Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'd like this month in another colour please...

Customer service, I want to make a complaint. This month you sent is simply not up to standard and I'd like to get a replacement please.

Where does one turn for such an issue? I really, really want to know. This can't simply go on any further and someone need to take action. Might as well be me.

What is wrong? Well, a week ago I would have told you: nothing. A temperature of 23 degrees Celsius. Flowering daffodils. Spring at it finest.

Then I went for a business trip to north of Sweden. The temperature sank dramatically. (Not my fault though - I hope. Or maybe it was? No, couldn't be, could it?) Anyway, we were talking of 5 degrees Celsius and chilly winds. And one day we even had snow(!). Well, I thought, at least it is not as cold at home. You have guessed it. Boy was I wrong! I arrived home late Thursday evening. Today the snow fell heavily. It was not invited. Not at all. It just threw itself upon us all on its own initiative.

The lilacs, which are blooming at the moment, look appalled at the very thought of this cold white thing upon them. And the asparagus, which I planted yesterday, demands an explanation, from me. I mean, what do one say to indignant asparagus plants?
- Sorry, I couldn't imagine it would snow?
They simply don't listen. Just stands there and glare at you. Asparagus are so quick to take offence. I hardly dare to go into the kitchen garden any more. So please, take this month back and give me another one. Alright?


Helen said...

This did make me laugh. We have had a sudden change in temperature here in the UK as well but today it is sunny again so fingers crossed.

Cinj said...

LOL! Maybe the plants would listen better if they had ears. Hmm, too bad you didn't plant corn I bet it would have listened to you.

I hope it doesn't last too long for you. I think it's been chillier than usual all over this year.

chey said...

What a concept! Wouldn't it be great!It does seem that your order for spring might have gotten mixed up:).

Your photos are beautiful!

Linn said...

And it seems to have worked too! June has so far been wonderful. Sunshine and a temperature of 20-25 degrees Celsius.

GardenJoy4Me said...

My my ... I would feel so paranoid to with those glares from the asparagus especially .. even in the grocery store I feel there stare burning my back because I didn't take any of them home with me .. heaven knows what would happen in a garden of mine if they were there .. whip and chair ? LOL
Great pictures .. fun story !

Ewa said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment :)
We have a very hot spell here in Poland - we need more rain :)

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