Monday, June 3, 2013

Poisonous Ruby Leaf

 photo WildernessJune2013271a_zpsd62d2939.jpg
Poison oak leaf, Southern California

Little leaf of poison,
Lurking in the shade,
Rubbing you the wrong way—
Worst mistake I've made!


Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Ruby Tuesday 2


15 comments:

Hazel Ceej said...

Whoa I didn't know a pretty little thing like that was poisonous. Thanks for the warning.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Beautiful capture. Thank you for hosting.

Karen said...

Yikes, pretty poison!

Ralph said...

This is treacherous - the plant looks so winsome and serene in its light ruby. All designed to convince the visitor to tough the leaf. A bit of nature's trickery...

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never seen this leaf before but I have heard of it! It looks so innocent!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Great pic! But I agree stay away from it!

Sara Chapman said...

Love the photo, but you poor baby!

Linnea said...

Look, but don't touch! Ouch!

Nick V. said...

Red means danger in this case :-)
Thanks for hosting.

Kara Claflin said...

We get poison ivy here on the east coast and it's just as terrible.

toby said...

That's beautiful! Are you sure it's poisonous? What a shame... and I love the poem, by the way :)

photodoug said...

Not itchin’ to touch.

Rhonda H said...

Oh I have had some bad poison oak problems in the past! Lovely red though! Thanks for hosting!

Mama Zen said...

Ouch!

Martha Kasper said...

I'm itchy just thinking about it! Nice pic!
Thanks for stopping by!