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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday Vignette

Loree of the blog Danger Garden pointed this snake in the grass out to me when we visited Vanessa Gardner Nagel's garden for the Portland Garden Bloggers Plant Exchange. Actually, technically it isn't grass, it's Carex flacca, a sedge, which Vanessa has planted in a large circle surrounded by a gravel path.

He was just a little guy, sitting there calmly. I'm not sure what kind of snake he is, but he's not dangerous. The only poisonous snakes we have in Washington are rattlesnakes, which aren't found in western Washington. He's obviously not a rattler.

Snakes are one of my favorite garden wildlife denizens. I'd probably feel differently if I lived where I might encounter deadly ones every day.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. Check out her post here.


  1. NOT one of my favorites, but I'm glad he has a friend in you.

  2. I haven't even looked at my photos from Vanessa's yet!

  3. I'm not a huge fan of snakes either, but I know they serve a very important purpose. Amazing how they can blend in so well with their surroundings. I haven't seen a grass snake here in a few years now.

  4. Much as I hate to admit it, I'm afraid they all scare the heck out of me! Perhaps I simply need to learn to distinguish the poisonous from the non-poisonous ones.

  5. Cute little garter snake of some sort, that's as close as I can identify it.


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