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.

6 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning!
    It certainly looks like a pretty morning there. Even the pigeon is well dressed for the occasion.
    That old restaurant has potted ‘Iceberg’ roses out front! I just featured a picture of the same here. There are a few in our rose garden, and I might add another this winter. Also this winter, I will be planting a few Norway maples like those in your second picture.

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  2. Your town is looking like it used to. Ours is beginning to resemble itself and of course the road repair crews are back. Which means that half the time you have to take a very round about route to even get into the middle of town. The very high heat has broken and now it’s perfectly lovely. We were going to go out today, but it rained all night and everything is going to be muddy, so hopefully — if it doesn’t rain tonight — we’ll go forth tomorrow, cameras in hand and see what we can see.

    I actually ventured into the grocery store the other day and was greeted by a lot of people who thought maybe i had died. I assured them that I was still alive and planning to stay that way for the foreseeable future. We seem to have survived the plague. Now I’m waiting to see what kind of world it is going to be. I still feel more than a little out of touch but I suppose over the next few months, I get back in touch with whatever reality is these days.

    It IS really nice to be able to go out and not breathe through a mask!

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    • Our massless days will be in two weeks if things continue and I am looking forward to them. Slowly things are getting back to normal and we really now have very few cases. Our town is really looking like it used to but the tourists have not yet returned.
      The weather is perfect and nature is wonderful at the moment. I have changed my life a lot since Covid arrived. I used to go shopping three times a week because I had to, but I can really live comfortably with my online supermarket deliveries and I am even saving money. I go into town about once a week. I no have to go anywhere and it is such a good feeling of freedom I now have. Marcel is no longer as mobile as he was. The 8 Years difference in our ages make a difference. Your comparison with the plague is a good one


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