I saw the alps again yesterday when on a wheelie with my chair. As I turned the corner to the local castle on the hill there were all spread out in front of me. I think the big one on the right is the Eiger, which is the tallest peak from our view. They disappeared through Summer, probably because of the intense sun we were having, but in Autumn they usually return. I have spent many summer holidays in the Bernese Overland when the kids were still kids and know them all from various walks.
Yesterday was another pleasant Autumn day so I took a tour in the afternoon to gather a few photos, and get some fresh air, although I did not go so far, just to the castle and the farm. They were having a wedding in the castle.
I saw the announcement at the side of the castle that Vanessa and Martin were having their wedding reception. There was also a notice not to enter by the side entrance, but the main gate.
To make the the guests found the entrance it was marked with signs to follow, very original. We often have wedding receptions at the local castle and what better place could there be to celebrate.
I saw something yesterday that I had always wanted to see, and I even took a photo.
I grew up in London town so the only cows I ever saw at the time were in picture books or on the TV. Later on in life I got to know what a real cow looked like. Here they lay on their pastures or munch grass from the fields, but I never saw a cow stand, or even sit. There was an open question for me. Does it stand using the front legs, or the back legs. As I passed three cows lying in a field yesterday one began to stand and your local reporter took a photo of the great occasion, although it is perhaps still not so clear. I saw it definitely bend its front knees to give a push, so it looks like the front legs won.
I met a lady on horseback on my way, it is almost cowboy country here. I also noticed that I am becoming known in the area, When the farmers drive past with their wagons loaded with hay they always give me a wave. They must appreciate the fact that they now have their photos taken on the way.
Of course I had a look to see what the chickens were doing, but the usual. I notice they like to take dirt baths now and again. They bury themselves in the earth and then you see clouds of dust rising as they scratch around. I do not know what the idea is, perhaps it has some sort of therapeutic benefit. Sorry that the photo is not so clear, but they keep the chickens behind plastic wire. Probably too many chicken rustlers in the area.
Nothing more to report except that I arrived home safely to upload my photos. Today I will definitely spend the afternoon at home. I have planned a tour for tomorrow afternoon in town. It is monthly market day and after my positive experience on our local cheese day, I have decided to take the chance and manoeuvre my wheelchair amongst the masses in town. We also have a cattle market, but that takes place in the morning and it is mainly for those that are responsible for your lunchtime steak, prodding the animals to see if they are suited: not my sort of thing.
Have a good Sunday everyone doing what you always do on Sunday.
This photo of the sweet pea was on the path leading to the entrance of my appartment. I planted some seeds many years ago to add some colour to my privet hedge and they decided to spread and have now taken over the little piece of meadow opposite. Some time ago the local gardener cut it all away, but they returned, much better then before I find. I have never seen so many flowers on them.