Sunday, March 16, 2008

Over it

In the northern hemisphere bloggers are complaining about their long cold winters and their need for spring. Here I am so over summer. It is autumn and it is 29 degrees (celsius), which is completely inappropriate. Tasmania should know better. The dirt has gone to dust and I suck it in when I dig in the garden; the 'lawn' has never looked so sad and uninviting; the flies ... the flies! the flies!

We are currently trying to rebuild a bit of a financial buffer and so have imposed a limit on petrol: one tank per month. That's almost gone and it's only the 15th, and so there's no trip to the beach. I am dying for something cool and blue.

Thus, I planted some of these:



Delayed gratification, yes, but cool and calming and something to get me through these dog days of summer.

7 comments:

Bird Bath said...

Blue is such a soothing colour....and that is a wonderful shade of soothing. We have been sweltering in Adelaide...39+ day after day. At first the kids were building igloos from wet sheets to cool down in. Now we are just climbing the walls!

meggie said...

Those are beautiful Lupins!
Roll on some cool weather!!

Jenny said...

Oh Kris, I'm with you, I was over summer a month ago.

Gillian said...

My garden matches your description also, I have such a mental block about watering these days, and never a lawn, hello autumnal rain?

Kate said...

Hi, I agree! Launceston is so nice in Autumn. I feel guilty about not appreciating the warmth - because I know come August I will be wanting some - but bring on PROPER autumn weather!!

Kris said...

Yeah, it's the inappropriateness of the heat. There's a time and a place for this sort of thing, and it's Brisbane in January. I can't face watering much, either, Gillian, it feels such a waste of water because it all has to be done the next day. Are we in drought down here? I can't believe it's not been declared (though maybe it has).

But Bird Bath, 39 is just awful. I can't understand how you get through that with kids.

Theresa said...

Is that lupine? Oh, I'm so ready for another Alaskan summer with fields of wild flowers. I hope you get some cooler weather soon.