Letting Go

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A four foot snake skin decorates the shepherd’s hook in the garden, relocated there from the snag in the wood fence where the black snake discarded it last summer.

Assuming the snake survives the cold of the coming winter and the blades of the mower next spring, eventually a longer shed skin will await discovery.

The shedding, called ecdysis, is a natural process that can take place several times a year, depending on the snake’s rate of growth and overall health, as well as environmental factors.

How willing are you to shed what no longer fits?

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