Good Morning


I am a strong believer in logic and do not go in for superstitions or stories. It has to have hand and foot for me which is the basis of life or? Yes, there are always exceptions to the rule. Today we have one. After 2-3 weeks of glorious Spring weather, shining sun and plants awakening from their winter sleep, today we have snow. Mr. Swiss said it is only a little froth. When I eventually arrived in the kitchen I told him the frothy part was just a little overture. Admittedly it is not a threatening snow. I can hear the traffic speeding along on the village road and so road conditions seem to be manageable. There were reports of difficulties in Zürich airport, but I suppose clearing stretches of snow at an airport are a little different to country roads and motorways.

I have my own little routine with a few small exceptions. Today of all days there is an exception. I have to drive into town after lunch to take Mr. Swiss to the dentist. Will the snow be gone by then? I hope so. I still have my brand new Winter tyres on the car, so it should not be a problem, I hope.

Dianthus in snow

In the meanwhile my flowering dianthus is covered in snow and my herbs are following close behind.

Herbs in Snow

It is not really such an exception. I remember many years ago when I had potted my geraniums in the garden, freshly bought from the market. A day later the were covered in snow and I had visions of wilting leaves and flowers, but they survived and I am sure my plants will survive this little froth of snow.  Apparently tomorrow the spook will be over and we will return to the nice days of Spring.

In the meanwhile today we are again busy with recovering the beds with new linen. I have already completed my duvet and cushion and removed the sheet, and now to the other bed, although first of all I will visit the shower. I have all morning to deal with the necessary.

Needless to say I have neither the time or the need to take a wheelie in my chair today.

Yesterday I was busy completing an application form. I usually do these things online, which I tried, but in this case it did not work so I did it by hand. It often happens in such cases that neither Mr. Swiss nor I, can actually read these forms. They have such small print and we both need a magnifying glass. Why cannot these companies use normal print. We are not all lawyers or doctors.

In the meanwhile it has stopped snowing, or thinking about it and I am off.

Japanese Cherry Blossom 02.04 (2)

So let’s have something to brighten up the day. The Japanese cherry trees, or whatever they are, are flowering in the local cemetery. I hope the flowers are still there after the snow showers. Have a good day everyone and be glad if it is not snowing where you are. It seems it can happen to all of us, even when it is not logical.

20 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. And there was I, sending out my proud children of springtime, child head‘s sized ponies from the garden – stunningly beautiful and ephemere, just lke the magnolia…. and to my dismay I‘m ‚snowed under‘ by reports from Switzerland just like yours….

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  2. There a few flowering cherries like those in the cemetery blooming here now. Sadly, I must cut down two of the favorites in the neighborhood this year. I just wrote about them recently. for the past many years, they have been dying back a little more each spring. When they bloom, there is always a bit more dead that does not bloom or put out foliage . . . . except this year. Just before I need to go cut them down, they are remarkably healthy, with no dead stems. Well, they need to be cut down anyway, just because the trunks and limbs are in such bad condition.
    Anyway, Good Morning.

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      • Well, at least they bloomed as excellently as they did for so many decades. That is what I keep reminding myself. They did their job so well for so long. Even the ancient redwoods do not last forever.

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