Good Morning

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Not bad this morning. I am a little later as it is cleaning lady day and I have a slightly different routine. However, she is almost finished and I have also done the morning chores. Just have to get the dinner underway. Doing things later has the advantage that the sun rises higher and if it is going to be a good day weatherwise, which it will be, you get a nice sky background.

I do not really have to go anywhere today, although might break out in the afternoon for a short trip somewhere. I would like to try out Mr. Swiss scooter, but he might want to use it himself. Otherwise it will be a wheelie in my chair, although I am not sure how far it will get me. It is not good to upload the wheelchair completely daily and there should be enough power to get me to the local castle and back, if not a little further.

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Yesterday I saw an interesting object. I could call it Beauty and the Beast, as a stray slug decided to climb over my newly blossoming carnation. They both survived long enough for a photo. Actually I let the slug carry on his journey of a lifetime and no animals were harmed in the shooting of the photo. We had quite a bit of rain in the last few days, so I gave a fresh dose of slug pellets on my hostas. Up to now the hostas are still in good condition. I learnt my lesson last year when the slugs enjoyed them for breakfast, dinner and tea and devoured almost all the leaves.. This year they have no chance. As soon as it rains they seem to appear from nowhere.

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Yesterday I heard noise outside and saw that the gardener had began to cut our natural meadow.

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The remains are now laying flat on the ground outside to dry in the sun and will probably be picked up some time today to serve as hay for animal food during the Winter. I will miss my mixture of wild flowers, but the seeds have sown themselves for next year. The meadow is never empty and in a month or two we will have a new collection of wild plants.

In the meanwhile lunch in cooking and now I have nothing to do until it is time to feed the hungry family. I also had parcels delivered from the post today. My MS medicine arrived by refrigerated  boxes. I unpacked it and put it in its fridge and returned the boxes with the post lady. I also got a large box of cat food which will last Tabby for the next couple of months.

Since being carless I have become quite the logistic expert.  I still do my shopping, but am now programmed for buying food I can freeze. Once a month I order the heavy stuff by computer like bottles of cola and mineral water from the online shop and a few other items. I quite enjoy getting out more and being amongst people. And now to move on. See you later, and enjoy the day.

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As I was wheeling home in my chair from the store yesterday I took this photo. It shows the Jura mountains.

17 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning. It is so cool that you have carnations in your garden. I have always thought about it but never got around to it. Have a great day. Have they talked to you about eventually making your wheelie machine an auto driving model? Just curious. SLP….

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    • The gardener planted the carnations. They are one of the first and one of the last to flower. I am glad to be away from cars and automatic stuff now. Just taking it easy roaming the paths and stores with my machine. It goes fast enough.

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  2. Good morning. Always thinking about how today would always be, being a so busy day working up and down finding solutions for my stressful days and weeks passed and I guessed your wheelie machine should be your driving model? Just wishing you had a good, safe and cool wheeling trip home.

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  3. We cut down significant vegetation this time of year. Fire season is a major concern here. Of course, by now, there are not many wildflowers left. There never are many in the tall grasses, which are the worst of the vegetation.

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      • That is the proper way to do it for desirable vegetation. Most s-called ‘gardeners’ here would not know the proper season for the vegetation that they are supposed to manage. We try to get ours before it seeds, because we want less of it for next year. It does not work that way of course. There is just too much of it.

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  4. Oh, that would be fun to try out Mr Swiss’s scooter! You have done perfectly without your car. I am sure it served its purpose, but no regrets now that it is gone. I have never seen carnations growing in a garden so hope the snail did not do too much damage.

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  5. I expect to see wildflowers in the summer months. Flowers are blooming every in bloom .here now with lots of zinnas. My College is having special on Idaho flowers so I sign up. I have never done a connection on the internet. I stopped Skype after an incident.

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  6. Lovely sky. I really like the idea of using the cuttings from the old wild flowers to feed grazers. It gives them a break from the usual hay and having dropped their seeds, you know that it will be back in its time.

    Our garden looks totally wild now. There are flowers — the unconquerable columbine and the wild spiderwort and I think there are some roses, but no flowers yet. They are at least a month late. I hope we get some rain soon! After getting rain all the time through the winter, now we don’t have any rain at all. The pendulum swings!

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    • We had enough rain lastbweek, but mainly during the night and morning. We grow a lot of plantsvfor hay for the animals during the Winter. There seem to be flowers everywhere at the moment. We had a lot more cleaner air thanks to the lock down.

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