RDP Monday: Melancholy

It is a day to be melancholic. There is a large grey-black cloud hovering over my head. There are even raindrops in the air. I have nothing to distract me. The insects have even disappeared, not even a slug slugging its way over the garden. Birds have been scarce for some time, although my online store is telling me I would have a special discount on their food, problem being there is no birdseed to buy. So here I am sitting in the kitchen listening to classical music on my ear pods and hoping that something will break the monotony. My camera is hungry for photos, but there is nothing to take a photo of. I even stumbled amongst the growth of our wild meadow to reach the neighbour’s garden where she has flowers to photograph. Who knows perhaps the cloud might fall from the sky leaving a patch of blue behind.

RDP Monday: Melancholy

Good Morning

Not a very interesting morning sky today. The rain is still hanging around, but holding back a little. The air is damp and I am glad I am not going anywhere today. Monday is usually a day at home for me. Tomorrow I have enough movement with going to town for a few items of groceries, not very much, and my cleaning lady will be here again after her week’s holiday. I thought I had a doctor’s appointment this week but it will be next week so no stress. She wants to check on my long term sugar results. I have really made an effort and discovered that they are almost back to normal, just a little higher in the evening, but that is normal. My burnt arm is also almost back to normal, although no longer looking as it used to, but that is only the appearance and I have no itching or pain in it.

Yesterday I decided it was time to bake a Swiss apple flan. When you have more than 200 apples from the tree, you should make the most of them. Most probably at the end of Winter we will have enough of baked apple anything. Mr.Swiss found it a good idea after so long, but naturally added more cinnamon and sugar. I found I had added enough, but his sense of taste seems to have dwindled over the years. He can never sit down to a meal without adding spices before even tasting, although I spice enough for everyone else.

The last time I saw a sky like this was two days ago in the afternoon, probably the last fling of sunny skies before the colder season arrives.

I can hear the sound of building machines in the distance and work seems to be progressing on our estate for the new block of apartments. If they manage to get the foundations completeed before the cold Winter weather arrives, we will have an additional block on the estate and then everything will be completed as that was the original plan. This time I am not so happy.

We will probably not have such a good view of these trees when the block is standing.

Otherwise nothing exciting happening today so far. Have a good week everyone, and make the most of it. I leave you with some colour from my garden as the rudbeckia laciniata flowers are really developing well this year.