A Photo a Week Challenge: UNEXPECTED

This week’s photo challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography is UNEXPECTED.

You can imagine that when I was up a ladder trimming the top of a ‘Sky Pencil’ holly, I most certainly did not expect a visitor to come out of the shrub right next to my feet.

Fortunately, this five foot black snake prefers other critters in my garden, not the human kind. Its appearance next to my feet was totally unexpected. I carefully crawled down the ladder and gave it plenty of room to go on its way.

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/a-photo-a-week-challenge-unexpected-2/ to see her offering this month.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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3 Responses to A Photo a Week Challenge: UNEXPECTED

  1. Cathy says:

    Glad you didn’t fall off the ladder in surprise! 😉


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