Our chrysanthemums are already
starting to bloom.This blossom was a
bit over two feet long.It’s called a
red stripe ribbon snake---a member of the garter snake family.If anyone wants to disagree, that’s
fine.I’m certainly no expert on snakes,
but this is the best identification I can find.It was driven up off the ground by the spray from the hose as we were
watering, and got right up in the top of the flowers.