Good Morning

Front Garden

Just an “ooh la la” sky this morning, nothing special, but it might brighten up. I have the cleaning lady here, so am later than usual. At last we have this Easter stress behind us and can get back to living a normal life, at least I can. Some have to go back to their daily jobs today and the Easter break was probably more welcome.

I went for a short wheelie in my chair yesterday afternoon and it seems that the sheep have returned. I missed them the last two years. The farmer had put the sheep pen somewhere else and I could not longer see them. At first it looked empty, but I realised the white shapes outside were sleeping sheep and when I looked closer I saw a sheep looking back at me.

Sheep 22.04 (5)

When  I brightened up the photo I noticed that there were many sheep, so it looks like it will be an interesting summer. I also saw that the sheep are still wearing their overcoats and will probably be shorn at some time in the future. Sheep are not really a Swiss thing, but it made a good photo for easter.

Sheep 22.04 (2)

Rape Field Feldbrunnen South 22.04 (2)

The farmer’s rape seed was already flowering in the fields. That is for oil production. Here I was looking more South across the river into the Kanton of Bern. In the distance you can see the hills which eventually lead to the alps, but the weather was not clear enough for an alpine view.

It was Easter Monday and I saw no-one in our village. It was my last shopping free day and now back to the usual routine. And that is all for today. I trust you all had a happy or whatever Easter and see you around later.

Here is the first lilac I saw flowering in the village.

Lilac 22.04 (2)

We also have a tree opposite where I live, but that is not yet so far, and only has buds.

8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. OH so exciting about the sheep. Also all the lovely flowers in bloom. We are just about finished with tulips here and 99% finished with cherry trees,but the azaleas are in full bloom, today it is supposed to be 80 degrees Fahrenheiht so that is good. I am going to fire up the lawn mower and cut the grass for the first time assuming my bum knee cooperates. Have a great day. SLP

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  2. We grew ‘French hybrid’ lilacs in about 1995 because they were supposedly more tolerant of our mild winters, and were available in a variety of colors. However, the common lilac did just fine, and was prettier with bigger and looser trusses. All those colors were rather weird for a lilac anyway. I mean, most of us who want lilac want them to be ‘lilac’ colored. I am glad that we no longer grow the ‘French hybrids’. They were not even French.

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      • If they really are the same, then they are likely the straight species, Syringa vulgaris, which I still believe to be the best. Because the climate is not so mild there, there was not need for French hybrids that ‘supposedly’ were more tolerant of mild winters. They are certainly nice plants too, especially if you want lilacs in odd colors.


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