With all of the warm weather lately, I have been spending some of my mornings in the flowerbeds. The nice temperatures and intermittent rains have started the morning weeding chores. I had just finished one of the lower beds to the side of my studio and when I got up, there was Mr. Turtle almost beside me in the grass. He was trucking right along (for a turtle, anyway) to the beds next to the gazebo. I had been concerned about him after the sticky paper incident last fall because I hadn’t seen him after we cleaned and then freed him, so this was so wonderful for me to see.
I raced back into the house to get my camera. By the time I got back he had moved under the edge of the evergreen shrubs where I had been weeding. Much to his dismay, I plucked him up and set him down a few feet away so I could take his picture. Shortly thereafter he continued on his journey. I hope to see him often over the summer. We’re kind of like pals after all of these years.