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  •  Any minute now ... (8+ / 0-)

    cicadas by the bazillions. Can't wait.

    My yellow jacket story ... I was running a weed eater© through some tall brush, sweeping it back and forth. I was on a right to left sweep at the moment I saw a wasps nest ... about 12 inches by 8 inches (very large for around here) and it was covered in wasps.
    I couldn't stop, it was a moment in which time stopped as I saw the weed eater disintegrate the nest.
    I dropped the running machine and just started running. By the time I got to the porch I'd been stung about a dozen times ... had wasps in my shirt, my pants my hair.
    Felt REALLY weird for hours, and I've dreamed about  it multiple times in the years since.
    I mean, as in jumping up out of bed from a deep sleep to running out of the room.
    Not a wasp fan.

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