Sunday, January 13, 2013
The other day it was pushing 40 degrees outside and when I went over to check out how much snow was in the box of my truck, I saw something flying around the box. I happened to have my camera as I was planning to take some pictures of my chainsaw project, so I took some pictures of what was flying around and on the snow. SKEETERS, fuck can't be safe from the little bloodsucking bastards even in the middle of the winter!!
The Finns have a term for describing skeeters in winter. (I could tell you what the word is, but can't spell it and can't find it either on-line or in the dictionaries we have.) It refers to when you have the top surface of the snow melting and then freezing hard enough to walk on. That usually happens in late winter or early spring.