Monday, June 30, 2008

Another Very Good Reason for Long Range Zoom





6 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

On her last visit to Florida my sister Dorothy joyfully ran in the yard, barefoot. "Ooh, I can't believe I'm doing this in February!" I almost told her about the snakes we sometimes see, but refrained. Why spoil a nice vacation? I'm sure the snakes were slithering in terror out of her way, anyway. You won't catch me holding any! Scary creatures!

LMD said...

Funny...I have some very similar pictures from about just about 7 years ago...wish I had long range zoom on my camera back then!!!!

Nancy USA said...

AH! Boys, snakes, and summertime!
Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Do you know whqt a grasper is, Mindy? A claw type tool to pick up things on a high shelf, or for those who have trouble bending, maybe pick up a newspaper or something. Anyway, I once worked with someone who stayed as far away from possible from her kids' jeans in the laundry-- went through pockets with a long-handled grasper, so she wouldn't be surprised by their fishing worms, bugs, snakes. etc..
Aunt Chris

MomForThree said...

Aunt Chris is a very smart lady. What I want to know is what is with the gloves on the boys? Surely they are not afraid of snake germs!!!

Mindy said...

I think that the gloves are part of their show of professionalism in snake handling (they watch a lot of Jeff Corwin on TV) I was watering the garden and when I saw that thing slithering around I screamed for them to come and get it with the thought that they would relocate it somewhere far from the house. Instead they made it a habitat in a bucket and played with the thing for a half hour. Luckily for me it escaped in the night.

I used to have a grabber but the kids took it who knows where. I have considered doing a blog of the items I take out of pockets, sometimes the little pile next to the washing machine tells quite a story.

And Lisa I cannot believe it has been seven years since you were here on snake and child watching duty. Not much has changed, as you can see.