Good Morning

Back Garden

This morning I decided to be kind to my bed and rested a while longer. I have no urgent chores today, just the usual. The cleaning lady did her good work yesterday and it is not clean linen on the bed day this week. I changed and washed the bathroom and shower garniture yesterday and now I am up to date on everything more or less. My car is now on the parking place outside until the evening as they are cleaning out the garage today and so I have no stress.

As you can see it is quite a grey day today, but I am hoping for a little sunshine in the afternoon and the opportunity to go out in my wheelchair and see things. It is has been quite a stressful week with hardly any “me” time and photos have only been local.  My camera says give me something new, so I will do my best.

Amalanchier - Wild Pear

There is quite a bit of action in the garden however. Blossoms are appearing everywhere. In the first photo you can see a tree on the right and here is a close up of the blossoms. It is what we call a “Felsenbirne” in German, the latin name being amalanchier with many variations in english. Literally translated it it would be a rock pear and the cnglish descriptions in Wikipedia are many. I choose to call it a Wild pear. It has no pears, just some messy dark berries in Autumn. The neighbour says you can eat them, but I am not interested.

Apple blossoms

And look what I discovered this morning. The first apple blossoms have arrived, meaning that the tree survived yet another year in its 18 year old life and we might get apples this year. Last year was a record harvest of over 200 apples and we only finished baking apple tarts from the supply a month ago. I have a second apple tree, gala, which I planted from an apple seed. Also that bears apples, but it flowers later than my other tre which is a fiorina apple.

And we had livestock in the kitchen yesterday.

Crane Fly

I noticed movement on the kitchen tiles and discovered a visitor: a crane fly I believe. It was quite big and fluttering around. I waited for it to settle and managed to get a few shots. Except for the fire bugs that is the only insect I have noticed up to now. The flies have not yet returned from wherever they go in winter and as far as I am concerned they can stay where they are. I had a good solution last year for keeping them away. They do not like mint plants so I always had one in the kitchen and the living room and it worked. I had almost a fly free summer in the apartment-

And now time to move on. A woman’s work is never done, although today I have time. I am in suspense to see what the day will bring. Every day can be an adventure. Mine is usually that I survive until the evening without falling. Have a safe day everyone, and may it be a good one. I will leave you with a glance at my hawthorn bush which is now flowering, in spite of the fact that a neighbour tried to kill it with the garden shears. I still have not forgiven her.

Hawthorn

13 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning.
    We grew felsenbirne briefly about 1995, but quickly discontinued doing so after selling only a few. I would like to grow some out in the arboretum for the fruit. We know it at ‘serviceberry’, in which, the first ‘e’ is pronounced as ‘ah’. I prefer to refer to them as ‘saskatoon’ because it sounds fancier.

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  2. I am glad the hawthorn survived the neighbour’s shears. Do you bring any inside the house? Many people believe it’s unlucky. Mum would never bring blossoms into the house no matter how pretty they were.

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  3. Until I started watching how much sooner spring comes in other parts of the world that are even higher in latitude AND altitude than us, I began to realize how late spring comes to New England. It may just be this coastal area, but what I’m hearing from further north is even worse.

    We will get spring, but it will last no more than one day and might last as little as a few hours. And it’s at least three weeks away!

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    • Spring always has an uncertain start here. First we get bright sunny days, the crocus arrive, then they get covered in snow. Afterwards the winds come but eventually App arrives, although still quite cool in the morning. Nature awakens, a few bees arrive on the scene and it’s a go ahead for summer.

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