Meaner than a Georgia hornet. If that isn't quite a household expression yet or the equivalent to "meaner than a junkyard dog," consider that the Georgia Tech football team calls itself the Yellow Jackets. I don't know what I did to bring their wrath upon me, but somehow I managed to offend some Georgia hornets today (not the one below, who's engaged in peaceful birds-and-the bees business) while doing field work at Atlanta's Fort McPherson, and got stung five times in rapid succession. Ouch. I'm okay now (not allergic) but the goals for tomorrow were set pretty low - as long as I don't suffer multiple bee stings, it'll be a better day than today.
Here are some pictures from the day.