Good Morning

It is a misty morning, everything shrouded and mysterious. It will probably not last long and already the sun has arrived. It will be another sunny day today, and warming up as it passes.

Yesterday I begun to collect the apples from the tree. I gathered about half of them as it can be quite exhausting reaching up to the higher branches. Now I have to think about what to do with them. If I keep them on the porch they remain in a good codition. Last year I was baking Swiss apple flans until February with them. They taste quite good, the Fiorina type. It is just advisable to cut them in half before eating them as you never know what they might have for an inner life although this type are usually quiite good.

There are still many apples on the tree, so I will have to engage the help of No. 1 son to reach in the higher places.

I found one apple that had been attacked by a snail but I put it on one side. This morning the apple was still there, but the snail no longer. It is the time of the year for insects seeking food and refuge.

Speaking of insects, here I am eating my breakfast, minding my own business and writing on the computer and I notice a movement. There she was, my house spider decided to descend from her higher place. She is still wiggling around and I suspect she is extending her web. She does not bother me and is doing no harm, so I will leave her to her own devices. She is the only spider – at the moment I hope – and is living her own life, although I notice she is increasing in size. What an exciting life I lead when these occasions are the height of excitement.

Although just a minute. What is this one doing on the wall? Is it the Godzilla of the spider world. I do not think so. It has no web and is doing no harm. I think my apartment is becoming a place for homeless spiders.

The bees are still being busy outside on my sedum living life of luxury and somewhere cooking up some honey. I wonder if there are diabetic bees. I love honey, but not something I should indulge in. For the past couple of weeks I have had a careful eye on my sugar levels and it seems to be working. I have reduced my levels to something more normal by taking my tablets regularly and taking them at the right time, Just in the evening my sugar gets a little out of control with levels climbing to around 10 (5-6 would be normal), but in the morning it is back to more or less normal. I am hoping to present my doc with something good at the end of the month when she wants to do a long-term test.

I will not be going places today but will have to upload my scooter as it is now quite low as I want to take a trip tomorrow. My cleaning lady is on holiday this week as she has a visit from her sister who lives in England.

Have a good day everyone, the beginning of a new week. Take it easy and let us hope that the dreaded Covid stays away. The Swiss have increased their steps for protection and in public places you must show your immunisation certificate, although not yet the supermarkets. We all have a certificate in our family. My No, 1 son must show his when he goes to a concert.

The mist is now dispersing, so here is a last look for the day.

14 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. The apples look wonderful–even the one with the snail attached to it. It is so strange that rarely do I see spiders here in Florida. I am not a fan, so just as well. You are very kind to let yours live with you.

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    • The snail left the apple unscathed. It was probably not his taste. Not that I have an apartment full of spiders. I have one that has settled in the kitchen, but it keeps to its own space

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      • No, no, I didn’t meant to imply that! Back in New Jersey, where I grew up, we used to have Daddy Long Legs spiders–that’s what we called them; surely they have a better name than that–but they were huge. Always outside though. I never saw them inside. Thankfully.

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        • I grew up in the East End of London, not exactly the best part of London. They were very old houses, built in 1884 and the toilets were all outside in the garden. They were the homes for wayward spiders, the daddy long legged sort. I used to sit there and count their legs. I was then only a kid,

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  2. Good Morning!
    It is nice to see apples are ready. I should go check on the old apple tree here. I have not seen it in months. My grandmother picked apples from it when my Pa was a tyke.

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