Lester was quite disturbed, as would anyone, especially because he was en route to his favourite patch of ground to do a bit of 'natural' watering, and had left it a wee bit too late so was quite pressed and needing to do some urgent action. One foot outside the door. The other foot outside the door. Hey presto. One snake slithers past within an inch of his next step. A big snake, he said, huge, and 'this long'.
Into the wood pile, he said it had gone.
....so on a snake hunt he went.....
.....but changed his mind after lifting one piece of wood off the pile. It was not a snake hunting day, he decided. Best to leave that for another day.
Indoors we all went.
Then a while afterwards, the exact same scenario was repeated. Loo stop needed. Quicker to go water the courtyard that trundle through the house. One foot outside. Two feet outside. Snake zooms across his path, within inches of his feet, going from where it was to where it was going, which was in the log pile again.
OOOooeeerrrrrr!!! It would seem that our menagerie is increasing!
For Lester's parents......(his father is very ill)
...and one of the four olive trees in pots alongside the front of the house,
and covered in blossom.
Looks like I shall have to investigate how to harvest olives and what to do with them afterwards!