What a certain type of plant looks like, so you can avoid it...
Well, trust me, you don't.
The damn things are sneaky. Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky.
Sat, I was so busy watching out for Poison Ivy, that I neglected to watch out for possibly Poison Oak. Of, course, I could have been looking for carefully that I completely missed the Poison Ivy.
Yes, yours truly has a moderate case of one or the other. In fact, it neccessitated a visit to the ER as it popped up overnight on my face, near the corner of my eye, which means whichever p[lant it was, it rubbed on my shirt and was subsequently dragged across my face when I took my shirt off. (Sat's clothes are now segregated for washing in extremely hot water as a separate load.) I'm on 3 different meds now- Prednisone, Cephalexen, and Hydroxyzine- and they aren't kidding when they say they'll make you sleepy. All I want to do is sleep. Heh. Better than itching, I guess. And cold packs for the face.
To add injury to insult, I also have at least a hundred damned chigger bites all over my left thigh.
Not enough for you?
Try having a couple bites you can't identify that may in fact be house spider bites and a half healed scratch on my leg, that, yes, you guessed it - now have Poison Whatever in them.
To recap, back of a few fingers, back of right forearm, in the possible spider bites on the left for arm, in the possible spider bites at the webbing of my left thumb and index finger, in the half healed scratch on my left calf, right below the knee, and across the underside of my chin, across the left side of my face, clear up to and including the forehead, nose, and ear. All that and itchy damn chigger bites.
What in the world was I doing, you ask?
Well, we headed up to Harrisonburg to the Heritage Market and on the way back, we stopped off at the abandoned motel/resort complex and 4 square brick house to do some more exploring. Even wore hiking boots this time. Got 125 photos worth. Neglected to wear bug spray- that we even keep in the CR-V.
I'll let you know after I edit the photos if all this was worth it.}:P