A Visitor

The other day, I was on the phone for work, when Larry came in from the garden, saw I was busy, and began looking for a pencil and paper. After a bit if rustling around on the counter in the kitchen, he came over a placed a note next to me. On the note were two words: Cool Snake. See how well he knows me? How many husbands can come in the house to tell their wives to come and see a pretty snake?

Anyway – I changed lenses on the camera and headed for the garden.

Hi there.Going someplace?“Yes. I’m an Eastern Milk Snake. I eat mice. And stuff.”Well don’t let me stop you. Make sure you get the ones that are eating our cucumber seeds wouldja?And off he went. A short, but productive relationship.
I apologize to the snake-phobic visitors today. Like my sister. and my Mom. my nephew Jake too, should he wander by. sorry.

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17 Responses to A Visitor

  1. Louise says:

    You are deranged! I love you, but definitely deranged.

  2. Kate says:

    AWESOME!!!! Love this. And the fact that your husband slipped you a note rather than bother you while you were on the phone. Excellent.

  3. Amy says:

    I’m proud to be part of your weird club. Although over at my house, we’re all fascinated with insects. Paul will bring in the oddest looking beetles, moths, crickets…and spiders (those I could do without, thankyouverymuch), all cased in a glass jar, of course. But nonetheless, we’ll look at them with the kids and talk about it forever. Go online and try to figure out exactly what it is. Omg. As I write this, it occurred to me what dorks we are.

  4. I am diffinitely one of the family here in fear, not a fan. Scary stuff here !

  5. Donalyn says:

    Sorry Louise [see – I told you she would freak out!]

    I know it Kate – he is used to me working at home though, so he knows how to communicate with me :)

    Amy – right there with you. Unless it’s a spider. Then I am outa there! And dorks are nice.

    Sorry Claudia – I should have put you on the list!

  6. Trisha says:

    That WAS one neat snake. Your husband really does know you, doesn’t he?

  7. CM says:

    …. and your cousin! Awww!

  8. Stash says:

    AAAAGH!!!! Snake!

    *runs away*

  9. Janis says:

    Aww, I like him. He’s cute!

  10. Donalyn says:

    He really does Trisha!

    Sorry CM & Stash!

    Isn’t he, Janis – I saw him again last night.

  11. Nabeela says:

    I’ve seen numerous snakes myself when I was in India….a particular incident comes to mind when I tried to climb a tree scared out of my life after seeing one. I should mention it was timber tree and didn’t have branches starting till 10 feet…I still managed to climb it. Fear will do that to you…lol.

  12. Donalyn says:

    Nabeela – that would be me if I saw a big spider ;)

  13. CN says:

    AHhhh!! I am also a snake phobic but I had to look up what kind it was just to know (in case I were to come across it)…it looks like an Eastern Milk Snake?

  14. Donalyn says:

    CN – that is correct – a harmless, non agressive carnivore. He is welcome in my garden any day ;)

  15. Flea says:

    Oh he’s a BEAUTY. I WANT ONE!

  16. Donalyn says:

    Flea – maybe she [he?] will have babies this summer…

  17. Zoe says:

    Oh, my…beautiful! My cats bring in baby ones on occasion. The snakes are usually unharmed, so I release them. Such wondsrous things, and so sadly misunderstood. Thanks for sharing!

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