Good Morning

My first view of the day from a window. I always go to my spare room in the morning to see what is happening outside. This time not such a panorama but how the sun can blind me first thing in the morning through the window. I was a little later rising so the sun had also climbed a little further in the sky. My next chore was to bake up my Sunday bread which I buy half baked. One of my Sunday treats, nice and warm from the oven, with a background of music from my classical (or perhaps semi-classical) radio station. This morning they were playing the John Dunbar Theme from the film Dances with Wolves by John Barry, so I thought I would share it. What a wonderful way to start the day I found.

And now to a normal Sunday: nothing exciting and out of the ordinary, but I might even venture into the known unknown this afternoon with my wheelchair. There are certain journeys which are better made with a wheelchair than a scooter. I can take my time and have my Nikon camera with me for photos, although I also want to absorb the atmosphere and escape from the daily bore of home. Mr. Swiss prefers to have his nose stuck in a book and conversation is now almost down to a null. My only words of the day seem to be “dinner is ready”. Growing old is not fun.

The usual daily visitor arrived and this time was waiting patiently outside for my attention. I must say, cats can really be patient, especially when they want something, like a treat.

I had an interesting meeting with this bee outside, or was it two bees. I am really not sure what I captured on the lens of my camera. It looked a bit different to the normal bee, its wings were not so transparent, but as I only saw three pairs of legs, I suppose it was one of the giant wasps. He or she stayed long enough for a photo. Otherwise the bee population is a bit scared at the moment as most of the flowers are now slowly going to seed, but the next flower sorts are on their way.

My smoke tree has now gone to the fluffy stage although is still an attractive specimen.

It is now time for me to move on for some action with the hoover. Now and again I also kill a fly for some excitement. I also spray some plants in the garden to disperse the aphids which like to spend their mealtimes on the leaves and buds. Oh what an exciting day I have. Have a good Sunday everyone and enjoy. For a change I leave you with a photo from yesterday evening. Not a fantastic sundown, but the light is a little different in the evening.

8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning!!! We are late in getting up outta bed this morning … it sounds like you are up and about though .. you are several time zones ahead of us … hope you have a great day and thanks for the great photos of your live in Switzerland … SLP ….

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    • One of the advantages of being a golden oldie is when you stop hugging the bed when you want to. I am still relaxing with my midday sleep and have no intention of going into action. I am feeling a little exhausted today.


  2. I do think writing your blog is kind of a life saver. It opens doors and windows for you to communicate with your friends and readers. It’s important that you feel good in what you do. Just keep going and doing your things.


  3. Good morning!
    That is a wasp, and someone who you do not want to mess with. I contend with them sometimes, and must sometimes exterminate their nests.
    Now that I see a picture of the smoke tree, it looks more like it grew from seed from a bronze cultivar. The foliar color of those that grow from seed tends to be a bit more subdued, or emerges nicely bronzed, but then fades somewhat as it matures. The picture shows that the new foliage is well bronzed, but the lower foliage is rather greenish bronze. Also, the floral display (or the display ‘after’ the floral display) has potential to be slightly less fluffy, like yours seems to be. It sort of makes me wonder now. Smoke trees are grown from cuttings, so that they are genetically identical to their parents. It is not easy to find seed, and even more difficult to find seed from cultivars, since cultivars tend to be at least partially sterile. (For some species, sterile flowers are showier, or more abundant.)

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    • I thought it might be a wasp, although a little early for them here. The wasp plague usually beings some time in July together with the grape harvest. Theiir nests are very unpleasant. I got my smoke tree from a gardening center when it was quite small and they probably imported it from somewhere, perhaps Holland where most of our plants originate

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