Good Morning

We are really spoilt for a morning sky: sun lighting up the trees and aircraft paths crawling across the sky. Mostly from Zürich airport, but also passing planes on their way to somewhere. Travel is slowly returning as covid statistics are reducing in Europe. I read yesterday that Switzerland will soon be dropping the masks in closed spaces on 28th June. I only wear them when I enter a store. Many of us are now vaccinated so I do not bother when outside. It looks like I will begin to recognise people I know again.

Yesterday I really did venture into town in the afternoon, the first time since more than a week. I was really getting lazy and gave myself a push and I was glad. I always enter town by the surrounding path which goes past our old fortifications. The trees are now bursting with leaves and making a nice shady walk. I was really glad to be out and about

especially when I wheeled past the museum gardens. It made it all so worth while.

Eventually I arrived in town and wheeled my way to the first store. That was only a short stop, just for Mr. Swiss cigarettes. Afterwards I saddled my scooter again and went down to the larger store for the groceries. They are still renovating the building next to the supermarket and again I had to travel a few meters on the main road in my scooter at the side of the traffic as the various delivery trucks were blocking the path on the pavement. I already had my supplies for the week-end which were delivered in the morning, but I like to stock up on a few frozen items and other bits and pieces that I cannot order online. My online supermarket pays me a dividend monthly which goes automatically onto a plastic card. I usually apply that for stuff I buy when in town and was surprised to see I had so much on the card I did not have to pay for anything. I only now use real money to pay my cleaning lady, otherwise I can do it all with my iPhone supermarket app on my card when it has funds on it. How life has changed over the years. I remember my dad who still lived in his world of bank notes and change in his pocket. He always refused to open a bank account, and always collected his pension money in cash from his pension account then it arrived.

On my way home through town I noticed that the town was alive again with many visitors sitting outside the street cafés. This one was closed since last Autumn. They were renovating it, as being open was not really worth it. They could only serve drinks inside. This has now changed and who knows, Covid might one day a historical fact. Something our grandchildren can tell their grandchildren one day. I miss the musicians in town, they have not yet arrived, but during the summer that will also happen,

This is one of the oldest restaurants. They even served Casanova when he spent a few days in the town a few centuries ago. They now have pots of rose trees outside where the public are relaxing with their drinks.

I could not resist taking my customary photo on the path back to my village which leads partially along the side of the railway tracks. I saw that some of the fields have now been ploughed and there are even crops growing here and there. These are the views that I can call home with the Jura moutains in the background and a few artistic clouds hanging over it all.

I was feeling rather tired and worn out over the past few days. I think I was still recovering from organising my garden cupboard, but I am now feeling a lot better. Yesterday evening was at last a TV programme to suit my taste. The last episode of our spring watch was on the TV where we saw all the various nests that had their hatched birds from the past 3 weeks. The baby birds really grow fast and their mums and dad have their beaks full supplying them with the constant food necessities. The parents will soon be off to the warmer countries and have to make sure that the babies will be grown enough to go with them. Afterwards was Gardeners World, showing the various chores in the garden and visiting various gardens.

I am now off to deal with my household chores, not a lot, but like to keep things organised. Enjoy your week-end, may it be a good one.