Of Snakes and Wasps

Finally, after weeks of rain, we had some sun yesterday.  The garden was out of control and a couple of hours weeding and trimming were on the agenda – along with a dose of vitamin D for ourselves.  The Council median strip outside our property was like a meadow, so out came the Flymo.  Put your boots on, I told my husband, you never know what’s lurking in the long grass.  Five minutes into the job he ran over a snake.  Pretty hard to tell what type when it hasn’t got a head but we reckon no snake is a good one when you don’t know it’s there.

Having cleaned the mower he got back to work.  Another call to me.  He’d found a huge wasp nest.  From bitter experience we know how angry they can get and they were right up against our wall and my pride and joy, the orange tree.  Out came the insect spray and we prepared to spray and run.  Boy, were those creatures swarming.  Sorry guys but you need to build your house somewhere else, not near us.


About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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