At last our hawthorn tree in showing its flowers opposite my garden, so I ventured out in the cold wind an took a photo.FOTD 7th April 2021: Hawthorn
No, the Titanic did not sink due to an ice berg. The brave seamen left a small port in a river somewhere in Switzerland in their submarine and journeyed to the ocean. Unfortunately they took the wrong turn, they had never seen an ocean before, their country only having rivers and streams. And so they sunk the Titanic. They returned safely to their harbour, but decided not to tell anyone what had happened. No-one would have believed them in any case.RDP Wednesday: Titanic
What a wonderful morning light you might be thinking. I must admit it looks good, although appearances can be deceptive. If you moved the camera angle into the garden, you get this.
Yes the promised snow arrived some time in the early hours of the morning. There were still a few flakes in the air when I took my first steps outside.
My poor daffodils were quite bent over with the weight of the snow, although during the morning it will probably be gone and they will standing upright again. We have a saying in the German language that April does what it wants and that is true. We get a bit of everything. I was expecting the big snow yesterday, but there were just a few flakes and I even went to the store along the road. They were having an offer on 2 Kilo bags of frozen French fries so I got myself a couple of bags. They are always useful and cook very well in my air fryer: just 20 minutes and a nice crispy result.
And look what I saw in the garden yesterday. This little bird did look a little different to the others Not quite a canary, but it was yellow I think it was a yellow fink. At the moment the bird feeder places are quite crowded. I thought they would now be busy nesting but it seems the cold weather has make them hungry.
The sparrow even gave a flight demonstration whilst the other sparrows looked on.
I also got my 3 month supply of MS medicine this morning. I had to be very careful to hear the postman ring, he only rings once and if I do not hear him, he leaves with my medicine and I have to organise another delivery. In Summer it is delivered in large wooden boxes with ice packs, to keep it cool enough. However, nature is supplying her own cold conditions at the moment so it arrives by special all night post in boxes. It arrived and I needed about half an hour to unpack it all and store it in my second fridge that I have especially for the purpose. As the medicine is used I can use the fridge for some groceries: quite a good organisation. The medicine is in mixed injections. Before I apply it I have to mix the alcohol with the powder in the syringe. After about 5 years practice I have become quite an expert and know how to do it.
Otherwise I do not think I am going anywhere today.I have everything organised and it is too cold for a pleasure trip.
There was yet another Harry Potter film yesterday on the TV. Even Mr. Swiss is beginning to enjoy them and said something about another one this evening.
And I am not off to other chores. I have spent enough time today dealing with this and that. Have a good one everyone, enjoy. Our mountains are also looking a bit on the snowy side today, but that will also pass – I hope.