Friday, July 10, 2020

Nature Friday - Beauty and Pain

Thanks to Rosy for hosting this hop. 

Finally, the only flowers the Lady purposely grows (and does this as they require 0 work from her) have bloomed!


Now onto the pain. Last weekend Lady was already really grumpy when she went outside to pressure  wash the front deck to get it ready to stain. She was just minding her own business, spraying away while listening to a podcast when suddenly there was an intense burning pain near her right elbow. She looked and saw the yellow jacket stinging her. Not sure what to do, she screamed bloody murder (Man, who came running was sure she must have amputated a toe). After what felt like forever, the wasp was gone and Lady was left with a very sore arm. 

The sting

First aid was applied and after a few hours, the pain was gone. The next day there was a mild rash.
While Lady was being very brave inside, the Man finished the deck and then found the nest the wasp had been defending. The nest has since been destroyed. 

The nest


  1. oh this awful creatures... we hate that yellow jackets... hugs to your mama

  2. anything that can and will sting makes me scream like a child... owie!!! i would have screamed the house down.. glad that nest is gone.. if there is a next time, we dab straight ammonia on stings and it is instant relief... if you are in the woods you can pee on it, works well. we learned that from lifeguards at the beaches with things that sting from the water.. hope you never need to try it.

  3. Yellow jackets are NASTY! Love your beautiful Daylily!

  4. Oh dear, Lady has been in the wars lately hasn't she?
    Sending healing vibes from Scotland.
    The lily is very pretty.

  5. Yipes! We have a wasp building a little nest like that in the window birdie feeder. We've since stopped putting seeds in it for now so no birdies get stung. If we tap on the window, the wasp will turn around and stare at us. GW was thinking about blasting it with the hose, but now I think she'll just leave it alone.

    Hope your Lady feels better soon. Oh, and we have a few of those tiger lilies growing too. they don't need any care and just pop up every year like your's.

  6. Hari OM
    Oucheroonies... having had to sort wasps this side, I knows this is not fun - yet they have to do what they have to do in nature. Just wish they didn't have to do it to us!!! YAM xx

  7. Your lily is beautiful but that sting your Lady got was not very nice. We're glad she didn't amputate a toe as the Man had imagined but she still must have been in a lot of pain.

  8. EEEK!! We are glad Lady is doing ok, and the Man got rid of the nest!!

    That is a very beautimous Daylily!!

  9. Man could have been right about her toe(I have heard power washers are very powerful) thankful there was no blood...just blood curdling scream. Wasp are very painful...thank goodness Lady was not allergic. Why do they always make their nest near doors...not very smart
    Hugs HiC

  10. Yikes! Those bloody things freak me out. Unlike honey bees, they go on to maim and torture others after they sting you. Hope you feel better quickly. Lavender essential oil is my go to for dealing with bug stings and bites.

  11. Bees are nice and helpful and we like having them around. Wasps are creations of pure evil, have no good purpose, and should be eradicated!!!

  12. Lovely lilies!! And yes, easy to keep them - we have yellow ones.

    Those yellow jackets have a very mean sting!!! If it happens again, tell the Lady to make a paste of baking soda and water and apply. It helps a lot.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. Ouch! The mom hates wasps! We occasionally get one or two in the house and she's capturing them and letting them go outside.

  14. Oh blerg. That stinging stinker! Poor Lady. Whatever happened to "if you don't bother the beee, it won't bother you"? So unfair!

    Love and licks,

  15. Gorgeous flower! I hope your mom's okay.


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