And this at 8 a.m. Spring is now firmly on its way. With temperatures of 20°C in the afternoon I am not complaining. Of course it really invites you to go outside and enjoy the weather, although Mr. Swiss has just shut the window in the kitchen where I am on the computer as he finds there is still a nip in the air. I suppose computer work keeps the circulation in order.
Of course I made the most of the weather in the afternoon and went for a wheelie into town in my chair. The first sight I had on the way were the horses grazing outside in the next farm. Actually I drive along the side of the railway tracks and when I get to the next station there is a space in the fencing and a good opportunity to take some photos. It seems to me they have more horses every time I pass by.
The path on the left is where I travel next to the railway lines and on the right is the main road from our town of Solothurn which would eventually take you to Zürich after almost 2 hours journey. There is a motorway which is naturally quicker and after an hour you are in Zürich. This road is used more locally and where most of my car journeys begin.
After leaving the path along the railway I crossed over the road (a very wheelchair friendly crossing) and arrived at the town cemetery. I can now drive through the cemetery and enjoy the peace and quiet. During the Winter there was not very much happening in the way of nature, but now the ground cover has began to grow and the trees are forming the buds for the leaves. I cut through the cemetery with a purpose as afterwards I can join the sreet leading to our high school, not that I am interested in the high school, but the tower next to it.
Perhaps not so interesting, but to someone that lives in the area I took a photo and was rewarded. Yes, the storks have returned. This white appearance on the left at the top of the tower is a stork. Storks are perhaps lazy and do not build fresh nests annually but often return to the previous nest. Our town workers keep the nests ready for them. Last year I watched the stork family grow throughout the summer with their babies and this year I hope the same.
My next surprise was as I was entering town and had this view.
It is not very often that you see the alps from our town, but in some places you can get a clear view if you know where, and if the light is right and the weather. This time it was perfect with the North wall of the Eiger on the left.
Eventually I did get into town and afterwards travelled home again along the banks of the River Aare. I certianly had fun with the camera yesterday and even the moon accompanied me on the way, although it was mid afternoon. Again another play with reflections of the sunlight.
And now to deal with other things, like having a shower, tidying up the place and above all cooking lunch. Lunch comes first as I have a pork roast today and like to cook it slow through the morning. Enjoy your Sundays and relax, forget the daily stress, although I can talk about it, but I have to deal with it as well.
I have no idea what this tree is, but it was flowering so also getting ready for Spring days. I saw it along the river bank.