Unexpected was the prompt from November 23rd 2013 and my response centred on surprises that caught you unawares – the buddah inside a tree, things found on dog walks and a friend meeting up with us on holiday for my birthday.
On Tuesday, when we were having a building and pest inspection at the house we are going to be moving, I was certainly not expecting to come across a family of snakes. Initially I only saw one and it looked like a brown snake to me. The pest man came and saw it but it was so covered by leaf litter that he couldn’t tell what kind of snake it was.
I returned later thinking that it obviously needed some sun and I was as unexpected to him as he was to me. As the house had been empty for months he probably felt it was safe to reemerge.
This time though I discovered it was an entire family of snakes but luckily not our deadly brown snakes. The pest man diagnosed that our family were tree snakes that were harmless. I breathed a sigh of relief. Snakes don’t worry me unduly but I do worry about Muffin with poisonous snakes and our brown snakes – even I am wary of.
I much prefer the unexpected snake I came across on our bush walk in the Blue Mountains last week.
The pest man told us after being on the roof – we have a resident python – a large one. Hopefully Muffin is not small enough to be its unexpected dinner.
Perhaps there was a reason why I unexpectedly photographed a vehicle I came across on my walk a week or so ago.
For those of you that enjoyed the weekly photo challenge there is good news. Four ladies have taken up the gauntlet and starting this Saturday will be giving us a prompt to challenge our photographic skills and creative thinking. For more detail visit Patti Moed It starts this Saturday.