When AD got home yesterday afternoon he said it would be a good time to mow. Between the two of us, we mow about three and a half acres.
With the mower gassed up, my hat and ear protection on, I proceeded to mow my area.
Usually, there's really not much to see except the grass. But not last night.
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Not long after I started I caught sight of this little guy. Can you see him? He's just to the right at the top of my shadow. Although it doesn't look like it I'm really pretty close to him. He just kept running back and forth along the mow line and seemed to be looking for something, not caring that I was around.
Later I caught sight of this dead snake. He must have been in the path of my mower but not concerned that I was around either. I'm not a fan of snakes but if I'd seen him I wouldn't have intentionally run over him.
I don't make a habit of carrying even a small camera with me while I'm mowing. After all, what could there possibly be to take a photo of? When I saw Mr. Quail I did wish I had my camera. As I watched him it suddenly occurred to me that my cell phone was in my pocket so I was able to get a couple of photos of him. Not great, but better than nothing.
Maybe I should start carrying my camera with me after all.