Daily Prompt: Slight

Pat

I was slightly bored in the store this morning. We had dealt with the shopping, me hobbling around with my walker combined with walking stick holder, and Mr. Swiss having problems with standing because of his back. He had ordered new ink for our printer and whilst he was picking it up I had to wait for him.

Then I saw it, my chance to be on TV. Somewhere there was a hidden camera built into the TV and I saw me. I took a photo with my mobile phone, this time making sure that I held it to enable to see my face on the result.

After completing the shopping I stopped at the flower department on the way out and discovered something slightly different. Petunias arrive in all colours, and today I saw my first black petunias: slightly strange.

Petunia

And that’s that, it is a slightly shorter prompt from me today, but that is the subject matter, it has to be slight.

Daily Prompt: Slight

Good Morning

Back Garden Spring

Back to grey skies in the morning and cold. We are now in the middle of the frozen saints days, and this year they are living up to their reputation. Tomorrow is the last with the “cold Sophie”. My garden is ignoring them and the peonies are in full bloom as well as the neighbouring lilac tree which is surrounded by our natural meadow. This meadow is full of wild flowers and we are not allowed to mow them down. They must stay until the beginning of June to spread their seeds for the next year. Unfortunately they tend to spread their seeds into our garden as well, but nature knows no rules and regulations and just follows it instinct.

Rhubarb

Talking of nature doing her own thing, the leaves on my mysterious plant are still growing and expanding. The stalks are getting thicker, is it perhaps a rhubarb after all? I have had many suggestions, amongst which that it could be a very poisonous like-to-be rhubarb. It has not yet pulled up its roots and taken a walk, but just sits there waiting and watching. I am also watching to see what happens. We do not even like rhubarb, so I will just leave it for the meantime.

Hosta 13.05 (2)

I did not go anywhere yesterday, but stayed at home. My hostas have now returned. Last year the gardener past a remark that he had never seen a hosta with such big leaves, and this year they seem to be living up to their reputation. They began as a few shoots and now are developing into their usual giant selves.

Today they let me out to go shopping. I suppose I should again take the steering wheel of the car. My last exploit on the road was a week ago. I do not even enjoy driving. I am now walking well, almost. It is to the extent that when I should take my stick I forget which is not so good, especially when you are in the middle of a room with nothing to hold onto. Housework is almost back to normal, meaning that for some strange reason I like to do it. This is something new, but probably because I can now do it after thinking about how to do it during the last four months.

On my new mobile telephone X the lamp is now on the front screen at the bottom. I never really used it but more my iPad in the night when wandering around to a certain place. This is much better of course. Now I notice that both myself and Mr. Swiss walk around with our iPads and phones when it is dark. We no longer need a bedside lamp for light and I have also noticed that my watch has also become redundant due to digital objects. I wonder if our children will grow up learning how to tell the time on a clock. I remember in my school days we had to make our own clock out of cardboard and hands that you fitted with a screw so that they could be moved. This probably now belongs in a museum.

And now I must move onto further fields and do my duty as a programmed housewife with vacuum cleaner and mop etc. See you around and keep safe.

River Aare 12.05 (29)