Thursday, May 3, 2012

CHEW ON THIS


As I walked in my jungle yesterday...
Watching a Mayan crew...
Clear some of the vegetation...
I marveled at all the trees…
Specifically the many chicle trees…
That have large “X” marks scarring their trunks…
Evidence of how they were harvested in the late 1800’s
For their sap which was used to make gum…
Hence the brand Chiclets.
(although the Mayans were chewing the sap for centuries)
There were also many other tree species I’ve yet to learn...
Plus many downed trees…
Which sparked my memory for this saying…
“If a tree falls in the forest/jungle…
And no one is there, does it make a noise?”
But a more probing question stabbing my brain...
As I fled back to the sanctuary of my car…
For another dousing of Off…
(unfortunately the environmentally friendly spays…
are only friendly to the bugs)
Was this saying....
If mosquitoes are in the jungle…
But no humans are there...
Whose blood do they suck?
So…
I’m off for a few days…
Heading for the States again.
I’ll be back on the 7th
With my commentary of the A-Z Challenge.

Always, Em-Musing

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm sure they find somebody! Think they all come visit me.
Safe travels and see you on Monday.

Gossip_Grl said...

Interesting about the tree and the Chiclets and well very funny about the Mayans chewing the Chiclet sap. Very funny about the pesty mosquitoes not that you got bitten, but I think those little buggers could find anyone in an armored suit. Thanks for the laugh today

farawayeyes said...

Try AVON Skin So Soft. It works down here and it works on the bugs in Florida. 'Course mosquitoes don't bite me, but the 'no see'ems' do, without the SSS.

Talli Roland said...

Wow! I always wondered where the name Chiclets came from!

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

I just happen to be chewing gum as I type! Now I know where it comes from... Have a good time on your travels!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

We need pictures! I want to see these trees and the jungles!

The Desert Rocks said...

HAHAHAHA! Mosquitoes will find you wherever you are!

Shay Lacy said...

Every day you learn something new is a day you can stave off dementia. Thanks for today's gem.

Tyrean Martinson said...

That's a good question - how do mosquitoes survive without a supply of humans?

Misha Gericke said...

Hahahaha my bet is they bite animals. :-)

Travel safely!