We had to have a change on our back porch. From Monday there will be no back porch, because of the building work. We have been ordered to clear the “sitting places “front and back”. Yesterday two men arrived and shifted our large table into our hobby room in the cellar which has enough room, so we replaced it temporarily for a few days with our smaller table from the other garden. We also had to clear the stuff away from the other side, but that is no big problem as we do not use it so much. There are now just a few bits and pieces to move.
I noticed that my tulips are now beginning to flower, along with the other spring flowers. My bleeding heart plant is full of buds. It would be so wonderful when we would not have to live with the uncertainty of what might be broken when the hedges are removed and the scaffolding erected.
Mrs. Swiss is not well at the moment, so is really not fit for such a stress and when he is out of action, is my action more, although he finds he can still go on safari to the supermarket, but I will be driving both ways. I could do it on my own, but would have to add a further hour until I would be finished as I am no longer able to move very quickly, and there would be the bags of groceries to move. Although No. 1 son would be around for any help needed. I was glad for him yesterday, and I managed to shift some heavy stuff with his help. We have a saying back to my english days, it never rains, but it pours and that is the feeling I have at the moment.
We have a so-called Shadbush in the meadow in front of our garden. It is one of those bushes that are not very spectacular, but grow here and there. Ours is now quite tall, which we are glad of, as it helps to keep a bit of a private sphere between our place and the next. It is a bit annoying in Autumn with its blue berries which are very good at leaving blue stains everywhere. I notice that it is now producing the first leaves of the year, so decided to take a photo. Sometimes you have things in front of you, but never notice the little details.
I noticed there are even buds here and there, so there will be flowers. I am keeping my eye on it with the camera. Always glad for something new.
And now for the week-end shopping trip. I have made a detailed list as neither of us are in super shape at the moment to remember everything. I will be glad to be back home today and be able to take it easy.
Oh dear, this blog seems to be one big moan, but WordPress is cheaper than your own shrink. I just have to do the writing and photography.
Have a good day everyone, see you around some time later.