D2 has recently been staying up at the cottage. She invited us up at the last minute the other day, so we decided to take her up on the offer. We weren't there long, just overnight, but we had a nice visit. It rained much of the time, but that's okay because we wouldn't have got out very much anyway. For whatever reasons, we are having a very buggy spring in these parts, much more so than usual apparently. I have to say apparently because we are newcomers to this area.
So, when we did try to go for a walk at the cottage, we first donned our mosquito gear, which I call our flak jackets.
Thank goodness that we thought to do that because we were swarmed as never before. Even with the netting, I managed to get numerous bites. At one point Cuppa stopped to takes some photos. The one below shows about a dozen on my pant leg, and I'm sure that I had just finished swatting many away.