I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Saturday 18 June 2011

I KNOW I SHOULDN’T (18/06/11)

Now I fully understand it’s cruel to mock the afflicted but this is too good not to share. It’s from Thursdays Daily Telegraph.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   It will enlarge with a click and for those that require it bigger still then you can press CTRL+. What tickled me was firstly the poor blokes name…….with a name like Murphy he was always going to be tempting fate. Secondly his shirt…………..B&Q is a large Do-It-Yourself chain in the UK………….Brilliant he could do it he B&Q’d it.

Today we have been a walk in persistent rain to see how the Giant Hogweed was doing. It’s doing very well.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis specimen is over six feet tall and a good two and a half feet across the flower head. The stem is around three inches in diameter. A magnificent sight.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  They are a pest, the sap causes blindness and contact with the skin results in severe burns should one be foolish enough to expose the affected area to UV light………….Sean Murphy ought to have tried a bit on his wart.

Well worth getting wet for, a wonderful plant.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Not a giant wasp but a regular one on the Giant Hogweeds diminutive relation……….Cow Parsley.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


  1. Hi Adrian I saw the article on the internet, what was the guy thinking? Love the wasp image.

  2. I fear the wasp's sting too much to get close enough to get a shot like this!
    I still get amazed at the stupidity of people!

  3. I read about this Muppet. And he seems to play with matches too lol

  4. Funny, ha, ha. It made me holler.

  5. Ya gotta wonder how some folks live as long as they do.

  6. Adrian, we have rain here as well, but we need it. Love the image of the wasp on the Hogweed flowers.

  7. Kevin, I suspect he is lacking the wherewithal for thought.

    Norma, they rarely sting........There are some daft folk around.

    Keith, A complete loon.

    Bob, me too, and again when I noticed his shirt.

    Hilary, he really shouldn't be allowed out on his own.

    Horst, we need it but it is still unpleasant.

  8. Fabulous shots! ...last picture are amazing.

    Have a lovely day!

  9. Claudia, you have a good day too and thank you.

  10. Your comments on the article made me laugh. Do it yourself indeed.

    I'm not the greatest fan of Giant Hogweed I have to say. We have some on the Island and it can be a wretched (and unpleasant) nuisance. But then it's not alone in having those particular attributes.

  11. Graham, I'm surprised the D.T. Didn't notice his shirt.....bit slow of them. Doubly so that they failed to link to Murphy's Law.

  12. Drunk in charge of an anaesthetic, the lengths people will go to avoid seeing a doctor. Just thinking if the wasp could have helped him out in some way !!

  13. Jay, I suspect nothing could help him.