Anyway, the blossoms have reached what we blossom experts call the "peduncle elongation phase" (say that five times without smiling). I am more or less pleased with their progress, given that it's been very chilly. But if we don't get to the "puffy white phase" by the weekend, there might not be blossoms for my biiiiiirthdaaaay! That won't do.
Can someone contact the proper authorities and arrange for some warmer weather, please? Thanks.
Also, I was just googling around looking at Ghawazee coats and ran into this. So now I want to buy velvet and lots of matching trim. With all my expendable income. Grumble.
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