|Milk Snake with Fern Tale *|
CC Jean Stimmell
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Repeating the ancient cycle of death and rebirth
As winter awakens from hibernation, casting off her old, drab pelt, so does milk snake shed her withered dead skin, revealing underneath, a vibrant new self.
But rather than reveling in Spring renewal, something feels ominious. Is it snake's sense that changing climate entails hard times ahead?
* This is a Photoshop creation I made from three photographs I took near St. Paul's School 5/3/13: One is of a juvenile fern unfurling along with two different photographs of a feisty milk snake we encountered who was full of himself: coiling, striking, rattling his tail, pretending to be a rattlesnake.