Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leaves Three, Let It Be

The leaves on the poison ivy are just starting to turn. Knock on wood, I haven't gotten a bad case this year even though it's everywhere surrounding my property. Maybe I have finally developed some sort of immunity because I know I've touched it when weeding. We did have more off and on rain and it was wonderful. xo


jusaweecatnap said...

While some people are more sensitive than others, it all comes down to whether you get any of the sap on your skin. If you were to pull it up by mistake, or purposefully without protection, you might be exposed to the sap then. You still have some time to run in the house and wash it off before it gets you. Global Warming is making it both more prevalent and more potent. Sometimes I go bug-eyed looking for it; suddenly every plant looks like it has three leaves. I, too, can touch the plant and not get a reaction, but I've had three unfortunate bouts with it when I did get the sap on my skin. It gets in your body and spreads all over. Oh, it's so nasty, do be careful.

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

It always looks so pretty, but we know looks can be deceptive right? I remember the hazards of getting too close from my childhood in California. I hope you stay symptom free and can just admire from afar.

The Queen Vee said...

That stuff is not my friend, even worse is Poison Oak. I'm glad you have had no incidents with it this year. I confess I'd be a bit freaked out if I had it on my property.