Words and pictures from the author of And the Crows Took Their Eyes as well as the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries . . .
Is that a skink on the rock wall?I don't know what kind of flowers those are, but they're lovely.
nice stack stone wall....i think the snake is watching you as well...ha
Pick a favorite, pick a favorite. ARGH! snake, no bee, no snake ....
It's a tiny blue-tailed skink -- lizard, not snake.The flowers are Great Lobelia (lobelia siphilitica.) American Indians used it in a root tea to treat syphilis and made a tea of the leaves for colds, coughs, stomach troubles and other ailments. Don't try this at home -- improper use has resulted in death.
You reminded me of many trips with my children, playing the guessing game, is it bigger than a breadbox? I had to tell my grandchildren what a breadbox was...
Vicki, once again, you've shown us such beautiful pictures from the great outdoors. I do admit that even a glimpse of a snake gives me a little shiver.xo
I'm certainly enjoying the lobelia this year---quite profuse!Deana the Queena
It is always a treat to look at your photos – and I am intrigued by all these Shelton.
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