We arrived, and the sign read
“Only Permitted Vehicles allowed”
Where’s the storm
Will enjoy the thrill of the crashing surf
Onto and through the rocks
The colorful stone and sand
Only a few will find
If you dare to explore
The rugged California coast
Along came a sudden stinging sensation on the side of my leg.
It quickly went away so I returned to the task at hand.
A few minutes later another sting.
Now this, is starting to get my attention.
I reached for the bug spray in my bag
and sprayed my exposed skin.
It only worked a few minutes when another sting.
Another spray on the skin now that should due the trick. Not to be outdone by a few insects,
I continued to paint.
Yet another sting this time I had to pay attention to
what was trying to get my attention.
Just a small long black fly and I swatted it away.
Oh, It would not be received as I had intended.
More troops arrived now I was surrounded.
What now? Well this is my last resort.
I just I started spraying the bugs instead of me.
Well, What can I say it was the last resort.
I quickly finished and escaped to the car.
Wetlands in winter. As a meandering stream flows through to the bay.
A heron quietly waits for a fish to swim downstream.