No golden sun rising in the East today, just the mist rising from the River Aar down the path, but it will be another cloudless sunny day. I measure the prediction from the neighbour opposite. If she puts out her washing already in the morning, then we know a sunny day is ahead.
It’s a lazy Sunday today, but who cares. I chose a nice piece of beef for today’s lunch, one that I can stew with veg and some bones, never forget the bones, they add to the taste of the soup. The good thing is I can forget it all until lunch time a it will nicely cook for a few hours on low heat. Of course I took a few photos first of all to memorise the occasion.
The scaffolding surrounding our block is slowly becoming popular with our spider population. There are so many comfortable corners to spin a web and just hang around waiting for something to happen. I have had my eye on this one for some time. Actually I would love a photo of the perfect web, but my camera refused to focus. I now managed a photo of the lodger in the web. Mr. Swiss had a look and said that is a “Kreuzspinne”. I know what a Kreuzspinne is, they are one of those that might bite, although only when interrupted in whatever spiders do all day. I had a look in the dictionary and discovered this specimen is a garden spider in english, so nothing special.
Apparently they have a cross on their back. I was not so convinced that this was a garden spider, but who am I to know. It has been hanging around for a few weeks, but its time is now limited as the scaffolding will be removed in a week.
I persevered with the web photo and this was the best I achieved. This is a spiderless web and has been deserted for some time. Most of the insect life in the garden has now disappeared, probably incubating the next generation somewhere underground or just looking for warmer places.
I finished the new Dan Brown book “Origin” yesterday and found it to be quite an enjoyable read, but Dan Brown for me is enjoyable. His style might be losing its originality, but I do not really care. If I can entertain myself for a few days with his writing, that is OK with me. This time it was all about the origins of life and where we are going and where we have been. As usual I was already half way to the solution of the book before I finished it, I knew that it was ……. that was behind it all: not wanting to mention names, as I do not want to spoil the book for others. My bedtime was postponed a half an hour to enable me to finish the book/Kindle yesterday evening, but Mr. Swiss was even later. He was watching “Bladerunner” on the TV with a young Harrison Ford. So he only began to hug the bed at 2 p.m. I saw the film a few years ago, and quite liked it. What an exciting life we lead.
And now to move on to the daily events. The sun beams were playing nice tricks with my kalanchoe plants on the kitchen table yesterday, so I devoted a couple of photos to them. Leaving you with one of the results, I wish you all a nice relaxing Sunday day/night.