across the river and saw this high mast on the other side. It seems to be an alarm system that we have for emergencies. Twice a year they have a practice where you can hear them all over Switzerland. In Summer they are now used for our stork nests. This mother has a baby in her nest as far as I could see. I have discovered that we have storks everywhere at the moment. Sometimes I see them flying, but have not yet managed to capture them in flight.
I wheeled along and heard loud youthful male voices in the bushes on the bank. Suddenly a young man walked across the path where I was wheeling dragging half a tree branch and blocking my way. We looked at each other, he laughed and apologised saying he wanted to build a fire. On the other side of the path his colleagues were waiting. I laughed and wheeled on. When I returned on the same path the fire was blazing, not quite but almost, and they were preparing to roast their Swiss cervelats. There were also small groups of people that were taking a swim in the Aare and families camping on the banks. The water is now quite high, although not too much, and it is a popular place in Summer. It costs nothing and is not as crowded as the local open air swimming pools.
I now have things to do and a supermarket to visit with Mr. Swiss. My action seems to be good today, so I am ready to go. I hope you are also ready to go, or perhaps you are sleeping. Have a good day everyone, and here is a view over our local Jura mountains complete with clouds.