Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Venemous Intruder

The only thing I don't like about the warmer weather is all the snakes that come out of hiding!  A couple of weeks ago we had a snake in our front lawn right where the children play.  Yesterday we were in the house when one of our sons came running in and said they saw a snake.  Well, we found it and I managed to dispose of it properly.  It was a Rinkals (Spitting Cobra) measuring thirty-nine inches (1 meter) long. We do our best to keep the grass cut and get rid of rats and mice but for some reason this snake was right outside our back door.  We certainly thank the Lord for protecting the children!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Can you tell I'm thankful for this season? Spring is, without question, my favorite time of the year. Spring officially begins here in South Africa on September first.  We have certainly been enjoying the warmer weather, greener grass in places, and the blossoms on the trees.  Of course I'll share a few of my recent snapshots with you! One of the first signs of Spring here is the appearance of the willow leaves.

Of course pansies are always beautiful!
And in an otherwise mostly brown landscape the peach trees are a most welcome sight!
 Or how about these crab apple blossoms?