Re: [gardeners] Vicki

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 22:33:13 -0400

>> 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.

I'm going to have to rethink that invitation to visit, Vicki.:-) We don't
have poisonous snakes either and I've been awfully lucky about not hitting
the multitude of deer we have here. Would just hate my luck to run out in
Texas! Cheryl

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY