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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.