This story-of-the-day’s-walk is self explanatory and has no plot: Look! A Dekay’s brown snake! Right there!
The other story takes longer to write although I took it in in about three glances. I have no picture* for it—too scary-sad for my personal taste. We were walking down a side street—no traffic, and the road was smoother than the sidewalks. And I saw up ahead lots of small pieces of broken, rotten branches. I said, oooooh, I’m not walking right there; looks like that tree is shedding! Then I realized that the small black car parked along the curb had four star-breaks in the windshield—thankfully, not broken all the way. But.
* In the kale-substitute photo, I quite how the droplets are lensing the sky above….