Good Evening

And the day begun with yet another wonderful sunrise, although afterwards the sun disappeared and we now have a very dull day. It was a morning with my cleaning lady and the carer for my husband. In between I had a grocery delivery. Sometimes I am glad for these variations in my routine to break up the monotony. I have other people to talk to and my cleaning lady fixed up my printer with the new ink refills although I still have to order a large sized refill for the black ink. When everything is ready I can at last begin to print the copies of my tax documents.

The sparrows were quite busy this morning and for the first time I noticed that they actually take a bath in the water I leave for them. They really seem to enjoy splashing around in the water one at a time, and they get quite impatient when the bath is occupied.

Blackbirds are also increasing in numbers and this morning I saw at least four of them in the garden. I think the are planning on their future with their families.

I even managed to capture one in flight, although not such a clear photo.

And naturally a sparrow also had to show some flying tricks.

This afternoon I was on the computer but naturally had some interruptons from Mr. Swiss with various tasks I had to do for him. He is really not in so perfect shape, but I do my best and he even put on three kilo in weight and is now 47 Kg. I know it does not sound very much but it is an improvement. I wish he had more interests, but he no longer reads or even watches the TV and sitting in the living room is difficult for him to get comfortable, so he is mainly in bed. Yes, old age can be unpleasant and it happened so quickly.

I am now off to deal with the remainder of the day, being a relaxing TV evening and putting Mr. Swiss to bed with his medicine. Take care and have a good evening.

17 thoughts on “Good Evening

  1. The birdbath photo is so cute! Wonderful action shots, too. I so wish we had more birds here, but I think they see the outdoor cats and think better of landing in my yard. I do enjoy your photos.

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  2. You got some good photos today, I like the sparrow doing acrobatics. I wonder if Mr. Swiss would like books on tape? That way he can just listen and occupy his mind? Such great news he’s gaining weight!

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  3. Your bird photos are delightful. I like your observation about the blackbirds thinking about a future family. I wonder about Mr. Swiss not reading or watching TV. How is his vision? As a person with vision issues the past couple of years (and 4 eye surgeries) watching TV wasn’t pleasurable HOWEVER, listening to audio books was great and my e-reader (an old Kindle Paperwhite was a life-changing experience because I was able to enlarge the font so very big until I could see and the Paperwhite device is non-glare and it really does look like reading a book on paper and it is very light weight, so it is easier on arthritic hands and fingers than a regular book. You may be able to acquire an e-reader that works for him and many public libraries let you check out e-books almost like books on paper. Maybe that would help him? Anyway keep the interesting bird photos coming. Take care.

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  4. Might Mr Swiss enjoy listening to the radio? Perhaps some of the music he used to play, or something more restful? Or maybe a play or audio book? Good to know he’s putting on some weight.


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