Wordless Wednesday

Last weekend while moving some trays of pots I found this:

Asp viper, Vipera aspis

Asp viper, Vipera aspis

Asp viper, Vipera aspis

Asp viper, Vipera aspis

Does that slight bulge you can see above mean it was digesting something?

Asp viper, Vipera aspis

Asp viper, Vipera aspis

From its markings and its size (small) we identified it as Asp viper, Vipera aspis – yes, that’s the one the Cleopatra supposedly used to commit suicide.  I think it is probably what bit me a couple of years ago but that time I didn’t even see it.

It will teach me to wear gloves and socks and shoes rather than sandals!

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Tuesday View 4th October

A second post from me today as I was late posting In a vase on Monday.  Tuesday is when Cathy at Words and Herbs asks us to share one view of our garden (whatever state it might be in!).  It’s a great way to understand how a border or bed changes through the year; it can be surprising how much it can even change in a week. Continue reading