Barbara at Cat Patches has a regular post called Foto Finish, where she lists a subject and you can post a photo that fits with it. I always love to see all the great photos linked up, but I don’t usually participate because … well..... let’s just face it, I’ll never win any prizes as a photographer!!! However, when Barbara posted "Red" as her subject this week, I remembered that I have a photo to share – yippee!!!
I snapped these beautiful red Knock-out Roses while on my walk through the neighborhood a few days ago. I’ve put on some weight this past year, so regular exercise has become a must for me. Walking and dancing are really the only forms of exercise I enjoy, and my husband does not like to dance, so that’s out. And I don’t count swimming because although I love to play in the water, my swimming skills are so poor I’d have a real hard time surviving if you dumped me out of a boat!
I also saw this poor fellow at the side of the road. Have you ever seen an aqua snake??? I was simply amazed, I’ll tell you!!! I know that aqua has become my favorite color lately, and that I’m seeing it everywhere I go, but this is just ridiculous!!!
This baby snake was dead, so I got as close as I dared. (Snakes are sneaky – even dead they can get you!!) When I got home I looked him up and learned that he is probably either a Rough Green Snake or a Smooth Green Snake. I never did figure out how you tell the difference between “Rough” and his cousin “Smooth” other than perhaps the obvious reference to skin texture LOL! It seems that these snakes are green (hence the name :*D), and the green comes from both blue and yellow pigments in the skin. When he dies, the yellow pigments die quickly, leaving only the blue! It was either that or a Blue Racer, but I think they are further north and west of us, and he didn’t look very fast :*)
I’ll leave you now with some more sweet photos from my walk. Some of my favorite pictures came from the simplest flora – dandelions and weeds! But before I go, I want to direct you over to Cat Patches where Barbara is also hosting a super Giveaway (click HERE) to celebrate her … shhhhh! …. ??th birthday! Go on over to check it out and tell her I sent you :*) Have a great weekend!
Hey, these photos aren't too bad, even if I do say so myself ! It's just amazing what an iPhone can do even in very inexperienced hands :*)
Hugs & Blessings!