I have to confess that the flavor of my town seems a little bland at times. It’s not that I don’t like where I live-it’s just that I’m used to where I live. So imagine my delight this weekend when I was presented with a refreshingly unusual entrée of discoveries.
Friday afternoon we took Kona and Willow to one of our most frequently visited trails, and this little garter snake was literally hiding in plain view. Lethargic from the cold, he was not in any hurry to vacate the patch of sun he’d found and scurry away. Garter snakes are a common species but I still find it thrilling to see one. In addition, they don’t often put themselves on display like this to allow for such close observation.
I spotted this cow in a pasture as we were en route to the trail. I wish I’d gotten a picture that more accurately put these three animals into better perspective-but the Holstein is huge!! At least a foot taller at the shoulders than the other two! I’ve seen many a cow in my day, but never one this big…
It’s not my intent to ridicule this fellow, bless him-but the waistband of his pants was just above his knees! The expression “gravity defying” comes to mind…Thanks for the giggle, kind sir!
I struck gold at Goodwill-or silver, I should say. I found this vintage silver plate palm frond napkin holder for $5.99. When I searched online to learn more about it, I found one just like it that recently sold for $47! I really feel like a pirate now!
And my favorite discovery? That the first stalks of rhubarb were ready for harvest! Amy and I picked enough for a rhubarb crisp, and the rest, as they say, was delicious history!
I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend, and that you have a wonderful week too!