Here is the post everyone has been waiting for!
Every year at our cabin we experience one or two mayfly weekends. A mayfly weekend is pretty hard not to notice. The sides of our cabin are coated with mayflies. There is a constant buzzing and humming as the mayflies swarm. A step onto the grass sets off another swarm, and if you dare open the door to the cabin the little invaders invite themselves in to fly near the house lights all evening long.
We went to the lake and got swarmed. We tried to rake the flowerbeds and got swarmed.
Mayflies on the fence.
We went to check out the noise at our neighbours and saw this…….
Mayflies swarm over the roof.
Even sneaking into the cabin meant dealing with these flying creatures. We left the light on at the front and went in the back door in the dark hoping to lessen the number of indoor mayflies.
Mayflies by the light over the door.
Mayfly weekend is definitely something to see, however remember to keep your mouth closed when outside or you’ll have a not-so-tasty flying treat in your mouth!
Spring is finally here. The snow is finally gone. Here is a peek at what is growing and blooming at our garden at home.
(Please click on the images above to view pictures from the gallery full size.)
Driving west on Hwy 11, Alberta, Canada .
I am still beading. One week left to finish the piece completely. The sun (pictured below) was two days of beading in itself. The piece is starting to sparkle and might even be finished in time.
The beading has begun. Truth be known I am probably a good twenty hours in on the beading with a very long way to go. The bulk of the beading will be on the river currents and from there I will move to the sky. This piece is based on the North Saskatchewan River.
I thought I would include an image to give some sense of scale; the boots show it is a big piece for stitching and beading.
And here is a close up shot just for fun .
Time to get more done!
I usually share my west coast images on my other blog, but I thought it would be nice to share this lovely summer-like scenic of Peter Cove North on Pender Island.