Stings and Nettles and Things

Tim Eck
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:06:44 PDT
I assumed it was not a spider because the sting did not leave a wound other
than swelling and redness.

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 9:51 AM Judy Glattstein <> wrote:

> All sorts of small bulbs are coming into bloom - Scilla bifolia, S.
> tubergeniana, S. (formerly Chionodoxa) forbesii. Galanthus and Eranthis
> on the way out. Hellebores are wonderful, even if they are not bulbs.
> Tim Eck - you and your wife might have been stung by a spider. Even
> "ordinary" ones can give a very painful bite.
> When we were living in Holland one summer - so long ago our children
> were young with barely two digits to their age - our daughter fell off
> her bicycle into a patch of nettles. A nearby mother invited her in,
> used a calming lotion, gave her a cookie and sent her on her way.
> It's about the time of year when I need to go foraging for nettles,
> wearing plastic gloves to collect the young shoot tips. Time for young
> Alliaria leaves too. If I can go to the store (unlikely, here in New
> Jersey I am prepped with shelf-stable food stuffs and hunkering down in
> place) to buy watercress and some other greens, I would make preboggion,
> a delicious Italian dish using 7 types of spring greens.
> Oh well. Staying home means that perhaps I will get around to all the
> chores I have been saying I will.
> Stay well. Be safe.
> Judy in sunny New Jersey where the weeds are already stretching and
> (metaphorically) saying "Time to grow."
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