This morning I had my first encounter with a rattle snake. It was a three foot Wood Rattler, and it was just resting along Otter Creek Road.
From the looks of his skinny body, he was very much in need of a meal.
His rattles were as motionless as he was. Just so you know, I made these shots from my car window. There was never any threat. His scales and coloring were very interesting.
Summer wildflowers are blooming in the fields.
When the sumac starts to turn red, you know that summer has peaked, and hints of the coming autumn will be seen throughout the woods.