Laura described the remnants of snake devotion still found in rural villages of the Black and Adriatic Seas. There, people believed black or green snakes bore guardian spirits who protected their cattle and their homes. In her travels Laura saw ornamental snakes carved to decorate the roofs and windows for protection. Great good fortune came to anyone who met a big white snake wearing a crown,; the crowned snake was the sister of the waterbird goddess, owner and guardian of life water and life milk.Leslie Marmon Silko
Back at our farm we had a carpet snake who lived in our roof. Cedric (that’s what we named him!) was old and enormous, and I became very fond of him. Another carpet python lived in the shed, and then a few rogue youngsters roamed between all of the buildings, until I was never sure where I might see one. I was sad to leave them behind when we moved.
Our new treehouse is a snake-free home.
Or so I thought.
Until I chanced upon this lovely fellow, stretched out on the top of a high fence in the early morning sunshine. He was so cold and sleepy I could go right up to him, and we both eyed each other, said hello and got to a place of understanding.
Isn’t he lovely!
Well, I think he is anyway. 😊
I’m delighted to find that there are carpet pythons outside my front door. They give me a great sense of protection.
Love, beady eyes, and deep peace, Nicole xx