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Days Gone By.... By: Rebecca Hudson

July 17, 2013

I really don't have anything against snakes.
I really don't have anything against snakes. In fact I stirred one of the slivery serpents the other night when I was on the hunt for firewood and I left it alone. But I didn't tarry long in the vicinity, that's for certain.  

But hearing about my sister's recent encounter with a plague of snakes while tending her lovely rock garden and pond set me to thinking about a situation that took place many years ago in my mother's garden. 

Mom's gardens would rival the best around.  She would plan her gardens every year, even mapping it out on paper, and spent hours crafting pathways and layouts long before planting season arrived. Her gardens had rock-lined pathways and a vast variety of plants and flowers, and every year she varied the layout, just for fun and variety.

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