A few things have been throwing me off lately.
One of the things I can’t my head around is Seagulls …
we are inland
and away from the ocean
the closest ocean coastline is approx 700 km’s away.
The city might be on a lake but in my mind Seagulls live on the coast and near the ocean. The North American Seagulls are huge and much fatter and bigger than in Australia. I will need to be vigilant when eating fish and chips outside because those buggers look like they can put away food.
I started hearing the annoying squawk for the first time a couple of weeks ago when the temperatures started to rise and the skies became blue. It felt like spring was starting to surface. Spring had something else in mind and didn’t hang around with winter returning and then snow. It then got really weird because I could hear the seagulls and see snow. Just when my senses couldn’t cope with much more, squirrels started to surface from hibernation. Suddenly drop off at the 8-year-old’s school yard had it all going on snow, seagulls and squirrels.
Seagulls with snow? Not a match in my mind!
Seagulls with squirrels? Also not a match in mind!
All three together? So not matchy match!
Tulips throw me as well.
They are my all time favourite flower and in Australia are a spring flower and available in the shops in August, my birthday month. They are also hideously expensive so around my birthday I would treat myself to a bunch or 3 or maybe 4 or 5 (Canadian if you are reading this just 1) when I could find them. In Canada, they have been available in the shops since we arrived in October. I’m talking every corner store within a 10km radius of our apartment sells them and they are cheap, $6.00/$7.00 for a bunch of 10. I buy at least 1 or 2 bunches a week. They have gone from my treat flower to my everyday flower. Despite being surrounded by them my head keeps telling me that they are August flowers and soon it will be my Birthday. It’s April and not even close to my birthday.
The mind really does play tricks ….