Flower of the Day: 02.09.2017 Sweet Pea

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I planted a few seeds some years ago next to my hedge to brighten it up a bit. Since then they have grown and spread and even taken over some neighbouring meadows, They seem to remain in the basic colour of deep pink, but now and again I get a white bunch of flowers. I just love plants that are not bother and do it all by themself, even if they do get out of hand now and again.

Flower of the Day: 02.09.2017 Sweet Pea

Daily Prompt: Same Procedure as always


I often start the moring with a photo of the sky. It has become a regular item in my daily life.  I used to begin the day with a breakfast, shower and dress. At the same time my oldest son would also have to get ready for work, and so we were off together in the car at 7.00 a.m. I would drop him off at his workplace which was on the way to mine. I arrived in the office where I would switch on the computer for the daily work. In earlier days of working, when my son was still attending his school, I would call in at the supermarket on the way to the office to buy the daily necessaries for feeding the family.

Work routine was routine eventually: telephone calls, organising the delivery of goods all over the world and dealing with silly questions. The company paid you and so you did the work.  They organised your life for 8 hours or more a day, even if you did not always agree. Slowly lunch time would approach and as if a magical broom swept through the office, all human remains disappeared.  I was a working lady and had a family to take care of.

The next part of my life was going home to cook, or in later days, going to the supermarket for the daily shopping and eating a bite in the restaurant. Eventually the lights were switched off in the office the comupter left to itself and I would arrive home. There would be an evening meal to organise, a husband to feed when he arrived home from his work and eventually I could sit in front of the TV and relax and most probably fall asleep in front of the TV, which was an occupational hazard.

Those days are now gone, life changes and so do the situations. At last retirement arrived and I could do what I want and when I want to. I no longer had a company paying my wages, it is the state, but life continues.

Can someone tell me why I now rise in the morning, eat breakfast, have a shower and dress and perform the same actions in connection with cleaning my appartment every morning? Mr. Swiss tells me to take it easy, I am no longer a working woman. I have been thinking about this situation for some time, but when I am finished in the morning I feel good. It is not only a morning programme, but a weekly programme doing my bits and pieces. Mr. Swiss is right of coure, but why does he always drop in for a coffee somewhere when he goes to town on his morning excursions now and again? He also has his programme, we both do. We no longer work, we continue regardless. We still do our own thing because it is the pattern of our lives that we both seem to need.

I have been blogging regularly for many years most afternoons, I might take a walk with my camera sometime during the day and I will continue to read whatever book I happen to be reading at the moment because I want to.

It is my chosen way of life and Mr. Swiss has chosen his way of life. We still have things to tell each other at the end of the day or in between. It might be the same procedrure most days, but it never gets boring. We are just two geese with our own directions in life, but enjoy the moments of being together.


Daily Prompt: Same Procedure as always

Good Morning

Road to Langendorf 01.09 (16)

As we drove to the supermarket yesterday I realised that Autumn was knocking at the door. The weather changed a couple of days ago and we had quite a bout of strong rain coupled with a drop in temperature. This did not bother me so much. as I notice my body prefers the lower temperatures and not the hot, hot, hot that we now and again get in Summer, the so-called heat waves. I never noticed that the colour of the leaves was changing until I was on the lookout for something completely different in my photos.


When we arrived at the supermarket and I was looking for new arrivals in the flower department, the case was clear. The new arrivals were pumpkins and other such decorative gourds, showing that it would soon be time for halloween and all its trimmings. Time goes so fast, and I have decided to make the most of the seasons that come and go. The local fields are being, or already have been harvested, which is another reminder to shift my body to a walk and see what is actually happening in the surroundings.

Sitting around taking it easy and reading books and playing with the computer is fine, but now and again it is good to get out and see what is happening in the world around you and not just from the car window as you drive past.

I was looking for something new to read yesterday. I had finished my Friedrich Glauser book “Fever” in english and was at a loss. I discovered Fridrich Glauser ((4 February 1896 in Vienna – 8 December 1938 in Nervi) was a German-language Swiss writer. He was a morphine and opium addict for most of his life) some years ago. A couple of his books had been filmed, and he is one of the Swiss greats in literature in my opinion. Most of his books have been translated, and I am reading them now and again, in original german, although most are available in english. One of his characters is a Swiss police officer, Sergeant Studer centered in Bern, and takes part in places that are sort of local. Although the books were written with a 1930’s background they work modern even today.

The book “Fever” takes Sergeant Studer to the foreign legion in Morocco where learns how to kif and ride a donkey. He is on the search for murderer of two sisters in Switzerland. It is quite amusing in places, Glauser often shows humour in his books.

And so I had to find something new. I asked Mr. Swiss, as he often downloads books that interest me. We are both fans of the danish author Jussi Adler Olsen, and I knew he had dowloaded the newest book “Selfies”, so I borrowed his iPad to read it. After the first few pages it all seemed so familiar and realised I had read this one some time ago, also on Mr. Swiss iPad. These are the golden oldie problems of life, when you begin to read a book that you have already read. I decided on a further Terry Pratchett novel of his Discworld series. He wrote many, over 40. Terry Pratchett has now passed away and a good writer is lost to the world. I just read that he had ordered his unfinished manuscripts to be destroyed after his death which has been done in the meanwhile. So I am now on book 11, Reaper Man, a follow up on the “Death” novel and am not regretting it. I very much like his amusing style and descriptions of the Flatworld which is carried through space on the back of four elefants posed on the back of a turtle. Yes, that’s Terry Pratchett imagination.

And now to move on. Mr. Swiss will go shopping for a couple of items I need to put finishing touches to the week-end supplies and I will keep myself busy with the vacuum cleaner and other such housewify chores.

See you around later when inspiration takes over.

Tree 01.09.2017