Good Morning


A daring photo of me in the morning taking one of my morning photos opposite the window to my living room. The sky is a bit boring this morning, grey in grey, but it will get better. I am sure the neighbours wonder what I am doing with my phone camera first thing in the morning outside, stil in nightdress. My first job is to open the blinds in the apartment and then fill the cat’s outside bowl with fresh water. Then I am ready to go. My photos upload automatically from the camera onto the computer, so I just have to do a little work on them, but not very much.


On of the photos I captured this morning was my apple tree. It looks like it will be a medium harvest this year. Last year I had more than 200 apples, but that was a record year. They are not quite ripe, but by end of September they should be ready to eat.

The squeamish should now perhaps look away and miss this photo.


I was outside yesterday evening, naurally with my camera, and this was what I saw creeping around the garden stones. Not just one or two slugs, but a complete army and in all colours, shapes and sizes, 50 shades of brown. I have given up hunting them, the damage is done and they are really hosta addicts. I was too late with the slug pellets this year, but next year I will be prepared. They are taking over, it is worst that the attack of the Triffids. It seems to be guerrilla warfare.


Thank goodness my other garden is slug free. The gardener and I planned plants that are not so appetising for the little brown slimy objects. My rudbeckia are flowering profusely  (a good word) and there are more to come. Something like the grand finale before Autumn arrives.

Yesterday I completed the week-end shopping and forgot to include Monday lunchtime. I am not going shopping on Saturday afternoon and have managed to collect some bits and pieces for Monday lunch. I have pasta in the cupboard, plenty of it, and with a tomato sauce and some fried ham it should do the trick – I hope. In the meanwhile Mr. Swiss tells me he has some tablets he needs which is another problem. His doctor is on holiday and left him with a comprehensive prescription for everything. The chemist does no stock everything, but has it within a day. I often organise my own medication for my diabetes in that way, but Mr. Swiss has other tablets. I will do my best to organise it but I told him it will only be Monday when it is available. I was really looking forward to a wheelie in my chair this afternoon to town and nothing is going to stop me.

They are now building the area for our Autumn fair, which happens in September and there is also some sort of children’s park that I want to have a look at. I was planning on going this afternoon and nothing is going to stop me. I have been hopping around all last week with Mr. Swiss eye operation and there will be a repeat performance next week. Now and again I like to look after myself.

And now to continue, as I have a few things to do at home. Cannot sit on the computer all morning. If really necessary I could squeeze a few minutes in this morning for a shopping trip, but not this afternoon.


I must now really go, so have a good Saturday, no stress (like mine) and enjoy the day.

18 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. The photos are so beautiful. I needed cheering up this morning … just returned from an extended visit with my 100+ year old mother in her nursing home in the interior of the country. But your photos and catching up on reading your blog did the trick!. I!! Have a good weekend !!! It is like autumn here on USA east coast. Very unusual weather … cool and crisp but sunny and bright !!! SLP

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  2. We are getting — for the first time — seasonal weather. Clear, a bit cloudy. Cool and comfortable.

    But we also have killer mosquitoes and over the next few days, the entire county is being sprayed since these nasty little biters are carrying a disease that kills people, horses, dogs, and cats … and for all I know, other mammals too. So all our evening fall activities have been canceled. The fairs and farm festivals … closed due to deadly mosquitoes. It’s all about the changing climate. These mosquitoes never came this far north before.

    I’m too demoralized to even go outside. Perfect weather and killer mosquitoes. What could possibly go wrong?

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    • We have wonderful weather at the moment and they say that another heat wave is on the way. Living near the river we always get mosquitos at this time of the year, irritating but not yet deadly. I hope they don’t come our way and that you have enough repellent to keep they out.


  3. Slugs on parade!
    I don’t know what kind of apple that is. There are just too many to take a guess at, and there are many varieties there that I have never heard of. As a horticulturist, I can take care of any of them, but I can not identify more than the few I am intimately familiar with.

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