Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Overgrown



An heirloom gourd vine is threatening to take over the front porch.  



At this point I am not too concerned.  I know the common dream is for one to sit and relax on their front porch, but I don't seem to have much luck with that endeavor.  On one attempt a snake was found underneath a chair cushion and an angry wasp stung me on the backside while I was attempting relaxation, on another attempt.  

Some things aren't meant to be, I suppose.  




28 comments:

  1. sorry. laughing at your unfortunate nature encounters...

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  2. oh dear hope and pray that you are doing fine ,that is so scary ,when i was in my village isnakes were common to be around and if i remember correctly i killed more the five by my own ,be careful all the time

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  3. :) Looks inviting! Just take a fly swatter with you! Unless of course it's the snake again, which in that case, burn the porch down.

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  4. Take care with that beautiful green wicker chair . . .
    I've never trusted those gourd vines.

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  5. The snake would end my sitting! ;-)

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  6. Snakes are everywhere.
    Merle............

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  7. ok, i would never sit again where a snake at been. our bees around here are way to friendly they even want to help you and really are interested in what you are doing?? it is just plain odd. but i was moving our trash can outdoors and a wasp stung me so that was no fun at all. i can sympathize!! ( :

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  8. Oh no~! haha...and it looks so peaceful and welcoming there! lol....

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  9. Oh my...it doesn't sound like you've had much success on your porch! The vine is pretty though!

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  10. At least you got a nice photo of the porch.

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  11. A snake under a cushion!!! Oh No and it looks so peaceful

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  12. How scary Michelle!:( I think snakes are beautiful, at a distance.

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  13. I'd be rotting in the chair by now, dying of fright from a snake in the cushion. Lordy.

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  14. Hello, I would be weary of the snake under the cushion and the wasp. It looks like a real comfy spot. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  15. I have a some vines that keep attacking the rhododendrons.

    I cut them to the ground, next thing you know they're back up there.
    ~

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  16. I can relate. I have a post scheduled about our errant squash...

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  17. And I would never go outside again. And I would have to yell at Den for a while.

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  18. I have an unknown cuke or gourd vine coming up a wall behind a flower bed.

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  19. Sorry about all of that...I'd keep trying though. It would be shame to waste that lovely porch :)

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  20. Oh dear! Once in a while a big black snake visits our patio. It creeps me out but I suppose he keeps mice away.

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  21. Yikes! That doesn't sound very relaxing.

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  22. The setting looks perfect for relaxing and reflecting . . .
    BUT . . . not with snakes and wasp . .
    Oh dear!
    (Another gorgeous photo!)

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  23. You mean you don't have pruners in your pocket when you sit on the porch?

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  24. Looks very nice.....
    But a snake..... not so nice.

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