A couple of readers have kindly asked how my recovery from the bumblebee sting I got last week is progressing.
This is nine days after my encounter with that venomous little insect. There's still a slight bit of swelling but my hand hasn't bothered me or hurt since last Friday. I could put my wedding ring on today for the first time. I just now tried to see if it would come off, and, ummm, it doesn't seem to want to budge. But I just came in from working in the garden (weeding in rock hard soil) and I'm kinda hot and sweaty so my fingers are no doubt a little more swollen than when I put the ring on this morning.
You can still see the spot on the outside of my hand, below my wrist, where the little bugger nailed me.
Remember my blog post of August 5th when I showed pictures of us mowing down the strawberry plants?
Cut 'em right off, we did.
Just two weeks later, this is what they look like today. And all that growth was accomplished without any appreciable rainfall. Amazing. Too bad all plants in the garden don't work on the same cut-and-come-again principle, huh?
Our last Christmas gathering
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