If I could paint, this is what I would paint, and I would hang it on the wall above my couch. But I can't paint so I pretend and I hang my 'paintings' on my blog instead.
Every picture I take has a story that goes with it. While this picture itself appears serene and peaceful,don't be fooled by the tranquility it depicts. What is going on behind the camera is the exact opposite.
I had just attended the funeral of a friend and needed some quiet time. I thought a walk by my favorite ponds would ease my mind from the pain. What I encountered was a whole different type of agony.
Mosquitoes! A whole squadron of kamikaze, blood thirsty, life sucking critters with me on the menu! At first they flew along side me like escorts, then they were in buzzing in my ears, peeking up my nose and harassing me with their fly-bys. Before long they were sucker deep in my flesh, sucking more blood from my body than I ever knew I had. I probably lost a pound or two from blood loss alone. How I held the camera still long enough to take this picture, I'll never know.
But yeah, if I could paint, this is the picture I would paint. And I would hang it on the wall above my couch.