Scenic Photos to Help You Relax
Edhat readers share relaxing photos of our local area, nature, and wildlife to help calm fears during COVID-19 social distancing.
By Wendy Manning
Good Morning, I wanted to share some pictures of the Santa Ynez Valley. Rode my Ebike Mountain Bike up Happy Canyon and through Solvang with nobody on the streets.
Native blooms on 3/21/20 at Pt. Conception.
By Ann Eldridge
Wildlife antics outside the kitchen window.
By Bonnie Carroll
Peaceful Creatures at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden.
Here’s a photo of a two-foot in length Coral-bellied ringneck snake my friend took this morning near APS. The photo was taken back behind The Old Mission. Despite the fact that he is always on the lookout for snakes and has seen many on local trails, this is my friend's first sighting of this particular species. He did not try to touch the snake, as his policy is to photograph and admire only.
Click here for online photos to better see the size and coloring of these gorgeous little snakes. If you should happen to see one yourself, the snake is thin, with a matte (not shiny) olive drab color on top with its head just a bit darker than the rest of the body. Some “coral” red on the underbelly and similar red ring on the neck may be visible, too.