All for the sake of a pretty picture

I’ve been more camera-happy than normal lately. Perhaps because there are a few signs of springs now and I’m desperate for it!

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That said, I’m notoriously scared to death of those slimy creatures known as snakes. There are few things to get between me and a good picture—snakes are one of them.

I was going in to take more pictures of the pretty little swamp (pictured above) and bending down for better angles when my little brother-in-law, who happened to be next to me, screamed, “Nikki, there’s a snake! I’m serious there’s a snake.”

I’ve had every “snake prank” pulled on me over the years. But my theory: just run and get mad later if it was a false alarm. In this case, I didn’t see the snake (thank you, Lord!) but I did jump, scream and run like the dickens.

Why must I wander towards swamps for  pictures? I’ll never know.

Here are a few other fun ones from this past weekend (no snake near-encounters with these, however.)


Nicole M Miller photography

Nicole M Miller

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  • Beautiful pics, Nicole! Worth the snake scare, I think. 😉

  • Edwina Cowgill

    Gorgeous pictures!