Yesterday when we were crossing the St. Croix River, this turtle was right up there on the bridge. It’s an Eastern Spiny Softshell. A very strange looking turtle, especially when it runs. It looks kind of like a frisbee with legs. (Note: I said I wouldn’t guarantee there’d be no more turtle pictures).
And when we were about a mile or so from the cabin, two small bears crossed the road in front of us. We pulled over to see if they would come back out and sure enough, in less than a minute they did!
One of them took off never to be seen again, but the other one hung around so I could take it’s picture. Wasn’t that nice?
I had a Duh! wildlife moment the other day. I saw this dragonfly on top of my garden flag, so I went into the cabin to get my camera before it flew off. I took pictures from all different angles, hoping to get a decent one.
When I was ready to change the flag I tried to flick it off, so it would fly away. Well duh, it was dead! The only place that dragonfly was going was in my hand…
and on the little glider seat of the swing set where the flags hang. Duh!
I'm the female version of "Jack of all trades, master of none". I make bottle cap pincushions as well as other items made with felt and sell them in my Etsy Store, Up The Creek. I make most of these pincushions while at our cabin in northwest Wisconsin. Our cabin is right "Up the Creek" from an active beaver pond. There's always something going on out there. Birds and other wildlife are abundant Up the Creek. I try to get good pictures of bird and wildlife and will post them, even if they're not award winners. My goal is to share what I see. Not to win any medals.