It is a cold unfriendly morning, a bit of mist and dull, so I thought I would start a brighter begin to the day with our St. Urs cathedral view as I approached Solothurn yesterday afternoon. the sun was direct behind the cathedral, and I found the resulting silhouette effect not bad.
Otherwise a little excitement, at least for me, on my wheelie yesterday. As I left our home and wheeled along, my first view was on the opposite side of the road is the meadow leading from the castle where I saw this.
I suppose no big deal for many, but we very rarely see them here. I think it is a so-called grey heron an it was sitting all on its own in the field. It was probably a refugee from the local river Aare although not a regular visitor. I was quite surprised to see such a big bird and my first thought was a stork but it obviously was not, as it is still too early for them.
When I wheeled on home in my chair more than an hour later, it was still standing there. Now and again it walked around, so I do not think it had any injury. It was probably annoyed that there were no fish in the area.
My first stop on the way was our new supermarket. I had forgotten a couple of items on Friday and decided to risk my first visit in a supermarket with my wheelchair. There was enough space to enter and inside it was also quite comfortable to move around. Another new experience for me. Now I know I can do it, and I will probably be a customer now and again, mainly for bits and pieces. It is a smaller store, known with the description “M”. My usual store is an “MMM” with a larger assortment and its own butchers and bread baker.
In town there was not a lot going on, most of the crowds were at the restaurant mile along the river. However the carnival season is getting nearer and as it a usual custom, our hot chestnut hut had again been decorated by one of the carnival groups
At a closer look it says “heaven and hell at the ball”. Our carnival is celebrated by a few balls for the evening entertainment. At the back of the decoration our fountain statue is peeping through.
As I was wheeling through town I was asked by a couple if I would take a photo of them with our cathedral in the background. They found that I must be quite good with such a professional camera in my hand. I obliged and we got into a little conversation. They had the same iPhone as mine and before they left I asked if they would take a photo of me with my iPhone. I am so busy taking photos of other objects and rarely get a photo of myself. It is nothing special, and I am not the best subject for a photo, but I had now been there and done it.
It was quite an eventful trip and I was glad to get out and about. When I got home I had a pizza to prepare for the evening meal and a few blogs to write. Otherwise I spent the best part of the evening uploading my 60 photos.
I also met these two small dogs in town who seemed to be having a “getting-to-know-you” session on the street. I naturally stopped to get a photo. Their owners were quite amused.
Have a good Sunday everyone, take it easy, and may the sun be shining somewhere. I have not yet seen it here.