Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Unplanned Blood Donation


This small bowl of raspberries cost me about a quart of blood! 

There are many wild raspberry vines growing in the park.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been picking and eating a few each day on our walks.  Yesterday I decided to pick a bowl full. 

As I mentioned earlier, the mosquitoes are ferocious right now.  I covered myself in Deep Woods Off.  I was sure I would be protected enough to pick berries.  As you can see, I didn’t get many. 

I was literally surrounded by those pesky little bugs.  They were buzzing in my ears and swarming all around me.  I gave up rather quickly, but not before they got me several times.  There were some plump mosquitoes after they were finished with me :)

Hopefully, there will still be some berries left by the time the mosquitoes go away!

The weather has turned beautiful this weekend.  The humidity is down and temps are in the mid 80s.  The campground is more than half full and people are enjoying themselves on the river.  We rented all eight of the canoes and kayaks today.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!


  1. Wild picked berries are the best, even if you do have to fight for them!

    Watch out for the poison ivy!

  2. Wisconsin mosquitoes can certainly be a challenge! I think the berries are worth it , though. :)

  3. We are in Iowa and it seems like just last week the mosquitos multiplied be a hundred! Pesky little bugs.


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