13 June 2014


This time of year it isn't unusual to see adult Eastern Painter Turtles (Chrysemys picta picta) walking through our yard looking for a place to lay their eggs, but I almost mistook this baby turtle for a stone while mowing my lawn.

Even climbing over mushrooms was a challenge.

This little guy is an exact scaled down version of an adult.

Blades of grass seemed like trees to this little guy.

After a few photos I gave this little guy a ride to our cabin and released him in a pond full of turtles.

10 June 2014

Peeping Frog

While watching TV in the basement "man-cave", I suddenly realized I was being watched by a visitor on the other side of the sliding glass door.

It had been raining for most of the evening and a Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) had jumped onto the glass door and stayed there for over an hour. Maybe the frog like the TV show ...

Or, maybe the frog was after the bugs, attracted by the room light and  on the window.

06 June 2014

Hopkins' New House

With the concrete work complete on the porch of Brian & Tish Hopkins' new house, the stonework around the front door was added. Cardboard used to protect the front door is still in place.

Inside the house, most of the kitchen cabinets and trim-work is installed awaiting the installation of the counter top.