Location: Oliver, British Columbia, Canada

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bike Path Adventures

Gail rescuing one of the locals

The scene of the crime

A few times a week, my good friend Gail and I often take a trek down our local bike path that runs a long the river in our town. We often see some amazing wildlife, and we often get to meet the locals that are out for their daily strolls. Well, this week was one adventure I was not counting on. Gail and I have been admiring the awesome sunsets that we have been having the last few days. These sunsets are a brilliant orange. The smoke in the air from a few forest fires burning across the border bring out the sunsets brilliant color and beauty. I have been wanting to get some pictures for awhile, but for what ever reason, I would leave the camera at home or on Gails table at her home. This was going to be it, this was the evening, so I made a point to take the camera and finally get those pictures I have long waited for. As we strolled down the path we came to the spot where the sun set would look the best. At this location there is a scenic pond with bow rushes and other plants that make it all the more special. I decided to be brave and move my way down a little bankment to get a better view and angel for my award winning shot. Well not quite, the camera was not exactly co-operating and showing the colors of the sun in a way that was pleasing to my eye. On the way back out of mud and mire as I was climbing my way up the bankment, I felt this large bug slam at high speed into my chin, I thought what the heck was that. I felt it again and again, then a pain like a hot searing poker being stabbed into my chin caused me to scream. Poor Gail I wonder what she was thinking. Then I look down, another attack on my arm, a large black hornet stings again, I try to brush it away before the stinger injects more venom into my skin. I glance up to my right, there I see it, a large angry swarm of hornets getting ready for the big one. I was not about to stick around for that, so I darted up the bankment as fast as I could to safety, waiting for Gail to show me some sympathy. What I won't do for a picture. I must have whined and whimpered all the way home. Poor Gail, the things she has to put up with me. The funny thing is, the very next day I almost called her to go for a walk and try it again. Today I'm recovering nicely, the stings are now at the itchy and swollen stage, but I will survive.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”- Philippians 4:4


Blogger Judgirl said...

good one girl....glad to see you back up and sharing with us your adventures...God Bless

4:20 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Miles said...

I remember well one summer when i was a kid going to the nicola river with my brothers. they asked me to collect some wood for the fire, so i trotted off, obediently... next think i know, there is a swarm acoming after me...I'm frantically running and they are yelling "jump in the river" and i did not want to get my Captain Crunch shirt wet (tho it had been washed before...) so i had to in the end...

bet that smarted sweet ali...they are after you cuz your so sweet.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Craft Tea Lady said...


Miss A, Barb sent me your lovely blog today and I love your photography. I can't wait to see your pics to come. :)

Have a wonderful evening!~G

Gina (aka CraftTeaLady)

7:35 PM  
Blogger CereneOne said...

Oh my goodness! I will pray for a quick recovery!

8:08 PM  

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