This morning I got clouds, not very many and they are already fading. I also heard children’s voices, although I hear them every morning. At 7.40 the kids meet with the chosen parent of the day that takes them to the school. When I was younger I went to school on my own in the morning, along the streets of east London with their old factories and bombed sites left from the war. Today children no longer go alone to school it seems, but they are accompanied by an adult. Times have changed and life is no longer as safe as it was perhaps. The new school year has begun and instead of the two children in our block more have joined. I notice it from the noise in the morning of children’s voices and their discussions with the others. It does not bother me, but I prefer to wait with my camera for a few morning photos until they are on their way.
Otherwise not a lot to report. I noticed this moth on my garden cupboard next to the window yesterday evening. He is still there this morning, so not anything looking for a kitchen adventure. I decided to leave it as he was harmless. I now have two new pets that have moved in: a spider that is still hovering suspended from the ceiling in the kitchen and a moth.The spider seems to be getting bigger. Mr. Swiss tells me it is a common garden spider and not dangerous. although they have known to bite if you get too close, but nothing dangerous. All other rooms are insect free, it is the open kitchen window that seems to attract them.
My snail in the garden that was perched on an apple has now moved to a leaf on the apple tree. I am glad he is still surviving. The weather is still quite pleasant during the day and will probably stay until the end of the month.
The bees are still busy in the garden, but are now restricted to the only interesting pollen spending plants, the sedum. Soon this will all be finished. It seems the stores are now beginning to add bird food to their stocks, so there will be bird photos again I hope. Mr. Swiss finds it is too early to feed them, but I do not think the birds agree.
Yesterday was another day at home, but I was busy baking a bread and again gathering some apples from my tree. I now have to go to the other side of the tree which is towards our wild meadow and noticed that it was a little complicated pushing my walker in the long grass. It is now time for me to engage the help of No. 1 son and perhaps Mr. Swiss.
My cleaning lady usually visits on Tuesday but this week she is on holiday as one of her many sisters (I think she has 5 or 6 of them) is visiting. Anyhow my apartment is clean enough and I hope she is enjoying her deserved week of rest. She is really a good help and does her job well. She has become a good friend over the years.
I will be off into town this afternoon for a few purchases, but not a lot. I will be getting my online delivery this morning.
Have a good day everyone, already half way through the week and I can already begin to plan my week-end meals. What else does a golden oldie have to do. I had a nice surprise this morning when I noticed that my climbing rose had decided to produced not just one bud, but two for new flowers.They are only small, but it is still a sign that nature has not decided to to retire for the year yet.