Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Clarence and the Rattlesnake
Some of you reading this may already know this about me, but I am red-green color blind. Its hard to explain but the best I can tell you is that sometimes I have trouble distinguishing between certain colors or shades of colors. Usually the worst case situation for a disadvantaged guy like me is getting laughed at for wearing two different colors of socks. I was about to see that wasn't the worst thing that can happen...with the heavily shaded forest floor, that Timber Rattler looked just like a log in the trail to me. I even had a difficult time finding it as I looked through my camera to take a picture. I have no doubt that if I had been leading the way when we met that snake, I would have either stepped on or directly over it and our hike could have turned out differently than it did. Do I have a guardian angel or was it just random luck that Bruce took the trail lead when he did? In the famous movie, It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey had Clarence looking after him... so why not me? All I know is I am enjoying my own "Wonderful Life" and I'm thankful I get to experience a little more of it.