Last weekend the kids and I went for a walk around the farm. We have lots of thorn trees here, and the top photo shows some of their wickedness. On the way back, we spotted this black snake sunning himself. Maddison stayed quite far away, and was afraid to even look at it. Mason was intrigued and commented, mostly to himself, "huh, snakes really do make an S". I had to smile as I thought about this from his view. . . Mason is learning to recognize his letters and I am sure snakes and s's are always featured in the study of the alphabet. I guess he just wasn't completely convinced about the "s" thing!