On Friday I climbed my first real mountain on this journey. Near the top I found this Black Snake right along side the road. At first I thought it was a strip of tire, but then I noticed the small head with a tiny eye watching me attentively. I walked across to the other side to let the snake have its space. Later I learned that while this snake is not poisonous it can be somewhat aggressive and it's better not to bother it.
I really liked this statue in the city of Abingdon - I think it's a statue of the fairy named Ariel.
Next time I write to you I will make another suggestion for your summer.
Love, Nana Greta