A bowl of water was in the tree’s shade, probably there for animals. A yellow jacket thrashed about in it.
Bending down, he put a finger into the water beside the yellow jacket.
Grabbing his finger, it ran up out of the water as he pulled his finger free of the water. The yellow jacket sprang into the air, buzzed by his head for a second, and then flew away.
The encounter was a little thing taking less than five seconds of his life, but it felt so good.