A Hay Fever Sufferer’s Lament
All very well my dear
But what if your flowers
Bloom all *flipping year?
You would never think that our Winter Solstice is fast approaching on 21 June.
Right now in my garden:
Rose bushes are still producing new buds
Honeysuckles are gloriously adorned with flowers
Poinsettia is flaunting a brand new red crown
Camellia is poised to explode into one big pink extravaganza
It is no wonder that I have allergies all year round!
*flipping: I refer to the English meaning “for emphasis or to express mild annoyance” and not the American meaning “purchasing a revenue-generating asset and quickly reselling (or flipping) it for profit”!
I had no idea of the American meaning until I googled the word to double check it wasn’t swearing!