Sunday, October 16, 2011
I Knew There Was A Reason We Missed Church
We love our little country historical church and hardly ever miss but today they were having a big ta-do where the church will be full for the once a year Decendant's Day opposed to eight to fifteen people. Sooo we went to the ranch to move the water. Yes even though it rained John is running water on the ground squeezing as much green grass out as he can before the first frost. Moving the water around was all he had to do so we went riding over the ranch to see what we could see. Picture the roads small and narrow and we're on the east property. Stop John there's a snake, it's a Blue Indigo. Stretched out on bare ground. He stopped the truck and we got out and the snake didn't move. Is it dead or in a trance I ask? It's alive and watching for some breakfast. Duh! I think of my camera on the seat of the truck and as I started running back I startled the snake and it slithered toward a cactus plant never to be seen again. Probably went into the first rat hole it came to and a rat was probably what is was waiting for as they like to live in holes in the fence line where cactus grows. The Blue Indigo is so dark blue it looks black to me and it's one solid color. He/she was a big one too. This is the second one we have seen lately and for years we only saw the one by the cow pens swallowing a rattlesnake head first. Blue Indigo good snake to have around and had we gone to church we would have missed seeing him/her.