the Mayflies are here. The pesky insects have made their way to central Illinois. They’re big, they’re gross and they are seemingly everywhere, though not for long.
Now, this is a new one for me. I have never lived close to water before. (I live not far from the Illinois River now.) “The inch long insects have started their annual mating season along the Illinois River and other bodies of water.” They will lay their eggs on top of the river and other bodies of water in the coming weeks and will die soon after.
I am not a fan of insects although I realize that most insects play an important role in the scheme of things. Actually this gross fly does too. The bugs are used across the country to judge the cleanliness of water so seeing them is really a good sign. I haven’t seen one yet, but since the morning paper warned me that they are here I definitely will be on the lookout for them. lol
It is another gorgeous morning here, only in the 60s right now. I have the front screen opened up letting in the cool air while giving the air conditioner a much needed rest. I have several things I need to do today, starting with cleaning the bathroom. I am not in the mood for that. In my home before I had two bathrooms, one of them extremely large and I managed to keep them clean. Now I am just too busy here, getting out and doing new things. Shoot, in 100 years not one person will give a tiddleypoop if I cleaned my bathroom on 29 June 2010.