Sunday, July 18, 2010
Creepy Crawling and Flying Bug Week
When you live in the desert what else would one expect! We have had really hot temperatures this past week and that usually means all the weird bugs come out......or should I say "want to come in". This creepy little guy was on the outside door frame this morning. It appears to have wings but how very odd looking! I was dying to touch it or tap it lightly with a stick. But I didn't. He was gone by the time I got back home.
When it gets really hot here in the canyon the flying ants come out. It kind of reminds me of the "mormon flies" back home. All these thousands of flying ants come out at night and when you go outside they are just everywhere! Hundreds of them.......on the pavement, on the window screens........everywhere. And you have to be quick at opening and closing the door because they are in.....just that fast. Hence my midnight swatting frenzy, only to be woken up later to a mouse on the sticky trap jumping around the room. Oh restfull sleep where are you?