I think this is the first time I’ve come up against an insect who was longer than the spot that the camera was capable of focusing on.
I would have liked to get the head in focus, but better luck next time I guess.
We rescued a young snake from drowning.
My first impulse is to say that we rescued this snake from a well, but I don’t think that’s the proper term. The water comes from a spring, and the snake had found its way into the concrete “box” containing the open end of the pipe (which presumably leads to the house). That’s the iron cover for it in the background there.
I’ve tried to catch water striders many times in my life, but this day was with a camera instead of a jar. In all that time, however, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one eating. That said, take a close look at this little guy.
I went to my parents’ house for the weekend, so I’ll post more pictures in the coming days. First up is this snake I came across in the field.
When we found it, it was either sunning itself or trying to be still. It didn’t seem bothered by the camera.