A new pink Orchid now lives in my home. The old one we had had for a long time. It refused to bloom again but had nice green leaves so I bought a fake flower and put in the pot which looked like the real thing. Then C replanted it and gave it new soil and some fertilizer and I did not like that. The leaves turned yellow and it just looked bad. The old one was put to final rest and the new one got to move in.
A nice weekend at home a nice and welcome change as we have been travelling around for the past weekends all February.
The weather has been quite unstable latley with a lot of rain. However, the weekend turned out better than the forecast had promised. We did get some peaks of sunshine now and then between the clouds. Signs of spring are starting to show up here and there. The buds on the Magnolia trees are slowly growing bigger.
Friday evening we were invited over for dinner to our Swedish friend Christine. The wine we had orderd at the Wine Fair in October had finally arrived. By this time I had no idea what we had ordered. We opened a bottle of Grenache from California that was one of the bottles we had orderd. It was absolutley wonderful and so deliscious. So glad we ordered something that we loved so much even months later. When you go to the big wine fair here you taste and then you order and then it takes a couple of months before you have your order delivered. A good thing is to split an order with friends like we did because normally the smallest order is a case of 6 bottles.
Sunday was a grey day and thus a perfect day for a visit to a museum. Basel has the nickname "Cultural capital of Switzerland" one of the reasons being that there are so many museums here. I think there are over 40 museums in this little city. They had an exhibition at the Natural History Museum that I wanted to see for a while. A photography exhibition where the finalists for the prize of Best Wildlife Photographer is to be selected. There were about a hundred different pictures that were truly amazing. I am glad we went.