Preparing for bug season

"Insecta'' (detail; cut and painted paper, various sizes), by Randal Thurston,  at the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire,  Durham. 

Besides the flowers coming up early after this mild winter, so insects are arriving early too.

On the early flowers: I had a deja vue experience  the other day walking by a bunch of crocuses blooming on a lawn. It seemed about a day since I last saw them but in fact it was almost a year ago. Thus spring comes faster and so does fall as you get older.

-- Robert Whitcomb