A tornado hit Hampton, VA on the evening of June 1st. Since it was so close to home, I headed up on Saturday morning to survey the damage and take some photos. We ended up responding for a few days, helping homeowners cover roofs and clean up debris. I snapped these the first morning--crews had just started cleaning up vegetation in the street. Big, beautiful trees had been uprooted. Luckily I only spotted a few homes that been split in two by giant trees.
I was sitting at Patient First, my primary care physician, with a gigantic bug bite.
A bright, red, bulls-eye looking bump was now covering about half of my calf. The culprit? The doctor couldn't say for sure, but we both agreed it looked like the Amblyomma americanum - otherwise known as the Lone Star Tick. I won't gross you out, but if you want to see what the bite looked like you can visit a webpage here (not my leg, but the bite looked identical).
The pictures below are the result of a four hour hike at sunset through First Landing State Park. The bug bite was worth it. The scenery was beautiful....