Look what I found in the garden beginning to blossom. It is a so-called lenten rose, helleborus, a relation of the white Christmas Rose which already shows its white flowers just after Christmas, one of the first. However, the lenten rose is the second. Some time in early February we cut away the old leaves from last year, because the new flowers begin to appear. I have had this one at least 15 years and it arrives regularly. I just leave it, and it also spreads its seeds, so new plants continuously appear, but are not big threat to taking over.
I also noticed on my walk yesterday, that the catkins are now out, one of the first to show on the hazel branches. Not long now and the first daffodils will be appearing.
I got a message from my Microsoft computer yesterday that my apps also run in the background when I am not using the computer and this could somehow deplete the energy of my transformer – and who wants to replace a transformer, they are expensive, although I have been there and done it with past computers. I really sometimes have a feeling that computers are some sort of threat, hovering and waiting to pounce. I mean what is a computer without an app. I noticed lately, that even if my Microsoft computer tells me that it only posseses 91% of what it should possess when I switch it on. I was sure that someone or something was using my computer when I was sleeping.
Today I had a look. I think the computer realised I was now aware of this mysterious infiltration of power as this morning everything was at 100%. However I examined my apps and discovered that perhaps all 36 were not really necessary. I had apps that have never been applied – after all for what do I have Chrome with all its tags. I very rarely used my apps, only the Malwarebytes and Crap cleaner when I am finished with my online tasks. I have now reduced them to 21 apps and am still thinking about the remainder. Computer I am now watching you, so behave.
Otherwise today is a day when I relax and have fun at home as a domestic goddess and cook. I have no big plans to go places, although you never know.
On my walk yesterday afternoon, I noticed these Spring flowers in a neighbour’s garden, so thought I would share them.