Good Morning


Mr. Swiss was already up for a coffee an hour earlier than me, although after the coffee he decided to hug the bed again. I had time to ask how the weather was, and he said grey. When I eventually left my bed I had a look outside, took some instant photos in the garden, and could confirm that it was grey everywhere. But then I had a surprise.

Flock of Birds Flying

I was looking up at the sky searching for something photo worthy and this flock of birds suddenly flew ahead. They were having a practice for formation flights. One bird was out of line, but perhaps it was the boss telling the others what to do. I only had my mobile telephone with me so had to make the most of the photo. If I had taken the Nikon, the quality would have been better.

Flock of Birds

And here they are again, winging their way towards the South. I also now hear the dawn chorus outside in the early morning, but it is still a little too cold to sleep with open windows to hear them more clearly.

Back Garden

Growth is developing in the garden and there are many new plants appearing that the gardener organised last Autumn. I recognise my peonies, but I am not sure about the others, so I will let myself be surprised

Yesterday I was off shopping again in the afternoon. The cleaning lady called to ask if it would be OK to shift the day this week to Wednesday instead of Tuesday, which is one of the reasons why I am on a Good Morning  routine today. Her sister is visiting from Columbia and they have planned something today. It no longer makes any difference to me when she cleans during the week, as I now go shopping in the afternoon and I am always at home in the morning.

I will probably stay at home this afternoon as I have a writing job to deal with. April is developing into a busy month with doc visits for Mr. Swiss and I also have various appointments to deal with including mounting the summer tyres on my car which the garage will do for me.


Yesterday I saw a programme about the new 5g development in communication, which is much faster and much better and a new step into the future. I am not sure about this one. Of course it would be good to have the work simplified but I am not so keen that my vacuum cleaner begins to communicate with my washing machine and the electric cooking range also joins in: and the computer might decide not to play along. Everything would come to a still stand. I like to have my apparatus under control. Who needs a faster more intelligent system when I am getting slower in age and my brain cells are no longer replacing themselves. I like to take it slow and steady.

And so I will now leave the realm of cyber action and return to the normal daily life. Have a good day, enjoy and may it be filled with success. If not, then there is always tomorrow.


8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Oh the yellow flowers are so pretty. I had a discussion with someone yesterday whether buttercups are really daffodils or yellow tulips. I forget. I am visiting a friend who works in a plant nursery today so I will ask them. I agree with you about the computer being hooked to all the appliances. We travel a lot, and are gone for periods of time So I am not interested in getting the programmable thermostat connected to the power company or the sensor in the fridge that tells whether it has been opened or not in the past week, since these are all avenues for msichief in my view. Nothing like a good friend or a niece who will come by and watch the house, that is far superior to being hooked up to the internet for monitoring. I realize not everyone has that luxury, and if you are always home then it is not a problem. But I am very suspiscious. Have a nice day and take care. PS … I was also up earlier today .3 am rather than 5, so maybe it’s spring in the air? Dunno. SLP

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    • Buttercups are a nuiscance. I pull them out when I see them. They spread and are invaders. I prefer my tulips that stay put where they are. We rarely go anywhere that needs someone to take care of the house. The new fad is that we have no more work. The machines are Programmed to do it all.


  2. 5G? I lost track of how many Gs there are anymore. I use the internet for this, and not much more. When my colleague was in Austria, he could operate the irrigation system here from his telephone. Well, I guess he doesn’t need me here. Old technology was so much more fun. There is so much I could do without. If I am ever forced out of California, I will do without most of the new stuff. I designed my last home (which was never built) around old technology, not just because it was not available there at the time, but because I did not want it in my home.


  3. From what I understand is the lead goose is at the point of the vee, but they shift to the next bird as the lead bird tires. That’s why the shape of the vee keep shifting as a different lead bird moves up to the front. It’s really interesting.

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