I Apologize for My Absence

Hi All,

I wanted to quickly write to you all and apologize for not posting anything to my blog in the last few days.  I have been pretty busy.  I will try to create a new post (and read through all of your blog posts) soon.



Snakes and Snow-Truly Ironic!

Snow outside of my house.

Yesterday was certainly interesting.  I was clearing some brush and leaves when it started to snow-SNOW!  Keep in mind that it rarely snows in southwest Virginia in April.  Even more surprising, as I was raking leaves, I came upon a small garter snake.  I was amazed to see a snake slithering around in near freezing temperatures; they usually stay in their burrows in this type of weather (heck, most of the snakes are probably still hibernating).  So, imagine me (or anyone really) raking leaves and moving brush during a snowstorm (in a month that does not usually see any snowstorms) and finding a snake.  Truly ironic!