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Apr 10, 2015 22:54 |  #5026

Maureen Souza wrote in post #17512337 (external link)
Out in my little garden today.

Pretty flowers, but you can keep those critters to yourself.

Just over 15 years ago we had a massive invasion of the asian ladybug. There will be swarms of them, and they bite, stink, and get everywhere. It's especially bad when the soybean fields are being harvested and they leave the fields.

The bees can stay far, far away. As a kid, they never bothered me. As an adult, they scare me. I have developed a bad reaction to them, not the life threatening anaphylactic reaction, but what's called a large local reaction. Wherever I get stung, it swells up big time, bruises, hurts like crazy, and lasts for a long time. Getting stung on a finger results in major swelling up to my elbow.
Last September, while at work, I took a swing of my iced tea and got a yellow jacket in my mouth. It stung the inside of my cheek. At that time I wasn't sure if I would have an anaphylactic reaction or not, it was a very worrisome few minutes as my mouth began to swell up. Fortunately, my boss was the one that was driving and was prepared to head to the hospital, which was only blocks away. Antihistamines kinda worked to keep the swelling under control, but it was weeks before the swelling, bruising, and soreness went away.


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Apr 11, 2015 02:44 |  #5027

I have been stung by bees quite a few times but I immediately mix up a dab of mud & put it right on it & it takes care of it without any issues at all.
But a few years ago I got stung on the forearm by a hornet and my whole lower arm looked like macerated hamburger by day 3 afterwards. It was really gross & pretty dang sore for over a week. I still love bees & my back fence is end to end hedge roses so I love to go out & watch the bees flit from flower to flower.


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Apr 11, 2015 10:14 |  #5028

Maureen Souza wrote in post #17512790 (external link)
...flit from flower to flower.

Lovely alliteration Maureen.:-D


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Apr 11, 2015 13:09 |  #5029

Jill-of-all-Trades wrote in post #17512653 (external link)
Pretty flowers, but you can keep those critters to yourself.

Just over 15 years ago we had a massive invasion of the asian ladybug. There will be swarms of them, and they bite, stink, and get everywhere. It's especially bad when the soybean fields are being harvested and they leave the fields.

The bees can stay far, far away. As a kid, they never bothered me. As an adult, they scare me. I have developed a bad reaction to them, not the life threatening anaphylactic reaction, but what's called a large local reaction. Wherever I get stung, it swells up big time, bruises, hurts like crazy, and lasts for a long time. Getting stung on a finger results in major swelling up to my elbow.
Last September, while at work, I took a swing of my iced tea and got a yellow jacket in my mouth. It stung the inside of my cheek. At that time I wasn't sure if I would have an anaphylactic reaction or not, it was a very worrisome few minutes as my mouth began to swell up. Fortunately, my boss was the one that was driving and was prepared to head to the hospital, which was only blocks away. Antihistamines kinda worked to keep the swelling under control, but it was weeks before the swelling, bruising, and soreness went away.

I agree the bees can stay far, far away. Years ago when my son was in elementary school (he's 21 now) he fell into some flowers and got stung by a bee. He developed a bad reaction to them as well. The doctor told us he had a large local reaction. Recommended Benadryl. He also has developed an allergic reaction to something, not sure what, we have to take hime to an specialist, to run some allergy tests, but when we took him to emergency complaining that he couldn't breathe, they gave him Benadryl as well. So now he carries Benadryl wherever he goes! But, he still can't go near bees!
I also, got stung by a yellow jacket which hurt like the dickens, worse then bees, as well as red ants! I stay far away from those as well.


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Apr 11, 2015 19:22 |  #5030

I am enjoying the conversation and the pictures. Maureen, I too love the ladybug, although like most of you, I don't like anything that stings! Also Maureen, my friend lives in McKinleyville. :)


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Apr 13, 2015 00:14 |  #5031

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Lovely alliteration Maureen.:-D

Thank you, kind sir ;-)a;-)a:-D

Photo shoot today with a cute, chunky 6 month old.


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Apr 13, 2015 00:34 |  #5032

That's adorable, Maureen. :love:

This cat has been around our house for about a month now. He was hunting along the side of our road and was surprised to find me there. It's a beautiful cat and pretty tough to be living here.


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Apr 13, 2015 00:36 |  #5033

Here's another bee picture for all you bee lovers in here. ;-)a


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Apr 13, 2015 01:30 |  #5034

Love that bee on the purple flower.

I am in the middle of Xeriscaping my front yard. The grass is dead & will be rototilled out in another 2 weeks; my sprinklers will convert to drippers & I am putting in drought tolerant plants. tomorrow I am heading out to The Stoneyard to order small boulders and pave stones. :)


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Apr 13, 2015 11:30 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #5035

Thanks, Maureen and good luck shopping for rocks. :-D


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Apr 13, 2015 13:17 |  #5036

That's a pretty and pretty tough looking cat Stina! Must be a good hunter as proven by a glossy coat and look of determination!!
Love the bee on the thistle also..

Mo, that is an adorable child!
Great eye contact and posing from him/her!


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Apr 15, 2015 17:47 |  #5037

Thanks, Joayne. We have been seeing more and more of that cat hunting in our yard lately, I scared him again this morning. Luckily, my Jack Russell is too old to care, because he used to be really good at catching cats. :eek:
When we first saw the cat I wanted to feed him, but was concerned it would attract other animals in the yard that we don't want. It looks like he is doing okay on his own. :-)


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Apr 19, 2015 22:37 |  #5038

Hope all is well in this quiet thread :-)
I am getting ready to go out to do some night shooting with a friend so hope I can remember how.

Had grandbabies for part of the weekend; Ella is starting to get a cute little personality & Tristan does not like me tending to her. Ah, such is life!
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Apr 20, 2015 11:46 |  #5039

This thread sure does go silent at times. How are all the ladies doing?
Ella is a doll, Maureen. How did your night shoot go?

I spent almost two hours chasing these butterflies around yesterday and I really liked this shot.


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Apr 20, 2015 17:14 |  #5040

Good evening ladies! Not too much going on here in the great northeast. The snow is finally almost gone and the ice is going out on the rivers and lakes. Getting a little easier to get around now.
Ella certainly is a CUTIE!!!!
Stina I love the butterfly! And you got a "twofor"!!! A bee to boot!! Nice shot!!
I had a very impromptu photo session with a very active dog yesterday....not the best shots, but had a lot of fun! The first one the shutter was slow, but I loved the determined look on his face!
Just a couple here:


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