6.12.2014

and so i run, away




the gnats are forcing me to look like an idiot. they have increased in volume and i literally walk around  waving my arms in circles like the whirly gig ride at the state fair. if i stop in one place for more than a nano second, wham. attacked. my sister said that gnats can kill chickens by suffocating them. they literally crawl, by the hundreds, into the noses of poultry and suffocate them. sorry, but that is one of the most awful things i have ever heard of. damn you gnats.

the photo above is a partial photo of the back of the building in which we are renting an apartment. i might have gotten a "full" photo, but see all that foliage? foliage means gnats. gnats mean run. run means that once again, i look like an idiot.


this building calls my name every morning. it's what i can see from our bathroom window {through the foliage and over the creek and behind another building} and the other day, i just had to check it out. i sprayed bug spray and ran. as long as i was running, i was winning. as soon as i stopped, i was toast, but the photographer in me was determined. i lasted approximately 64 seconds.






someday there will be more photos of this gem, as i'm going to find out who owns it and how i can get inside. there's an old car, or maybe it's a truck in there and i want to get up close and personal to that sweet thing. did you see it above?

tomorrow i'm going to buy buggins. it's supposed to be the miracle "spray" to keep all flying things away from me and it's natural. i've been told the smell is something i can handle {since certain smells cause me to have migraines} and when i smelled it on my mom,  it was tolerable, but when i see "roses" in the description, mixed with vanilla, i get a little queasy. the love of my life says i have a fragile eco system. i have no idea what he's talking about. snort.


11 comments:

  1. SO MANY COOL THINGS TO PHOTOGRAPH! (I'm a little jealous.)

    Oh, and I totally get that fragile ecosystem stuff.

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  2. Ugh those gnats sound positively horrendous!

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  3. Awesome building! When does gnat season end? Damn gross things!
    Hope you find a Beth Eco Friendly solution!

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  4. I sympathize on the gnats. They're terrible here right now, as well as mosquitoes. My morning walk regime requires coating myself with mosquito spray. I hate it, but I hate the mosquitoes and not walking more. Let me know how the buggins works. And I love this building!

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  5. I just love your blog! (I loved the old one too) I love your humor, your words, your PICTURES! I love seeing your little parts of the world through your lens. Thank you so much! And I must thank The Queen of Arts, (aka the Rock Fairy, Kim for 'introducing' me to you!)

    Camioblue

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  6. finally got this new blog added to the sideboard of mine so I can see when you have a new post. stay put for now, okay :) love the pics!!

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  7. The photographer in you did fabulous . What great , interesting , artful photos you took !
    As for gnats ~ trust me nothings deters those little buggers , just ask my horses who have tried every single spray on the market ... I think gnats are invincible to bug sprays !

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  8. 64 seconds??? I don't believe you. Those are TOO incredible. Do tell me you spent at least an hour...

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  9. Oh I would love seeing in this building. Love, love old building such as this.
    Hope you found something that will keep the pesky bugs away.

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  10. Oh my I can't tell you how much I love these. Old buildings are in my top ten favourite things! Sorry about the gnats.

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  11. Let me know how it works! We have tons of gnats at the lake.

    You are so born to be around old buildings... you just see their beauty.

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