This post will remain photo-less!
I hate s_ _ _ _s!!!! If you know me very well, you know that I have a terrible fear of reptiles. And that is one dread I have of working in the garden...the chance of seeing one.
Yesterday morning I was watering my thirsty flowers underneath the tree that is between my neighbor & me. Out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of the dreaded slithery thing squirming away into the ground cover under the tree. Thankfully, I didn't scream, but I think I might have danced a little jig! I just can't help it.
I did stay out & finished my watering job. I kept squirting the area where I saw the serpent slither away, hoping to keep him in hiding. Then I happened to think, what if I made him mad & he came out after me? Quickly I finished, looking around for his partner.
I've learned to never go barefoot in my yard as he isn't the first one I've seen. Last spring I remember saying a little prayer when I was weeding my courtyard by the patio, asking that if there was one of those slimmy things in my garden, that I wouldn't see it. And I don't remember seeing one last spring or summer.
I forgot all about saying that prayer for this year! But you can be assured that I'm about to do a little begging for serpent-less mercy.
Notice that I don't use the "snake" word? It gives me the creeps just to type it!