Good Morning

Front garden in the morning

It is again a wonderful morning in my part of the world. Looking out from my desk where I am writing, everything is bathed in sunlight. This is really one of the best summers I remember: not too hot and not too cold and a gentle breeze now and again. Although our weather prophets have predicted a real heat wave beginning next week, when some are complaining all the time about the unbearable heat. I am glad to be able to still be around to witness it all. At the age of 71 you enjoy every day, unbearable heat or not, and I can always sit in the shade.

Aare 25.06 (4)

Of course I made the most of it yesterday afternoon and went for a wheelie in my chair along the river bank, although local authorities. I would be do glad if you could perhaps make a more comfortable surface for wheels along the path. I like to go along the river, but it is all natural paths, covered with stones and almost rocks in some places. I am shaken and not stirred when I reach the end of my journey.

Clouds 25.06 (6)

I kept it simple this time and just did a one way journey and back. I would like to cross to the other side of the river, but there is a bridge with steps and my wheelchair does not like more than one step at a time, but I can admire the views from my side of the river.

Stork 25.06 (3)

There is also a stork nest on the other side of the river, so with the help of my zoom lens I manage to grab a picture or two, or three of four. Yes, OK, I had more than 50 photos on the camera when I arrived home.

Dog 25.06 (9)

Other animal life were the swimming dogs I often saw. This lady had a good idea for her dog to swim and fetch. It was a sort of floatable object so there were no problems about searching for the sticks that were thrown. Dogs just love obeying. If I throw something for my cat she looks at it, thinks about it and might go an fetch it. Usually she waits until it might possible walk to her. I suppose they are more introverted animals and let us not forget they were once worshipped as gods and never forgot it.

Tractor 25.06 (4)

The farmer was also busy on a field I passed on my journey, gathering the hay from the grass that had been left to dry on the field. This will be the winter food ration for the cows, if only there were cows. As I have already mentioned, the cows disappeared a few weeks ago. but where there is hay there is hope and so I am sure they will return, if perhaps not the same cows.

Today is my cleaning lady day, so I am a little later on the computer and afterwards I will probably be cleaning windows whilst the cleaning lady is cleaning my bathroom and shower.

Crops 25.06 (1)

This is what the farmer leaves behind when the hay is gathered. It used to be hay stacks and today it is all clean rolls of hay enclosed in some sort of net. Times change, even for the farms, everything is now so neat and tidy.

I will leave you with this picture of local Swiss countryside and would say enjoy the day and make the most of it. I know I do.

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Pat, for the longest time I’ve not received your mails or reminders of new posts. Often I wondered but with all this and that going on constantly I never paid too much attention. Today I went on the WP site and discovered that for totally unknown reasons my preferences for YOUR blog announcements were ‘stopped’…. So, now you’re ‘undone’ and I should be more aware of your daily fun and doings once more. Sorry for this.
    This is a great tale you told us. LOVED the dog swimming in the Aare…. made me feel fresher in my skin suddenly. It’s very hot here too, have no wind not even a breeze today, yesterday it was up to 30C but with a light breeze which made it for a very pleasant day. IF ONLY I could live along a ‘water’ of any kind again, I’m channelling my memories and love for the Lac Léman inside me and treasure them on a daily basis to help me…. I love the Aare, doing its funny and cool swings to the right and left, the long circle around the city of Berne, the changing of colours and atmosphere as per the weather situation. Be good – to yourself and yours.

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    • I havn’t done anything different to my WordPress account, but they often play around with the organisation. The Daily Prompt is no longer, and some enterprising members have organised a substitute which is working very well. There are now three various prompts we can take part in, but I stick to one as I do not want to make a full time job of writing. I saw that you are now following me on WordPress along with the other +9,000. so thanks for that.
      I love the Aare, it is a great river to take a walk (even if the path can be bumpy in the wheelchair) and there is plenty of duck life there. I lived 2 years in Zürich when I first arrived in Switzerland and had not yet met Mr. Swiss, so know how wonderful it is to live near a lake.

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