Like whatever, where is summer, it’s the last day of it and we are all feeling like it never really came, and what happened to every other season for the past few years, they have all rolled into one another and we literally are getting four seasons in one day.
New Zealand is renowned for it and our band (not yours Australia.) Crowded House even wrote a song about it. I have given up the amount of times I’ve heard tourists say, “It was fine only a minute ago and now its pouring with rain.” (Use your imagination on accents, mine was in German!) or the “Damn I put some washing out this morning it will be soaked by now,” (that one in a kiwi accent as even we don’t seem to get it, do we, this out of wack season thing that is?!)
Its a common thing in our beautiful country to have glorious sunshine in the morning, blustery wind by lunchtime moving into freezing temperatures at night but it can be the complete opposite too, just ask any kiwi or any tourist that comes here! We all eventually learn to be prepared; we wear layers, we take a robe with your bikini to the beach, a puffer jacket worn with a singlet top, anything gos. But I wouldnt have it any other way. The thing is now ith climate issues the seasons have become even more indistinct, you will be lambs being born along with daffodils flowering mis winter and leaves dfalling off trees all year round (That could be something to do with my inability to tend to plants proerly but that I will neither confirm or deny so you can make your decision on that when you visit here!)
So for now I’m calling for a new season title, we don’t get a defined Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring anymore, so I’m proposing ‘FASTWAST’ season, which stands for FUCK ALL SUMMER TIS WINTER, AUTUMN & SPRING TOO. If you can come up with a better one by all means bring it on, I’m just pissed that my washing is wet because it was sunny this morning!
The image is of a painting I did a few years back called Four Seasons in One Day.
Posted: Friday 6 April 2012