We were walking the trails behind the house.
We are happy to report that the mayflowers are blooming.
If you find mayflowers, there is something you must do.
Get down on your hands and knees, and inhale.
The scent is heavenly.
“STOP”, came an order from ahead.
“DON’T STEP ON IT!”.
We paused to admire a sunbathing garter snake.
I took a portrait.
— and then gently touched its tail.
It “unfroze” and went away, through the fallen leaves, to the base of some nearby oaks.
Taking its example, we unfroze and went away too, along the paths amid the oaks.