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The Snake Charmer

“Come over here and see what I found,” my mother said.

She was squatted next to the back porch steps weeding around her flowers while my brother Billy and I played in the yard. 811 more words

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Living from the dead

Four years and six days ago, we watched a wall of white march across the field, a roaring mass that stretched from north to south as it blew southeast. 177 more words


Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Magness Tree Farm

Well, sometimes when you go hiking with kids, you have to admit your failures…at least if you’re me! So, we went hiking with my friend Lotus and K’s friend N to… 700 more words


Garter Snake

A garter snake (thamnophis sirtalis), seen at Elk Island National Park.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Exposure Time: 1/2500, Aperture: f/2.8, ISO: 100, Focal Length: 50mm… 60 more words


On Golden Frog

Like the sirens to Odysseus, the frog chorus beckons me. From dusk to dawn I hear the call, pause, perk up my ears, wander towards the pond. 1,135 more words


Garter Snake Gone Fishing

Note how the yellow stripe of the snake blends it in with the movement of the sun in water.

What a wondrous planet.

Nature Photography


Garter snakes, or garden or gardener, are harmless snakes that are native to North America. They are the most common snake on the continent and can be found in many habitats, usually around water, along with wooded areas, fields, or lawns. 80 more words

Garter Snake