Tuesday, March 30, 2010


We have had some absolutely lovely days lately here in Colorado. Today was almost 80F!!

The calendar says it is spring. But when we have 75F one day and a snowstorm with temperatures of 30F the next- it's a little hard to tell! lol Apparently, this is typical Colorado!

Anyway, those of us who have southern exposure at the front of the house have daffodils and crocuses blooming and no snow.

And let's not forget the signature sign of spring for our house- snakes. Yuck.

I know they won't hurt me (they are just garter snakes) and I know they are amazing creatures (according to some) and I know they are beneficial (though I am still not clear on why).

BUT they startle me, they creep me out a LOT, and I really wish there weren't so many of them in our yard... there is a nest of them under my front porch, and possibly under a bush in my front garden. (Said bush is where the snake in this photo keeps coming out from under)

Would it be mean to consider digging up said bush to encourage them to move elsewhere????

The year we bought the house, Rich was able to come here a lot in the spring and I wasn't. That spring the ground was FULL of snakes. I didn't see a lot of them last year, but we had a weird winter and that could have had something to do with it.

So, how will I manage to do all of my gardening and getting things going in the beds if I am continually frightened away by slithery, moving things????

I hope they get going soon, that's all I can say.

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