Snakes Alive!

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!

2 thoughts on “Snakes Alive!

  1. I love snakes but respect them. Rattle snakes have increased here over the years. And dandelions are a must for bees 🐝 it is their first food. Do you know people used to rip out their lawn to plant them. Everything is eatable. As a child we used to have snake catching contests to see how many we could hold in our hands. I won but got in trouble for that one. Anne

    On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 7:23 AM Briefly Speaking wrote:

    > Sheila Graham posted: ” 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 snak” >

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