There were arguments as to who owned the Isle of Man, England or Ireland, a strong claim was made for Ireland based on the absence of snakes. The counter claim was that if you brought a snake to the island it would not die therefore it must belong to England. Today it is a self governing British Crown Dependency
2013 is the year of the Black Snake, enigmatic and intuitive. Black is the colour of space, night and the colour of deep water.
|1969: 'Swamp Fauna'|
"Do not despise the snake for having no horns,for who is to say it will not become a dragon?""
|2012: Year of the Dragon|
New Year Greetings - 萬事如意Wànshìrúyì - "May all your wishes be fulfilled"
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of - the lunar New Year