My favorite flowers are starting to dry up and I won't be able to enjoy them until they bloom again next year. We went down to the river the other day. There were a few wild coneflowers still hanging in there. We came upon a couple of really small snakes. One was dead and the other was trying to make it's way across the path. When Jim would put his walking stick near it, the baby snake would bring it's head up to strike. Much like a rattlesnake does. We have never seen this kind of snake before...and would you believe that I didn't have my camera. I just didn't feel like taking it along, but I won't do that again.