Good Morning

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The day begins with a freezing cold morning, no sun and a few clouds, although this photo is from yesterday afternoon when I went for a wheelie in my chair. The weather report had then already predicted we will be having the coldest night in the year, and it definitely was. The strange thing was there was no ground frost and the grass did not have the usual white surface from the ice.

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Yesterday afternoon I made my way to the local stables with attached chicken run to see how life was going for them all. I heard the animals before I saw them. The geese were having quite a loud conversation and the chickens were joining in. I think this is the rooster in the photo.

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They have shifted the chicken coop in its movable house to another place, but they are not yet let out to examine the surroundings. Perhaps it is too cold for them and I think these are the egg layers. There is  a second chicken house where they are running free.

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I find chickens are fascinating creatures. Probably another symptom of growing up in a town as big as London. The only chickens I ever saw when I lived there were on a plate for a meal although our neighbours did have chickens in their back garden when I was a kid, but mainly for their own food I believe.

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I wheeled on and noticed I was being watched. The kid goat was getting inquisitive. His mum was not far away.

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Otherwise it was a usual Sunday with nothing special happening and I was already home after an hour’s tour. It was quite cold and dreary. The sun decided to stay behind the clouds.

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The stables are in the surrounding grounds of the local castle Waldegg, so I stopped past for a photo of the main entrance, although it is rarely used.  I think it is just there for the show of it, you generally enter on the other side. It was looking quite colourful as some of the shutters were closed. It used to be inhabited by the von Sury family, one of which was serving in the Swiss guard in the Vatican, but that was many years ago. It now belongs to the Kanton of Solothurn.

Today is again Monday, so time to go shopping again, but that will be this afternoon. I also have to make a call at the chemists for a few items.

And now to the daily chores: a little clean up of the apartment and I have a lunch to cook.

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On my journey I take a short cut through the cemetery and saw this bright display on one of the graves. Even Winter has its colourful side.

5 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • No snow here either, , although quite cold. I will be glad when it gets warmer and we have a little more colour dring the day. Glad you enjoyed the journey

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  1. It is bitterly cold here, too. I think the whole week is going to be frigid and we’ve got a huge flock of birds out back. They scattered the moment I got my camera in position and I decided to go drink coffee instead. The cleaning person raised her rates (but she was low in the first place) and the price of heating oil went up in time for the cold spell. In other words, everything is normal.

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    • It warms up a little during the day, although today there was a cold wind blowing. Today was not such a good day for birds, and I was too busy to take many photos. I now have to pay the annual charge for the cleaning lady’s pension. I am becoming an accountant slowly. The state automatically deduct it from my account. We don’t have heating oil, but gas heating, which is also not very cheap in price.

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  2. The coldest weather I can remember was near Valyermo, near Little Rock, near Lancaster, which back in 1986, was near nothing else of any significance. (It is some of the most uninhabited space in the contiguous United States of America, in the most populous county of Los Angeles.) Anyway, humidity was too minimal for frost to form.

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