The brook runs through a series of picturesque, now broken dams on its way down to the lake.
Can you spot the snake basking in the sun? I didn’t even know it was there when I took the picture. After taking it I moved a bit closer to get a different angle and out of the corner of my eye I spotted movement and heard a splash. When I looked I could see the snake swimming off in the brook.
I don’t know much about snakes, but from what I can see in the picture I suspect this is an adult Coluber constrictor or Black Racer.
Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.