We are still sitting in the mist in our village. Yesterday it stayed all day, which does tend to lay a damp cover on your mood. The colourful days of Autumn are now gone, taking the leaves with them and we are left with damp, cold and now and again a flutter of snow. It is also the beginning of the winter sports season in Switzerland, where eveyone goes to the mountains to ski, but Switzerland is not only a land of mountains and snow. There is a large flatter plain reaching from where we live, at the foot of the Jura mountains, to the Bernese overland. We need almost two hours drive to reach the Bernese Overland, so it is not exactly at the door step. I would add I do not ski, just slip around in apartment now and again, hoping not to fall down.
Now and again we get a peep at the far away mountains if the atmospherics are OK, but even these mountains like to hide behind the clouds.
Remember my wonderful unique white amaryllis. I now only have the photos as a memory. Yesterday it tumbled and fell from its position breaking the pot that was protecting it. All the flowers broke off the stem and I am left with one strong stalk bearing one bud. I was not a happy bunny, as I really loved this amaryllis. However, undaunted I rescued what was left to rescue, although I must repot it today in something better and made my way yesterday to the store with the aim of getting a new white amaryllis. I was lucky as the supermarket still had a couple of white ones. I am not sure if they are the same variety, but they are potted in a stronger pot. I now have one red and white striped amaryllis from last year and a new white amaryllis which is ready to grow. Whilst I was in the store I also got myself a deep red amaryllis, so now I have three as well as the remains of the original white amaryllis. They do add a bit of colour to the appartment in the dull winter days, and they are very reasonable in price. Perhaps I am overdoing it a bit.
Look who I met yesterday in the mall waiting for me to take a photo. Yes, Santa was there with his assistant. They even posed for a photo. On the left of Santa you can see a telephone place called Mobile Zone. That is where I will be picking up my new iPhone X when it arrives, probably next week.
I will be having a busy Saturday this week. If the weather stays respectable, and it should, my grandson will be visiting with my son and daughter-in-law. They live in the Eastern part of Switzerland, in Schaffhausen, so I will probably not be around very much this week-end. He is now already three months old, time does go fast.
Enjoy the day, I know I will. I have a few windows I want to clean and otherwise it will be spaghetti today, but with tuna fish. My feline is always happy about that as she gets a small share of the contents of the tin.
I will leave you with Santa, who only comes once a year in Europe on St. Nicholas day, 6th December, bringing nuts and tangerines and christmas biscuits for the kids.