flies

@savypat (20245)
United States
August 22, 2008 7:15pm CST
Do you think when the flies start coming in the house and acting what we call sticky that Autumn is on the way? Or is that just an old wives tale. I sure hope this summer weather is about over. All the smoke, from forest fires and the extreme heat has made it very difficult to catch your breath. At least the temp has let up and the smoke has been headed out to sea instead of inland for the last several days.
3 responses
@know21 (1251)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Flies coming into the house is a sign of cooler weather; which is a sign of autumn is soon approaching. Have you ever heard when you star hearing the crickets; that is another sign of summer coming to an end?
@savypat (20245)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I didn't know that about crickets, I do know that the temp. seems to have a great deal to do with how loud they are. Also we have tree frogs and they are the loudest, some nights we have to close the windows to sleep. I'm ready for Autumn, it's my favorite time.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Interesting theory. I haven't heard that one yet. But it might very well be true. I think there are just more things around for flies to thrive on and multiply and then they fly around and make their way inside houses, too. I can understand your need for this summer to be over from the circumstances you have described. It's quite nice around here right now...
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
23 Aug 08
I think it might be a true sign of fall as we already have other signs here....the walnuts are falling and the squirrels are very busy....my friend that was over last night says that is a sign of a hard winter.