Good Morning


After dithering around with emptying the cat tray, opening curtains and some windows and putting away the washing, I am here. I also squeezed in a photo of the sunrise this morning and what a sunrise it was. The further the summer progresses the bigger and brighter the sun. No rain at the moment, so I have to do it myself with the hose.


Of course there are a few disadvantages with the wet weather we have had and the slugs are again attacking. I found this little guy climing up the wall. My plants seem to be safe at the moment, although there are a few suspicious holes in the leaves of one of my hosta beds. Even a slug has to survive. There are insects that serve a purpose in nature’s world, but I have not yet discovered the purpose of slug.

So what did we do yesterday? I dragged myself out for a short excursion of my part of the village.


I was not really expecting to find anything astonishing for the camera, but made my way to the hill with a view of the River Aare and the local garbage burning plant with its chimneys continuously smoking away. I saw a few very interesting cloud formations. This part of the village has nothing in particular. Sometimes the farmer has his sheep heard out grazing, but they seem to have disappeared.


However I found a few cows grazing on the field. On this particular pasture the cows usually had horns, but this farmer seems to have decided that horns are no longer welcome.

Mr. Swiss was surprised when I was back home only after an hour, but I told him I would not be long. I just wanted to get out and enjoy some fresh air. In the far gone days when we were younger we probably would have gone for an excursion somewhere, perhaps to Bern or visiting one of the nearby lakes, but these days are no longer. We no longer have the energy or lust, even capability and prefer to relax in our own little village. I was ready to relax in the evening after uploading a few photos and other computer tasks when I saw a remainder of ironing to be dealt with.

And now it is Monday morning again, the beginning of a new week. Today I must go on a quest to the store. I dislike going shopping on Saturday afternoon and avoid it when I can. We were down to the minimum of toilet paper, but have survived with a roll to spare, but today I have it at the top of the list. Paper handkerchieves are also getting low, the problem being that I am the only one in the family that goes shopping. My No. 1 son brings me forgotten items now and again, but he works and does not always have the time.

And so to go further with the daily chores. I hope your week begins well, if not that it gets better as it progresses.


5 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Of all of my least favorite insects (and there are a LOT of them), slugs rank high on the scale. Fortunately, we don’t seem to get them here. We used to get a ton of them in New York, but maybe the ground is too rough for them here.

    Slugs are how I learned to NOT walk barefoot outside! Step on one slug with bare feet and you never ever want to do that again.

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    • I used to put salt on them, but it was messy and I found it to be cruel. Now I just pick them up and throw them out of the garden. With all the rainy weather we have had it is becoming a snail summer, although most of my plants are not on their menu plan


  2. Good Morning. I retired before seeing this last night. I will be trying to get to sleep early than I have been.
    The huge banana slugs here do not damage viable plant parts, but consume decaying plant parts to accelerate decomposition. Their poop is supposedly very nutritious for plants. I was told when I was a kid that without banana slugs, the forests would have much more debris on the ground from the redwoods. There is a lot out there right now. I would not want more. I also know that there must be some purpose for the other slugs, but can not think of it. Most types, as well as the voracious brown snail, are not native here, so they can’t be too useful to us, at least here. I suppose they are important to each other.

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