We walked the bike path for a mile south of the college one morning this week and turned and were making our way back to our starting point when Judy spotted this turtle beside the path. Chances are good that it was there as we passed that way five minutes earlier, unless it is a lot speedier than most turtles. But we sure didn't see it. Makes you wonder how many other things we pass, never realizing what we have missed.
This caterpillar stood out on the brussels sprouts I was watering, and I wasn't sure I wanted it there, but a little research revealed that it is a swallowtail caterpillar. It seemed much happier when I moved it to a nearby dill plant.
I have no idea what these next two are, but I continue to be amazed at what is hidden in plain sight in the bushes and plants around the house, and that I only notice when I slow down and look for something to photograph.
"Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"
I've taken on a prayer practice of looking for the moments of light in each day, whether actual or metaphorical, and then writing or posting photos of what I find.