idyll #284--the bad plant idyll
We're always raving and posting about our fav plants here, and showing photos of them, which is wonderful. But I thought it was time to rant about our not-so-fav plants to balance the scale.
Okay, I'll start. Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans or Rhus toxicodendron). I have it. :( Terrible rash, horrendous, merciless itching, disgusting oozing. Uggh! No redeeming features! Well, maybe the fall foliage is nice. Oh, the joys of country living, lol!
Not sure if I got it around here or at my friends cottage, but at least it had the decency to wait until after my fun weekend to make it's ugly appearance known. Thanks for the good wishes you guys, it WAS a very fun weekend. At first Sunday night I thought it was flea bites, though couldn't figure out why if the cats (treated with Advantage) weren't scratching, why would I be? Soon became apparent this was something else, and though I'm glad I don't have a huge flea infestation to deal with, I wish I'd figured that out before I laundered all the bedding and vacuumed every horizontal and vertical surface in the house. Oh well, Martha would be proud...
Okay, 25 minutes of loading #283 and I'm still only down to Tuesday. I did load it the other day and skimmed a bit and saw Brenda had popped in! Brenda, how fantastic you're back! You were very much missed here. I'm so sorry to hear about the accident, though he's very lucky no one was seriously physically hurt. You must have been devastated. Hope he's learned a valuable life lesson, albeit the hard way. Congrats on the 50 pounds! That is fantastic news! Please stick around...
30 minutes now and we are still stuck on Tuesday and apparently frozen. Hate dial-up! Sorry I missed Norma and Wendy's birthday, and will see what I can do to remedy that when I come out my Benedryl-induced haze and can get a better connection. Come to think of it, I think I missed Deanne's and V's birthdays too. Sorry! Thinking of you all, and wish I could get here more often and more reliably. Hope this will post...
PS Just let Gumbo in and he's gotten into the burs. Burdock, Arctium lappa, another BAD PLANT, lol!