Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One Little Turtle

Look who's back! This quaint little fellow visits my yard in the Spring, and this year he appeared on Mother's Day week-end. What a delightful surprise!

Sir Turtle has the most beautiful designs on his back and face, and is so astute in his demeanor. He seemed to enjoy having his picture made.

Here's Aussie, taking a peek at our visitor.

After visiting with the kitties, who were intrigued by varying degrees, Sir Turtle sat appraising the green plastic yard rake for quite a while.

Mr. Humphreys says "What is it?"

Then turtle headed for cover,
and burrowed into the pinestraw
under our persimmon tree.

This turtle is very talented at disappearing.
When the cats and I searched for him later, he was nowhere to be found.

Aussie says
"Where'd he go?"

Wiley says
"Where'd who go?"

Guess we'll see him next spring!


Joanne Ramey Cage said...

I love the turtle saga, and the pictures. Mr. H. is so beautiful!

buffy said...

Gosh, that's a really good-looking turtle. I've never seen one with such bright yellow in his skin.

Nina said...

I'm glad Mr. Turtle came for his annual visit. He looks well, as do your cats. Where was Gretchen?