Monday, September 18, 2006

QUIET END TO THE SEASON

Well, my hunting season came and went with no big bang, nothing to brag about, nothing to fill the freezer or hang on the wall.  About all I have as proof that the season ever even happened are the countless mosquito bites scattered about my body.

That's Dickidoo up there on the left and me on the right.  Yesterday was my last day to hunt but Dickidoo is hunting with a bow so he still has one week left to try and bag an elk.  Notice the nice woodsy camouflage and how our clothing sort of blends into our surroundings?  Notice the bright, fluorescent orange hat and vests that make us stick out like neon pumpkins?  And we're supposed to believe that the animals can't see us in that?  Riiiiiight!

I wore a mosquito net over my face to keep mosquitoes from biting me there but what the net really did was keep the mosquitoes from getting back out once they infiltrated the protective covering.  Several times they tried to use my nose as an emergency exit.  NOT COOL!

Dickidoo is an excellent scout and guide.  It just wasn't meant for me to drop an elk this year.  I did spend many quiet, reflective hours in the woods with my husband, the peace only interrupted by the swarming buzz of the mosquitoes, and it finally dawned on me why he had been so enthusiastic about me hunting with him.

When we hunt, we spend a lot of quality time together.... and I have to be absolutely silent the whole time.  Since I'm with him I can't nag him about not spending enough time with me, and when I'm with him I have to be quiet.  Very clever Dickidoo, but guess what?  My  hunting season is over!  Let the nagging begin!

9 comments:

rbrown6172 said...

lol...you go girl!!  i think it's great you two do this together!  is he also a camera buff??
gina

princesssaurora said...

Go get him, Dorn...

be well,
Dawn

missheathyrmaree said...

I think it's awesome that you two go hunting together! It's so cute! :]
Sorry you didn't catch anything though :[
xox,
H

tendernoggle said...

THESE ARE GOOD MEMORIES YOU TWO ARE MAKING...NEVER MIND THE EMPTY FREEZER!
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

deshelestraci said...

Let the nagging begin, is right!  I would go nuts not being able to talk.  You are far more pacient than me!
Trac i

mzgoochi said...

LOL

Better luck next year! I'd be too worried about a Grizzly getting me. :)

sdoscher458 said...

Funny lady LOL.....could the orange be any brighter? It probably glows under black light really cool! I can never be quiet my hubby would shoot me.....it reminds me when my little Joe was 3, Big Joe took him fishing....well, needless to say, nothing was caught that one particular day.  Little Joe decided he could catch a fish by swimming and splashing.  Sandi

hewasolddog299 said...

Sorry you didn't punch your Elk ticket. When does deer season open in that neck of the woods? Ours won't open until the end of October and runs through the saturday after thanksgiving. No skeeters to contend with then -- just ice and snow. Tracking is easier, though...

hestiahomeschool said...

I still remember his half smile as he watched me poke that coyote poop.