Saturday, 29 May 2010
I Have Not Fallen Off the Face of the Earth
My father and his partner were here for a long weekend, a visit which overlapped with me coming down with a nasty cold. The tide of snot is starting to recede, and my brain is starting to function again, so who knows; I may post something of substance in the upcoming week.
In the mean time, I leave you with this picture of another visitor we had this week. It's a midland painted turtle. We offered it some lettuce but it did not eat it and eventually wandered off. It seemed to have a definite plan in mind. Wish I could say the same.
We think another turtle laid some eggs in one of our flower beds; at least there are narrow dragging marks, and a carefully dug depression. Having seen other turtle tracks I would have said it was a snake, except no snakes have ever dug a hole that I have heard of... it would be, to say the least, surprising. We will leave that spot unplanted and see if anything happens.