I try to be in tune with the natural world.  The balance of Nature.  I live and let live in my garden, scoffing at pesticides and herbicides so that  natural predators will eat what comes natural to them.  But may I say ….NO SNAKES ALLOWED!  In an earlier post, I welcomed the friendly garter snakes in my stone wall.  They are non-aggressive and scurry off at the slightest movement.  But there were two massive snakes along my driveway today, and I am sorry but I am screaming,


Having a siesta on my driveway!  Later in the day, I found not one but TWO!  

Get out of my garden!  Please, do not procreate!  What would you do, dear readers?  Would you let them stay?  Help!  

I had planned a wordless Wednesday and had come out with my camera on this first day of August.  I captured a few blooms, getting prepared for a garden blogging day.

My garden begins to wane after July’s bounty.  The phlox help tide us over until Autumn’s fiery burst.

A few late lilies delight until the dahlias begin to come on strong.

But  the ghastly sight of snakes on the driveway stopped me in my tracks.  How will I go back out there?  I spent the rest of the day inside.  I began to read, “The Big Burn, Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.”  So, not an easy read, but with the specter of those snakes out there….. may I just say that August has started off in a bumpy, jumpy slithery fashion!


About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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7 Responses to NO SNAKES ALLOWED!

  1. Grace says:

    Sikes, Jayne. I’d be screaming my lungs out! I HATE snakes. I know they’re beneficial and all but I’m scared to death of them. I hope those horrid things decide the neighbor’s driveway is a better place to be scary. 🙂


  2. Holleygarden says:

    I feel the same way – I try to be in tune with nature, and don’t use herbicides or pesticides, but I will not tolerate snakes! They must find a home elsewhere – or else!


  3. elaine says:

    Heavens above – I would have joined you indoors if I had seen them – my neighbour had a snake in her garden pond the other day – it was dead with a dead frog in its mouth. Gruesome.


  4. jody says:

    i really think, due to the size of the small head, that they are water moccasins – poisonous and deadly. Call someone. Do it. Now.


  5. Jayne: Immediately send a photo to the exterminator!! You need to get those guys out of there. I had a black snake–monstrously large in my courtyard and I still can’t go back there. The exterminator told me to keep it as they will keep away copperheads, but I’m not happy. BTW your garden is bella.


  6. Tabitha says:

    Oh Dear God! Where do you live? I can’t believe it, I’ve never seen a snake before!


  7. Tabitha says:

    Hang on, noooooo, snakes in New England? How did this happen?


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