They’re baaack! That would be the black flies and other assorted biting pests in my neck of the forest.

Yes, it comes with the turf. We’ve had midsummer weather for the past week, with the temperatures climbing as high as 30C (90F). So, I guess the black flies and company think — as much as a black fly can think — it’s open season on we warm-blooded creatures.

But little do they know that temperatures are about to drop on Monday, with midweek nighttime forecasts saying it could get as cold as 2C (36F). That should be enough to send the black flies and company back to wherever it is they hole up during cold weather.

So, we will have a week of respite from the little pests . . .

Yes, I know they are an important part of the ecosystem, and just some of all God’s creatures great and small, and yadda yadda yadda.

camaroMeanwhile, in my search for a new car, I’ve fallen in love with the 2015 Camaro . . . but that’s another story. Do you think it has anything to do with the warm weather we’ve been having? Maybe the cool weather this coming week will have me thinking practically again . . . maybe . . .

— Jillian