I was on a trip to North Carolina when I found this rather tidy if ordinary fly sitting on a weathered railing. It was November, right around this time, and I expected to see many more bugs relative to Massachusetts. Definitely more but no abundance. On the plus side, it was still a nice time to walk on the beach. The lesson being count your blessings and not your bugs. Well, unless they are the same thing (it happens more than you think).