Good Morning


At last a normal sunrise without a grey sky and a scaffolding in between. My first look at the outside world in the morning is to see what the sky is doing and this morning was a reward. This is a view towards South and the sun rises in the East so it was a good reflection. There is also now an advantage that yesterday was the day when the last iron bars and clamps were removed and everyone now has a clear view. I usually have an iron silhouette on the left of my photos, but it has gone forevever and my world is back to how it should be.

Son No. 2 paid us a visit yesterday evening and so we caught up on the progress of baby Alexander, my grandson. He is doing well and there is a new routine in the home of my son of course. No. photos as it is not an internet baby. Internet babies have become the fashion. There are babies I have seen in Facebook, a photo a day. They grow and the facebookers watch. Of course there are the regulars that like and say how lovely, but I find there is a sphere of privacy that should be observed.

New Blind

And here is my new sunblind, nice and green. I am not a follower of green, but we now live in green, the outside walls are painted green. Our old sunblind had grey and white stripes which was OK with me. This blind reminds me of DDR circumstances. The old communist regime in East Germany where everyone got the same, unless, of course, they were party prominence who always got something better. As I only really look at the blind from the inside, I can live with it. The cost of the complete renovation we know, it was agreed upon and it is not the renovation of the Statue of Liberty, so we can live with it. However this blind monster is not included, and neither are our new metal blinds, which will be paid for separately. We know the cost of the metal blinds, but this green DDR monster is the renovation mystery or perhaps shock.


I noticed in the store that it is again amaryllis time. I like to have an amaryllis in the home during the Winter. They are spectacular plants and grow well. I have a red and white striped amaryllis from last year. I usually throw them away after they are finished, but this year I decided to try for a repetition. It was sitting outside during Summer growing leaves and I was feeding it with fertiliser according to the instructions I got from Internet. Eventually the leaves died and I removed it from its pot and cut away the dwindling roots. I noticed that the actual bulb was quite big so I have hope of a new flower this year. I also treated myself to a new amaryllis, a white one. They are fool proof to grow, Give them a warm base and water and what could possibly go wrong.

And now for the week-end shopping. Mr. Swiss and I have already completed our food conference and now more or less know what to eat during the week-end. What an interesting life we lead, but they are the little things that a golden oldie looks forward to. The only places we go are supermarkets and the doctors. Yesterday we both spent back breaking time in the garden. Mr. Swiss and No. 1 son were collecting the leaves I had swept together and I was busy cutting away the dead stalks from the summer. I will continue today.

May you have an eventful day on your computers with no sites that collapse. I lost my photo site yesterday for almost a complete day and it only worked now and again, which affected by golden oldie timetable to say the least.


25 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • That grass is a surprise for me. I once had a large grass plant in the garden, I believe it was some sort of Japanese reed. It grew so much that I told the gardener to remove it, which was OK. This year in summer I noticed a few stalks of this strange grass growing on the edge of my garden. When I took a closer look I realised it was a reminder of my old grass that I had They spread their roots underground and this has made a new appearance. I decided to leave it to see what happens, but if it decides to take over the garden it will also disappear likes its ancestor.

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      • Oh, I must tall you this, and will keep it brief. My colleague Brent planted timber bamboo between his home and neighbor’s paved driveway, believing that the concrete could keep it contained. A cane came up under the house, followed a water pipe into the bathroom wall above, and emerged through a valve box at the back of his young daughter’s closet, and grew up to the cieling! She never said anything about it because she figured her father knew it was there.

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  1. I agree about the “sphere of privacy.” I don’t know how growing up so publicly will be for my step-grandkids. It even has an effect on my attitude toward them. My step grand-daughter is so beautiful and so perfect and kind of mean (on Facebook) and so ubiquitous that I’ve never wanted to meet her. I realized it’s because I have already formed an opinion and the poor kid will never have the chance to just be herself directly with me. 😦

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  2. When we lived in a condo, they tried to enforce this kind of “everybody has to have everything the same” on our group. We were the first rebels. We simply did what we wanted. They said we couldn’t. Garry said “Oh, yeah?” So they said “Never mind.”

    And that was how it stayed, at least as long as we lived there.

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    • That won’t work here. We no longer invest time and interest in that stuff in any case. The outside stuff is settled at meetings where it is put to the vote and we don’t bother to go to the meetings. What we do inside is our business.


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