Good Morning

And what a wonderful mornng it is. The sun is rising, clouds are wafting along as if to get out of the way of disturbing the sun’s path and I am witnessing it all. OK, I was still a bit dreary from hugging the bed, but this has now awoken me and made me realise that another day is dawning. The week-end is over, but golden oldies have week-ends every day – almost. I was thinking about going into town this afternoon as it is market day, but changed my mind. I want to bake the daily bread, and will be off tomorrow to the doc for my flu jab. No good having too much stress.

One of my neighbours is already raking the Autumn leaves and I am feeling worn out just watching. I suppose that is a disadvantage of Autumn. It is good to marvel at the Autumn colours, but the result is the Autumn work of raking the colours together when they fall from the trees.

I decided to bake a Swiss apple tart yesterday. I still have two baskets full of apples and should use them. No. 1 son helps himself daily to an apple a day. I do not eat so much fruit, but prefer to bake a pie with them.

I thought a robin was perched on my insect hotel in the garden, but then realised it was just the reflection that made it look like a red breast and it was actually a green finch.

Although a robin dis arrive. It is approachingWinter and the robin season. Our robins are more associated with the colder seasons of the year. Our Christmas cards often have robins on them in a snowy landscape originating from the Victorian days of the first Chrstmas cards.

It was quite busy at the bird house yesterday. Now and again a blue tit would arrive, but it seems here the sparrows have also taken over. One is just preparng to make a landing.

And now I will make a landing in my home for the daily housewife chores. If I did not have then life would be boring. I have collected the luch meat already from the freezer and it is slowly de-freezing. Mr. Swiss has now appeared in the background meaning he has arisen and made our beds – I hope.

Have a good beginning to the week and may it be a good one.

8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning .. the picture of the bird with the reflection of red is so cute. His expression is priceless. Your apple tart looks so inviting . I need to practice making one of those. Take care and have a great day. SLP …

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  2. Good Morning!
    Apple pie is so traditional in autumn, but is also traditional at other times of year, which is odd. I mean, where to apples come from on Independence Day, which is the Fourth of July? There was always apple pie after the Independence Day barbecues. I never questioned it. After all, apples are always in the stores nowadays, and were even years ago. Although people in the Santa Clara Valley have no business spending money on apples! At my former home, we used to mix apples with the sugar and spices and whatever they needed to go into a pie, and then can them. During the year, we could dump the mix into a pie, close it up, and bake it. “Nothing is more American than apple pie.” Of course, there is Dutch apple pie, with that sweet crumbly top. What is a Swiss apple tart? It looks like there is more than sugar and spices added to the apples, and the apples are not covered up.

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    • We call it Äpfelchüche. It is a pastry filled with sliced sugured apples. Mix milk (I use cream), 2 eggs and some cornflour. Put the apples and the pastry in the oven for about 20 minutes and then pour the mixture on them and leave in the oven for another 20 minutes. Remove it from the oven, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over it and afterwards eat it when it is cooled down. I like mine with whipped cream. You can use any fruit. Apricots and berries are also good. Autumn is apple time here, but you get apples all the year from other countries, mainly South Africa.

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  3. That’s a beautiful sunrise. Our Robins are summertime birds, though with the seasons changing, they birds may change their patterns too. I would ask them, but they never seem to answer me!

    We are way past doing the raking. We’ve got 2.5 acres and most of it is covered in leaves. This is the one thing for which we have to hire someone.


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