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.....