I have returned after a few days absence dealing with some reality. I now hope to be back on course, although life is often full of surprises and sometimes not so pleasant. The sunrise has changed a little, and instead of a flaming yellow ball, we have clouds and an attempt at some rays poking through, but not so successful. I don’t really mind. At least the light is not so strong and it is not so cold.
Although I am no longer feeding the birds, I still get visits. The bird house is empty of seed and I have tidied it a little. However, I could not ignore the little fluttering wings entirely and hung a food net for them to peck now and again. They soon realised that there was something to be had
and made the most of the food. They will not starve and now that the seeds of the dandelions are ripe to pick in the meadow, there will be enough food for all. I am also sure that worm life is developing and the bird parents will be hopping around with their beaks full to feed the kids. We do not really do it much differently, just fill our trolleys at the supermarket with the food.
I am glad that the Easter is finished for another year and shopping can be done normally. We still have lockdown here, as everyone in the world, but I am coping OK. Our government is now making steps to relax the restrictions, but being Swiss they are also being careful. Ordinary people like myself are not having such great problems with the current situation. It is not ideal, but I do not mind a little isolation now and again. Shopping is quite pleasant with no crowds and the stores have enough to sell. One thing I do not understand. I read some reports from other countries, mainly Britain in Facebook, that they managed to get the food quite easily, but they all seem to be doing the shopping as soon as the store opens in the early morning. Do we have famine as well as the hairy peas are still floating in the air, or perhaps it is me. I prefer to do my shopping in the afternoon. I see no reason to rush out early to get it done with and afterwards tell everyone how successful I was. I am no fan of stress when not necessary.
Now that the peak of the pandemic in Switzerland seems to be over, the economic problems of the business world are being emphasised and there are calls to open businesses again, which I can understand. A few stores will be opening, but our restaurant owners are annoyed that they are having to remain closed. Personally it will be a long time untilI venture again into a restaurant or move normally amongst people as it used to be. I will remain away from the maddening crowds for a while.
And now to move on and organise my housewife golden oldie life. Make the most of the day, I discovered some new flowers blossoming in the garden. I think it is a moss rose, but cannot remember the exact name.