Re: [gardeners] Vicki

Victoria Okeef (
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 20:37:10 -0700 (PDT)

> Just look for the eyes, Vicki.
> Pat
 You know, I kind of figured that this might be the best advice. It
probably helps to have good, alert peripheral vision. Probably one good
thing is the road from Sisterdale to Fredricksberg is not heavily
travelled, so there won't be so many on-coming headlights to distract. 

 Now, all I need to do is to remember how to "look" for snakes. I grew up
in Texas and learned at a tender age to keep my eyes scanning the ground
while hiking in the outdoors. Here in Western Washington, where I've lived
and hiked for the past 35 years, there are no poisonous snakes. A few
years ago my cousin from Ft. Worth was here, and I took him on a great
hike. About halfway through it, I realized that he was watching every step
he took. I pointed out that he could walk and look at the view at the same
time here. I'm going to have to relearn his skill.