April 28th, 2011

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The Buzz

Insects have begun showing up in larger numbers. Several spiders make an appearance each day, and yesterday afternoon I was buzzed by the first bee of the season. Last evening there was a large crane fly perched on the back screen door, but so far none have appeared indoors. I'm sure it won't be long before they do. Earwigs will soon arrive, too, and moths. Flies, too, unfortunately, and— even worse— mosquitoes. There are a couple of window screens that need repair. Hopefully this can be accomplished before I am drained of all my blood.

Oh, and the first poppies are about to bloom. My guess is they will open on Saturday, which is going to be balmy, if not downright hot. Spring is Here.