Doorways and Nature

Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2011 in Musings |

A tick bite led to Lymes disease two years ago and I’ve had to pare down my activities bit by bit. Now I’m getting some energy back and hope to return to blogging, though it’s likely to be slow going.

I had a couple of unusual encounters with wildlife and think perhaps it’s time to heed spider medicine (creativity) and transform my life (snake). Friday I got to work and a 5 foot long black snake was stretched across the bottom of the door. Then Saturday a huge spider wove a web overnight across my front door at home. Hmm, they got my attention. So I’ll do my best to open the door to blogging again. Meanwhile, here’s Fred, the snake.


Aug 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

As a child, whenever my dad saw a black snake on the road we’d have to pull over & try to get it. Never caught a live one. (I don’t recall my mom ever being in the car for one of these adventures.)

Aug 24, 2011 at 7:05 am

Good Morning!
I hope that you will begin to post again.
I have been a little off my game in posting because I kind of fall off in the summer with all the summer activities that go on. I’ll be back to read through your older posts. I am wondering where you are located, since I saw that you also were hit with a lot of snow last winter. I’m in Northern Indiana near South Bend. Nice to have a new friend.
Have a great day.

Julie (O-kami)
Aug 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Good sized snake – looks like he is protecting you from intruders. We have black snakes too – love having them around, they take care of any rodent populations. Of course, if Jewlz finds them first, they are in trouble.

Nov 23, 2012 at 12:38 am

Hi Carol – sorry to be so late in reply, just got back in to the program after computer crash and now my son is here to help me get it all going again. I’m in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia – the rural county of Floyd. I live about 20 minutes from town in the woods. I’m hoping to get back to posting again more regularly. We’ll see what happens. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Nov 27, 2012 at 8:52 am

Greetings from a fellow Virginian (Richmond)! Thanks for making the Quo Vadis ghost story so much fun to write. It was a challenge to try and not write the rest of the writers into a corner with my part, but you gave us a great start and I had fun! Black snakes don’t bother me – the spiders, however, do!

Dec 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Hi Jen – good to know that you are also here in VA and thanks for nice comments about the start of the ghost story. I was a bit worried I’d written too much and done the corner thing. I actually need to go read the next installments. Haven’t been on computer much lately. But so glad that Karen started the collaborative story. T’was fun!



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