I decided to treat myself to some toast for breakfast this morning. As I now have my favourite black cherry jam, what could be better. I had the remainders of toast bread from the week-end. There was a special offer in the supermarket for super smoked salmon flavoured with limes and otherwise, so I made the most of it and yesterday evening, instead of choisi de frigidaire, I actually prepared smoked salmon with toast, garnished with echalotte and all the trimmings. We also needed toast for Saturday evening, as it was only Mr. Swiss and I so I made mushrooms in a cream sauce on toast – a sort of Swissy thing. Son No. 1 was away on a music evening and does not eat mushrooms. This morning I decided to round it off with toast for breakfast, otherwise it hangs around, no-one eats it and eventually it goes to the garbage.
I was thinking about a short walk with the camera yesterday evening, but decided why bother when it is so comfortable at home. To compensate I took a walk around my garden, which was more a hop than a walk as I do not live on an estate.
It was then that I saw a splash of colour on the edge of the garden which I was sure was a buddleia. I used to have many, but they all gave up at the same time and now I only have one large bush, the blue variety. I then remembered that about two years ago I noticed a new mini buddleia was growing in the garden, a product of seeds most likely. I remember telling our gardner to replant it on the edge of the garden and then I forgot it. It has now been quietly growing and the first flower has now appeared. I like them as they are uncomplicated, do their own thing and attract butterflies, although this year the butterflies have been rare – blame it on the building work.
I then crossed the boundary of the garden to the wild meadow and was surprised to find a late dandelion. They usually appear in Spring, shed their seeds for the next year and go back to sleep. This one decided to stay a while and made a bee very happy, so of course I decided to take their portrait before they disappeared forever. We have noticed that temperatures are no longer as warm as they were. It is not cold, but there is a definite Autumn nip in the air, especially in the morning. We are still sleeping with open windows, but the time will soon come when temperatures drop and they will be closed.
The builders report is now going to an end. The building company will be leaving us at the end of the week. Their final work will be flattening the surfaces of the building to prepare for the painters. That will be a very messy job and windows will be kept closed, although I do not expect that it will take longer as a day on our walls. It is the bits and pieces that float down from above that is the problem, being on the ground floor.
Today is a day of shopping and getting into the wide world again as long as it is still there. With the idiots in charge of various countries – are you listening Kimmy boy and Trumpy, you never know what little games they want to play now. Germany is now preparing for elections and there was the so called “elefant” round on the TV yesterday evening: a discussion between Chancellor Merkle and her oppositon guy Mr. Schulz. They were very polite and both very capable talkers. I can imagine that Merkle will win the elections again. She has been the chancellor for many years now.
And now to leave you with a photo of our rowan trees which now have their famous orange berries. I had been watching the tree from our garden, but was too lazy to take a walk for a photo. Silly me, I used my 300 lens yesterday for a closer photo. Never thought of doing that before.
Enjoy the day, even it if is Monday. The end of the week will come soon enough.