Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Panamint Rattler

Went for another cruise last night.  It was cool…low to mid 60’s…it was windy…about 35-45mph…and it was lightly and sporadically drizzling.  Not good herping conditions, to be honest, but we went out anyhow…just for shits and giggles…just to say we did.

Storms brewing on the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada

Storms brewing on the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada

We had pretty much given up.  Cruised for about an hour and a half, and the temperature was dropping.  So we sped up and headed home.

Storms brewing over Death Valley

Storms brewing over Death Valley

Coming around a blind corner…there he was…

Gorgeous adult Crotalus stephensi

Gorgeous adult Crotalus stephensi

Very Calm, he was content to let us get some pics and move on

Very Calm, he was content to let us get some pics and move on

He only gave me a quick, short buzz...just to remind me that, should he choose the option, he could inflict a very serious and very painful bite...at any moment...

He only gave me a quick, short buzz...just to remind me that, should he choose the option, he could inflict a very serious and very painful bite...at any moment...

We found a dead one in the middle of the road about 45 minutes later, too.  Sad…but part of the game.

Saw some other pretty pictures, too…

Wooly Daisey

Wooly Daisey

Cool moth and a Ladybug, hunkering down from the wind and rain

Cool moth and a Ladybug, hunkering down from the wind and rain

We’re going out again tonight.  We’re gonna head further south, and hope for some more conducive weather for finding snakes.  You’ll be the first to know if we find anything fun…

Thanks for your faithful viewing!

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