Darth Vader.

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    Hi,

    Occasionally we enjoy the odd dry day here on the valley side but being without gale force wind; hail; rain; snow; sleet and ice etc brings other irritations.

    I was digging up masses of roots in perfect peace enjoying myself a couple of days ago when I heard a familiar sound; because it was dry and warm all the bugs were attacking me and one in particular a fly was darting to and fro across my vision tormenting me; as I swatted one another quickly appeared to replace it; yes this is normal to most gardeners but this time the sound of the fly caught my attention; it sounded just like a "LIghtsaber" from Star Wars; I was sure Darth Vader was with me as I listened intently to the buzz; I know I'm sad but has anyone else noticed this?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darth_Vader

    It's going to take a lot more than dire weather to get me down. This is my smile for the day. (y)

    Kind regards, Colin.
     
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    I never heard one that sounded like Darth Vader, but we have some just as ominous as him. The two I hate the most are gnats (how can such a little bug leave such a giant welt that gets so itchy?) and horse flies (deer flies...I think they are the same buggers.) Big, nasty and do they hurt! When these get to flyting, I break out my wide brimmed hat and spray the top of it with deet to keep them at bay.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks MoonShadows; yes gnats are a real pain; I never feel them nip but as I settle down for the night up come the big itchy bumps; horse flies don't bother me but wasps do and although I like to live and let live I'll swat a wasp as soon as it appears; I think wasps are the skinheads of the insect world? :(

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    Don't Like Horse Fly's. Luckly I Don't see many & Have not had one attack me for a couple of years. Gnats are a pain to me but only as they buzz around my head In evening in the Garden. I'm lucky as I don't suffer from them. Like most People As I never get the Giant Welt or Itchy bit. I stopped getting all that in my twenty's so they can't hurt me:). I'm Cool with most Insects Even the ones that Bit or sting......But Midges ......I Hate Midges & Scotish Ones :mad:.....Nothing Can be worse than a Cloud of those nasty's. If all fails get em with the Darth vader flower;) darthvarer flower.jpg
     
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    I read somewhere that if you rub the skin with elderflower leaves it stops them biting.
     
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