An email from Linda pointed me to a web site for identifying garter snakes. I think what I spotted in our yard was a Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis or California red sided garter snake. Makes sense.
Mom sent an email saying I should stop accosting young women. Sorry, it’s a habit, and here’s another one. Amanda is wearing an 1890’s bodice that Mom gave Lori, so she’s to blame for this one. Amanda found us through the vintage clothing web site and her whole family came up from Ukiah yesterday. We ended up taking pictures of her mom and little sister as well.