Good Morning


It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to the wonderful advent arrangement my daughter-in-law made. It certainly brightens up my breakfast table. What would a breakfast arrangement be without decoration and, of course, a computer. You can now imagine me sitting at the table and writing this Good Morning greeting.

Oh, by the way, it snowed yesterday, altmost all day. Even my online collegue near Boston in the States said she had a helping of the white stuff. It seems to be international at the moment. My friend in England wrote that they were planning on a excursion to a friend, but called it off due to the snow. England was always a problem if it snowed. It only happens once in a blue moon, and when it happens everything comes to a standstill. They are more used to the rain.

Birdhouse 10.12 (17)

The garden birds made the most of the bird house. Even the blackbird arrived in the house for food. He usually pecks around on the ground, but yesterday he decided to fly up to the penthouse suite. The great tit got curious as if to say “what is that bird doing here”. We noticed over the last week that the birds had lost interest in the food, but yesterday we had to do a refill twice. Snow seems to make them hungry.

Robin 10.12 (2)

I even managed to get a shot of a robin, although I think it is a robin. It could also be a finch as Mr. Swiss tells me some also have a red breast. Anyhow it was something completely different. They are shy birds and do not often mix with the others, but when the seed bar is open they are also amongst the customers.

Birds in garden 10.12 (6)

I had a grandstand place through the window and was snapping away all morning. In the second half of the afternoon it began to rain a little and afterwards temperatures dropped to below 0°C, meaning there would be a skidding adventure on the roads. Thank goodness we did not have to go anywhere, but could take it easy at home.

Today we have to venture out into the great unknown. We usually depart around 10.00 am and hope that by that time the local authorities would have done their duty and cleared and salted the roads to make it easier to drive. At the moment temperatures have climbed, just over freezing point, so it should not be too bad.

And now to move on, there are places to go (the apartment) and things to do (hoovering). Never a dull or boring moment if you are a golden oldie. Have fun, do not walk on the ice but keep to the safe dry places and have a nice day if possible. I know if I was part of the work force again I would not have a nice day. It would begin with skidding to work in the car and concentrating on your duty. It was nice while it lasted, but even better that it is now over. I am my own boss and do my thing. The state even pays me for the work, although you don’t get an annual rise and have to make do with what you get.

And the birds look on.

Birds in Trees 10.12 (2)

5 thoughts on “Good Morning

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  2. Your birds against the snow are so striking!

    The ice of last winter has made it impossible to remove the screens from the windows this year, so I have lost my clear shots of the birds. If the snow isn’t too deep, I could wade out on the deck, but by the time I got there, the birds will be gone. I will hugely miss my windows!

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    • I took these photos through the windows, although it needs patience as the birds are very sensitive and I have to be patient and try not to move. I can go outside as the porch is sheltered by the overhanging balcony, but the birds notice it.


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