Good Morning

Dawn

Same place, same time, and almost the same view, but I like to see the sun rise in the morning. It never really looks the same reflecting on the surrounding buildings and telling me my world is still more or less there. When I ventured into the garden for a closer look at the scenery, I noticed it was raining. We have not had any rain for at least a week. It was very fine, just enough to give me a wet sprinkling. The sun is shining as well, so we have multi tasking weather at the moment.

Kalanchoe

Yesterday I decided to treat myself to a potted plant in the supermarket and I knew what I wanted. I just love the kalanchoe plants. They are very reasonable in price, only about 4 Swiss Francs, one of the cheapest, and love to flower, so much so that my last kalanchoe bought in March is still flowering with its red flowers today, having made many new flower branches. I remember my first kalanchoe, it died a sorry soggy death because I killed it with kindness. It almost grew webbed feet because I gave it too much water. Since then I made myself wise and discovered they are quite happy to dry out now and again.

They are really low maintenance plants, and quite happy to do their own thing. I give mine water once a week with some fertiliser, something like orchid treatment. If the flowers die, which they do eventually, I just cut off the flower stalk and the replacement flowers are already waiting to come forth and multiply. I love these little plants, they are the hardiest I know, as long as you do not kill them with kindness. They come in various colours, but this time I chose a white one.

Meat Selection

Yesterday we were in the supermarket to stock up on food. I cook something for lunch, but the evening meal is usually cold cuts with some sort of salad with it. I leave that part of my home life to Mr. Swiss. He can let his imagination run wild arranging the plate of meat. I took a photo of the supermarket choice. I usually select what I want from the display window as I prefer to choose and not rely on what arrives in a plastic paket where you never know what you might get. The ham at the back in the middle is one of our standards. It is more or less natural and we like our ham to have some fat on the edges and I can tell the sales lady how thick to cut it. Our cat loves it but she only eats the ham with the fat and always visits us in the evening when we are eating with pleading eyes that melt your human heart. We are also salami fans, especially the hot ones like the spanish chorizo, which are just out of the picture. Our sales lady asked if I just took a photo of the meat choice. I told her it will be shown to all my blogging friends all over the world, and I hope her boss would not mind. She said not at all, it was all in the name of free advertising and gave me a smile.

Today I will be at home. There is a bathroom to clean and other little pastimes. I would so like to get out and about for some photos, During the summer I like to take early evening walks with the camera, but now the evenings get darker earlier and it is quite cold. I also do not always feel fit enough.

Enjoy the day, look after your computers. They too have feelings and notice when they are loved, so perhaps spoil them a little with a browser clean up.

In the meanwhile, Autumn is now here, so make the most of it before the winter snowstorms arrive.

Autumn Arrangement

4 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. I have killed many a cactus-type plant with even a little bit of over-watering. I won’t water my aloe until it is absolutely bone dry. Or my Christmas cactus. Actually, that was the very first piece of advice i got about plants from my friend Mary who set me up with my first plants in pots. She said:

    “Put them in a sunny window and only water them when they are dry.” It works. For almost 50 years, if I water them when they are dry, all is well.

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    • I had my Christmas cactus in the garden throughout the summer. It has made many new leaves and now I hope for flowers. My avocado has now made new branches and my poinsettia from last year is stllnalive. I also only water when dry and once a week i give them liquid fertilizer i hope they continue to live through the winter indoors. They have a good sunny window place

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