Letters from a Hill Farm
Don't wasps make the most amazing structures?! That looks like a pretty big one. I hope it's not too close to the house. Growing up, they seemed to always choose our front porch to make their home, and unfortunately had to be "invited to leave".
It's pretty close, but I've never found wasps to be very scary. They are pretty slow. :<)
So cool! I was wondering if you finished the Southern Reading Challenge? I don't believe you are on the wrap-up if you did. :)
WOW Nan that is an amazing nest and piccie!
Some years back we spotted a milky fluid dripping slowly from the eaves of our sloping ceiling in the bedroom. My husband cautiously lifted the attic hatch and retreated fast, having seen an enormous wasps' nest. Called in the pest control officer who did the deed but told us there were no less than 14 nests in that attic (separate from the main loft, and we never use it). One of them, immediately above our bed measured four feet wide by four feet high!We just don't go there...
That's beautiful. Here in Dorset it would be called 'a wopses nest'.
Yikes! While I can see the beauty of the structure, it still creeps me out. I've never been stung, but I have an incredible fear of wasps, hornets, even bumble bees (anything with a stinger) to the point where I should probably seek therapy! I'm not sure where my phobia comes from - maybe it's something to do with poking and needles - I can't even get my ears pierced!
What an amazing looking structure. I find them scary myself.
I am glad I found your blog and had to comment on the wasp nest. On my blog last Friday I also posted a picture of a wasp nest near our place. What a concidence across the sea!
Nan, I thought this was a hornet's nest?? I could be wrong, but that's what my Dad always called it. Either one, it is amazing!!
We call that kind a hornet's nest, too. They are even fiercer and more aggressive than the common red wasp. I love to see the nests, but they can make my heart race.
Holy Hannah! That looks positively sinister! But in a rather amazing way. :)
All your comments are so interesting, especially the difference in names and aggressive behavior. We have something called ground hornets that are awful; you step on their nests and get stung repeatedly. Then there are hornets that come around outside food. Nicola wins scariest comment!
One word back ..... YUK! I am afraid of wasps!Hugs ~Heidi
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.