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.
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.