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It Ain't Hot, It's the Mosquitoes

This is how Texas looks sometimes,
a lot,
where the highway cuts through almost ranch country,
not quite there yet,
and it's not very pretty right here
but there's a pear tree in full bloom
on either side of this image,
big white round things by the side of the road,
not yet dropping any blossoms.
I just held up my camera,
driving, not looking, and fired off a round.
There's a lot of sky
and this area is gonna be hot, hot, hot
come summer,
no trees for shade,
you'll have to walk way back
to that treeline for some relief from the heat,
back where's there's probably a creek or a pond
breeding mosquitoes,
and you'll have to decide which is worse.
I will opt for unrelenting sun
over unrelenting mosquitoes
any day of the week.
And watch out for snakes.
Wear boots.
can't wait


  1. LOL! Sounds like it takes real bravery to have a picnic... I think I'd go for the unrelenting sun too! (:

  2. Vicki - There are wonderfully lovely spots for a picnic - this is not it. :) No way I'd head up in there. LOL!


  3. seeing this pic just gave me a flashback to last year when my family was driving "out west". :)
    most of my pics were from the car.
    love the pretty sky.
    and i'm not a fan of mosquitoes either...i keep attempting to make the perfect natural repellent each summer but no luck so far.

  4. what a great shot, and yes, sunshine over mosquitoes any day. mosquitoes over snakes though.

  5. There's my Tejas!!
    It's like that alot, a l-o-t down here in this part of the state too.
    But, even with the summers that'll reduce you swingin' on the porch, batting the mosquitos away. I do love this place!

  6. *grin* Sometimes posts are written for the reader but this one felt as though I was right in your head, listening to your thoughts. I especially like the ending. Good post!

  7. Reminds me of my childhood...I lived in a semi desert type area..way too hot and dry for my liking. But you are right...nothing is worse than the whine of a mosquito in your ear.


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