Short and sweet this week – some photos from the Booderee National Park Botanic Gardens –
I love Botanic Gardens in general but this particular one is the spookiest one I have ever been to.
I took my Chinese Cousins here when they visited nearly a year ago and the whole time, I was freaked out by skittering noises in the leaf litter.
So I said to The Other Half, I would like to go back with him and see if I found it less spooky.
For 95% of the time we were there, I did not find it very spooky, but then..
I encountered my first ever snake in the wild, after 40.5 years of living in Australia. It was a red bellied black snake which was lying across the path we were walking on.
That whole stand still when you see a snake thing has been so drummed into me, my body acted without me needing to do anything. I was actually half jogging up a hill, and I stopped as soon as I saw it. I had to call out to the other half, who had turned to look at me when I stopped.
The little snake – it wasn’t very old I think, probably 6 months to a year – saw us and looked at us. Then it turned around and moved on top of a nearby rock. It sat there taking a good look at us, probably for a minute or so. Then, it quickly disappeared into a crevice.
I had my camera in my hand the whole time but not the mental capacity to take a photo. It was part shock, part awe, part wow. I remember seeing the eyes, and I remember how red the underneath of this snake was. It was a truly gorgeous snake.
The gardens were *extremely* spooky after that event, for both of us!
The Sunday Link Up
Link Title – The name you want to appear with your link eg Sunday Selections @Snoskred 1
Email Address – You can feel free to put in a fake one eg email@example.com – I’m not going to be emailing you, unfortunately I cannot remove this field.
URL – The link to your post.
No spam links will be accepted. Your post must contain at least one image. The linkup will remain open until I close it, most likely on the following Saturday.. You do not have to put a link back to this link up or to my blog on your blog, because adding your link here will make it available to everyone else.
Also Linking Up With
Sunday Selections @ Drifting Through Life – Sunday Snap @ JibberJabberUK