Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fireflies and Mosquitos

Rain, sleet, snow, soup-like humidity, bitter cold, it makes no difference to our Leetles. She's an outdoor girl and recently caught her first firefly - by herself! We try to enjoy the daylight while it lasts... that is, if we're not being hunted and snacked on by mosquitoes too badly. We don't just have mosquitoes. We are the unwilling hosts to a biblical plague of them. I spend all my time focusing on slapping them away and before I know it, it's dark outside. Our outdoor lighting is minimal so things had to change.

So I bought a couple of these at Walmart (or as Halle says, "Wow-Mowt") - citronella candles to ward those evil spirits off. Except without the touch of what I call patriotisn't - tacky July 4th decorations. Sidenote: Yes, July 4th is awesome and there are tasteful Independence Day themed decorations.

I also bought one of these and I'm glad I did. It's all I need. Because in place of bug bites, the last thing I need to worry about is setting myself on fire. I'm not exactly a swan, folks. Seriously, these clip-ons kick some serious mosquito butt. I can't tell you how much I enjoy the thought of annoying the mosquitos in equal and opposite revenge.

In light of the lighting situation, however, it's come to my attention that solar lights don't cost as much as I previously thought! I'm browsing through CSNlighting to find one that looks the best in our yard. They don't have the one I initially liked in stock, unfortunately, so I might get one of these classy, normal ones instead:

Decisions, decisions...

It's really too bad that they're out of these. Isn't it cute?

It's like a friendly little snail, kindly lighting my way...

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