Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Vacationtime in the vast wilderness
of Northern Idaho-Sandpointe.
Discovering pesty little insects,
tiny persistent creatures
not quiet, buzzing in my ears. 
I’m going to get you...
Reminding me of the necessity 
of opposition in my life.

Lest I get complacent and lazy,
they appear suddenly around me.
Keeping me busy swatting 
and trying to squash them.
One of the few of God’s creatures 
seemingly without purpose,
except to fex the peace of 
my nature experience today.

Now I have souvenirs of their visit,
tiny little red bumps all over me 
that itch like crazy despite my bugspray. 
First one appears here-then another there,
till I am quite covered with little lumps.
I will remember these mosquitoes long 
after they have died, as I try not to itch.
That only makes it worse...ah, nature.


kavita said...

WOOO...TROUBLE IN PARADISE?//....LIN..ours is a mosquito RICH area...we have mosquito proof net fixed all over our windows and we use mosquito net every night....i am sorry about red bumps you got...you presented your experience in a very funny way..loved reading it..
LIN..i did my cosmetic dentistry course from NYU.....most of our relatives are USA citizen but i wanted to be here in India even if others wanted us to settle there...your country is very beautiful....we like to visit time to time..

Carla said...

Sometimes nature BITES! I think pests like mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers, etc. belong to the insect taliban. :-)

Millie said...

Mosquitos are so bad, plus they carry so many illnesss. I am from Puerto Rico and we have to sleep with mosquito nets at night in order to sleep comfortably.

P.S. I am Susan Hatch friend from church. I truly enjoy your blog, I have been checking it out for months now.

mom/caryn said...

grrrrr... I can see as much reason for mosquitos as I can for having an avacado seed be the size of a Volkswagon. Neither thing makes any sense to me!

Sorry about the polka dots on your skin.

Deborah Godin said...

Pesky biting insects - even the Creator had his off-days :-) !!

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. Its very nice and interesting.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Jean said...

...and what makes it "worse-er" is hearing a mosquito buzzing in one's bedroom in the middle of the night!

Brenda Leyland said...

What a fun look at those interesting critters! We haven't spotted any this summer so far (probably because it's been so dry)......

In response to Jean's comment, here's a quote I just found today about the topic...... "If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room." Ha ha

Kay said...

I don't know if it's just a legend but somebody told me a long long time ago that at one time we only had singing mosquitoes that did NOT bite. Then an angry sea captain decided to get revenge on some poor Hawaiian person and unleashed the biting mosquito to the islands. It's terrible revenge because after termites, I HATE mosquitoes the most.

SandyCarlson said...

I remember playing outside until well after dark when i was a child--and coming in with those souvenirs!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh gosh and here they carry West Nile and I have to be so careful...