The birth of an iris flower is a genuine forceps delivery. It started a few days ago, but at last the head is through. I am sure the remainder will follow soon.FOTD 24th May 2021: Iris
Even the church is falling on hard times and one of the monks from the local monastery is now giving his blessing to the cheese being sold in the local supermarket.RDP Monday: Venerable
Looks quite promising outdoors this morning, but looks can be deceptive. I read that we will be getting snow in the higher levels, so I am glad we live in the lower places. It is really not warm for end of May. We even got a few seconds of hail again yesterday, but it was a freak storm I am glad to say. I must say I have never known such an unpleasant Spring. Yesterday was quite pleasant. but I stayed at home and felt no longing to go places. Today is a holiday in Switzerland and many other European countries for Whit Monday, although being a golden oldie every day is a holiday.
Today will be a bread baking day. I now have a routine of baking bread on Monday and Thursday definitely and sometimes might fit another one in on Wednesday according to needs. I rarely have to knead the bread dough for very long as the machine does most of it for me and the pastry is quite good. I am now thinking of extending my knowledge to make a focaccia, the Italian flat bread garnished with rosemary needles usually. It would be a good accompaniment to the cold cuts in the evening. I just like to keep myself busy.
I no longer get and bird visitors during the day due to absence of food on my side, but my feline friend, Roschti, still arrives daily a few times: again only for the food although he now tends to combine it with a sleep on my chairs on the porch. I do not mind, but I wish he would clear his cat hairs away afterwards.
Otherwise nothing new at my end. I have now tidied almost everything in the apartment and organised the clothing cupboards. The result is that I now have about 8 new t-shirts due to those that I found in the cupboards of Mr. Swiss that are now far too big for him, but fit me perfectly. I also found a couple for No. 1 son. I even found the woolly hats I knitted, three of them, for the colder days that I had missed for some time. I should now move down to the hobby room where I have a cupboard full of clothes I no longer wear and do not need. You really can collect rubbish throughout life and I now realise that there is no need to keep it. At my age I will no longer be needing it.
And now to go to other places. I wish you a good day and a good week ahead. I leave you with a photo of our local mountain from the garden in yesterday’s sunny weather.