Visited by Transients–They’re Underfoot and Over Head

I was headed down the driveway when I spotted this monster crossing our lawn.  I stopped the car, picked up a weapon (my camera) and went to investigate.  Soon I was eye-to-eye with the beast.

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I’m not going to mess with this one.  Would you?

I retreated.  And got a better look.

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The turtle left, but perhaps blessed us in passing.  A few days later we received two and a half inches of rain and that brown lawn is once again a luscious green.

I saw that turtle in the morning.  Later that afternoon.  I met a painted turtle on the driveway as I was walking back from the mailbox.  Unfortunately, I had no camera with me.

As we are officially in autumn, the birds are beginning to flock together.  Perhaps they are getting ready for their annual southward migration.  As they pass by, my big antenna seems to be a favorite place to get a bit of rest.

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They all came at once.  Soon they were all gone.

I enjoyed their visit.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

14 thoughts on “Visited by Transients–They’re Underfoot and Over Head

  1. You did get a great picture. We have a ton of rain here, you can take some if you want (preferably the early morning rain that decides to accompany me to work each day). :) :badmood: :hkitty:

  2. WOW! What a treat! We don’t get random turtles in the ‘hood…well, unless a certain college kid brings one home to “save.”

    We need rain so badly here. The front lawn is straw. We had a bonfire last night and had to have the hose nearby in case any sparks caught the lawn on fire. It’s that bad.

    • We don’t see turtles very often. It’s kind of neat when we do.

      We were getting quite dry here before the 2.5-inch rainfall.

  3. Rain? Have your turtle message one of his buddies telling him to walk across our lawn.

  4. The first guy is definitely a model for those who don’t like to sleep anyplace but their own homes. Huge! I’m sure his/her mate thinks “pretty” when looking at that face.

  5. Your first picture was a real shock…what on earth???…I’ve never seen one of those around here !! I wonder why you have turtles in your area, and we don’t have any around here, or maybe I’m just missing them!! It sure feels more like fall this week !! Thanks for the neat pictures.

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