Baneful Beauty

Ladybugs are amazing little creatures. Somehow they can crawl all over the blooms of Wild Parsnip that have emerged on the borders of our yard and don't seem any the worse for it.Like any dedicated photojournalist I navigated through the garden zone to get the  day's news. Crawling between the feathery, yellow blooms to get a shot of a nearby day-lily, a mere drop of the venom from one of these beauties somehow hit my finger. It's now making the skin on my finger look like a soap bubble, and I am now finding out that, not only am I no lady, I'm not even as ladylike or as tough a a ladybug.