Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Termite Tantrum

The light! The light!
Fly toward the light!
Apparently, rainfall in East Africa gives termites the impetus to sprout four wings and fly.
No joke.

And a long, steady thunderstorm - such as the one we experienced yesterday afternoon/evening/night - increases the strength of this stimulus.

In short, it's a miracle I'm alive and sitting at my desk, rather than carried off to the termite lair and sacrificed to their mound-making whims.

I approximated the number of the winged creatures
to one bajillion, eight thousand ninety six.

I look about as maniacal as the flying beasts above me.
(And you can see up my nostrils. Disturbing.)

1 comment:

kessia reyne said...