Tomorrow, March 20th, is the first day of Spring!
I'm sure those of you that live in the snowy regions of the country are really looking forward to the change in seasons.
So in honor of Spring I wanted to share with you some beautiful orchid shots I took the other day at the botanical garden.
I love this one because it looks like it is smiling!
I find the orange and yellow colors in this orchid really soothing.
WE INTERRUPT THIS PLEASANT
post about lovely flowers to bring an unpleasant and unwelcome visitor to One Crafty Mama's backyard!!!
Yes folks....that is a western Rattle snake! As I was preparing this post about orchids I was interrupted by the loud barking of my dogs and the extremely loud warning shake of a RATTLE SNAKE!!
After getting the dogs inside (had to use a piece of chicken to bribe the stupid Chihuahua away from the fangs of death), I grabbed my camera and telephoto lens and zoomed in on the area where the dogs had been barking.
There were some intense moments until I found him. Make no mistake that I could hear him loud and clear!
Once I found him I snapped a quick picture and then ran across the street to get my neighbor Mark. Yes, I to can play the damsel in distress!
My wonderful neighbor came over, wrangled the snake onto a rake and dropped him in a plastic trash can. Then he took it down the canyon and released it.
I'm sure you can all imagine what was going through my head as Mark tried to get the snake (which took 30 minutes to capture)? I was doing what any good blogger would do. I was wondering to myself if it would be rude to run in and get my camera so I could document the snake wrangler!
I chose to hang out and be supportive!
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