Sunday, October 19, 2014

A snake in the grass, or at least one on the wind chimes!

Good morning!

This is a funny thing. Well, I guess that would depend on how you look at it. A couple of weeks ago Hubby saw our cat Ollie sitting on the back of the settee in the screened porch looking out of the upper part of the screen. Ollie was chattering away, as cats often do when they see a bird. Imagine Hubby's surprise when he looked up...

...and saw this...

Mr. Slither was enjoying a rest
lounging on our wind chimes...

Though snakes are not my favorite beings,
I must confess that it was fascinating
watching him at close range.
We think that he was a Black Snake
and not poisonous,
but did not make any attempt to find out.
Bear in mind that these wind chimes 
are about two feet in height, 
and Mr. Slither was wrapped around them
three times in some spots.
Since I took these photos through the screen, 
they are not very good, 
but I think you get the idea...

After a while he got tired of us staring at him,
especially when Hubby tapped the screen,
and he slithered off.
The snake, not Hubby.
If you look closely below,
you can barely see him in the center of
the photo moving down the thin branch of
the Tardiva Hydrangea bush that is in front
of the screen. 
And he moved like lightening.
This answered our question as to how
he got up there in the first place...

By the way, at our garden wedding,
we walked down "the aisle" to 
Pachelbel's Canon in D.
We bought these wind chimes
because they play that song.
I wonder of Mr. Slither would have danced to the music.


  1. OMG,Sue - I can only imagine how fascinating it was watching the snake through the window. Wouldn't want to meet Mr. Slither outside,lol.

    1. I know what you mean! I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to snakes. XO

  2. Hi Sue, I'm glad that Ollie didn't catch the snake, even if it was a nonvenomous one. Good thing too that it didn't sneak into your home.
    Thank you for your kind comment on our accident. Hubby is on the mend and now able to use the crutches for a few steps.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. If that snake had ended up in our home, I would have been gone! I'm so glad that your hubby is doing better. I hope that you are getting settled in to your new place!! XO


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