Good Morning

Another sun-filled day breaks over our little village. The birds are singing and the insects are doing what insects do.

The earwigs have returned, although as long as they stay in the garden they do not bother me too much. I noticed this morning that after a busy night they like to relax on various plants and they were distributed hanging onto the stalks. Up to now they have not done very much damage, although they can become a pest. Yesterday one of them made a wrong turning and took a walk across my kitchen floor. I managed to speed him outside with a flick of a duster. I must be getting sentimental in my olden days and I really think twice before making the ultimate decision in their lives. I make exceptions for flies although they also have their use I suppose, I have not yet discovered it, and when one goes to the happy fly hunting grounds there are always more to replace it.

I also saw the last slug of the night shift sleeking its way home wherever that would be. During the day you never see them, probably because of the heat. I think they have now become quite night active. At the moment the insects are my only photographic subjects. The birds tend to hide in the branches of the trees, but I can hear them, especially with their dawn chorus,

Yesterday was a day at home. I was feeling quite tired and needed to take a rest. I almost gave up with the computer, but somehow without a daily computer contribution there seems to be something missing in my routine. Actually I spent the evening with a book. I have almost completely given up with the TV. Mr. Swiss tends to watch the old films that he has already seen many times, and they bore me. A book always has something new.

I discovered yesterday that I have a few items I need. I had already made my order which will be delivered today. In this case I will be on my way this afternoon into town. I am feeling a lot more active today and will be glad for a change in scenery.

I will now be on my way for a few housewife hobbies in the apartment. I wish you all a good day/night – the week-end is already tomorrow. I leave you with a photo of my buddleia. They are one of the last bushes in my garden to flower and the buds are now taking on their colours.

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning!
    When I was a kid, I was rather disgusted by the humongous banana slugs that came out in the open after the first rain. I thought that because they are slugs, that they must eat a MAJOR amount of vegetation. Someone explained to me that they eat the debris that falls from the redwood trees, and that if they were not there to do so, that the redwood forests would bury themselves in their own debris. Also, other animals eat the slugs, and they would go hungry without them. Like you say, they all have their purpose.

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  2. We had sunshine most of the day too, though there was a brief shower in the morning. i think the main insect outlet from all this rain are mosquitoes. They are everywhere and when they bite me, I REALLY itch. If it would stop raining, we could mow the lawns and there would be fewer mosquitoes, but you can’t really mow wet grass, at least now with the kind of mowers we have. Big tractor type mowers work, but ours are regular push mowers and the wet grass just jams up the blade.

    On a positive note, I think maybe for now at least, the drought is over!

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    • And now it is raining again, but nothing serious, just a constant drip. It began in the night and now in the morning continues.We have mosquitos but have a device to keep them away, so not such a lot of bother. We don’t have a lawn, more into the Japanese stone garden type of thing with flower beds. I have three lawn mowers all in a cupboard and no longer need them.I a not planning to go anywhere until next week, so can relax at home.

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