It was bound to happen. I've been so lucky with all the bushwhacking I've been doing. Zero issues with plants that didn't agree with me.
However, yesterday, I decided to explore a trail that wasn't good, and now I'm in trouble. Let's start at the beginning.
I thought I'd go geocaching one more time, but I got about 3 KM from the house when I realized I did NOT have a pen. OK -- so maybe I'll go exploring and see if there's anything easy to get, and I'll go today to sign the log. The first one I stopped at involved bushwhacking, so I didn't pursue that one.
The second involved going down this trail. This area doesn't believe in bike trails; it's geared towards ATVs, snowmobiles, or people more adventuresome than me.
Although I will say that this trail started out a bit more civilized than the one I did the day before.
That picture above is one of the better parts of it. I stopped for this picture and was SWARMED by mosquitos, so I got out of there as quickly as possible. However, I was brushing against the trees, and I don't know if it was just the irritation or if I actually touched something I shouldn't have, but my arm is so darn itchy that it's driving me crazy!
You can't really tell in the photo how irritated it is, and to be honest, it doesn't look that bad, but it's darn itchy. Karen had some ointment which I used last night and then again before bed, and I wrapped my arm in a towel to not get ointment all over the sheets.
|A towel to protect the sheets!|
Let's just say that it's a tad annoying.
Yesterday morning, we watched the fog roll in and then row back out again, and it pretty much obliterated our view of the corn fields.
|Curved piecing blocks|
|An ender and leader|
|The dining table|
|Maryke's Wanderer's Wife|
|My blocks for Green Tea|
They look pretty good, and I'm happy with the overall results. When I get home, I'll put them on my design wall. I hope to get all the pieced blocks done today. We don't have to check out until 3 PM, and I hope to be out of here by 2:59 PM. That never happens either, but it's only a one-hour drive home!
I have a lot of applique blocks to do for the Green Tea quilt, so I hope to make that a priority this week, but I have other things to get done before I'm off on my big adventure. I'll explain that one later this week.
Anyway -- time to get back to work, and I want to sneak in an hour bike ride today, so that'll happen this morning before it gets hot.
Have a super day!!!