I was up a little earlier this morning, just 10 minutes. My first action of the day is to open the blinds and take a step outside, with a camera of course. Usually it is just my mobile phone camera for a quick photo of the morning. As you can see the early bird catches the cloud and moon (or should be worm) and I was quite delighted with this floating cloud with a tinge of red reflection from the sun. Even the new moon decided to show before it said goodbye. There are rewards for a rising early I noticed. I also took a photo with my super Nikon DSLR to get a little closer.
I also added a photo of the garden in the early morning. Since taking the photos the mist has thickened giving everything a touch of mystery, although the sun will be arriving soon and it will all be gone.
Yesterday was another day of almost stress. My shopping excursion was later as Mr. Swiss had his appointment at the opticians in the middle of the afternon and whilst he was having his eyes tested I did the shopping. I joined him afterwards were he was busy choosing his new frames for the glasses. As he also has vario glass, as I do, it takes a little longer to fix the point of focus. Eventually everything was completed, and now he just has a 1-2 week wait for the new glasses, although my experience is that it goes quicker.
We left the shopping mall just in time to get caught up in the evening traffic when the working population are on their way home. We both belonged to that group some years ago and it brought back a few memories. Eventually we arrived home and whilst Mr. Swiss had a relaxed half an hour I prepared our evening food which is the usual cold cuts and the trimmings. I had absolutely no time for a visit to my computer and was seriously thinking about leaving it after such a busy day.
However, I am a succour for punishment, and just have to write a few bits and pieces. It has really become part of my life, and I am lost without it, so after tea I was back on the computer and managed to finish by early evening. It is the same case with photography, I need my photos, even if I no longer go so far to take them. The seasons change and so do the subjects. Today I have a more or less free day and have planned a little excursion in the afternoon – with camera of course.
The remainder of the evening was one of my favourite programmes on the BBC TV, at least it has become one of my favourites. “The Apprentice” where various candidates compete for a job in the leadership of a business company. I believe the original came from the States where a guy called Donald Trump was the main figure. He now has a new job but still has a bunch of apprentices to choose from it seems.
Here is birdy photo of yesterday featuring my local magpie. He was busy pecking around to see what food was on offer. This week-end I will be fitting up the birdhouse once again. Mr. Swiss said I should wait, but I have waited long enough.
I treated myself to a new orchid yesterday. Every week the local store has a special offer and this week it was orchid week again. My pink orchid dropped its flowers a week ago, after almost six months and the white one followed this week, also after six months, so I have put them into semi retirement and got myself a new one. I am hoping that this one will also last as long as the others and that the others might flower again. Orchids are such a thankful flower.
And now breakfast is finished, my writing is also coming to an end and I have other things to do for my golden oldie therapy. Have a good day, and make the most of your computers, and perhaps cameras.