First, the agaves in our yard are blooming for the first time. We'll keep you posted on what these flower stems turn into.
Jil, you've been warned not to look at the next photo. This guy? was stretched out in front of our garage door when I got back from the barn today. Here he/she is lurking beneath a cactus.
It's just a bull snake, but pretty amazing the way it can flatten its head to resemble a rattlesnake. It even shakes its tail, but of course can't make any sound..