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Posted on July 8, 2017 by Sioux under General


Back at another regular client, and the weather was miserable so I spent a lot of time chilling indoors and catching up on sorting photos, and posting blogs. Fetching the milk in one morning, I thought I saw a snake in her garden and panicked, as the skin looked rather “adder’ish” and there are adders in the UK.


Until I looked a bit closer and realised it was the most stunning flower with a pattern on the petals that very closely resembled snake skin. I asked my client and she informed me it was

very aptly named “Snakeshead Fritillary” also known as a “Chess flower; Frog Cup; Guinea Flower; Leper Lily (apparently the shape resembles the shape of the bell lepers were made

to carry); Lazarus Bell; Drooping Tulip or Chequered Lily”.


Needless to say my client thought it was hilariously funny, me being scared by a flower, and teased me about it for ages. As the plants were in pots, I brought one inside where there was no wind (or cold) and went about honing my “close-up” photo abilities. My client was very amused by it all. 

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3 responses to “Snake with no bite…..”

  1. Michelle Wallace says:

    Nice snake!!!

  2. Pauline Smith says:

    LOL – you must of crapped yourself stupid – I know I would of … Lovely flower though.

  3. Chez says:

    Thanks for stunning pics, although they remind me of that film – “Day of the Triffids” 1963.

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