Good Morning

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The sun decided to shine on me as I looked outside this morning and we have blue skies. I am hoping it will stay this way. I have decided to get out a little more now that the hairy pea invasion is not invading so much. I had a bit of a shock at the beginning of the week-end when the infection statistics were report for a day with almost 100 cases. So many we  had not had in Switzerland for a few weeks. However, no panic. A day later we had the message that whoever issues the statistics received false news and it was only 10-20 new cases. At the moment it seems to have stabilised here with a daily minimal infection rate. The virus is still hovering around, but no longer so much and we can safely break out and enjoy a limited amount of freedom again. Limited because there are still precautions of keeping a safe distance from each other and controlled entrances in the shops, but nothing that disturbs daily life. It is still not easy to order groceries on line from the store, as they still have no capacity to cope. However there are other possibilities.

I discovered with a shock that next Thursday all the stores here will be closed for Ascension Day. It would not bother me so much, but I was then planning on doing the week-end shopping as on Friday after lunch I have to be somewhere else that cannot be postponed, In that case I now have to stress around at the beginning of Friday afternoon and also get my shopping done. It will be quite a stress for me.

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However I did managed to get out again in my wheelchair yesterday and even met a few cows. It is great to be back in the old routine again. There were a few other walkers on their way, but not too many and it was good to breathe the fresh country air again. I think the cows were also pleased to see me.

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There were even a couple of chickens pecking around. I met a colleague on my way and she too had been in isolation for a while. She is also handicapped and needs support when walking and told me that yesterday was a first for her for a long while to take a stroll in the area. She had been shopping in the store in the meanwhile now and again similar to me and told me how one person in the store told her she should be ashamed of herself going out and taking a risk with the shopping. Actually he told her she was an idiot. This might be, but it is not so easy to give strangers a shopping list and money that you do not know to do your shopping. It is easy to say people will help you, ask for their telephone number at the local authorities, but that is theory. I tried it as well, and there were too many obstacles in the way. It was easier to go myself and I noticed due to our new corona laws, it was quite comfortable shopping with less people in the store.

Anyhow we are now more or less back to how it was and I will be off this afternoon on a quest for food. My problem is that I am not just shopping for me alone, which would be no great problem, but there is Mr. Swiss and son No. 1 to cope for as well.

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Nature is certainly showing herself from he best side at the moment and I saw this clematis flowering in one of the gardens on my wheelie.

And now to move on to a few chores I have.

On my tour yesterday it was good to see again the view I have of our local Jura mountain chain, always a good beginning to my journey.

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27 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning. I just happened to be up at a quarter to one in the morning when I noticed this. It happens to be raining heavily and loudly on the metallic roof outside right now, which is odd for here so late! That is a striking clematis there. The trees in the first picture seem to be unfamiliar, although I recognize the birch to the right. The two that the sun is shining through seem to be Leyland cypress of some sort. I should not have missed them earlier. If they are Leyland cypress, they are a hybrid of two species that are native to the coast of California, including the Monterey cypress that I planted on May 2. I find it amusing that British horticulturists like to brag about how the Leyland cypress is Welsh, because of where the original accidental hybrid was found.

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    • I have no idea what the trees are, they grow on our estate and have been there for years. This clematis grows in the garden of a house in our village and I wait to see it every year when it flowers. I am not a fan all all clematis, but this one is a real beauty.

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    • WE had another government meeting today with the latest news. It seems that the people living in the state of Basel are not behaving so well and tend to mix too much without keeping their distance. Otherwise things are looking good in Switzerland and we no longer have people recovering in hospital,

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  2. I might have had a few choice words for that person in the store berating your colleague. You cannot please people–those that think things should be open, those that want them closed. Getting outdoors must have been a true breath of fresh air. Your views of the mountains are beautiful. Have a great day, Pat.

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    • It really does good to get out again and visit other places, even if they are not so far away. I must say I never got any negative comments in the local store, and I was grocery shopping as usual during the whole virus attack.

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  3. It has been stormy here with a strong wind and some rain in the night. It is too bad a lot of people feel that everyone should the rules they is right for them. Sorry to hear about your stress as I got older I found it harder to handle the stress. Stay Safe!

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