Good Morning


Looks like it is going to be a sunny one today. The planes are winging their way across the sky leaving their traces behind them and I am now sitting at the breakfast table in the kitchen with my computer in front of an open window and a wonderful view of my garden.

Back Garden

So of course I had to share it with everyone. A chance for one of those “life is good” kitschy phrases but I am not really the sentimental kind, at least not on the computer. Good was my bread and honey for breakfast and the prospect of not having to go shopping today.

Yesterday was my first day back in the old routine after the Easter  holiday, although the store was practically empty. It is still an Easter recovery week as my golden oldie routine is a little mixed up. Shopping on Tuesday and again on Thursday and week-end big shopping on Friday is not my usual routine, but Monday went missing somewhere along the line.

To make the most of this state of affairs, I just might go for a wheelie in my chair this afternoon as I have nothing better to do.

Creeping Buttercup

I have had my eye on this appearance in my front garden for a few days. First of all there was a long stalk and now this flower has opened, with more to come. It looked like a buttercup, although they are usually not so tall. After having a look in my plant identifying app it seems it is a creeping buttercup: sounds almost like something from the twilight zone. However I read that they can grow quite high but can get a little invasive. At the moment I have only one, so I am keeping an eye on it. I find it quite pretty sitting their on its own.

South Feldbrunnen 22.04 (11)

On my last wheelie through the village in my direct neighbouring area, I noticed this construction. It has been there for some time, is now being finished and is a family house to rent. Usually this sort of thing is to buy, but the estate agents want to make some money out of it. Admittedly it is in the luxury class with all mod cons and spacious rooms but at the price of almost four thousand Swiss francs per month it is really only something for the millionaires amongst us and they can afford to buy their own. I must admit sometimes I get a little envious when I see what some can afford, and we must scrape together what we want.  I have realised in my own experience that you are well cared for on the one side when you have health problems, but what you would like to have and what you can actually afford to have are two different things. Medical insurance is there for all, but having a private medical insurance to cover the little luxuries to assist, is something only for the selected few. Mr. Swiss made a comment yesterday that the Queen of GB is looking good for her 93 years. I told him so would I at that age if I had her medical care.

Something else I noticed. I often get visitors on my site that make a like and a comment “Nice site. Please visit my site.” No I do not visit and generally remove and delete their comments as spam or trash. I sometimes also get someone with such a comment and I get suspicious. When I have a quick look at their site, they are basically wanting to sell something. I delete, you have no chance with me, and just a comment “nice” is not a comment but for me an insult. On the other hand, This week I achieved 12,000 followers on my site, so  big thank you to those that visit with good intentions and comments. I am here for the fun of it. I like to take photos, to write and to read and am not on a publicity tour. My statistics are, of course, interesting, but I do not cling to them, so let’s just have fun together and a little conversation now and again. Let’s enjoy our online experience, even if there are some that seem to be in a popularity race.


As usual I leave you with a greeting from my surrounding nature. These tulips are in my garden making a rather spectacular show this year. I do not know what my gardener fed them with, but they are double the size of last year.

Enjoy the day, have fun, and always look on the bright side, although that is sometimes difficult to find speaking from personal experience. I now have to go. There are things to do and an apartment to take care of.

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning, Pat. Frank has for the theme of his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week, “Connections”. I would like to use the photo of you and I having lunch in Basel, as I value the connection that we made by actually getting to meet in person! Is that o.k. with you? We both look quite a bit younger 😊

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    • Yesterday, please do. Funny I came across the photo yesterday bringing back a good memory. A meeting I will never forget and we still look the same today, Perhaps a few more grey hairs 🙂

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  2. Creeping buttercup? There is a native here with that same name. It is growing in a place where I will be working today. I pulled up quite a bit already, so I do not think I will mess with more today, but it is aggressive stuff where there is water for it. It is not as pretty as yours is. It might be prettier if allowed to grow. At least the name sounds pretty.


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