I’ve accidentally brushed up against some stinging nettles in the woods near my home.   A neighbor kid amusingly wiped his ass with some.  They were more itchy than stingy, and had a bit of a delayed effect.

I had my second run in with them today in the UK.  Damn!  They are down right evil over here.  Little pin-pricks of electric fire… and it builds.   They are still stinging 3 hrs later, but I’m getting used to it.  Strangely, it almost feels good.  Not enough to do it again, but not quite searing.

At least it was almost worth it…   the black raspberries around our house are ripening.