Spotted a Painted Turtle on the lawn the other day, and hurried outside with my camera.
Years ago, I spotted our Collie playing with what looked like a rock, picking it up and tossing it in air, having a fine old time. When I went out to see what he was up to, it turned out to be a very unhappy turtle! Thank goodness, Collies have gentle mouths and the turtle was unharmed, but it must have been quite a wild ride for him!
I persuaded Rusty to part with his ‘toy’, placed it right side up on the lawn, and within a few minutes, it went on about its business, none the worse for the ordeal!
Our cool, wet Summer seems to be agreeing with the Impatiens on the deck, and they are just about overflowing the pots with colorful blooms.
Last week, it was warm enough for us to run the air conditioning for a few days. Now we are getting a taste of Fall, and I have had to turn on the furnace a couple of times! It is quite dark when I go down to feed the horses at 6 a.m., especially if it is cloudy as it has been lately. It is supposed to warm up later in the week. I hope so. I do enjoy Autumn, but I am not ready to let go of Summer just yet!