Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Look Jack. Look. Run Jack. Run.

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

It has rained a lot here in East TN the past few weeks. The pond atop the hill by the farmhouse is full of turtles and an assortment of other water loving creatures—you know, the kind that don’t have legs.

This morning when the DH and I went out on the deck to enjoy a cup of coffee, we noticed that our cat, Jack-E (originally she was Jack and when the Vet informed us he was a she, we added the E to her name and now she is Jack-E…long story from archived post) had her stance on something crawling out from under our deck. As I watched her “charm” (as my mother says) the unknown creature, I just knew it had to be a snake that had crawled out of that pond! I immediately froze and began whispering to the DH, who is literally deaf in one ear and can’t hear out of the other, that I thought Jack-E had found a snake. He must have read my lips (as I sigh in exacerbation) because he got up out of his chair and walked softly across the deck, so as not to spook the unknown creature.

He chuckled out load when he saw that it was nothing more than just this turtle. Jack-E seemed satisfied that it was not anything that the DH needed her help eradicating, so she left in search of better things to investigate. I got up and got the camera and snapped a few shots. It never even blinked an eye. You just never know what each day is going to bring your way!

Today it brought pleasure in the form of an unexpected surprise visit from nature.

Please leave a comment if you stopped by the farmhouse today. We love having company.

Au revoir,

1 comment:

Barb said...

Wow! We have snakes but no turtles.

You are right my friend, you never know what each day is going to bring.