a narrow fellow in the grass

1:27 PM Posted by James Owens

13 comments:

colleen said...

Ugh!!! Too close!

Great shot!

veredit said...

Madness, what a fantastic view. What a beauty! Is she dangerous? ... hardly ... because, then who the picture set here?

LadyFi said...

What a beautiful snake? Must be warm if they are coming out already...

Anne said...

I'm sorry, I'm so afraid of snakes that I can't look at them without fear even when they are not dangerous. I admire you to be so courageous to take a photo!
Anne

Sorlil said...

Did you really take this??

James Owens said...

Colleen: Too close? You're one of those people who just doesn't like snakes?


Isabella: "A little madness now and then / Is relished by the wisest men" :-) No, she is harmless! Not venomous, and probably couldn't bite me very well even if she wanted to ... and she would rather not....


LadyFi: It has been warm the past few days (at last). The year's first snake is the most certain sign of spring....


Anne: Thank you ... but she isn't dangerous....


Sorlil: Yes, I did, yesterday afternoon ... lying on my belly, the camera about a foot from her face :-)

ARIPI DE FLUTURE said...

superba fotografie

Gigi said...

I think it's a gorgeous snake. I take a lot of snake photos when I go out on walks. Whenever I post them, most people are horrified, but I love them! Great shot, James, and I love the Emily Dickinson title.

Renee said...

I peeked quickly, sorry!

Sorlil said...

It actually looks slightly comical close up but it's making my hands go all clammy!

James Owens said...

Aripi de fluture: Mulțumesc. Îti plac șerpii?


Gigi: You must have been a tomboy, growing up But snakes are beautiful, strong and ancient, perfect creatures….


Renee: Thank you


Sorlil: Close-up, this snake resembles the python Kaa, in The Jungle Book….

S. Etole said...

a wily fellow indeed ...

Roxana said...

another one, you will see why :-)

Viaţa mea se iluminează (de Nichita Stanescu)


Părul tău e mai decolorat de soare,
regina mea de negru şi de sare.

Ţărmul s-a rupt de mare şi te-a urmat
ca o umbră, ca un şarpe dezarmat.

Trec fantome ale verii în declin,
corăbiile sufletului meu marin.

Şi viaţa mea se iluminează,
sub ochiul tău verde la amiază,
cenuşiu ca pământul la amurg.
Oho, alerg şi salt şi curg.

Mai lasă-mă un minut,
Mai lasă-mă o secundă,
Mai lasă-mă o frunză, un fir de nisip.
Mai lasă-mă o briză, o undă.

Mai lasă-mă un anotimp, un an, un timp.