Good Morning

I almost gave up again on a morning photo, but decided that even mist has its good side, very mysterious. This morning is very damp. I even heard water drops falling on the leaves, although it is not raining, just the mist releasing the water. Otherwise during the day we are having quite sunny spells and on the warmer side.

This morning I had another small drama, I could not find my mouse to the Apple computer. It happens too often lately, but it always turns up again. The last time, yesterday, I found it between the cushion and seat to my computer storage desk. It must have slipped down when I was putting it back in the other room. This morning I gave up, did not bother and am using my Windows computer. In between I am soaking my seven orchids in water. When I fetched the last batch of three orchids (first I water 4 of them and afterwards the other 3) I found my mouse, It had fallen into one of the pot covers of an orchid. I then remembered I had a slight collision with an orchid yesterday evening when bedding my computer for the night. At least I have found it again without any further drama.

I was off to town again yesterday for a few supplies and noticed on the way how the Autumn leaves are now taking over the paths. This is the street into town. On the other side of the road there is the first store but as it has no butchers department and only packed meat, I like to get the week-end meat in the store in town and I managed to get a lovely piece of beef for stewing with veg for today’s lunch: a sort of pot-au-feu and I can put it in the boillon when it boils and forget it for a few hours.

Shopping was quickly dealt with. Now my system is paying off with my food store in the laundry room and shopping daily. I do not have to get so much and have more time for drifting around in town and having a relaxed scooter ride with no stress.

There really seem to be less people now in the town. A lot of people have discovered that online buying has its advantages and I see many people just taking a stroll through town, often with the dog, and having a coffee somewhere in a restaurant. I never realised that so many people have a dog.


On the way into town I always get a view of the so-called Mutti tower. A strange name for a building. “Mutti” is a word for Mummy, a mother. I asked Mr. Swiss why the name, but he did not know either. As far as I know it is a home for black martins, the tower is full of them. At the base of the tower there is a theater, although I have never been in the theater. At the moment it looks quite mysterious with the Autumn trees surrounding it.

And now it is time to get on with other chores of the day. Lunch is on its way and my orchids have now had their weekly water ration. Have a good week-end everyone, and make the most of it.

12 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good afternoon, the snow from the storm is gone, but another is forecast. I finally got the store and bank yesterday. Idaho went back to stage 2 yesterday as the hospitals are full of patients with the virus. I manage to misplace a lot of things and the caregivers have changed things to suit themself. The leaves in the path caught my eye, a good picture. Have a stress-free and pleasant rest of the day.

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    • No snow here – yet, but plenty of sunshine. Cases are increasing everywhere, although here it has stablised a little. I am always forgetting where I put things, but the always turn up eventually.

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  2. I don’t think our town has ever been much for strolling except when we used to have winter events and parades, or summer equivalents. Now, though, people go to town to get something done and leave.

    More people own dogs now than ever. Apparently while everyone was stuck at home, a lot of them adopted dogs. It has made dogs very expensive!

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    • We always used to go for walks in our more active days. A lot do it here. Here I don’t think that people now have more dogs, but ordering online has got so popular, they no longer have to leave them at home to go shopping


  3. Martins used to be welcome in the orchards because they supposedly chased away birds that ate the ripening fruit. I can remember the martin houses, which looked like apartment building bird houses. They stayed after the orchards were gone, because they were typically situated near the farmhouses, which remained as tract houses grew around them. Italian cypress were situation more around the vineyards because martins supposedly nested in them. I don’t know why Italian cypress were not situated around the orchards as well.

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