Tuesday, June 30, 2015

More Storrie Lake critters

Okay - continued from my last post:

Warning, Warning, Warning!  Snake photos!

One day when Patti and I were walking down Flat Stanley Road and got to the bridge area, a young girl came running over to warn us to stay back.  There was a snake in the bushes.  So of course, we almost RAN over to see what it looked like.  Out came my camera, and when we got back to our rigs, Patti looked up Bull Snakes and came over with a You Tube video showing exactly what we were watching.  Thus began our education about mating snakes.  I did a little research to find out how they actually DO it.  Interesting...  If you want to learn more, just Google it.  These are big, long snakes, in the family of the constrictors.  I learned a whole lot more than I ever thought I'd want to know!

Notice the male snake biting the female in the second photo.  Apparently this is normal and doesn't bother the female.  We thought they were fighting and Patti got a stick and separated them, tossing one away from the other.  One of the snakes scurried away (third photo), the other following it.  Then one of them came back and hung out for a while - alone.  Probably the female, LOL. 

 We've had lots of electrical storms, some including hail storms.  

Lots of wild flowers are in bloom.  The fields are full of flowers.

The lake is up so much the windsurfers were playing:

There are so many different kinds of birds here:

Katie and I have been walking a LOT, which is good for both of us.  Of course, she only walks until her bad knee makes her stop, then she's in the stroller and we keep going.  Katie had her annual vet appointment with her shots updated and nails clipped yesterday.  All is well.  :)  The vet still recommends doing nothing with the seroma on her rear knee, and I'm just fine with that.  So she is good for another year. 

We're here through the 4th, then we'll be moving on.  From me and Katie, have a great Tuesday, everybody!  :)

PS - As you might have noticed, I'm cutting back on my posting.  The next post might be photos only - I have so many to show you but haven't been in a blogging mood lately, so maybe I'll just show you without so many words.  :)


  1. I understand but not being in the mood to blog but I sure do miss your blog post...nice bird pictures for some reason I can't seem to find any birds....maybe I need a better camera so I can zoom in...have fun - new camp wherever it may be I'll be looking forward to your next post

  2. Interesting snake pictures, as are all the rest of the pictures. A blog with pictures only. . . Yep, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

  3. Crikey ...... those pictures are beautiful. AND you got to see those snakes mating??? How lucky were you?? Mum laughed out loud when she read that Patti separated them. That must have taken quite some doing.
    Mum says we all need a break from blogging sometimes. It can take up a LOT of precious time. Just pictures is great too though. At least we know you're there and ok. Enjoy those long walks with Katie and we will hear from you when you are next in the mood. Take care.

  4. Ah, love. The Palms is looking great. Catch you on the flip side!

  5. Love the pictures. I'm on the way back to EB for some quick repairs, then it's off to Kingman.

  6. summer doldrums eh? relax and enjoy it all and blog when you feel like it...

  7. Sometimes everyone needs a break.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  8. I understand needing a blogging break once in awhile. Had to find blog 'fodder' sometimes :) Still enjoy your pictures.

  9. Really interesting and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. No way would I get that close to the snakes though!!!


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