Sunday, September 13, 2009
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
When Ed headed out the basement door on this beautiful, sunny, September morning, he was greeted by this sun bathing garter snake. There's nothing like a south facing dry stone wall to appeal to a snake. Living there he's safe and warm.The sun heats up the rocks so beautifully. The only annoying part of this perfect location is that we pass by so closely.The annoyance works both ways . The snake gives us the creeps, and we make him equally nervous. Ed managed this photo, but when moving little closer for a better shot, he disappeared.
The snake is still there, it's Ed who disappeared. As far as the snake is concerned as soon he couldn't see the problem , it was gone. With his head tucked safely back in the wall,he was perfectly comfortable again. Just seeing the loops of snake hanging from the wall gives me that uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. I guess I'll take my cue from the snake and quit looking at it.