Good Morning

Clouds 18.09 (7)

I actually managed to get a photo of a plane passing by. They can often be quite elusive to the camera lens. You see the plane quite well, but when you want to focus through the camera you have to find it amongst all that blue sky space and when you do the focus slips away, at least with me. It is all a matter of luck. We seem to have a lot of low flyers at the moment. I never realised there are so many people owning a plane privately, or perhaps they are the ones used for the gliders. Gliding is a local sport, we have an airport  about 10 minutes away by road where you can meet the enthusiasts.

Clouds 18.09 (6)

Again I was a stay at home type of person yesterday and did not even manage a short wheelie down to the river. I am still recovering from my bug attack a couple of days ago. I thought it was a one day sort of thing, but it seems to be hanging on a bit. I just do not trust it at the moment. I was just thinking about going out yesterday afternoon when there was another warning sign, so decided it would be better to stay at home and watch the garden growing.

Back garden

Although the garden is not growing very much at the moment. The lawn has more or less given up and never did recover from the summer drought or the attack from below of the June beetle babies which enjoy chewing on the roots of things that should grow. We are now waiting for the gardener to remove it all and put down a nice surface of stones and hope that the insects afterwards choke on them. My amaryllis from last year is flowering about 2-3 months too early, but surprised us all, so I will keep it for a while. On the left at the front is the remains of the poinsettia from last Christmas. I am keeping that as well and see how it develops inside when the weather gets too cold for it. Otherwise I can see the sedum which is now flowering quite nicely in the background, giving the bees and wasps something to do now and again.

Today is the day for week-end shopping, although who knows what will be bought. My No. 1 son is always ready to eat, but his dad has no appetite at the moment and after my bug attack I am being careful. I seem to have lost the enjoyment of eating at the moment. I decided to stick to chicken with variations over the week-end and fish to play safe.

Swan 18.09 (2)

Sometimes I wish I could do my food shopping like this swan. Just stick your head in the food supplies and peck away at what you find.

I am now off to do some housework therapy to keep me busy. I hope you are keeping on top of things and will have a good week-end ahead – already week-end and time goes so quickly. Here is a doggy photo to brighten up your day, although he looks a little curious.

Dog 18.09 (1)

16 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. I just made the very same experience with a planned ‘plane’ photo! I heard the noise and didn’t find the plane until it was nearly too late….. But I did catch it in the end, just about 😉

    My sedum is doing wonderfully too. I have a prairie instead of my green garden and the snails (not slugs, thanks goodness for that!) have eaten up just about everything in the veranda.

    Made a beautiful flower arrangement with everything that’s half alive in my garden. Ivy, berry branches, sedum, hydrangeas, wild fennel, roses, lavender, mint, rosmarin, looks good and smells heavenly…..

    Am glad to read that you overcame your bug! So nasty….

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    • I don’t even manage to get the low flyers in the lens.

      Sedum is a thankful plant. I also have some smaller sorts. Our problem with the lawn was mainly the Engerlingen from the Junikäfer.

      I have a Rosmarin that thinks it can grow up to be a tree and at the moment is covered in flowers

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