Poison Ivy Gate

poison ivy gate

I hope the folks that need to close this gate every evening realize that it is sitting right inside a nice garland of poison ivy.

If they pull it shut carefully, by the chain, should be fine, but if they grab it carelessly by the yellow part of the top bar they may end up with a nice little rash. 

From time to time I try to warn people when I see such things, but it is often difficult to find the right person to warn. And when I do it is not always met with thanks, sometimes even with hostility. Perhaps I need to make little signs that say "BEWARE of POISON IVY" that can be clipped in place, with a clothespin.