The summer weather has been drier than most years. It hasn't been great for the crops here in Iowa. But there's been enough moisture lately to grow some nice patches of poison ivy. Since I react badly to contact with this plant, I know what it looks like and have successfully avoided it for quite some time. I have, occasionally, brushed against some and saw the blisters begin, however, I avoided a full flair-up by careful restraint from scratching where it itches!
5 easy miles this AM. 3 mile evening hike.