"Serpent's Lair" Humidity hangs heavy in the air as a ribbon of black slithers through a labyrinth of splintered debris. Empty windows reveal bead board walls branded by fire as the smell of charred wood drifts lazily on a summer breeze. (2014)
Photographer's Notes - This Chowan County, NC home was very deceptive in condition. Its exterior, although weathered, does a very good job in masking a hi...ghly compromised interior. At some point, fire unfortunately scarred the bead board clad living room of the old home. Another unique element of this house was the number of black snakes found around the home. I had three separate encounters while exploring the homestead which is kind of rare considering they are solitary in nature.