Gregg's dad and his wife visited us a couple of weekends ago, and for the first time we took them to one of our favorite places, Meadowlark Gardens. I have shared photos from Meadowlark many times before and if you click on the label below this post, it will take you to them.
One of the lakes is full of koi and turtles. I have seen koi at least three feet long.
The turtles are always interesting to me, and this one swam over a koi as we watched.
He is a painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) and is the most widespread native turtle of North America.
Fossils that have been found show that they have existed for 15 million years, but four regionally based subspecies (the eastern, midland, southern and western) evolved during the last ice age.
"Try to be like the turtle, at ease in your own shell."
"I'm Yertle the Turtle!
Oh, marvelous me!
For I am the ruler of
All that you see!"
Please....I don't like
But down here
Below, we are feeling
"And the turtles, of course.....
All the turtles are free
As turtles, and maybe,
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