Country Woman Paints

a seeker, painter, photographer, writer and fragrant rose lover~

Summer, especially about this time in summer, the weather becomes awful. I dislike extreme heat, dry winds and smoky skies. There’ve been several fires around the lake area up north from here. I shouldn’t complain as many lost all they had except their lives! Unfortunately that black smoke does inevitably end up in the air …

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talavera bull

snake climber
I couldn’t fit the whole snake into the photo because she’s about 54″ long! I wondered how long she could hang there, bouncing on the wall. The branch in front isn’t holding her up. She held half her length upright! I’ll admit it was a little freaky to see!

I am struck by the same oddness when seeing snakes climb trees.

There’s something a little sinister about a five foot snake hanging off a tree branch, hunting for birds’ nests.

cherry treesI couldn’t see into it because these tree roses are over 6′ tall. I’m 5’3″.
I couldn’t take a photo today because she is still all ruffled over things. I stuck back branches, geraniums, leaves, more sticks for her to feel comfy and at home again.
But I didn’t dare try flash photography on her or her babes today.
I’ll sneak in tomorrow if I can catch it without anyone on it. I am not sure if it’s both parent or not.
They seem to be everywhere at once so I now suspect they are both setting the eggs. We’ll have to wait and see.
I do hope all is well and she hatches them!

Dirty Turkey

blue pansies Always I grow blue pansies thru the cooler months.
They are one of my favorites, reminding me of my grandmother every time I look at them.
Makes me weepy thinking of her now.
I spent much of my teen years living with her.
She’s been gone 36 years but sometimes, it seems she never went anywhere at all.

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