In My Defense….

17 Jul

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As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, this picture I took clearly demonstrates both my family’s concerns and Euell Gibbons point.

This grape-vine is at a neighbor’s house, and hovers over good ol’ fashioned poison ivy. I will not be harvesting here thank you very much. However, there is no way anyone could confuse the two plants.

Probably.

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However this little dandy is responsible for many a rash as everyone has taken a turn at pulling it out of the rock garden and suffered for it. That conversation went a bit like this:
“What is it?”
“I think it is a sapling, I’ll just pull it out.”
“I think that is a grape-vine starting, they grow like weeds here.”
“Either way, it needs to come out, I worked hard on the rock garden!”
After the three consecutive years of rashes, we have decided this is a poison something.
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In case you were wondering, this is a young grape leaf.
I am sure.
Because I am still living.

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