What? Oh, okay, maybe ladybugs are not considered bodysnatchers, too small, not strong enough, or some such thing … but hey, when they gather like this—or is that swarm—in huge numbers, and I’m taking hundreds of them. Then yes, you start to think that maybe not going outside is a good thing because, you know, these guys are everywhere. And the idea of them landing on me, well, is kind of creepy.
It’s not like in the garden when you might see one or two, here and there. The air is literally heavy with them, here today. It’s 24-25c outside and we’re having a couple of last minute summer days before winter takes over. What? Fall? Sure, some of you might get a Fall, somewhere, but up here. We know. We know what October is like. We might, if we’re lucky, after this weekend’s wonderful heat, get a few more nice days. A few more warmish days, and yes, might even get plenty of brilliant blue skies as it turns cold. But then?
We know the first snowfall usually comes the second or third week of October. We usually have one before Canadian Thanksgiving, which doesn’t stay long. But then, we’ll get one before Halloween, and that one usually stays on the ground because, by then, it’s turned chilly cold. The temperature is skirting, or is that, flirting? with negative numbers. And overnight is single digits.