Monday, July 23, 2012

Letting Go

 Learning about the snake was fun!
Grace looked him up in our little book and
had me read all about him.
He is a Rough Green Snake and he likes
to eat bugs, catipillers, crickets and spiders.
He can get up to 32 inches long.
And he lives on land but likes water.
So Grace let him go in the flower bed near the pool!
 There are lots of crickets and spiders in the
flower bed.
 And he seems to like the flowers!
He also blends in with the butterfly bush so well
that you can hardly see him!
It's hard letting go....
But we know that the best place for a
wild creature is in the wild. It would not be
nice to keep him.
However, we were very grateful for the
opportunity we had to observe him
for a little while!


  1. How cute to see her returning him to his "home". Hope you have a great week, Patty! xo Diana

  2. Patty, It so sweet your daughter let the snake go. My daughter LIz loved snakes when she was younger. Cried once because I wouldn't let her take a dead snake for show and tell at school.:):) Smiles, Susie

  3. OH...No...Snakes freak me out, it was so great that at such a young age she has to fear....She won't live a life time with snake phobia like me!!


  4. O, dear, Patty...this takes me back a few years.
    Our first grandson, Drew, loved snakes when he was about 4 and 5. His dad bought him a little harmless snake (I, for the life of me, can't think of the kind) and we put the snake in an old container that once housed hamsters. Drew loved that little snake and held it a lot. One day, he said, "Memaw, will you hold him?" My mouth got dry, I felt beads of sweat pop out above my lip...but I sucked it in, held that little snake and became a hero in Drew's eyes. hahaa...would not have done it for ANYONE else in the world...but for Drew, he only had to ask. :))
    Thanks for the memory. :))
    xoxo bj

  5. oops, I wanted to say that Drew turns 22 on Thursday. :)