Monday, August 22, 2016


Thought just now: We haven't had much in the way of mosquitoes, this year. Not if my own experience is anything to go by. I can't remember the last time I got bit.

Seems likely the dry weather has something to do with it. Massachusetts has a drought going on, although I haven't heard the d word used here.

Also noted. Mosquitoes are a more fearful subject than usual this year. They're also part of the ecosystem in a lot of places.


susan said...

Maybe it's because we're close to the ocean here that I've only been bitten by a mosquito once that I remember. Since they weren't prevalent in Portland either I've gone a good long while since hearing that infernal whine.

There's been a lot of hysteria about the other thing.

Ben said...

If you can hear them the odds are that there's a bunch around. Which can be annoying on a number of levels. Glad that your current place, like your old one, is relatively free.

It's one of those things where the potential for harm is great enough so you can understand people's fears, even if the odds are very much against most of them catching it.