Good Morning

Sunrise

The first words from Mr. Swiss this morning, he was no longer hugging the bed but I was, was that it was quite cloudy. This naturally gave me a reason to stop hugging the bed and take a photo outside. It was cloudy, but not cloudy that I mean cloudy. I envisioned patterns of cumulus clouds driftig across the sky and perhaps even a few interesting stratus objects. Instead there were patches of grey with the sun doing its best to push them on one side.

Actually this morning was not such a good start for me. I checked the time on my iPhone clock and realised that 5.57 was a good time to be awake and check through my various blog sites and e-mails. Everything went well, I was on the last stage of my virual journey reading the local newspaper when my alarm began to ring, not really bells and whistles, but a mixture of bird song. I have three alarms all at the same time: my iPhone, and two iPads although the older iPad often gives up due to old age. This could not be true, I had a full hour and more to scan and it was already 7.30 a.m. Mr. Swiss appeared and he confirmed that it was almost 7.00 a.m. when I re-entered the real world, I had read the number six for a five and had already lost an hour before the day begun.

OK, I know not so tragic. A golden oldie does not have to watch the time, although it runs out quicker than you think.

Strange Plant in the garden

Whilst I was taking photos of the sunrise I took a few more. This plant is growing on the edge of my garden in a small border. I do not know where it came from, but does not really resemble a triffid, so it was not a refugee from another world. I even asked my gardener the last time he was here in summer and he gave a few suggestions, but was also very unsure. I first noticed it in Spring and it has quite large leaves. I decided to leave it to grow hoping for a spectacular large flower, all plants have flowers don’t they?

Smoketree Autumn 03.11 (2)

Otherwise nothing really interesting happening in my neck of the woods. Yesterday being Friday evening the weekly late night Swiss political discussion was on the TV. I do not really concentrate on it as I have my nose stuck in a book, but I do get some bits and pieces. It seems that the idea in Switzerland is to abolish the state TV and radio system and let it all be done privately. Having three main languages in switzerland it means 3 organisations for the TV. Everything would be cheaper for the normal people like us. It will be put to the public vote – again. The last time the suggestion was not accepted, but by a small majority and this time who knows. I am not sure if I want to live in a Fox news State where you have to separate the real news from the fake news.

As said, I was reading my latest Terry Pratchett novel, Witches Abroad, another episode of the Disc World series and that made more sense to me than the political programme on the TV. I least I could laugh now and again.

Due to my delayed beginning to the day I must now move on. There are things to be done, like vacuum cleaning and cooking and even some ironing. Have a good day, enjoy your Saturday and if you are bored, there is always a computer waiting for you.

I will leave you with a photo of our house mountain, Weissenstein, taken yesterday on the way to the store. I only took the photo because of the cloud formations. I am a cloud watcher.

Weissenstein

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

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    • Thank you so much, but I already completed the challenge a few weeks ago. I don’t get out so much at the moment and my photography is a bit restricted to my garden.

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  2. Not much going on here, either. I took pictures of the remaining leaves yesterday which was just as well since there are a lot fewer of them today. I also discovered we cant’ get the patio/deck gate open. The rain has so swollen the wood, it simply won’t more. Yesterday Garry decided laundry was more important that food, so we didn’t go shopping. But if we don’t go today, there won’t be any dinner.

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    • My photography is now limited to the immediate surroundings. Walking becomes more a problem, I am now the slow motion person. I manage OK in the supermarket as I can lean on the trolley and there are not big distances to cover. I like to get the week-end shopping on Friday and Mr. Swiss does a few bits and pieces on Saturday. At the moment we seem to be living from frozen bread. Our neighbour opposite even sprayed her garden today and at the same time I heard the weather forecast say we would be getting rain showers tomorrow and snow at 800 meters. We are about 5-600 meters, so not long to go.

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  3. That weed looks like rhubarb, but without the rhubarb. It probably doesn’t taste very good. Is the other picture a smoke tree? If so, it looks like it gets pruned hart like it should.

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    • I thought you might have an idea about my weedy rhubarb. I think I will leave it to develop. It is a smoke tree. I planted itb some years ago. I pruned it myself for many years but now have a Gardner as I can no longer do the work. We call,them „wig“ bush translated from the German name because of the feathery flowers it has.

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