Monday, May 21, 2012

It's not all rainbows and kittens.

Sometimes I hear suggestions that our life seems too picturesque.
And while I absolutely love living in the country, it's not all rainbows and kittens.

Sometimes it's big beautiful wheatfields.


But sometimes you look up and see that the power line looks a bit... wonky.


And then you take a closer look to realize a snake is making it's merry way across the long stretch of power line, one wiggle at a time.


Sometimes it's big red barns.


But sometimes you glance over at a tree and see a snake climbing it.






I still wouldn't trade it for anything.

And sometimes... yeah, it's fluffy kittens.


14 comments:

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Love this post!

But what the heck is wrong with me??? I read you all the time and just realized that I wasn't a follower. I just fixed that! :-)

XOXO,
Anne

twisteddomesticgoddess said...

OH MY GOODNESS I HATE Snakes...I'm pretty sure Indiana Jones is my bio father...snakes why does it always have to be snakes!

But I would take that kitten.

P.S. My boyfriend is ordering from you for my upcoming birthday and i totally cannot wait to see what he picks and how it turns out!!!!He was also saying how great your photography was!

Laura said...

more kittens please

and thank you for posting this AFTER I visited you

merlin said...

Not the snake again! The snake ruined Eden, and this snake ruins Kansas (for me).

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Merlin, I like that way you say "the snake" as if there's only one. ;-)

Amy said...

This is not my favorite post.

debra valiante said...

hey I'm a country girl livin in the city and I will take the snake over I95 traffic anyday

Joni said...

Oh, the kitten looks like my Sammy baby. I plucked him out of a tree a the mall where someone had dropped him. He was petrified and so wild but I thought he'd have a better chance in the country, living feral in my barn, than on the streets of town. But about a week after I brought him home and turned him loose, I looked in the backyard and there he was laying in the driveway with my other 2. He's since moved in the house and he's totally rotten.

Stacey Merrill said...

fun photos - we get those too - You'll be smelling a bunch of jasmine & realize it is moving :)

Ruth said...

HOW are you so calm about SNAKES??!! Those pictures made me shiver - is there a time of year when they all die or hibernate or something?! I so want to visit you, but holyyyy cow I'm a wuss about snakes...

Kelley said...

thanks for the ebeegeebees. we have a strawberry patch and so many times i am picking away and a slimy snake sneaks on by followed by the death bug (spiders).

Kelly said...

Funny story here: I am Deaf. When I was a child, my grandparents had a huge farm. I often go outside to play in barefoot. My grandma would always tell me, watch out for snakes. I never understood her but I nodded at her and said ok. It wasn't til years and years later that I finally realzied she said "snakes". OOps, too late! LOL. I rather deal with snakes than livin' in the burb anyday!

nancypantsgirl said...

Snakes are not cool (unless they happen to be in cold surroundings.) They are better off and safe from flailing shovels if they steer clear of me.

Elyse said...

and where do you live?? I will make sure never to visit!!! I don't do snakes.....
I've seen 5 too many this spring.