A Sunbathing turtle


Or a surfing turtle?

We saw this turtle while hiking Tawana Park in Sidney, OH. She was stretching and taking in the warm sun. I missed the good shot but a few inches. The reflection was as good ast the real deal. Sometimes I rush things, and miss something even better. That is how life works too often.

The video from this hike is great too .. I inserted it below, or. you can click on it, and go to YouTube to view it. Enjoy!

~ Rick

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Yellow here, and yellow there.


Yesterday I posted a photo of a Indigo Bunting. The Bunting is a finch! This photo is of an American Goldfinch. I have seen a dozen or more to them in the last couple days. Actually, I think I saw at least that many in one spot today. They migrate too, so it may be that they are passing though in large numbers right now.

The American Goldfinch nest very late, staring in late June and into early July. This time of year they seem to be more jumpy, and it’s more difficult to get a good photo. Their yellow and black color seems fitting for the fall, as well as for the spring.

I posted our latest video yesterday, and posted the link below. This one is from a hike at Goode Prairie Nature Preserve. It’s not a large preserve, but it’s a nice combination of wooded area and prairie. Of course, the Still Water River runs by it. Very nice for a walk, and if it has not been raining, photography.

~ Rick