The first leaves of the Japanese Maple in my garden. It never seems to have flowers, but the leaves are colourful.FOTD 14th April 2021: Japanese Maple
I have an insect hotel in the garden, actually two. Sometimes the rooms are occupied and I do not even know by who. They do not ask if there is a room free, that just move in. In this case it seems the fire bugs were on the search for comfortable living quarters. There were still some rooms free, but it seems this must have been the penthouse suite as they were all aiming for it.RDP Wednesday: Insect
I think I am privileged to have such a view in the morning, especially on the sunny days. Although we are still having minus temperatures during the night and the early morning, there are clear blue skies and a sun to illuminate it all. My days of growing up in a back street of the East End of London were entirely different. A view over the neighbouring roof tops, grey in grey and the only wild life a pigeon that might be sitting in a gutter somewhere.
My local wild life has just arrived in the shape of the neighbour’s cat, Roschti. He is my regular visitor, naturally with food in mind, but he never leaves with empty paws. I have a small supply of feline specials in case he arrives. He has now been living here 18 years and has become part of the local family.
Of course the local bird life is also ever present, although their numbers are diminishing. The hard days of winter are now gone and they have to fend for theirselves, although they seem to be thriving well. I just leave the birdhouse ouside for a few weeks and they will pick it clean, meaning I do not have to clean it. Mr. Swiss said we can now put it in the cellar, but I said it will stay outside. It still looks quite good.
I spent the day making my new online order for delivery on Friday. It has become a routine, but I really have to be careful to order everything. I am now well stocked on frozen goods which i cannot order online as they cannot be delivered. We have good weather during the day, so if really necessary I could take a quick trip along the road to the local store, even into town. If I really need something important No. 1 son is in town daily and can fetch it for me. I noticed yesterday that my Vitamin D drops at at an end slowly, so he brought me a supply yesterday. It is the only medicine I take except for my MS injections. Apparently it is a good protection for the health. The good thing is you can just buy them at a very reasonable price here and do not need a doctor’s prescription
And now to move on. I will probably be at home today dealing with this and that, but nothing special. I wish you all a good day.