Not such a good day today, it’s raining and unfriendly weather. I am a little later this morning as my cleaning lady is here busy in the kitchen, shower and bathroom. It is also a bit of a stress day because Mr. Swiss has an appointment at the eye doctor straight after lunch and I will have to bring him with the car. I do not know how long it will take. He will have to have an eye operation for a glaucoma, but today will probably be just examinations. I am hoping that it will not take so long.
At least my hostas seem to be enjoying the rainy weather. Those on the left have been in my garden since 20 years, and the smaller variety I had to replant three years ago after they renovated my garden, but hostas seem to be indestructible: just have to keep an eye on the slugs.
I have also had these mega leaved variety since 20 years and for the first time I have seen on the right a small hosta leaf. I have always left the seed pods to do what they will and it now seems that new little plants are appearing on the right, they are moving in and taking over. There must be a triffid influence somewhere.
Yesterday it was a shopping excursion, which went quite well. I manage to get everything and can now relax with the shopping tour until tomorrow. Thursday is a holiday for ascension day and the shops are all closed in Switzerland, but that is no problem for me as Thursday is not a shopping day. Tomorrow I buy enough to cover until Friday afternoon. I remember such days when I was a working woman and Mr. Swiss and I had a different routine. We would enjoy those free days in between and even perhaps make a short excursion including lunch as a trat. Who would have thought that many years later and with retirement, you just cannot manage to get the energy together to make the most of those days. We are both glad to relax at home now and have no stress.
My iris flowers are now in full bloom and make a good contrast to my Japanese Maple leaf bush.
And now I must move on. I still have a window to clean and have completed all on the East side of the apartment. I still have my daffodils to plant in the garden, as they finished flowering a month ago and I want to keep them for following years.
Have a good day everyone, I am not off and hope to be back this afternoon, although I am not sure how my timetable will be with my extra excursion with Mr. Swiss.
Here is an animation of photos I took on a flower walk. It seems Google does this for me, but a little too fast for my taste.