Wednesday, June 11, 2008

finding turtles


This was a morning find two days ago. The girls were so excited to find this box turtle in the front yard. It seems June is the month for finding turtles so we keep our eyes open. What we did not realize initially is that "Mr. Blueberry", as Rose so called him because of his fondness for blueberries, was missing his right front leg. So he hissed, he ate and he proved that three feet got him anywhere he wanted to go. He was released into our herb garden this morning. We watched his delight as he managed quite nicely to weave his way through the flourishing monarda, commonly called bee balm.

the 13th of October

Friday, the 13th, and at last the weather has turned cooler. I breathe deeply as I turn off the air-conditioner and slide open a few windows...