Spring in Texas is glorious with flowers: blue bonnets and orange and red paintbrushes along with vibrant pink redbuds in bloom. Even dandelions sprouting up everywhere look good to me after the drab bleakness of winter. But it’s also when our Texas snakes begin coming out of hibernation. Someone put a photo of a snake on one of the neighborhood sites asking what kind of snake it was. Most replied it was a harmless water snake, but one person said there are only two kinds of snakes, rattlesnakes and cobras. If it didn’t rattle, it was a cobra! I laughed, because that was how my mother felt too. No snake was a good snake to her. I know better, but have to admit when I see one, my heart rate climbs a bit. Love living in Texas but watching my step!
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham