Wordless Wednesday

Wordless, yes. Stingless, no.  🐝 Benadryl and ice, yes.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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31 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Ouch!!! Hope it wasn’t too bad!


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  2. Murphy's Law says:

    You’re just too sweet for your own good!! Read my lips: HAZMAT SUIT!!
    🔹 Ginger 🔹

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  3. pastpeter says:

    Meat tenderizer for the stings – digests the venom.

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  4. Oh, no! From experience, I know that hurts like a son of a gun.

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  5. Annie says:

    Nasty hornet I think. Ouch!!!

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  6. Nancy says:

    Oh my! Feel better! Cool shots!

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  7. Marilyn Maxwell says:

    I’m allergic. Keep those away from me.

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  8. I clicked like, but only for the first pretty photo. Not for the ouchie ending to this story. Oh my, perhaps the Garden Gods are telling you to take a break.

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    • I’m sitting here laughing because I’ve had the same thought especially this morning when I lifted the lid on the propane tank to check how much we had and a entire nest of them flew up in my face. Thankfully, they didn’t sting me this time and retreated to protect their nest, but they sure got my attention and they sure heard a few swear words from me. This nest was a very small one, and with a good shot of spray I took them out and could get rid of the nest. But, I’m sure sick of these guys being at every corner I turn. 🙂


  9. Joyce says:

    Oh no, Judy! I’m sorry you were stung. But how well disguised that nest is, and how really beautiful the entire structure is – with everybody knowing what to do and where to go. Nature at its finest – although that’s not always good for us!
    Hope you’re feeling better now!

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    • Doing fine. 🙂 Yes, it truly is a masterpiece when you think how they all work together to create it. When I was looking up info on how to get rid of them, I was shocked to see people were selling them on Ebay. Who knew there was a market for hornets’ nests? Definitely not me. 🙂


  10. Eliza Waters says:

    The WORST sting ever. I run when I see bald-faced hornets!
    Apparently, after the first frost they are gone – then you can sell the nest! 🙂

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  11. Oddment says:

    I admire the way you bring the viewer in, closer and closer, with your photos. You know, of course, for me that would happen only with photos; no way I’d go that close for real! But then to have them fly up in your face from that tank — yikes! I swear I jerked up when I read that! Those stings are horrible, and I’m sure hoping you’ve had the last of them. As for buying hornets’ nests on eBay, why bother? Just tune in to the news!

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  12. germac4 says:

    Oh no Judy, I remember you were stung badly by bees last year, and now the hornet’s nest! Once the weather cools down you could do your gardening in those bee suits (the ones that look like astronaut suits)..in the meanwhile, keep away from the nasties.

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  13. KerryCan says:

    I love the sequence of shots–“oh, that’s pretty . . . wait, what’s that? . . . eeeeekkkkkk!” SO glad you are okay!

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  14. OH, NO! I’d risk getting stung for those cherries. I’m so sorry you got stung! I’ve only been stung once when I was 12 or 13…I had armpit hair. I got stung in the armpit. My mom couldn’t tell the stinger from the new growing hairs in my armpit! So, it had to stay in and work it’s own way out. I hated puberty even more that day.

    I hope it was easier for you get the stinger out, and it didn’t sting long!

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    • That hurt just reading about your experience. These suckers don’t have a stinger, but they keep stinging until you can get them off. I’m fine, but I’m just really sick of getting bit. We’ve got the hornets in the tree, yellow jackets in the boxwoods, and a huge mud dauber nest right under the nest box of the chicken coop. It’s like a war zone out there. 🙂

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  15. God’s creatures are amazing and beautiful, except when they sting!

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