Friday, July 25

Smoke Monster

Last Summer, the mosquitoes were pretty bad. Not a single night passed without finding myself under attack by squadrons of the little bastards, buzzing me for hours. Rachel would awake at 2a.m. to the sound of me smacking at the walls or ceiling, cursing and frothing at the mouth, trying to squash a single mosquito- a fruitless exercise, since there were always about a million waiting to take her place. I really thought I would go insane by the time Autumn rolled into this part of the peninsula. When the harvest season finally did arrive, the mosquitoes missed their cue and lingered into November.

This year hasn't been as bad (so far!) even though we have had what seems like far more rain than the summer of '07. The lower bug-bite count might have something to do with the door-to-door mosquito fogger. I never actually saw the guy, but he was busy in our neighborhood, carrying some kind of four-horsepower engine attached to a supply of winged-insect-apocalypse. I love that guy.

Saturday, July 19

Monday, July 14

Belated Boseong

We visited the Green Tea fields of Boseong only two months ago, when Miss Lauren was here, but it seems like years since that day. Jeremy has grown so much since then- in both size and personality- and has become such a force in this household that I have trouble remembering what life was like before he arrived.

Well, some pictures from the Boseong trip. BTW: if you go, be sure to get some of the green tea ice-cream- it is delicious. As always, click any picture for the large version.