My wife was attacked by a mean ole tree. Well, actually she was attacked by what lived in that tree and it took her awhile to get over all the bites. But, I am getting ahead of myself. She went out to get pictures of the fall leaves. Yes, our fall color is at its peak the second or third week of December and sometimes later. The oaks will not turn color for awhile yet and the live oaks never do. Here is here first picture. The tree with the yellow leaves is sweet gum.
She found this tree that has seen its better days. I think it was struck by lightning but just didn't give up. You can see the new small limbs coming off it.
Not only does it look bad, it is located in such a place on the curve of my driveway that it makes bringing the motorhome in to its parking place a chore. If I judge everything just perfect, I can get in on one pass. This is the exception other than the rule. I usually have to back up and then I can get by it on the second try.
This tree also contains ants, and the ants are what attacked my wife. All she was trying to do was get a picture of the gargoyle that calls that tree home. So, when she got close enough to get a good picture of the gargoyle, the ants that were protecting him made a mass charge toward my wife.
She ran into the house shedding clothes along the way. All those ant bites bothered her for a couple of days. They seem to all charge at once but not a single ant will bite until the lead sees that enough of them are on the victim and then the leader yells, "BITE"!!! And they all bite at once, all hundreds or thousands of them. Texas fire ants are one thing you shouldn't fool with and always give them a wide berth and what ever you do, don't disturb them. They have a fiery disposition and a fiery bite that leaves burning welts on your skin.
Anyway, I have to give her credit for getting the picture at all costs. How many spouses of bloggers would go to that much trouble to get a couple of pictures for their mate's blog? I thought her idea was a good one so I posted it here today. What do you think?
A health update: feel a lot better today, but had a bad night. Coughed continually all night. Still coughing some but try not to since my diaphragm is quite sore from all the coughing last night. I just may have to take a nap today. Now, hope you all are feeling great and haven't been attacked by any gargoyles or fire ants or anything bad, and have a great day, you hear?