Monday, May 18, 2015
Excitement in a Minor Key
And on the way back to the trail head we encountered a pretty black snake. It was about four feet long, and when I first spotted it, it was all corrugated up in tight curves, extending about halfway across the path. We stopped to watch it undulate across the rest of the path, which is slowly did, its little tongue flickering the whole time. I've never been close enough to a black snake that was holding relatively still before, AND holding a pen and sketchbook, to draw it from life.
Jesse strolled by and watched me draw until I started drawing him, whereupon he rolled over into a spectacular stretch.