Midge Tree

Midge Tree (C) 2019 Gerard Blacklock, all rights reserved

Midge Tree
(C) 2019 Gerard Blacklock, all rights reserved

Midge Tree. I reckon there are a few surplus species on this planet, including humans, they also can be pretty annoying, however i’m starting to think that midges fall into this category – maybe surplus species is the wrong way of looking at this, maybe a failing in our evolution to become less attractive to these almost invisible little biting insects. We have evolved with this incredible mind to develop and use tools yet the ability to avoid being terrorised by a bug the size of a pin head has escaped the evolution roadmap.. To escape these little biting pinheads there are two options as i see it, 1) encase your entire body in some form of protective clothing, which is not much fun in summer, thankfully, unlike mozzies these little f,ers do not bit thru a shirt. 2) go through a sheep dip of DEET insect repellent, simply spraying this stuff on is not adequate. There is a third option, immerse oneself in water, that works pretty well also. A side note, i now also have it on good authority that copious amounts of smoke do not discourage midges either. Does make for some interesting sunset sets tho.
Midge Tree.

I reckon there are a few surplus species on this planet, including humans, they also can be pretty annoying, however i’m starting to think that midges fall into this category – maybe surplus species is the wrong way of looking at this, maybe a failing in our evolution to become less attractive to these almost invisible little biting insects. We have evolved with this incredible mind to develop and use tools yet the ability to avoid being terrorised by a bug the size of a pin head has escaped the evolution roadmap..

To escape these little biting pinheads there are two options as i see it, 1) encase your entire body in some form of protective clothing, which is not much fun in summer, thankfully, unlike mozzies these little f,ers do not bit thru a shirt. 2) go through a sheep dip of DEET insect repellent, simply spraying this stuff on is not adequate. There is a third option, immerse oneself in water, that works pretty well also.

A side note, i now also have it on good authority that copious amounts of smoke do not discourage midges either. Does make for some interesting sunset sets tho.

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