May 10, 2017

What it’s like Mid-Spring

It’s right smack in the middle of spring here. Flowers are blooming, the leaves are sprouting and everywhere is going all green again.

Yet we only have had only a few days of sunshine so far and only for a few hours during the day.

Somehow it feels that autumn is not yet gone because it’s been rainy, cloudy and windy.  Yet on the other end of the spectrum, it feels like summer is already here as the daylight hours stretches out till after 10 pm.

I’m now all confused again. Bit too early for such long-ish daylight hours, no? Would daylight in the summer then goes till after midnight?

Not only does daylight stretches out till after 10 pm, we are also seeing the emergence of spiders, spiderwebs and other insects out and about. Which means mossies, maggots, flies and what-nots would soon be crawling and/or flying about to irritate the crap out of me. 

That’s the one thing I’m not liking about summer and I certainly am not looking forward to another round of maggot infestation like we had last year. Just thinking about it gives me the shudder!Eeeeeeeewwwww…..

That said, we hope to be better prepared this year. Come flies, mossies and/or maggots, we hope these flesh eating plants we now have in our house would take care of those flying beasts. Muahahahahahhaaaaaaaa!

Hung high up on the ceiling
One for the ceiling, one for the table-top

Aren’t they the most cool looking plants ever! I have always been fascinated by them and I can’t wait for those pesky mossies and flies to get eaten alive by these pitcher plant. 

Just for the fun of it, I told the kids that these plants like little people like them and that the plants would bite their fingers off if they don’t listen. Or that if they so much so dared to touch the plants, their fingers would be eaten up.

They believed me. For like 5 seconds.

 


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  1. One of the things I like here in the States are the screens on the windows so the number of insects that fly into the house is minimal. When my daughter was little we had one of those plants (with the crossed “teeth”). Coolest thing ever! Have fun feeding yours!

  2. Gross infestation! Barf!!!! I hope those plants work – great idea! We get a ton of fruit flies in summer … and many other unpleasant guests because we live 50′ from a lake. I should try some of those beauties!

    • That was totally GROSS! We got tons like hundreds of maggots scaling the sliding glassdoor of our backyard and a few got into our kitchen. It was eeeewwwww and it started like at about 11-ish at night or so. We ended up sleeping at 2 am to try to get rid of them. It was super disgusting!! Never again I hope!

      The Venus Flytrap would be a cool one to get too. 🙂

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