There are always consequences of our actions. Just yesterday I changed out the song on the home page of my website to the cover I did of “Don’t Bring Me Down”, written by Jeff Lynne. My favorite line in it, “You’re lookin’ good just like a snake in the grass, one of these days I’m gonna kick your ass” (my liberty taken with original lyrics). Well, this morning as I bent down to water a potted jade plant, there below me lying on a patch of grass, is a young diamond-back rattler – rather cocked up when he heard me pouring the water. Where he chose to lay peacefully is the only patch of weeds I left remaining when weeding my gravel garden whose centerpiece is a bird bath. Hummingbirds, golden finches, blue jays and robins drink from that bath. And everyday I refresh it with fresh water because I know they rely on it. It’s completely awesome to witness my little sanctuary of birds and lizards, squirrels and raccoons, an occasional skunk and now the creature I used to fear most… a snake, resting in my garden.