Much-needed rain has bred swarms of mosquitos in this March madness. The size of sparrows and more vicious than a flock of gulls fighting over a chip!

The few deciduous trees are changing colour as autumn approaches. Disorientated by cloud cover with sunny bursts, I’m grateful for the reprieve. Yet find myself an indoor captive from fear of being airlifted by the bloodsuckers.

Mosquitos draw blood

from any exposed flesh for

they are survivors

Merril is hosting Haibun, a new style again for me, over on d’Verse

another of my photos of Broadwater Beach