Good Morning

Another wonderful sunrise this morning and what is even better, it is warmer and I could only hear the sound of melting snow. It is now disappearing and when everything goes well I will be out and about again today. I even noticed a little rain is expected so what could be better to clear it all away. I had a real taste of Winter yesterday and what could be. I was really housebound, no chance of going anywhere either by scooter or local train, but luckily I have No. 1 son who gladly went to the local store. He even went into town for the groceries in the larger supermarket and called in at the chemist as my Vitamin D drops were at an end. He might be autistic, but when he has a purpose he fulfils it no matter what and I can really rely on him. I have also learned something from the Winter problems. I am now covered this week for what I need more or less and today I can get what is necessary in the store. I will be having an online delivery on Wednesday and will be making a new online order today to be delivered next week on Monday just to be sure that I am covered for next week in case of another attack by snow.

At least being homebound keeps me away from Mr. Covid. I noticed that cases are a little less (only a little) in our country, probably due to an isolated life over Christmas. We are still having our Swiss problems, but our village has been free from any new cases, and we have a population of 950 approximately.

I have had a new visitor in the garden over the past couple of days. Yesterday I took the chance to capture a few photos. He was nicely sitting in the tree opposite. The result was 60 photos. It is now clearly one of our jays. Last year I remember having a pair that were visiting and either they have returned, or it is the next genration. I have no idea where they nest, but probably in the nearby forest.

At least life gets interesting with my birds.

I also had a visit from a blue tit, which I believe are called chickadees in the States. I am becoming an amateur ornithologist slowly, but it is the only variety I have at the moment.

I was again left with the TV when Mr. Swiss retired to bed yesterday evening, but was a little disappointed. After watching our favourite soap, East Enders, there was really nothing very interesting to watch and I am fed up with the eternal silly, stupid quiz programmes with people exposing themselves as idiots. I do not mind general knowledge which I can also have a try at the answers like Mastermind, University Challenge or even Pointless, but some programmes are really an insult to your intelligence.

As I did not go anywhere yesterday to get something for lunch I am left with a deep freeze choice.I have a pack of prawns of which I only need half and a mixture of various fresh veg in the fridge, so I decided on an Angloswiss creation of a pan fry accompanied by some pasta and I should really use the vegetable before it becomes unusable.

And now to carry on with daily life. By the way I was writing this piece, as I usually do, to the accompaniment of my current favourite Global British radio station Classic FM on my iPad or iPhone. They really have a wonderful selection of classical music, almost a hit parade of the best. I like almost all types of music, but sometimes you need something smooth and reassuring, so give me Beethoven, Mozart and Bach any time, combined with some Chopin and Prokofiev: with some opera mixed in it is the perfect mixture.

So have a good day everyone and make the most of it. I was really down yesterday due to the weather, but today everything looks different and the solutions have presented themselves, even if our local mountain is slowly being iced by snow.

14 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning … such wonderful photos of the birdies that come to visit you. I prepared a well seasoned dressing on Thanksgiving and again on Christmas to go with the chicken … at Christmas I made it more strongly seasoned and enjoyed the results .. so I have started taking a preparation of spices every day and it has really boosted my mood and they say helps with inflammation. Ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cloves. I put one teaspoon of each into an old tea tin which I can seal tight ,, mix it all together, then take one teaspoon of that mixture with dinner, usually in yogurt or stewed apples or something. I think it is really helping my knees and knuckles, and my mood is much fresher. I take statins and blood pressure pills, so I will discuss with my doctor, but I don’t think a daily amount that I would otherwise use in my food should be a problem. I see him next month so we will see. Have a great day!!! SLP ….

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    • Your dressing sounds quite good and spices are quite healthy. I like to get fresh herbs when I can that I can buy in the store, otherwise in Summer I have my own herb garden. I also took statins but we discovered that they have a bad effect on my suggestion, so I stopped. My blood pressure is OK, I just have to watch my diabetes.

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  2. I so enjoy the variety of birds you photograph. Between the squirrels and the cats, rarely do I see any birds here, so yours are a real treat. Our temps here in Florida went way below freezing on Christmas Eve and we expect a lot of rain on New Years Eve. Our COVID numbers are not looking good so maybe people will stay home….. Enjoy the day, Pat.

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    • I wish I could see some squirrels. We have some but they stay in the forest.It was a rainy afternoon, but I managed to get out to the store. I would rather have rain than snow.

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  3. Good evening, I am behind with my WordPress blog; been reading a number of them. It is foggy but cold out. Snow on Thursday will clear the fog and my allergies are acting up. If you been following US politics it is becoming funny. The latest is the Republicans have blocked the 2 thousand stimulus check. Alas, we are only getting $600. 2021year can only be better. Your jay picture looks like our grosbecks. I hope you had your outing. Oppa! the sun just broke through the fog. Have a good day tomorrow.

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