GoodMorning

Not exactly a super promising morning, but it will do. The sun was around but decided not to appear. As I went into the garden to put out the bird food for the day I was surprised.

Can you see those small white dots? Yes it began to snow, something I no longer expected, the snow days are now finished, although it can always happen that we might get a fall as an exception. Five minutes later the snow disappeared as if it was never here. I do not plan on going anywhere today, it is too cold.

Yesterday afternoon I ventured into town. The sun arrived and it was inviting. I saddled my scooter and was soon on my way, although with my winter jacket. It was not as warm as it looked. I had a few items I wanted to pick up in the store. Mr. Swiss had used the last packet of Salz for the dishwasher some time ago and forgot to tell me, so we had no more and there was a reminder to refill it. We also only had one battery left which are necessary for computer mice and otherwise a few objects. I could have ordered it online from the store, but decided to go into town myself.

There are now more people in town since our lockdown has been relaxed and the stores are now open. The covid queues were all waiting patiently to get into the store as numbers are still restricted inside. It reminds me of the 2nd World war when my mum told me how people learned to organise themselves by queuing. We can only hope that one day this will be just a memory of the Covid years.

Even the pigeons were queuing on their favourite places where they have a bird’s eye view of everything.

A new Turkish grocery store has now opened next to the supermarket. It deals mainly in fresh fruit and veg, although it also has the usual supermarket produce. I find it a good alternative to the supermarket. Perhaps a little unfortunate in the timing when we obey the covid laws, but he seems to have success with customers.

I made my way through town, but only stayed an hour, wanting to get back home in the warmth again. I spent the remainder of the day uploading my photos and after the evening meal settled into a nice warm chair for a TV evening.

I just got a message from my No. 2 son who lives with his family in a village near Schaffhausen. Yesterday they were on a excursion to the Rheinfall, which are quite near where they live. They are the biggest waterfalls in Switzerland and he took a photo, so here it is. The last time I paid a visit to the area was a few years ago, but the scenery is just wonderful.

I now leave you with this view of the Far North East of Switzerland and hope you have a good day wherever you are. May the weather be with you and enjoy the remainder of the week-end.

16 thoughts on “GoodMorning

  1. Good morning … thank you for sharing the photo of the waterfall and of your foray into town … it all looks wonderful. Like you we are having clear sunny weather although it is cold and crisp … have a good Sunday … tomorrow we will be back to the weekday routine. SLP …

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    • And now It is raining, but not so much. I am not going anywhere. Just had a good lunch of steak with veg and French fries and will now be taken it easy with my after lunch snooze

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    • We live in Kanton Solothurn, so the Rheinfall is about 2 hours by train or road from here. My younger son now lives in Kanton Schaffhausen so it is a neighbouring town for him. I have been there a few times, but it never ceases to fascinate me

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      • It is absolutely stunning. We used to live in Germany between Stuttgart and I’ll and my uncle lived in Uster so we could go along Schaffhausen to visit him. Sometimes we used the ferry over the Bodensee πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

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  2. Good Morning!
    When we went to Oklahoma, it was my first trip from the West Coast. I expected to see unusual weather that I never experienced here. It got colder there than I ever experienced, and there was a bit of snow; but we left just prior to the onset of ‘real’ winter weather. On the return trip, we stopped for the night in New Mexico. The sky was so completely clear and bright blue the following morning. Somehow, snowflakes appeared and swirled about! There were not many, and they seemed to evaporate as soon as they landed. They were there like ash from a forest fire. I can not explain where they came from.

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  3. I was in the grocery the other day (ME! somewhere other than home!) and everyone did seem more relaxed. It has been warm, but I think it’s getting cold again, but hopefully be the time April rolls around, it will be “spring-like.” It’s not a strong season here. We seem to go directly from winter to pretty much summer sometime in the beginning of May. Even though we get some flowers in March and April, we usually still have ice and snow on the ground.

    We have really bright sunlight today — yesterday too. I went out to feed the feathered ones and they waited politely for me to finish and then hit the feeders with a band. They are “feeding up” because breeding season is about it begin. Maybe it has already begun. Fuzzy baby birds, soon.

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    • It is a bit too cold here for me to go anywhere. The Spring flowers are gradually appearing and my daffodils are full of buds. Today we had five minutes of snow flakes. I am still feeding the birds butbwill probably stop in a couple of weeks. Our pigeons in town are already strutting around showing their colourful feathers and get nearer to the ladies, although they are not yet so interested

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  4. Good afternoon, the sun is shining out, and the temperature is lower than yesterday. I manage to access my early photos. I have been wondering where they were. our wedding pictures were there. Have a good afternoon with your book and stay safe!

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  5. It is raining now early in the morning. I appears to be lazy and overslept and not willing to wake up and write to you. Good to hear that spring is around the corner. Keep fit and take care aunty Anglo Swiss. πŸ¦’πŸ¦†πŸ‘€

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