It's so bare bones right now! Literally and figuratively...
Dry, color-absent and dead.
This has been the longest winter, sigh...
It's warming up, but there's no rain
and the landscape has been the same
for too long.
|Rattlesnake vertebrae, ribs and skull/fangs (on rock)|
Yesterday, I came across the Rattlesnake (skeleton) in the yard
where a neighbor tossed it after cutting off the rattler for me
(last September). It's THE Rattlesnake I almost stepped-on.
Yes! I found the bones of my enemy in the dust!!
A snake can have between 200-400 vertebrae.
The spiny ribs are super sharp. I also found the
fangs, one is still attached to the skull.
There's not much to a snake skull - it's more
like a complex structure with numerous joints
so that the snake can swallow prey that's far
larger than its head!
Okay, so this handful of bones is going in my
creepy nature collection. Some may end up in medicine bags.
Not in a voodoo kind of way - but respectfully and spiritually
remembering that we are powerful, yet a bit of dust and bone
Maybe with luck some needed rain will pour,,,
because some of us need a resurrection
in our rattling bones.