I took this photo in August, 2011 in Moldova. As I was walking through the valley with an approaching storm above, I heard my name "Doamna Alex, Doamna Alex!" being yelled and turned to see one of my students, Danic. While he was picking cherries with his mother and sister he found a new friend, a snake. He was not afraid, but cheerful as he held this tiny snake in a huge shovel. He eventually let it back into the wild, as he ran down the hills laughing.