healing haven

August 27, 2014

Garden Visitors

Filed under: gardening,turtles — by thalia @ 9:17 am
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Two different days this week, we opened our front door to find visitors, just waiting to be welcomed.  First there was a turtle right on the porch, looking up.  (You can see the raccoon flower pot but right next to that is a turtle flower pot – maybe he recognized a friendly place for turtles.)

8-19 turtle on porch

He was still there with head out even after I ran to grab my camera and came back.  And as I moved closer to take close-up shots, he remained watching as if to welcome a picture session.  From the beat-up missing parts of his shell, it was obvious he had been involved in a few difficult moments in his life.

8-19 turtle

The next visitor is actually someone who has maintained a permanent spot on the porch railing.  A spider who has learned to keep her web to one side of the walk-through as so she does not have to redo it every day as we leave the house.

8-19 spider's web on porch

This picture was taken with the sum shining through the web.  I tried it from the other side with the sun shining directly on the web, but it didn’t show up as well.

We delight in the interactions with our neighbors, human and otherwise.

 

 

 

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