The big news of the day is that my white amaryllis has now broken into flowers.
Whether anything more exciting will happen today I do not know. It is raining, again and so I will be a bit home bound. As I am now driving again and going places on wheels I will proably be visiting the supermarket this afternoon if the rain persists. I forgot a couple of things yesterday. I could wheel into town in my chair and get stuff there, but only if it stops raining.
I was in town this week visiting the christmas market, but also wandered around the river and noticed that The Birds were gathering. I looked for Alfred Hitchcock, but he was not around, so I decided there was no real danger of being pecked. Although these gulls seem to be an organised pack. They had settled on the wall next to the river and were planning something.
And suddenly they all took flight together.
There was a noisy flapping of wings and gull cries to complete the scene and I was snapping away with my camera. I chose the better photos. This was really more luck than anything else as flying gulls can get a bit blurred.
I really wanted to take a wheelie yesterday afternoon. The sun was shining and there were real clouds in the sky and not just a grey cover, but time does not always allow. After my shopping marathon yesterday morning for the weekend I only got home just past midday and had to cook lunch. By the time I was finished with eating and clearing away the dishes into the washer, I really collapsed into my bed for my midday sleep and it was already past 3.00 when I awoke.
I then moved on to the computer with a few challenges and had no more longing to go anywhere. My No. 1 son was off to a concert in town of some heavy metal groups. Today he is off to Zürich to see a Jethro Tull concert. There is a coach company here that organises these things and he usually goes with them. It is quite good. He could go on his own with the train but coming home would be a problem as the trains do not run so late and he is autistic. He manages very well to find his way around and the coach is always waiting to bring their passengers back to Solothurn after the concert, so he is in safe hands and I do not have to worry.
The gulls are not the only birds we have at the moment. The baby swans from last Spring are no longer babies and now float up and down on the river. I notice that the ducks, swans and gulls never seem to have problems. If they find food, of which there is plenty because everyone feeds them, they eat it. Perhaps the gulls have problems amongst themselves, from the noise they make, but otherwise it seems to be one big happy bird family.
And now I have to create one big happy human family. Thank goodness I can stay at home this morning without any shopping excursions.
Have a good week-end everyone, see you around.