Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sometimes timing is everything











Yesterday afternoon, I took a break from working in the shop to enjoy a few minutes on the front porch. Something small caught my eye making its way across the road. So, I had to go investigate. I grabbed the camera and looky what I found! A young box turtle! I've been waiting all year to see these guys.
He crossed the road successfully and stopped to take a rest in gutter of the road. Even though we don't get much traffic through here, I knew it wasn't a safe place for him to be. The road is narrow and when two cars come upon each other, each one has to make way for the other--by veering into the gutter of the road. I picked him up to check him out....



































...then moved him a few more feet away into my backyard
where he can be safe and sound. Just a minute later, two cars came through at the same time...wouldn't you know it, one car rode in the gutter to get around the other. Whew!! Mr. Turtle had a lucky day for sure!

















Here are two more finds from the yard yesterday. Snail are everywhere this year, I've never seen so many!

















Loads of toads, too. Big ones, small ones. I dig toads!

10 comments:

Luxe Living said...

aw, so nice to save a turtle! it was his lucky day!

livingglassgirl said...

Yeah, mine too! I love these little guys.

along2481 said...

save the turtle for come...!!

livingglassgirl said...

I agree, along2481, we all must take care to preserve nature for the future!

Katie said...

So tiny and cute! I've been seeing a lot of turtles out and about lately.

artsyclay said...

Such wonderful little creatures live in our yards. I especially love turtles.

Holistically Heather said...

awww what a great story, im glad you saved mr. turtle!

I havnt found any critters yet this year!

Christine said...

Great photos! :-) I am a turtle, frog/toad and snail fan. I've made some storybook sculptures of a frog, a snail and a turtle.

It's great that you moved that darling little turtle.

into the trees said...

these tiny little critters are so cute!

Huggie said...

I love the turtle! I wish I could have one for a pet. :)