We'll save those for last.
First, Carol took some more wildlife photos on the golf course, and I thought you'd enjoy those. Here we have three water turtles enjoying the May sunshine on a rock.
Here's anpther kind of turtle you don't see too often. It's a soft-shelled water turtle. Yes, its shell is actually soft and flexible!
Aren't they weird-looking creatures? Of course, they probably think the same thing about us!
This gal had dug a shallow pit for herself and was in the process of laying eggs:
No, we couldn't get an actual shot of the eggs without moving her, and we didn't want to disturb her so we left her alone.
This was a pretty fellow. A Tiger Swallowtail, our book tells us:
Finally, if you read my last post and the comments, you'll have noticed that Jan made a (somewhat snide) reference to the fact that I wear sandals and admit the same on my blog. She had the nerve to mention "manhood," as if the wearing of sandals somehow cast suspicion on that aspect of this person.
Although she DID have the grace to state that my manhood was not actually in question, I feel that her comment demands a response.
1. I went to college during the "hippie" era of the 60s, and back then it was quite fashionable for "real men" to wear both beards AND sandals. I forbore those, however, because I found both uncomfortable at the time.
2. To me, my wife's opinion is the only one that matters. SHE has no issues with my "manhood" OR with my wearing sandals.
Here is a picture of my actual sandals on my actual feet. Some of my hairy legs are in view, so ladies, please try to control yourselves!
As you can tell, I wear golf shoes (with socks) and shorts when I play golf. Thus the "golfer's tan" on my lower legs.
Now I ask you: Do THOSE look like the legs and feet of a man who should be ashamed of his sandals?
Of course not.