What I went through yesterday just to get some pictures! I was eaten alive by skeeters even though I had insect repellent on! I was shocked! These insects this year have been ferocious, vicious, and in such a huge quantity that I cannot even walk out my door in the evening without putting insect repellent on. These blood suckers are literally on attack mode!
For those of you who I gave my recipe to for Bitting Bugs Spray, word to the wise …. These insects here this year, due to an extremely wet and cool Spring with then Summer on a dime turning hot and humid, have created a tropical environment for these insects. They are not stopping with insect repellent. Sorry but I will not put DEET on my skin so right now I do not know what I am going to do.
But let me put that all aside and walk you through what my eyes saw yesterday. I’ll start with the first picture I took of Turkey Vultures. This image was taken through a smattering of leaves, hence the effect.
A beautiful Yellow Warbler’s song:
Three dragonflies: (I made up the names)
And I close with Serious Business:
So, in your opinion, were these images worth getting all bit up by skeeters? I was in misery but I wouldn’t quit until I couldn’t take it any more. Did I play the role of the Fool or that of the Hero? … Asks the woman who is slathering on Calamine Lotion quite liberally ….
Photos not from Knox Farm. Those are coming ….
Photography/ “High Price To Pay”/ July 2019©AmyRose Photography