Yesterday afternoon I let myself out. It was a little warmer, no snow on the roads or pavements and I decided to get some fresh air. My first photo on the way was of the local Jura mountains and as expected they were covered in snow. The white patch in the middle at the top is our house mountain, Weissenstein. There is a lift to take you up to the top, The last time Mr. Swiss and I was at the top was almost two years ago. We are both no longer so fit to take walks on the slopes, so now I just admire it from below. It was unfortunately a bit of a misty afternoon.
And so I wheeled on into town in my chair.
For a Saturday afternnon there were not so many people around, but the days of Saturday shopping seem to be past. Our supermarkets and mails are a little outside of the old town and the only people we seem to get are either tourists or those that live in the outlying villages and decide to visit the big town.
There was really nothing going on, and even the River was quite empty, although it made a change to see other places. I decided to wheel on home along the river bank. Just as I was leaving town I saw some strange equipment on the river bank next to a car.
When I got nearer I saw that it was diving equipment that two guys were loading into their car. They were sort of early middle aged and were still wearing part of their diving gear. They gave me a greeting and I returned it and could not resist to ask if they had been diving in the River. They said they were now finished with their diving. I would have liked to ask more but decided not to overdo it. I know we have a diving club on our river and there two looked like the professionals. Now and again they have a big clean up of our river and they pile up the trophies on the river bank for all to see. It is amazing what people throw in the river. I could never undertand that amongst the stuff they find there are always about 10 bicycles. It is the diving club that usually help with the work.
I continued on the way home along the river and was astonished to see armies of ducks and a few swans taking an afternoon swim.
The ducks were mainly mallards, but there were also some black headed ducks swimming amongst them and I have no idea what they are. I had never seen them before. Perhaps they were refugees from the sea.
Here is a closer look.
When I got home it was time to catch up on a few items on the computer and of course to cook the evening meal. No big deal, but someone has to do it. I also had a small collision with a cupboard door and my wheelchair which seems to have dislodged the right arm rest a little so I will have to get the guy to come a fix it. As it is the arm with the steering, I do not want to risk any journeys at the moment, and it is a week of rain in any case, although there was a bit of snow mixed in today.
I will be having a lazy Sunday today. I spent at least two hours uploading photos yesterday evening and had no real time to relax, although in our new golden oldie days we are now usually hitting the bed by 11.00 p,m. at the latest and we already switch off the TV at 10.30 for lack of anything we want to watch. I prefer to read a book and Mr. Swiss it busy with his own thing. I am wondering if our electricity bill will be a lot less, although I do not think that TV time is expensive.
And now I am on my way to the shower followed by some housewify stuff. Enjoy the day, take it easy, I know I will. I leave you with some pigeons I saw in town taking a stroll on the wall by the river