Another week, another adventure!
The woods are often full of surprises, but this time they were full of unpleasant surprises. Lurking surprises. The kind of surprises that attach themselves to your flesh and suck the everliving blood out of it. Times 100. At this point, you may have accurately deduced that I am referring to the miniature vampires also known as mosquitoes. And while many people are already aware of this fact, it is from this experience that I learned you NEVER EVER EVER in your right mind visit woods containing various bodies of water after it has rained for the past week. Because APPARENTLY those various bodies of water are the breeding grounds of massive amounts of mosquitoes and their distant relatives. And maybe even their ex's. And probably the ex's neighbors. And that was the time I became a walking display of human bubble wrap and why three days later I will start ferociously rubbing various parts of my body to alleviate the constant itchies that the mosquites' feasting puckers left all over my poor little body of flesh. Hence, "The Hunger Games". And let's not even start on the concern of West Nile virus.
Despite all of that, the woods are truly beautiful when they have fresh leaves and little sparkling pools of water. Even better was the moment when a couple of deer came out to feed, which almost made the bites worth getting. Almost.
So here is my advice to you fellow explorers (as I quickly pause to scratch myself): Bug spray is the new black. Don't make the same mistake I did!
Top: White Plum | Skirt: Thrifted | Shoes: Shoetopia (embellished by moi) | Backpack: Gifted