Our Blue Bonnet season is almost over. To me spring is here when the wildflowers come to life and the fields become blankets of blue. People come to capture a picture of their children, pets, brides, engaged couples or pregnant couples posed and nestled in the blue flowers. It makes a pretty picture but I cringe when I see babies or small children placed on the ground in the field. I am too afraid of what is crawling and/or slithering to sacrifice a pudgy little leg.
Spring brings out snakes too. This one was on my back porch about a week ago and way to close to my back door and me. When I stepped out and saw this I let out a one word expletive that was probably heard miles away.
It was big and fat.
And long ....about 5 feet
Spring also brings....
At last count it was 17!
I was at work when the sirens started going off. The hospital called a code black. Patients were moved away from windows. It was a very scary time. I drove home in it. My very bad! There was heavy rain and wind and once I reached the toll road I could feel things hitting under my car. There was a big billboard flashing "Tornado Warning Take Cover!" Cover? Where?
There are many survivor stories out there but the one about the grandmother that took refuge in a bathtub with three children is a true miracle. After the storm all of them were safe but the bathtub was gone. You can read about it here.