We were out and about over the weekend. One of our favorite places to ride is in Lambtown, which is in Ledyard, CT, and adjacent to Quakertown.
There is an obscure dirt road that runs alongside a swamp. It's on property that once belonged to my husband's family and it was a favorite place of his in childhood. Over the years we have seen so many birds there: great blue herons, red wing blackbirds and other birds that enjoy being near the water.
"What's that?!" I said. Something dark and fast was scurrying across the road. From a distance, we thought it might be a small otter or beaver.
What a surprise when I got out to take a photo. It was a large snapping turtle! It looked so prehistoric dragging its heavy tail behind it. It was moving quickly so it was hard to get a photo. The swamp is across the street and it was definitely on it way to the water.
Later in the day a very large red headed woodpecker flew in front of our car and we we thrilled to see it land nearby. Over the course of the day, we passed many wild turkeys, cranes and egrets. Yes...spring is here! Magical!
My drawing continues as well as other art projects. Outdoor soccer has started. Hard to believe we have been attending the grands' games for 8 years. It really is nice sitting outdoors again.
We woke up to a very chilly 38 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. The sun is shining and it's a gloriously beautiful spring morning. The goldfinches showed up early at the feeder in their springy bright yellow attire. The cardinals and jays added some color to the yard, too. Now if those chubby little squirrels I have been feeding would stay out of my window boxes!
Hope that nature shows
herself to you daily,
and as always,
enjoy the day!