Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Au-tum-nal Equinox......We send ya a Pox........

Hi bloggies,


Now I tell ya I'm weary....
'n dirty....
'n I need a haircut....
did ya hear that Gram ?
But I'm reportin' anyway about the comin' of Autumn. 
The Au-tum-nal Equinox....not ta be confused with our Chevy Equinox....

The official first day of Autumn is Wednesday September 22, 2010 and what a season it is turning out ta be.


Here in "da Burgh" we have had a very hot and very dry Summer. But ya can always tell when it is comin' ta an end when we get ta see all the signs of Fall.

Now Gram 'n Pap found this bugger in brother Scott's front yard. A lady at the Pittsburgh Zoo said it was a Hickory Horned Devil.....'n that it was lookin' fer a place ta pupate fer the Winter. When it emerges in the Spring, it is one huge moth. I tell ya it is one scary lookin' crawlin' caterpillar. It was 5 inches long and very determined ta find a Winter home.
Gram 'n Pap gave it ta the lady at the Zoo so she could let it pupate in 'er garage....'n then she gets ta see it next Spring.....when it's a beautiful moth.

Now every Fall, Gram sees the likes of this guy when she waters her garden Mums. She saw one of 'em eatin' a poor grasshopper that happened ta trespass in his Mums. Yikes......they are vicious. Preying Mantis.....beautiful....... but deadly.......'en he likes our Mums.....
We just got back from another week at the cottage...Gram looks forward ta pickin' pumpkins every Fall but last year she didn't get any and so this year, she's been out there pollinatin' the flowers herself. Unfortunately, we didn't see many female flowers until this trip so while we have a few baby pumpkins growin' now it will take til the end of October ta get any big ones.
Now taday we got home and since it was quite warm (85 degrees)....Gram had the windows and doors open.....

That is until she saw the "Stink Bugs" all over the screens and climbin' thru the little cracks ta get in. Ya sure don't want ta get "Stink Bugs" in yer house cause they really STINK.
We used ta see 'em at the cottage only but recently they have decided they like the city and we see more here......


The windows and doors are all CLOSED now.......

And every night we hear on the news about the invasion of "Bed bugs"........
creepy little vermin that suck yer blood out while yer sleepin'.
Gram always remembers her Mom saying as she tucked 'er in " Good Night, Sleep Tight......don't let the Bed Bugs bite".
She never saw any back then .....or EVER fer that matter......but now they say they are everywhere and Gram is really worried they will move in here.


I sure don't want 'em in my Bed....
how about you?
Nasty vermin.....
fer sure......
So far my bed is free of the little creepy crawlers.....
'n I wanna keep it that way....
So here's hopin' the buggers don't decide they like our neighborhood cause they are
 "NOT WELCOME" here.......no siree.....

Well Bloggies......heres hopin' yer Au-tum-nal Equinox is goin' along well...
that yer homes are all free of the crawlin' vermin....
that ya get ta see an occasional praying mantis, and caterpiller........
'n that all yer Pumpkins are plump, large and orange.

When ya wake up taday....ya will have crossed inta the Autumnal season...

Unless ya already woke up and it's already taday in  yer world....

Then yer enjoyin' it now....

Happy Autumn everyone !

Don't let the "Bed Bugs' bite.....

This is Dewey Dewster reportin' on the change of seasons......and creepy crawlers.....

14 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It is just wrong wrong wrong that our furst days of Au-TUM-nal time will be HOT HOT HOT -

Those are some furry nice pals woo've shared!

Mom grew up on the silly Bed Bugs saying too -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Oorvi said...

Hi Dewey,

Sorry to hear that Gram couldn't pick the pumpkins...but now that she's acted the pollinator, you might have some pumpkins soon.

I haven't seen any of those bed-bugs either - but I've seen mosquitoes and they really make you miserable.

I'm glad you posted. Mercury has come up with a nasty looking character for the September Story Carnival and I don't know what to write :( She's got some ideas shortlisted but since I've fired her from the job, I don't expect her to be sharing those ideas with me. Grumble-shumble!

I'm sure Gram will help you come up with something though. Guess you are still at good terms with her.

Licks n wags,
oorvi

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! That Hickory Horned Devil is the nastiest looking thing and at 5", YIKES! We hope we never see one of those here!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Oh ick! We get those stink bugs here too and you should hear momma SQUEEEE when they come inside.

Slobbers,
Mango

Koobuss said...

That was very interesting and informative, Dewey. Thanks for the bug lesson, I think. My mom's been taking pictures of bug the past couple days. She wants to enter them in a bug photo contest.

That green Hickory Horned Devil sure is a pretty color. It looks like it's upside down, though. Is it? And I guess his head is on the right. Right?

As for the bed bugs, they better not show up here!!

Happy Autumn to you, too, although it seems as though we still have some summer left. We'll take every nice day we can get.


Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dewey!
First day of the Autumn and we have 100 degrees! Hmmm... I am not so sure the summer knows it must go away!
You have very interesting creatures there!
My mom would scream pretty loud if she sees only one of them!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

TwoSpecialWires said...

That special time when summer turned to autumn has come and gone. A couple of hours ago. It's now officially fall. We missed seeing the Harvest Moon tonight 'cause the weather changed this morning. We went from hot and dry to cold and damp for the first time in months. But that didn't keep Jake from seeing his own creepy crawler. A big 'ole spider bunched up like a rock in his web. Scared Moma watching him nose it ... but everyone seems fine tonight. We guess it was just nature's way of welcoming in the new season. Along with pumpkins and all those other things. Some of which we don't want to talk about.

Your pals
Fergi (and Jake)

The Thuglets said...

Quite a collection on the move there.
Hmmmm..we only seem to get spiders and daddy long legs. Not seen any bed bugs..but now we are on the lookout!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

WE love how smart you look in your spectacles, and can I come over and play with bugs with you?
Hilarious shots of you in your bed. MOL!
--JB

Chef said...

You sure have some creepy-looking bugs over there, Dewey. That green devil thing sure looks scary. And stink bugs - YIKES. What are those?? Seriously, if we had those bugs in our backyard I'd never go outside.

I sure do like Gram's pumpkin patch - and the pumpkins will be ready just in time for Halloween - perfect!

We went into a nice cool autumn over here but I sure wouldn't mind a few months of Indian Summer, maybe right up until April or May.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to check on my Papa, Dewey. We sure do appreciate it.

xo
Chef

Eric said...

Dewey. Good reporting. But yikses! All those creepy creepy crawlies.Thank dog we don't have any of them this side of the pee. We don't want 'em either. It's lucky you're on the lookie out ..your specs will help for sure.

And you..dirty? Nah. You call that dirty? Wag over and I'll show you how to do it properly Dewey.

Wiry love Eric xxx

George the Lad said...

Hi Dewey, good report, like Eric has said we don't get them things over here. We can get bed bugs, and of course fleas and tic's yuk
I'll make sure I check me bed, thanks for the info.
See Yea George xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

Excellent reporting per usual except Archie fainted at the pic of the Horned devil thing and I am washing all of our beds. Can't be to sure you know Love A+A

Destronex said...

Excellent postings Friends... Liked it