Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Poison oak is making it's color debut early this year.

11 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

Terry, you bring us the most beautiful pictures lately. Still this planet?

Doug said...

Maybe that's blood.

dandjschoch said...

Makes me ich just thinking about it.

TLP said...

Yes, poison can be beautiful.

I can't believe I missed your wonderful RABBIT RABBIT post! Way to go girl.

Dr.John said...

Is that really what poison Oak looks like? It seems too pretty.

Mo'a said...

That is not the place to take a nap.

lime said...

i'm itching just looking at it!

Tom & Icy said...

That really is a fascinating photo, especially when you click on it and see it big. You have a beautiful neighborhood.

McRaven said...

I love the top one! I may have to paint it..it inspires me!

tsduff said...

Ariel the Thief - I feel like I'm in another world when I go walking here. Maybe it is another planet.

Doug - ... perhaps a precursor to the blood which will be drawn later by scratching, after one has walked through the lovely leaves...

Jules - Here is some calamine lotion to cool the hot spots.

TLP - ...like Snow White's apple - tempting but deadly. Glad you enjoyed the beagle bunny.

Dr. John: - I'm obsessed with the beauty of poison oak. In fall (it is turning early this year) it has fabulously pretty reds, purples, greens - so gorgeous you just want to reach out and touch... the vines curl up the trunks of the trees. In winter comes the danger because after the deciduous leaves fall off, there is no warning of the misery ahead if you brush over the bare, sap-bearing sticks.

Mo'a - ...nor a picnic or a roll in the hay *winks*

Lime - A cool and soothing bath drawn with a splash of witch hazel helps calm the unearthly itching.

Tom & Icy - You mean after you blow it up? Yes, we do live in a beautiful area once you leave the crowded freeways and city streets. The surrounding hills and valleys are splendid for escaping.

McRaven - I bet you will create something beautiful. Will you add a Raven? Would love to see it when you are finished.

yellowdog granny said...

how can something so bad look so good?