Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Guests

Do you have guests visiting for Thanksgiving?  My mom is staying with us this year instead of us visiting her.  She recently started the process of remodeling her kitchen with one stipulation for the contractors - have it finished before Thanksgiving.  You know what happened don't you?  Well, its almost finished, except for the oven which was delivered with no time to spare but happened to be electric instead of natural gas.  Oh well, it gives us the chance to have her with us and the kids home from college at our house.  It feels nice to have them here and my sister and her family coming this evening.
We recently had an unexpected guest greet us at the door when we came home one evening.  This snake must have been seeking a warmer place to settle for the evening and found what he thought was the perfect spot.
While small and not harmful, in fact I enjoy having him around in the garden, it was quite surprising to find him in the dark door frame of our house.  We hadn't expected the be out after dark so we didn't leave the porch light on.  Opening the storm door to unlock the other I couldn't figure out what was hanging beside my hand.  So I unlocked the door and turned on the lights.  Once I realized what was going on I grabbed the camera.
He had his body wedged inside the frame of the newly installed storm door (I really need to paint don't I?).  I think he was as surprised as we were.  We happily moved him along - off the porch and into the garden.

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving guests and find that even those that surprisingly stop by offer something to the day.

Now I can't leave you without a rose picture this is one from a few weeks ago.  It is Jeri Jennings showing the more intense coloring that often shows up for us with Fall's shorter days of sun.  I love this rose and its beautiful color.


  1. Both are gorgeous - the snake and the rose. It is amazing how wonderfully skilled artist the Nature is.

  2. Orchideya, Thanks so much. Like you I am always surprised at the beauty found in creation if we but open our eyes to see it.

  3. Granite is the ideal material for kitchen countertops or any other countertops, because of its hardness and durable nature. It is one of the most sought after material that combines its natural beauty along with durability to give a stunning look to your kitchen.

  4. What beautiful peachy roses. I gravitate toward peach and apricot since pink roses are so much more abundant. My favorite that I have is Apricot Nectar.

  5. The spray of Jeri Jennings looks stunning! And so does the snake. Even thought this guy would have scared me to death, if I would have met him at my front door at night ;-)!