Thamnophis gigas, thamnophis gigas /in Depth psychology, Grandmother, Holistic, Inspirational, Joseph Campbell, Mental health, Myth, Nature, Psychology /by admin sunning her five-foot stripes, coiling the low juniper bed, head erect and alert for toads and hawkmoths back from southern hatch. Alarmed in damp surprise, Primeval fear, then sinking, Why hadn’t I seen her? I dropped the sharp pruner. Instantly, her name like a medieval chant Had I cut her, clamping down sharp blades so surely on dusty under branches? We had waited to find each other this long winter, now, here, we in suburban-country interface, mama cows and their little ones freed into the steamy pasture, wandering the fenceline, peaceful witnesses of wonder.