A week on, and the pain a distant memory I went out this morning to take some photos of a stinging tree. I found a large clump of them. With caution I got in and took some photos. Occasionally I could feel a leaf scrape the brim of my cap but kept a steady foot and continuous scan of the space and so got the photos I wanted without incident. See my flickr site. Is it with all enemies that when seen calmly, up close, they can seem quite wonderful?