At last the tansy is beginning to show its yellow buttons: a simple plant, but quite impressive when all of them flower together.FOTD 20th July 2021: Tansy
Everyone seems to be taking a break this afternoon as I travelled along our local river bank. I noticed that our river was a little higher than usual and was rushing along a little quicker, due to the heavy rains and flooding we have had in some parts of Switzerland. Now we have the summer heat again and people were making the most of it. It is also now the beginning of the summer holidays. Being a golden oldie, every day is a holiday for me.RDP Tuesday: Break
It is another sunny morning and blue skies. At last the ghost of the rainy days seems to have disappeared. We might now get a few isolated hot weather storms, but nothing drastic. My life is correspondingly quiet, just the normal daily routine. The life of a housewife becomes more relaxing as the housewife joins the golden oldies. In between I baked a bread which is now almost eaten. I had the remains for breakfast. Today I will not be baking anything as I will be on the way in town to my neurologist this afternoon. He is the doc responsible for my MS although the annual appointment is basically to ensure that the insurance continues to pay for my every second day, somewhat expensive, injection treatment. I make no false hopes that suddenly a cure has been found for this illness, but new treatments are always being discovered, although nothing for my use up to now.
I discovered this little guy hanging onto one of my rose buds this morning. He looked quite limp but after shaking the bud a little he moved, so he was probably just having a check on food supplies. At the moment insect life is at a minimum. Many flowers have spent their blooms, although there are some preparing for their big day later.
My large patch of sedum is getting ready for its big day, but I will probably have to cut down my tansy which is blocking the view. You could classify tansy as a weed as it tends to take over, but I quite like its little button flowers.
Today would have been a cleaning lady day, but this week she is on holiday in Mallorca enjoying some sand and sea. She will be back next week. She really keeps my bathroom, shower and kitchen in good order, but I can manage for a week.
Otherwise there is not very much to report in my boring daily life. I am just enjoying the sunny days of relaxation at the moment. I hope your day will also be relaxing. Just try to avoid the stress, although easier said than done.