It's beginning to feel a bit like autumn here, in that the weather can't make up its mind what to do.
Some days, it's so hot that we all seek relief in the shade...
...wherever that might be.
Other days, a big, noisy thunderstorm will move through, scaring everybody so badly...
...that even enemies will seek the solace of each other's company.
These beauties popped up in the back yard.
We didn't eat them, but they sure were interesting to look at.
Here's a picture for scale – they're about a half a foot tall.
Look closely and you will see what else also popped up in the back yard.
After a summer of no snakes at all, we were two for two on Thursday and Friday,
and both were rattlers.
Here's rattler #1, just prior to his release.
I'll offer the following brief video as a public service
to those of you who may have never heard what a rattlesnake sounds like:
I love it when I find leftovers on the memory card that I've completely forgotten about.