Good Morning

Sunrise

Now that is what I call a sunrise. Not that wishy washy grey stuff that I have been served with lately. This one has a punch in it and even a plane is winging its way across the sky.

Aeroplane over Feldbrunnen 20.11 (1)

I actually managed to capture a Swiss flight yesterday afternoon. They are only a sort of speck at the end of a steam line, but with the zoom lens I can get a bit closer. This one was probably setting to land at Geneva Airport. We are nearer to Zürich Airport, but sort of in between the two.

Amaryllis

The latest excitement in my life is this growth in a pot. No, it is not my first attempt to grow a triffid (they wander around to much) it is last year’s amaryllis. I know it does not look like much. I like to have an amaryllis inside in Winter, and buy a new one every year at the store. This one was a particular beauty (see photo).

Amaryllis 13.01 (1)

I decided to give it a try to make it flower again and did a search to find how to do it in internet. When the flower was finished last year, the leaves began to grow. As the weather got warmer I put it outside and now and again gave it water and fertiliser according to instructions. At the end of September the leaves died away and I was left with a pot and the amaryllis bulb tip remains.  The next step was to remove it from the pot and remove the roots. I was surprised to see how my amaryllis bulb had grown, it looked very promising. I repotted it in fresh earth and let it be for a while inside where it was warmer. In the meanwhile I had bought a second amaryllis in the store, a white one, just to be sure. The white amaryllis is now growing nicely and already has two buds. I began to water my rescue amaryllis from last year and I now have a bud appearing, so everything going well, it will flower again this year.

I was so happy because it seemed stupid to me to throw them away after they had finished flowering, just to replace them. Perhaps I now have the trick in how to do it and my apartment will be an amaryllis forest at Christmas.

Great Tit

In the meanwhile the birds have discovered that food is again available in the bird house. Yesterday morning it was just the pickings of a remainder, but we bought a mega bag yesterday, the heaviest they had, and that should last for a week perhaps. It seems the more they get, the more they eat.

Today is our lucky day. At last the gardiner is finishing our back porch by replenishing the tiles. We will soon be in fully working condition again.

It is now time to move on, there is a bathroom to be cleaned, food to cook and other little housewife hobbies to complete. The houseman has already completed the vacuum cleaner action in the living room, so what could possibly go wrong.

I will leave you with a photo of the Hasenmatt, the highest peak with the snow on top. It is also the highest place in our Kanton of Solothurn and yes, I have been up there many years ago: a bit steep but worth the view from the top. Enjoy the day, and take care of your computers. You never know if there are a few virus’s hovering around.

Road to Langendorf 20.11 (14)

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

      • I see that people grow them outside under the eaves in San Jose, but I do not know how. Although it does not get very cold, it seems like it would be too cold for them, even under shelter. The Belladonna lily grows wild, but it is quite resilient to cold.

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  1. Beautiful post. I was never lucky with my amaryllis. Tried everything but in the end was left with debris…. Won’t try again. My sister in law however is bluffing the whole world with her minimal no care approach. She has literally a forest of old, very old and ancient as well as the occasioal new amaryllis. She does practically nothing and they thrive…. it’s unfair – I must have and still do shower them with too much of tlc.
    Our birds are very hungry too – but mostly the pigeons & pies get fatter by the day…. Time to refill their goodies’ tables, houses and hangers 🙂

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    • It’s the first time for me with the amaryllis, but ir worked. It seemed quite a logical process, the main thing being feeding it during the summer to have enough energy for a new flower..
      We don’t have pigeons in our village, they are in the town.

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    • Have a nice day. I think I have been doing my „good morning“ posts for more than a year. I wanted to write them now and again, but it has become something to start my day with at the breakfast table. Glad you enjoy it.

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  2. I’ve have gone into “ignoring them until they bloom” mode. I was excessively diligent about watering my Christmas cactus, so it is late this year. I think it’s going to be a couple of more weeks. They are STILL damp, even though I haven watered them in a couple of weeks.

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    • I have a Christmas cactus. I bought it last year but did not have many flowers. It was outside during the summer where I fed it regularly. It has produced many „leaves“ and is more than double the original siz, but no buds. I have now stopped giving it fertilizer which should mean it will flower.

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