Reflections on the August long weekend (Ontario)

The long weekend, a time to get away, to wait for hours in lines of traffic from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning and again from Monday afternoon until late evening, bumper to bumper in August heat.  Campgrounds are filled to capacity with people and noise all day and much of the night.  I concluded years ago that long weekends are for local events and family visits avoiding the stresses of highway congestion. The inner city, so quiet and peaceful after the big exit.

vacate or stay?

twenty-eighteen (2018) choice for some

while millions wander

fleeing fire, drought and war

homes and habitats destroyed


©2018 Ontheland

Haikai Challenge #45 Vacation

bug shirts

As heat and humidity increase, populations of bugs, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and stinging flies, are rising—some of them carry West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease. Covering up is essential. My solution is to wear a tube scarf and hat on my head, a netted pullover and netted pants (bug shirt and bug pants) over light summer clothing.


netted bug shirt

blocks those bloodsuckers

without spray


©️2018 Ontheland

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018, Finding the Way, July 15 to August 14.

Bug shirt (Google Images)