The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here lately, with temperatures in the upper 70's to low 80's, beautiful clear blue skies, sun shining, a slight breeze... Very difficult NOT to be outside!! (I think I just sounded like a meteorologist!)
So, I thought I would take a little break from my clay work and spend a bit of time enjoying this unseasonably great weather. A little time to stop and 'Smell the Flowers' ~ Something I don't do often enough!
I thought it would be fun to take Izzie and Emmi out for a walk by the creek. Well... I walked, they chased squirrels and birds up into the trees... Their favorite pass-time!
Izzie and Emmi love to chase squirrels up this big Weeping Willow that's on the bank of our creek!
While they were romping and playing I was soaking in the sunshine. Then, all of a sudden I felt like I was in one of those movies where the audience knows there's a BIG snake lurking, but the character (that would be me) is totally oblivious! I don't really know why, but I looked down, and there it was!!! Right at my feet!! It was a SNAKE! I think I screamed... I KNOW I ran! NOT a fan of snakes, and this one was looking right up at me, with his forked tongue sticking out, as if he were mocking me! I have no idea how long the snake was that close to me. He wasn't a huge snake, but he was big enough, that's for sure! My fearless dogs had no idea, they were fixated on the squirrel they chased, trying to catch him! They would have LOVED to to have gotten a hold of that snake, I'm quite sure of it!! But, yes, they had no idea mommy was having a small outdoor crisis. I'm sure they looked at me when they saw me run, but they always see me do seemingly funny things... They paid no attention! A lot of help they were! lol! Once I settled down a bit, I went back to where the snake was, and he was gone. Slithered away to his home somewhere in our yard. Oh dear, now I will have to be even more on the look-out for snakes when I'm outside. That was enough of the outdoors for me, for a bit. So, back inside to my clay creations I went, to settle for enjoying the sunshine from the windows of my studio instead. That snake was MUCH TOO CLOSE for COMFORT!
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by today for a visit!! I wish you a 'snake-free' great day!!~Trina