Good Morning


The days of the interesting sunsets are now her where the sky has a light show in the early evening. I was out watering the garden and generally make a habit of looking up to see if there is anything interesting in the sky, which often pays off, as yesterday. This morning is a nice sunny day with blue skies and the weather is really getting warmer.

I went for a wheelie into town yesterday afternoon and at last my photo programme in flickr is back on track, so I spent most of the rest of the afternoon and evening uploading and sorting all my photos. Now I also have them all in google, although not really twice the work as google is ideal for WordPress. I have discovered you can never have too many photo programmes and files in various places, especially if it is a hobby.


I was surprised to see crowds in town when I arrived. It seems that the Bernese Kantonal Bank were having their annual day and this time the main theme was for the children. I wrote about it in my blog yesterday Subject: Putter with various photos. The town was full of children and their parents and after spending an hour in the crowds I was glad to go again. Being in a wheelchair is not such a problem usually, people tend to make allowances for it, but yesterday it was all in the name of children and I had to avoid them and not the other way around.


On the way I had a look to see how the stork parents were managing high up on their tower next to the local high school. There is also a baby stork in the nest, although no longer so small, but he was having a quiet moment when I took the photo. We have a stork colony in a nearby village and there are storks everywhere in our area. As I wheeled to the stork nest a guy and his wife parked their car  on the road and began to walk in the same direction. He packed out his pocket camra and also began to take photos. They saw me with my camera and naturally we had contact and exchanged a few words.


I then heard a noise above and looked up to see a helicopter flying. As it was not a rescue helicopter, I think it was also taking photos of the event in town, probably for the Bernese Bank affair as public relations.

Otherwise it was a pleasant day and I was out on the porch with computer until 9.00 in the evening. At last the summer days are approaching and I can tank up again on fresh air. I contacted the gardener this morning as everything is growing and expanding  including the hedges which now need a trim, so another bill to pay eventually.

Today is a day of shopping in the afternoon so I will be again on the road getting in the provisions for the next couple of days. And now I am on my way by foot to take care of the apartment. A woman’s work is never done. Have a good day and enjoy. See you around later.


I saw this growing in our local castle grounds. I am not sure what it is, but according to my plantsnap it is, or might be, a leucadendron, which says nothing to me.

13 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • Going shopping is one of my enjoyments. I get out and meet people. As I have MS, I have to rely on the trolley for support. Daily would be too much, but three times a week in the afternoon. I am lucky to still be able to drive my car and have a permit for parking places for the handicapet. I find once a week shopping too much stress

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  1. 1. I don’t know that plant either, but it’s a nice looking one.
    2. When I am with my husband who is working in Zurich (whereas we still live in France, until house is sold – and it’s not going anywhere quickly), I also need to do the shopping often. I don’t have the car so I go and get my stuff daily or every other day. I’m often thinking of you, as this system is so not me, but one has to adapt to new situations! I also don’t have the car when I’m in France and my shopping is now a rare thing. When I do it in F, it’s always on a Saturday, when HH is back with the car and shopping on a Saturday is HELL….. If not, I go on foot to our weekly market or the small shops in the neighbourhood.
    3. It’s lovely to have storks nesting nearby. One of my sisters lived for over 20yrs nearby a stork colony and we spent many a happy moment watching the story unfold!
    Have a good week.

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    • I really don’t mind shopping. I go on my own and have no interference from otherrs. I a, very much Migros based . i rarely go shopping on saturday, but get it all on Friday. We have storks here and there, but a, glad when they keep themselves to themselves. They can really make a big mess.

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  2. All I know about leucadendrons is that they are part of the protea family native to South Africa. I would have thought your winters were a bit cold for them if they are the same plant. There are some very pretty varieties.

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  3. Beautiful sunset and wow, those storks are amazing! They are really huge. They set up a colony in the northern part of Israel, but they were more solid gray, less black and white. They were supposed to be flying into Asia, but they discovered the carp pools and decided to hang around.

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