My little bench down by the pond (which is now beautiful too after Jax and I painted it) is a grounding place for me. I can relax for a long time watching the water, watching the matching sky, watching the geese, feeling the breeze, watching fish jump and try to predict which way to look so I can catch the entire jump rather than just peripherally. There are things in the pond which I don’t find relaxing….like seeing the little numb of a snake head swimming toward shore…or worse to come upon one curled up in the rocks. But, the snapping turtles….there is just nothing pleasant about snapping turtles.
Especially the ones who slide a trail up into the front yard. I’m curious but don’t really want to know what causes a turtle to decide to vacate the pond and slides it’s ugly body up into the yard …… MY YARD!!
Even though I say I don’t care…I’m on my way to google.
EDIT: they leave the pond in order to find a place to dig and dump their eggs. Hmmmm
Until next time…