Valley oak leaves just breaking bud and bark on old tree.
Walking at egde and on surface of pond
New buds not yet unfurled, newly unfurled tiny red leaves, and catkins. New and old leaves show pointed tips to lobes.
In sky. 4 of them.
Although this is in the range of the subspecies Diadophis punctatus amabilis, this snake lacks black speckles on the red belly. Not sure if anyone out there can help me figure out if it is one of the recognized subspecies.
Melanistic. Acorn in mouth.
Gathering spider silk, maybe? She was very interested in the underside of this fence ledge.