|The nymph on the right is about as big as a period. Period.|
I hate to mention it, but it's above 28 degrees outdoors. The snow is still on the ground, and the temperatures in recent days have reached a high of 50. So pleasant.
Now for the bad news: Tick season has begun. Yes, ticks like it cool. They creep into action at around 28 degrees.
It's easy to think that snow = cold = ticks are still asleep. But the snow is no protection. The snow lulls us into a false sense of security.
It's time to spray all my clothes with permethrin. Or send them off and let Insect Shield do it for $8 a piece.
We protect our bodies. How do we protect our minds?
Protect your mind by practicing loving-kindness. You don't have to start with loving-kindness toward ticks. Start with someone easy--such as your dog or cat. Protect them from ticks, and thereby protect them from smuggling ticks into your house. Protect yourself and love your pet.