Are these roses hoping to stay and return to life next year – I do not think so, but they are hanging on.FOTD 17th November 2021: Roses
Nothing out of the ordinary for this time of the year. The trees are going naked and dropping their clothes everywhere. In a month it will all be forgotten and we will probably be clearing away the snowfall instead of the leaves. For us in the northern hemisphere, and for those at the equater? There trees will still be green and snow will be something you only see in a picture book.RDP Wednesday: Customary
Later, but I am here. I suppose I was hugging the bed a little longer, and then there was the bird feeder to fill (greedy birds – otherwise they might become angry birds) and my washing had to be folded and put away. Yesterday the cleaning lady was here and she has a large appetite for cleaning rags (a selection of discarded underwear which make the best cloths for cleaning – all cotton). Nothing special on the horizon I see, but perhaps the promise of a few cloud contours. We have had such drab weather lately from morning to evening.
Yesterday afternoon I was determined to get out, come what may, but only to the nearest store. No. 2 son and family are visiting on Sumday and my supply on ice cream was quite low – actually non existant. I find serving ice cream for a desert is always popular with the grandkids and no bother to fix. My online delivery service cannot bring frozen goods as their vans are not equipped and now and again I like to replenish my stocks and also collect what special offers the store has.
I noticed that Autumn was really emptying the trees and the pavements were covered in leaves on my way.
It also seemed that the local road works decided to put a few obstacles in my way. Why it needs so many men to spread a little tar on the road surface and block everything I do not know. The lorry was also parked on the sidewalk. I stopped to take a photo and study how I was to overcome this blockage. I had to cross the road as the store was just a little further on the other side of the road. Then the guy in yellow (who seemed to be the capo di tutti capi) broke away from the others and said to wait, he would organise the traffic for me to cross the road. Just then the traffic light changed to red and he directed me safe and sound across the road. There are still cavaliers today it seems. It was then just a few minutes and I arrived at my destination. Actually this is the best store to visit – shame they do not have a fresh butchers counter, but they do have a good choice of prepacked. I saw that pork slices and pork chops were on offer and very fresh so I took a few packets. I then filled up with two varieties of ice cream and replenished my stock of frozen french fries (although I actually did have enough at home). I would have liked to have stocked up on more, but although my scooter has a good storage space, even that can get limited. I now go more to this local store and decided if the weather stays dry I would visit again at the end of the week.
As I was not going on a sightseeing tour, I decided to wheel my way home again passing some more wonderful nature exhibits of Autum on my way. Sometimes it gives you a good feeling to get out and about again. When I arrived home I was busy vacuum packing my meat trophies for freezing and organising my trophies. I then made an excursion to the cellar where I have my chest freezer and everything was dealt with. Mr. Swiss was happy to see I had discovered a new ice cream selection where they had transformed his favourite biscuits into a frozen creation.
And that was yeterday’s adventure although I noticed that our builders are complicating the entrance to my section of the village even more.
They are making progress on the new block and have extended their site to across the road. They need electricity and thqt is on the other side so have built this extension for the cables They also have metal plates on the ground covering various pits of cables and I now have to zig-zack through them to leave the estate. Oh. the joys of building.
I will now be staying at home until Friday when I might venture out again, but now I must deal with today and its excitement, although not so much I hope. I hope your day will not be full of negative excitement – who needs it. I hear in the background that Mr. Swiss has begun his day by reading the local newspaper. At least have some good scenery to put me in a good mood for the remainder of the day.