Lake Robertson ~ Rockbridge County, Virginia
Three weeks ago when Eloise and the family came to help us rake leaves, hang bird feeders, and have their campout, our treat was to take a nature walk around Lake Robertson on Sunday. It wasn’t five minutes after I took these shots that I had the misfortune to step on an unground wasp nest. Before we left on the walk, our hiking pal said NOT to move if we ran into any bees...that they go to motion. We were to stand still, and they would move on. Well, when they attacked me, I forget my instructions jumping up and down, hooting and hollering like a stuck pig, and flailing my arms like a crazy woman. They went up and down my left hand and arm and onto my ear and face stinging me as they went. The last count we got was 12 stings and LOTS of swelling and misery...and the guys had to take one stinger out of my arm. I think if there is a next time, I will remain motionless and give that a try. Surely it wouldn’t be any worse than this experience was, and it might even work. Have any of you tried the plan? If so, please let me know how it worked.