Saturday, July 28, 2007

A Plague Upon Our House

A plague of mosquitoes! All the rain we've had this summer is growing mosquitoes like crazy! And with all the plant I have around the front door, and back door, a few fly in every time we go in and out. I've gotten really good at the grab and squish move, but really, every time you sit down at least one is buzzing around. Holly tries to help by snapping at them. And needless to say the bayou is a nightmare. As long as you're moving it's tolerable, but at soon as you stand still for an instant, you're swarmed. I always wear long yoga pants, which helps, but the little farkers do bite through clothes. Of course the kiddos don't suffer quite like I do; the mosquitoes mostly seem to go after their ear because there is too much hair to get through everywhere else, whereas I'm just a walking buffet. I am SOOO ready for fall!

Speaking of our front porch, I don't' think I've ever posted pictures.

Elephant ears and bird of paradise plants (raised from seed).
Corn plant and fig tree (that I stupidly cut back this spring, used to be as big as the corn plant).
Assorted leafy stuff.
Back porch.

Back porch.
Just finished 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' by J. K. Rowling.

Holly and Mikey say 'Hi'.

1 comment:

CardiGrandma said...

The weather and mosquitos are not pleasant for people or dogs, but the plants are loving it!! Yours look awesome!