I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Friday, March 20, 2009

In the Beginning there Was...

The monach butterflies began to fly around the swan plant..encircling and then landing.They bought their own beauty,wonderful red and gold colors.
The plant had grown big enough to recieve them..the cycle has begun.

They left their mark as they filled my days with their vibrancy,bringing hope.
A week later this is the result of their fortitude.
New life..the beginning.

posted by butterflies @ 11:13 PM 2 comments

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Nasty Crickets!!

Since we live on a farm,its no suprise that we will get pests..remember when I got home and there was a RAT living in my ceiling????
Well now its crickets!! I cant leave the doors open even with the screens closed cos the damn things get in everywhere.I lay in bed and hear them and just know that one is in the bedroom..In the last 4 days I have killed at least 25 (much to Jakes horror!) and have placed jars over at least 40 (for Jake to remove later)..
After an extremely hot and muggy day in town with Mum,I came home walked into my room and stripped off to find something cooler to put on..Topless,I searched through my drawer and completely freaked out when one of the revolting things JUMPED onto my naked leg!!!!
I cried and screamed trying all the time to be reasonable and calm down..but who would think they could get into the drawer??? Now im not actually afraid of them.I just dont like them,or any other beetle or bug inside the house.
Theres a veritable chorus of them singing in the paddock and I can cope with that,but Im sorry...they are NOT welcome in my house!
So..being me..I rang the council.I expect them to always have the answers.
I was told by a very nice man, who was laughing at me behind his hand,that cos there was a drought here last yr,crickets have become somewhat of a BIG problem this yr and there is NOTHING that can be done!!!...That is NOT an answer to me!
Well,because I have garden..(hello..who doesnt??) there is no solution to my problem.Even if I pulled out all the gardens surrounding the house,I would still get crickets.And the cricket seasons just begun (im told).It will continue until the end of march.
If they would just stay outside I would be happy,but OH NO...they want to reside with me.Well Im armed with my trusty Black Flag knock down blowfly spray and I will continue to KILL them (as long as Jake doesnt see me).
Wish me luck!!

posted by butterflies @ 10:33 AM 6 comments

Site design by M. Collins, 2003