Mags, I love the color in your pictures.
Liz, how cool is that? To see the Olympic torch passing through. Good thing you had your camera, eh?
So I'm golfing at this course in California and I see a sign that says "Watch for Poison Oak." OK, I think. Poison oak is a plant, it has roots, it stays in one spot. No problem. I don't intend to hit a shot so badly that it curves into the poison oak, and if I do, I just won't go after it. Later on I see this sign:
This is a different story. For one thing snakes don't stay in one spot like poison oak. They move around. They could be anywhere--even in the cup. For another, this sign is maddeningly non-specific. The other sign was pretty clear about what to look out for--poison oak. This one just said snakes. What kind of snakes? Harmless garter snakes that might be on the endangered species list? Poisonous rattlesnakes? Maybe some non-native anacondas that escaped from a traveling zoo? Who knows?
Luckily I did not see any snakes.
However my brother-in-law thought it would be funny to rattle the keys in his pocket to make it sound like a rattlesnake while I was putting. He's a funny guy, my brother-in-law.