Good Morning

It has only rained once since yesterday late afternoon, trouble being it has not yet stopped. Who knows what the day will hold for us. Will it be a rainy one, or might it just ease up for me to go shopping with my scooter today. Otherwise it will be a local train journey for a few minutes and in the next supermarket store for a few bits and pieces. I am almost covered for the week-end already and tomorrow morning I am getting a delivery from the new local store system with a few large items. Old age really has to be combined with logistics today, but I enjoy it. Keeps the brain active.

Due to the rainy days I did not get out anywhere yesterday with my camera so you will have to make do with garden views, even if they are in the rain from this morning. Although it is now really into the Autumn days, I still have some autumn colour with the late flowers in the garden.

Today I have to battle with this monster for a veg to accompany today’s lunch. I know it as a butternut squash, but various countries have various names it seems. I will have to peel it first of all, almost needing a sharp razorblade as the outside skin in very tough. the next problem will be cutting it in half, for which I should probably use a chain saw. Eventually I get to the fruity flesh which should be no problem to cut in slices, perhaps with a machete. Yes, it is a tough veg and fights all the way until being cooked. I want to try the slices in my newly acquired air fryer. All beginnings have their problems.

At the moment the British TV bring a few old films now and again. Probably because they have nothing new to show. I had the pleasure of a rewatching of Casablanca last week, although I can watch that one always, such a wonderful film, Bogart at his best. Yesterday I cued in half way through Dr.Zhivago. I saw it many years ago and forgot most of it. It is not a bad film, but perhaps Russian life is pictured as being too well organised in the revolution. Of course here were a few brutal scenes when the Russian army mowed down the working class during one of their demonstrations. It was in the days when Omar Sharif stole the hearts of most ladies, although he was not really my type.

And now the time is slowly coming when I must move my orchid collection into the apartment. The weather is getting cooler and I want to save what I can. I have never ever had such a wonderful show of flowers and they are all older orchids that I got in full bloom last year, and have reflowered. I have a place for them all inside, but I hope they will continue to keep their flowers for some time. I have another two that have just grown new flower stalks and I want to see them flower again as well.

Enjoy the day everyone, and if it is raining in your part of the world, it can only get better. Our rain has now stopped and I am sure just a little the sky is brightening. See you around on the flip side.

17 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • The first snow fell in the mountains today, but in the lowlands not at the moment thank goodness. The cars were covered with snow in some mountain places.

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    • I will now have to put the orchids inside somewhere to protect them from the cold weather It is still raining and looks like it is here to stay for a couple of days.

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  1. Your gardens still look beautiful. I am always amazed at the size of your hosta leaves–they are huge! And it seems you took care of the slug problem, too. Enjoy the day, Pat.

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    • Even my gardener remarked on my large hosta leaves. The slugs seemed to take care of theirselve. As soon as the first rains came in Spring I covered them with snail pellets. Afterwards we did not have so much rain and the snails just disappeared. They will probably return next year, but I am ready for them.

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  2. Good afternoon, you need to send some of your rain to us. This the sky was full of rain clouds but the clouds are gone now. Smoke is still around. I like butternut squash but is cooked with the skin on it. The flesh is cover brown sugar and butter. My orchids are still showing any reblooming. I find it hard to believe it is October is next week. This week has been a stressful time and I feel the urge to go somewhere. Have a pleasant evening.

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    • It is the first time they have rebloomed and all at once. The two I bought later have also decided to make a new flower stalk. I have now moved them all indoors as the weather is getting cooler. I hope they can maintain their flowers

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