Monday, September 28, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009


aka "musk turtle"
in latin that's Sternotherus odoratus.
See the barbels under the chin.
Has a toenail-like claw at end of its tail (not pictured).
Climbs trees.
Book says "if a turtle falls into your boat while you're fishing, it's almost certainly a musk turtle."
Does that mean one is wise to wear a helmet when boating?

Friday, September 18, 2009


See the chrysalis shell left behind.
And note how plump the spotted belly is.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

the past would be behind us

but the past is made of cast iron,
weighs a lot,
& is really hard to move

This hitching post is ready for the Lenin-Stalin Grave Yard

Monday, September 14, 2009

new turtle

mid-September yard walking, found this walker
Photography session likely scarred him for life

Sunday, September 13, 2009

grey tree frog

The remarkable thing about a grey tree frog
is that on silvery metal, he'll turn silver.
I did have to touch him.
He didn't really like that.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

day in another country

Shelly's house & chickens, Hanover County

Some people grow catalpa treess for the caterpillars -
good fishing bait

as Susan Orleans says - "chickens: the new IT bird"