Good Morning

Morning Sky

The morning sky, but nothing to worry about. It looks a bit cloudy, but that is towards the North and by the time the clouds cross the Jura they will disperse. According to the news, today will be a sunny one with warmer temperatures and I suppose I should give myself a push and go for a wheelie this afternoon in my chair into town. I have been on lock down this week, watching my new garden develop. It is not really growing yet, but I noticed the plants we have for a starter are now picking up and holding up their heads.

Chives, Thyme and Savoury

Especially the herbs. The mushroom is not real of course. I bought it some time ago and now at last it has a place, although Mr. Swiss is not so keen on that sort of thing. He finds it a bit kitchy, but he is Swiss. We Brits are more adventurous in that direction. Wait until next Summer when my frog, owl and caterpillar arrive again in the garden. Perhaps I might find something to add to it. I always wanted a dragon.

Today I will cut the first stalks of my savoury (to be seen on the left only half in the photo). We call it “bean herb” and always cook it together with green beans which are now season. I never knew it in England, but the dictionary tells me it is known as savoury. It is a very good herb. I never had success, but there are two kinds. You can plant the annual from seeds, but there is a perennial which arrives every year and that is the one I now have. So tody’s lunch will be steak, beans and fried potatoes, the little ones. Something quick that does not need so much preparation.

Sage and dianthus

I am getting a little over cautious with this new garden thing. The gardener laughed when I asked if she thought I could already cut some herbs and use it for cooking. She found it is there to be used, just not cut away all the stalks, but it will grow again.

I am now thinking about shifting my bird house into the garden for the Winter, although it looks more like late summer outside at the moment. The seasons are changing, perhaps I can grow some pineapples next Spring.

And now to move on like doing some tidying in the apartment.


My two orchids are also growing well in the kitchen. I have had them for at least 2 months and they still have their flowers thanks to my care. They were in the living room, but Mr. Swiss closes the blinds during the day because of the sun glaring through the window, and they do need light and air to survive, so I have them in the kitchen.

Have a good Sunday everyone or sleep well those in the countries when the sun is not shining at the moment. I am off with the vacuum cleaner and mop to do my good deeds for the day, just an hour, the rest is extra.


19 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. You’ve reminded me about another thing I’d forgotten about Oma with the ‘bean herb’. She grew it in her window box in Solothurn and we bought seeds and took them back to the UK to grow them here. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Goodness! That reminds me of one of my favorite of the homes that Brent landscaped. It was the former home of Ricardo Montalban, AND where the old commercials for the Chrysler New Yorker was filmed. The old motorcourt was just as grand as it was back in the 1970s when Mr. Montalban arrived in his brand new New Yorker and emerged to tell everyone about the ‘Corinthian leather’ that people still joke about today. The landscape was renovated but not redone. The clients who were in the process of moving in wanted to maintain that sort of elegance. However, after all that work, and after the clients unloaded their furnishings from their former home, they unpacked and arranged their collection of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ statuary all around the motorcourt!

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  2. I think you need several flamingos. They make them in small sizes, so you can fit a whole flock of them in. I like the ones that look like the ones in the Alice books.

    I have never quite got into the whole gnome thing.

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    • Flamingoes are not so common here and I just happened to see my big one in the store last year. I do not want a gnome, too common. I am always on the lookout for something more unique


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