Yes it is a peony, but not one of the filled types and known as the Asian peony. I got the plant many years ago and it returns every year.FOTD 17th May 2022: Peony
I have been enthusiastic about creating order in my life. It might sound silly, but you collect so much unnecessary ballast over the years, which I realised you do not need. Ok you always ned a computer, in my case two – an apple and windows model, but that is enough on my desk. I am now living alone and really do not need all the bits and pieces.
And then there is the room which became a sort of office. And so I went through every drawer and cupboard and created order. Even every file was scrutinised. Any documents more than 10 years old were cast away when realising that they were no longer necessary in my life. This quest for order began this year in February and finished this morning when I filled the last garbage bag with unnecessary goods.
Why write about it? Because I am content. I really do not need the weight of ballast in my life and now I know where everything is. At least I think so. I always have my smartphone and computer should I forget.FOWC with Fandango: Enthusiastic
The trouble with those chickens is that they have no respect for a rabbit that needs time for a relaxing sleep.
Are they gone? At last.RDP Tuesday: Behavioral
So let us see what we have today. Of course made an afternoon visit to Mr. Swiss and here you can see his Golden Oldie home on the left next to the church. The church has nothing to do with the home basically, it just happens to be built there. I do not know what the home was originally, but inside it is up to modern standards. I think it goes back to the 14th century. Anyhow it was another wonderful sunny day with clouds floating past and no trace of anything like rain. It is now the time that when it would rain it would be a storm with thunder and lightening and afterwards disappear.
I think every time I visit I discover yet another animal outside in the gardens. This time a male mallard duck was having a paddle in the pond surrounded by water lily leaves. I cannot wait until the flowers appear. There are a pair of ducks but this is the first time I saw the male of the species. Perhaps there might be some babies somewhere.
This time I also managed to get a shot of the one and only floppy eared bunny that they have. I had never seen one before.
I must say the home is well organised and the courtyard is also a place where many like to sit in the warm afternoons. It is pleasant and shady from the linden tree that grows in the middle of the yard.
Otherwise it was a pleasant afternoon and there was plenty of discussion about the golden oldie outing on Thursday when all will be going on a trip to a Swiss Lake. It takes quite a bit of planning when you have to take 4-5 wheelchairs with you, although Mr. Swiss does not need one and can manage with his walker. There will be plenty of carers to look after the people. On Thursday I will be completely alone. Mr. Swiss will be on his outing and No. 1 son will not be at home in the evening as there is a rock concert commemorating a local pop musician that passed away as a young man some years ago. As my No. 1 son is known in the pop music circles here he will be there from beginning to the end.
My pleasure in the whole thing is to cook and eat what I like. I am easy to please and have decided on spaghetti with prawns.
This evening we had chilli con carne with rice – easy to cook and there were no leftovers.
My cleaning lady will be here tomorrow morning instead of today as she was somewhere on holiday since the week-end. I have now at last really finished organising cupboards and drawers in my apartment. At last I know where everything is and no longer have unwanted objects. I could now begin to clear out the hobby room in the cellar, but that has time.
All I have now to say is enjoy your day.