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Friday, September 16, 2005


Our garter snake, full with one last gift slug, ready for release.

I saw Photo Friday's theme is "Divine". Given my ecclectic religious and irreligious background, I started to think of snakes and butterflies. I settled on snakes since that's what I've been taking pictures of the last few days.

Snakes, boon-givers and reincarnation masters, life and death, blood and fertility, eternal, and wise.  Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Aravis said...

I love how you've framed this one with flowers, lending itself further to the divine theme.

Thanks for your comment on my site. I think all cats think they're more central than any other- lesser- beings. *G*

Tom said...

i love it, an outstanding picture !!
a tip of the hat from indiana ..

Hypatia said...

Hey Aravis! Thanks, I'm glad you thought so too. I had a few I liked before he started gliding among the flowers, but the blood-red made me think of the mortal flip side of the divine. (If I get to artsy fartsy just give me a good slap.) No prob on the comment, I like your blog. :) Cats only think that because they are always right.

Welcome Tom! Thanks for stopping by and the very kind comments! My husband's family are in Indianapolis, small world, eh?

Julio said...

wow, a dangerous shot

Hypatia said...

Julio: Well, that's no ordinary garter snake! That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered garter snake you ever set eyes on! Look, that garter snake's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer! He'll do you up a treat, mate. I'm warning you! He's got huge, sharp-- eh-- he can leap about-- look at the bones!

(Many apologies and thanks to Monty Python)

Oricon Ailin said...

hehehe. Now this is a really cool shot. I think he's kinda cute...and with the flowers around him, it's even better.

Very nice pic to fit your theme!

Caryn said...

Cool shot! Love the contrast with the flowers and the snake.g