Day 213 –In Trepidation- Haibun Journey View From My Window

I look out my window at my garden in trepidation. I cannot see anything other them my spring blossoms, but I know they are there. What am I talking about? Chiggers. They are back and I am covered with chigger bites. I’ve been lucky so far this year and not had any bites, which is highly unusual. So I must head out to dust with diatomaceous. I am against killing insects in general but these tiny little fellows have got to go.

bird songs fill the air
garden path beckons
but chiggers lurk