This lovely box turtle newly emerged from hibernation, crawled away from his winter home, still sleepy.
A tiny painted turtle having a look around.
A frog just up from the mud.
Lots of mating activity.
One of the resident nesting pair of geese, enjoying a little time away from nest sitting duties.
Beautifully captured scenes – these are so much fun.
It was pure delight to have witnessed them. Thank you!
Haha, in the first image, the turtle looks like it does NOT want to be bothered. As though he’s saying, “go away”. But then again, most turtles just appear that way.
He was just waking up from his “long winter nap”:)
Love these…so tells us spring is finally here! Yeah!!
Is it true that you know all these wonderful creatures by name?
I pretty much know their classifications, but I also give them proper names:) Thanks Louis.
A lovely time of year. Thanks LInda!
Wonderful images, Elena. I love seeing these. 🙂
Hooray spring! Hooray swap creatures! 🙂
YEs! I’m grateful for all three:) Thanks Cindy!
The swamp is just crawling with fabulous life forms! So nice to see all those creatures.
It IS life affirming. Thanks Karen:)
How fantastic to have all this drama on your doorstep. Love your captures, Elena!
I truly enjoy it. Thank you Richard!
A real lively swamp! Great pics, Elena! 🙂
Thank you Marina!:)
life life life made visible i can forget in winter that life is just as evident in all of the turning of the wheel 🙂
So true. Thanks Elisa:)
Spring is springing Elena! 🙂
It certainly is! Thanks Adrian:)
You captured the spring activities nicely, Elena. And that first turtle really does look sleepy!
He really was:) Thank you Jet!
Good observation and nicely photographed !
Thank you Yoshi!
Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing them.
I love the sleepy turtle, poor thing. 🙂
Yes, he was out of it. Thanks Sarah:)
Very beautiful are the pictures, dear Elena. I love tortoise –unfortunately I can only see in the zoo. They say turtle bring prosperity!
Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful images that touch!
Have a wonderful day, dear Elena. Big hugs, with love, Stefania! 🙂
Thanks so much Stefania. The turtles thank you too:)
It’s all happening in your fabulous swamp Elena!
It is!:) Thanks Patti!
Beautiful shots Elena. 🙂
Thanks very much Tim:)
I love the turtle closeups!