It’s May – Here’s My Annual Bug Bite Photo!

Two days ago I took this photo of my recent encounter with the New England black fly. It visits us each Spring and I soooooo look forward to becoming deformed by it’s bite. Apparently only a lucky few of us are affected with swelling from the bites and I am lucky enough to be one…

They’re Heeeeeere – The Black Flies Return

Black flies are the worst of all bugs.  I’ve lived in Florida where the spiders are the size of your hand.  Seriously, I have seen some enormous spiders in my life.  I’ve dealt with cockroaches, palmetto bugs and banana spiders (pictured) and I don’t like any of them, but none of them kept me from…

Trying to ID Some Things In My New Yard

It’s mid April, the sun is shining and it’s warm outside.  I make all kinds of plans to do yard work, or take a walk or just sit on my new little deck and enjoy watching the birds.  Then I remind myself that I will get eaten alive by the black flies. It’s one of…

Now That’s a Bug Bite!

I apologize for the poor quality of this picture, but you are probably thankful you CAN’T see it very well. I took this picture in the mirror after I realized how huge this bite had become. I had a total of about 5 of them that got this swollen – thankfully none were on my…

It Must Be May in New Hampshire

Generally, I love where I live in south-western New Hampshire. But at the end of April and all through the month of May the black flies are plentiful and annoying. I pretty much write off the entire month of May as lovely weather to look at from the safety of indoors. It’s a shame that…