Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bored Of The Flies


Is it me or are there an awful lot of flies about this year? Maybe it's because of all that hot weather and then the rain this week, but I can't lift a bloody banana in our house without disturbing hundreds of what Mrs H assures me are Drosophila, and last night walking home from the station in broad daylight, after I had already ducked great swirly clouds of gnats through the woods, some little blighter that looked like a small moth landed on my finger and bit it hard, right then and there as bold as brass. Tonight I hung up some seeds for the birds in our thorn tree and disturbed a major settlement of the buggers.

Anyway.

This has been lurking for a bit too - you'll see from the title nestling in the Wey post it's been on my mind for a while; and I am never one to ignore these clues/cues.

Now where's the witchhazel...

Tim Buckley - 'Buzzin' Fly' (1969)

13 comments:

  1. seems to be loads of gnats/mosquitos around lately have stacks of bites

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  2. Sounds like you need to get a spider in. Careful though, these things can escalate.

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  3. Artog's right. Fly begets spider, begets lizard, then iguana, hippopotamus and finally sperm whale.
    You'll only have thesen to blame as you fall down the blowhole when dusting.

    (This gin during the week thing is perhaps a misjudgement on my part).

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  4. move to the west, surprisingly fly free this year. Lots of moths and spiders though...↲Ah Tim, lovely lovely song...

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  5. I got bitten on the leg and the wrist at Lymm Dam the other day. I'm gonna get me one of them portable insectocuters...

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  6. Quite right! Take the battle to them I say! Six legged blood-sucking blighters!

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  7. Flies are obviously evil. It really gets amusing when it's fly season in Cape Town, and the city gets an epidemic of maggots. Eek!

    I don't get disgusted by many things. I can see a turd floating in a public toilet, and I don't get queasy. But wriggling maggots make me scream like a little girl (well, swear like a sailor and run away like Ashley Cole, but you get the idea).

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  8. thats ye olde globale warminge makes it top fly waethre

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  9. The moste infectious pestillence upon them!

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  10. 42 fucking mozzy bites I've had over the last fortnight and don't talk to me about flies, they nearly put me off my food, nearly.

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  11. They like a nice white Scottish boy's hide, yessir.

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