Good Morning

Snow in the back garden

Yesterday we got snow, Switzerland got snow. It began in the morning and continued until the early afternoon.  As I was not going places I did not mind so much, was only hoping that the spook would disappear by Monday when I go shopping. My new expriences with regular car drives is fun, but not in snow, especially fresh snow that has not yet been cleared away by the road machines. However, I was lucky. It stopped yesterday and is not returning in our part of Switzerland. East Switzerland got most of it and Zürich airport had many delayed flights. Most of it has now thawed away.

No. 2 son and his family live in east Switzerland, Shaffhausen area, and planned to visit yesterday. They arrive for lunch with no great problem. My daughter-in-law is one of those people with driving in the blood so the snow did not bother her so much. It was nice to have them visit and seeing my grandson only every 1-2 months, I notice the difference each time he arrives.

It looks like my wheelies in my chair will be few and far between if there is snow and ice on the streets.


One of the first things I do in the morning is renew the bowl of water outside, mainly for my cat Tabby and the sparrows also enjoy a drink. However, we have a new visitor lately. The neighbour’s cat Roschti goes on a morning patrol and passes through my garden. He has discovered the bowl of water and now stops by to sample what is on offer. Roschti originally belonged to a neighbour that moved away, but the cat stayed and was taken over by another neighbour. She does not like my cat, and my cat does not like Roschti, so they get on like two cats on fire. Now and again they have a staring match, perhaps a short paw swipe, but nothing too serious. Sometimes they just sit and look at each other, depends on the daily mood.

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On my last visit to the local farm I noticed that the black swan was still there. Her chicks are now probably fully grown and have gone further.

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One of the chickens had also discovered an apple for lunch. There is an apple tree in the grounds and the farmer just leaves the apples on the tree. The animals are quite pleased about that when they fall.

And now to move on, but it is Sunday so I take my time. The first job is put the roast in the oven and let it cook until lunch time. Then generally tidy up with a shower and hope that  the snow stays away and the day develops well. It even looks like a little sunshine

Have a good Sunday and enjoy. I leave you with one of my sunset photos from Friday. It was really a special day for a sunset show.

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13 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • It hit east Switerland quite badly yesterday, with many accidents on the roads. Today it has all disappeared in our area as if it was never there. I wondered why the farmer left the apples on the tree to fall, but afterwards I realised it was for the ducks and geese and hens.

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