I love this time of year. I sit out on the patio and listen to the ballgame on the radio and smoke a pipeful. I especially like my Nording Black Grain pipe. The large bowl takes me right into the 6th inning.
Interesting, I've always found that a thick cloud of smoke keeps the pesky little buggers at bay on a calm day. Of course I'm not sitting round in my underwear, on the patio listen to a ball game. Not that any of you would do such a thing. Long sleeves and long pants are the uniform of the day in mosquito country up here.
Right now we have 40 mph winds, not a mosquito in sight! And we do have a ball game and BB game up for watching, and enough breeze through the house so I may be able to smoke on the couch without upsetting my wife.
Here, here! We are having a wonderful warm summer in Metro Detroit, and I've ordered a cheap CD player to accompany me when I sit at night at the picnic table with a variety of pipes and listen to the rhythms of the Jefferson Airplane. Grand. Fortunately there are no puddles of sitting still water in my area, so no mosquitoes to breed in.
It's still prime porch time where I am. For those of you lucky enough to have a porch, install a ceiling fan. Between the breeze from the fan and the smoke from my pipe, mosquitoes are rarely a problem.