Spring Beauty, and Two Carnivores

This afternoon I set out in search of the delicate Spring Beauty. I hadn’t seen any yet, but had heard they were blooming in Claude Moore Park, and I was afraid that they might all be bitten by the frost predicted for this weekend. After a short walk, I found one!

Spring Beauty from the Side

Spring Beauty from the Top

But I was so busy looking for flowers that I nearly stepped on this little carnivore:


Do you see it? The reptile’s body is diagonal across the picture. Here’s a close-up:

Snake Head

A Black-necked Garter Snake, that was probably sunning itself on the path before I came along.

And then finally, from our car, near the South Entrance of the park we got a glimpse of this furry carnivore:


What Does the Fox Say

He or she had nothing to say.

Fox Running Away

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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