They're Back! Each spring we develop a problem in our house. We have some large flies that appear seemingly out of nowhere. Usually about 10 of them. They are apparently hatched this size. They are huge. Bumble Bees can't be this big when they're born. These flies are large, hairy, and slow. They are here for just a few days and then they're dead. When you swat them (that's why they're dead) you need to be careful about what they are sitting on when you hit them. The toxic waste team that cleans it up will appreciate it. I've always made a habit of getting them vacuumed up right away for fear they might start to smell like a dead animal. I told you they were big.
If you are a first time visitor to our part of the country and I take you for a tour of our little town, I will likely drive you by the Burt County Courthouse and say something like "That's where our Board meetings are held, you should see it on Memorial Day." While on my way to the Veterans service at the cemetery this past Monday, I snapped two pictures. The first is on my way north on main street. It shows the view from the southwest corner of the lawn.
This second picture is from the northwest corner facing east and shows a better view of the flags.