Sarah. Sauvie Island July 2010 This was a summer day. Yoga at 7:30 am to beat the heat. Salad for breakfast. Picked raspberries by the basketful while sweat poured down the middle of my chest. Laid in the shade at the river and still felt hot enough to go for a swim.

And this was a summer night. I met friends for a potluck dinner that will go down in history as the night the mosquitos took over the earth. The combination of recent rains and soaring temperatures sent hundreds (thousands?) of mosquitos our way. A swarm. A swatting frenzy. The party ended,  at least for me, when Tim started blasting mosquitoes out of the air with a loud and obnoxious air gun.