The other exciting desert event of this week was on the Wednesday morning run with Mr. Pono the fuzz ball dog. We happened upon a very angry, rattling Mojave green. It is an unmistakable rattlesnake, because it does look quite green. I ran past it first, and fortunately I was able to corral the dog before he took too great of an interest in the coiled snake. I would have photographed it for you if it hadn't been so darn angry. I am also not a skilled enough photographer to photograph a rattling snake while holding an excited dog at the same time. I have shortcomings, you see.
Fresh off the easel:
|"Last Light." Oil on board, 14 x 11 inches. ©Karine M Swenson 2011|