This Valley Garter Snake was in my yard in July, 2018. Typical of garter snakes, it froze in place, hoping I would get bored and go away without harming it. This allowed ample time to take a few photos before leaving it in peace.
Ink, watercolor, and gouache on Strathmore Toned Tan paper, approximately 8″ x 6″. Reference photo is my own.