Mulching was completed, the sun what high and radiating warmth
Looking down onto the slope I saw an anomaly
Something straight, but not quite
A garden companion sharing a moment in time
Yes my tongue is red
Eastern Garter Snake
Recently while my husband was splitting wood he happened upon a gigantic wood spider. He called me over to see it but by the time I arrived it had already crawled away. I reminded him we now have iPhones and can take photos when we find something unique, something I had yet to do. The following day I was walking through the woods when I startled a snake and the snake startled me.
After taking a deep breath I literally apologized to the snake and then took my iPhone from my pocket and began snapping away.
Here is my first attempt at iPhone photography. I hope to refine my technique!
Along with the snake I also found what to appear to be discarded machine pieces. Man-made art in its purest form!
Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your day!
Every weekend during the winter season when snow, rain or sub-freezing temperatures are not present, I will be in the woods beyond the stream gathering rocks to be added to the ever-growing rock walls.
Today, March 4th, I came upon an unexpected creature.
Having had no sub-freezing temperatures this winter season, the earth was soft and pliable and hibernating animals have begun to emerge from their burrows and dens.
Coiled in the sunlight was an Eastern Garter Snake. www.snakesandfrogs.com/scra/snakes/garter.htm
I made my way back to the house and again down the slope hoping the snake would still be there.
It was. After a gentle touch I assured myself it was still alive and just sunning itself in the warm March sun.
It was gracious enough to let me take its photo. Hope you enjoy it as much as I!