Here's a pretty bloom to start your weekend because Lord knows we need something lovely to meditate on, especially after yesterday's encounter.
Now if you know anything about me, then you know I am deathly afraid of snakes. Well, I had an encounter, yesterday.
Do you remember this picture? I was pulling up weeds and grass by hand, laying down newspaper and then topping it off with wood chips. I finished that stage of the garden project and now I'm putting down a flagstone path around the outside perimeter of the garden to make mowing around it easier. I'll show you that, when I'm finished.
Yesterday, I was pushing the newspaper back on the outside edge and....OMG! There lay a snake. I just about freaked out. My hand was close enough that I may have touched it. I have never been so close to a snake before, except the time I stepped on one, when I was a child. Which is probably the reason I'm so afraid of them. Anyway, I backed up so fast that I nearly stumbled. For a split second I thought about running in the house and staying there. But, I braved up, grabbed the shovel and chopped the mess out of him. First time ever! He was all of 8 inches long. Long enough, okay!
Later, I asked Cliff if he told his mama that I had killed a snake and Cliff said, "She couldn't believe it - she almost choked on a vanilla wafer, when I told her."
HaHa! She knows me well.
We won't talk about the King snake I saw in the flower bed by the back door, this evening. Now that one sent me running and squealing back into the house.