Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne was bright with spring this (day after) equinox: the swallows are darting about again, finding apartments and mud hammocks; peepers are peepin’ and leapin’ at the water’s edge; and there are new buds and lovely creepies crawlin’ all about.
Color on the air… [California sister on oak?]
Mexican redbud. You’ve likely noticed.
This (Concho?) water snake had already been harassed by the looks of its dropped tail. Still she did a fine job of retracting for a strike even if she wasn’t sure she wanted to take that next step in the dance.
Spring Peeper in its element.
And out of…
This deep territorial ‘discussion’ was well underway when we stumbled upon the engagement.
Then El Verde nearly ate the slower, fast-breathing Brown…
Surveying another unwelcome guest.
Back up the tree, hoisting the red flag.