Below is some of my day Lilys.
A close up shot of a ornamental onion.
A old shovel in a bed of speariment and lemon balm.
Then a walk down the path by my shrub roses that are blooming like crazy right now.
Of course a muddy little Brat Terrier had to get in the photo,,she is such a ham!
Next we go out to where the pond was at and we have my beautiful clematis that is awesome this year.(of course it is since I don't live there now)
I Love the seed pods that are left on the vine after the clematis blooms.
This is one of my pretty pink roses.
And it has a little visitor that took shelter during the rains the night before.
Next I spied this guy hiding out in the ivy and ferns. He is a Box Turtle. And how do I know its a "he" ? Well just keep on reading.
Can you see him down in the lush greenery?
Ok, now we get a little x-rated. After spotting Mister Turtle I stopped taking photos and went inside to paint on the dining room. After a while I came back outside to take a short break. I went back out to the pond and sat on the bench and then I looked over at the flowers and saw Mister Turtle and he was uh,,,well,,,you can see what he was doing below.
I was totally shocked and had to run in and get Daniel to see this uh, romantic rendezvous. Daniel was awestruck too. We both had to stand there and gawk,,and the happy couple didn't seem to mind. Is that not a look of determination in his little beady red eye? And where is the Mrs. Turtle? Ummmm,,I don't think she was in to it as much as he was. Doesn't that just figure? Ha!
I just was so amazed by this "sunday in the pond" affair that was going on that I just had to take numerous pictures of it. Daniel and I had never had the fortune to see mating turtles. Mister Turtle was pretty aggressive. I had to come home and read about how box turtles mate because it was a very National Geographical moment in my life.
I hope every one had a great week-end and are enjoying the sweet summer time. I know Mister Turtle was !!! Ha Ha!