Good Morning

It is not often that I get such a lovely photo of the sun rising. this photo was around 08.30 a.m. , so it looks like it will be a nice sunny one today. Yesterday was also a good day and even warm enough not to wear my gloves. When you are travelling by scooter, the wind tends to blow.

Yesterday I took the shorter stretch to the new store they had built along the road, just a 15 minute drive by scooter. Before I left I met a neighbour in the garage. Her parents, that live in the same block, are also golden oldies and are now in lockdown due to the virus. They do not have it, but are being very careful. Again I was told that I am doing the best thing by going out and not isolating myself and I must say it is true. My daily trips just to the store, or perhaps locally, are something I look forward to and as long as I can do it I am glad.

There is not much to see on this route, just the main road, but I noticed that the sky was looking good in the afternoon.

The birds were visting again. I placed some food a little nearer to my look out in the kitchen and was rewarded by a few visitors making the most of what was on offer.

There was also a meeting at the water bowl. Eating and swallowing bird seed is thirsty work it seems.

Today I will be off again. I have some shopping to do, but again an opportunity to get out into the wide world. Mr. Swiss is off to a check up at the dentist this morning. The work is now finished and it is really just a control to see that all is good.

I will be busy in the apartment again, but it keeps me going. I had a bit of a semi shock this week when I went shopping. I like to take photos on the way with my iPhone and suddenly it told me I only had 20% power. I always have the live camera switch on on the photo app and that needs more power and I had been iPodding all morning listening to music on it. I usually do an upload for a few minutes before going anywhere, but had forgot Even iPhones have their limits and as it is the only method of communication I have with Mr. Swiss when I am on my way I was not happy about it. I realised how important it is to have a method of communication when I am on my way, especially being slightly handicapped. Life has really become an online world for me.

Yesterday evening was quite interesting. I was watching TV, Mr. Swiss reading on his iPad and suddenly I heard music. At first I suspected Mr. Swiss and his iPad but he switched it off and then we both heard that someone was singing with the accompaniment of an electric guitar outside. I opened the blinds in the kitchen and went outside on the porch. We were all being serenaded by a singer. My neighbours were also listening on the balcony and it was quite professional, really good. In between the songs the singer explained that he would have been giving a concert with his group in the local town, but it was called off, like so many concerts, due to corona. He then decided to go to an area where he would have a audience and I found it a good idea. He sung some good songs, very good guitar accompaniment and when he finished a song he was getting applause from the surrounding balconies. What a good idea I thought. Who knows, perhaps it might become a regular thing, local concerts in the open air and safe from Mr. Covid. I managed to take a photo of the singer, but not a very good one. I have not yet uploaded it, but he was at a a distance and the street lights were blurring the photo. However, today I will have a look to see how it turned out.

And now time to go and deal with the daily tasks. I also have some ironing to do from the bed linen I washed yesterday. Have a good one, may it be without problems. I wonder if Mr. Trump is now counting the nights left for his sleepovers in the White House.

21 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. The birds are so cute. They are surely glad their food supply is back. Trump continues to live in his delusional world…it’s more of a joke to see what he’s got going on today. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Even his own Republicans are turning on him. Shame he cannot get over it and move on. Everyone else has. Have a good weekend, Pat.

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    • Actually the birds are not so hungry at the moment, but they are the fattest sparrows in the area. Actually Trump is the amusement of the day. Poor man, everything he does just collapses.

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  2. A concert like this sounds magical. I went out today and saw the sparrows trying to get water from the hummingbird feeder. That was a clear message to me to clean out the bird bath and put water in it.

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  3. Good afternoon, A winter storm in progress right, a mixture of rain and snow. I found water was important to birds and other animals. I am not amuse about Trumps’ action.Was your journey a good one? Have a good day and stay safe.

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    • A very nice sunny day today and warm. I always have a bowl of water outside for the various animals I see, or sometimes do not see during the night. I am amuse by trump because he is so stupid, becoming a clown. I enjoyed today’s shopping trip.

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  4. I love the golden cloud across your sun! It’s gorgeous. I once stood with my camera read for about 15 minute waiting for the sun to get to the cloud. I could see they would cross, but i had to wait and I didn’t dare put the camera down.

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    • This was just a perfect view. The first time was just grey clouds. I almost gave up and the. I noticed through the window that the sun was arriving. I went outside again and there it was.


  5. Artists and musicians can be so . . . random. Just yesterday, I observed someone playing a trombone under an overpass where Highway 1 goes through Santa Cruz. It looked odd, but was likely an ideal location in regard to acoustics!

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      • I would sort of expect to see them in European towns, even though I have never been to Europe. They are regional here. They are more common in Eastern cities that are influenced by European culture. In the West, they are ‘tolerated’ in San Francisco, because San Francisco is the only ‘old’ city here that can get away with Eastern traditions. They are very common in Santa Cruz only because Santa Cruz is so liberal and weird. However, in San Jose, they would likely be chased off with a broom! It just is not part of the culture here.

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