They were soaking up the sun from atop the bushes at the front door.
What a greeting!
Officially, garter snakes.
There were two on each side as we approached,
but one scurried down into the safety of the bush,
while the others remained perched
When we left,
there were three in one bush and two in the other!
Of course, the shy guy slid away once again.
I bet they are all siblings!