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Oct 5, 2017
So I walk a mile through the Florida woods keeping an eye on looming thunderstorms. So I hunker down through a storm under a plastic poncho. I'm happy and the world here is beauty, even in the downpour and the boom, boom, boom. So I reach the pond and survey it for some time... no threats noticed... gators, snakes, lines, etc. So I enjoy the water for hours all to myself. All is nature, nature noises, sun, clouds and warmth. All is happiness. So now I clamber out of the welcoming water and trudge the mile out through the sugar sand, double-time, to beat another thunderstorm.
There is a price to pay for this wonderful day... The price I learn, is chiggers. Chiggers on my chest, chiggers on my arms and chiggers on... well, lots and lots of chiggers. Little chiggery bastardy bastards.
Will I do it again? Yes I will. I may do it with DEET 70%, but I most certainly will do it again.
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Jan 21, 2003
Ah chiggers, scrounge of the southern woods. My sympathy. I love your explorations.

For those of who who are unfamiliar, chiggers are mites, too small to see, that burrow into your skin and itch like MAD for several days. Much worse if you scratch them. Look like a case of chicken pox.