I am thoroughly convinced that snakes are territorial creatures who; have a space in which they hunt, breed, and live. I have seen this one right outside my window for about two weeks now but, have not had a camera to catch a shot. Well I got lucky this time because our special guest had helped himself to a meal so I got a couple of shots of him/her. This is a blue indigo snake and is definitely only a juvenile at just over three feet.
I was standing less than a foot away to take these shots. It is such a lovely snake and has been documented at up to 8.75 feet long. We had one that our second year here that was pretty close to 9 feet and its body was as thick as my forearm; heavy bodied snake. We respect these beautiful animals and feel blessed that one has taken up home in our inner yard. Which means less rats, mice, and possible rattlers where our boys tend to play.
Saenz loves these.
Crooked yellow neck squash will be ready soon. This plant has four fruits.
We picked some snacks right out of our garden: some onion to go with our zucchini and of course right out of the garden raddishes -- rinse and eat. (We got the raddish seed from a lady in England who sent them as a gift.)
Life is good and we are counting our blessings and saying thanks!