I saw a little black snake in the yard today (did not get a photo). I think it is the baby (probably one of many) of this snake I photographed last spring:
This tree is about fifteen feet from our front door! Even though it looks gruesome, it is a non-poisonous snake that is harmless to humans. There were two of these snakes and I’m pretty sure this zigzagging deal was part of their mating ritual:
So amazing(ly creepy)! This picture is probably the creepiest:
We spent the remainder of the summer with one eye on that hole waiting to see dozens of babies wriggling out: AHhhhh!! Alas, we never saw them. Until now!
Here are some unrelated (and much more pleasant) pictures from today:
I planted this kale last fall. I planted it diagonally across the raised mound. I really like the look this creates.