Saturday, July 17, 2010

The turtle is still here

The Hibiscus are in full bloom right now with beautiful big flowers in shades of pink, red, deep pink and white. All of my Spring and early summer flowers have quit blooming and Jimmy is in the process of cutting down the old dried stocks now that they have reseeded themselves.

We had an early morning thunderstorm that lasted about as long as it took you to read this sentence. It came, it went and the lights went out...but only briefly. Everything is back to normal and the sun is drying the grass.

The turtle is still in the watergarden and it's a very small turtle. Jimmy saw it's head while it ate a waterlily blossom. In the picture to the left you can see the scattered remains of the blossom all shredded up. Jimmy stood there watching the turtle eat and I must have scared it away when I walked up. I haven't seen it.

I do remember the last time we had a turtle in our little pond and Jimmy told me that it was a tiny little thing. As he pointed the little turtle out to me, I told him that this wasn't no little tiny turtle but that he was only seeing the tip of the turtles tail, and that he needed a bigger net. He argued about the turtle's size with me, and then he dipped his little tiny green aquarium net down into the water after the turtle and quickly brought it back up and said, "I think we need a BIGGER NET!!!"

We're being lazy again today not doing much of anything but relaxing. I need to go to the grocery store but I don't know what to buy. I just may get a few essentials and wait to do the rest of the shopping after the weekend is over. I really hate to go shopping on the weekend when everyone else is out and the stores are so crowded.

Hope everyone is having a good day today and that you are keeping cool. Some of my grandchildren are at Kings Island today and some of the others are at a super-sized water park in Somerset keeping cool in the wave pools, waterfalls and water slides, but wherever you are whether it's traveling or just spending the day relaxed around the pool, be safe and enjoy yourself.

2 comments: said...

At dam 50 we had a snapp'n turtle where we always laucned our boats so we got a mop handle and let him snap the mop handle in the middle and we carried him to the lower pool away from walking traffic. He had a twenty inch shell so we needed to move him.

Anonymous said...

Hire me and I'll come get that turtle out for you.
The Turtle Hunter