While traveling toward Elkdale recently, the handsome fellow above was spotted lumbering across the road.
Somewhat shy, he turned away from the camera several times.
According to Wikpedia, the “serpentina” portion of their name refers to their neck and head, and means “serpent” or “snake like”.
These turtles should be enjoyed from a safe distance. They can turn their head in a flash, and their jaws are powerful enough to amputate a finger.
The horses enjoy returning to their summer pasture as Elk Mountain’s snowpack reluctantly diminishes.
A recent thaw provided a resting spot for a flock of Snow Geese, pictured above, on their way back to the arctic.
Tender grass makes for a great late Spring supper.
Under days longer than nights, the snowpack diminishes gracefully, yields to vernal industry.
Beretta the dog enthused over the season.
Mother Turkey Hen and brood on a morning visit.
Daphne with stick, and her niece Berry, the new dog on the hill.
Hawk in flight,
lofted by air
and sunlight bright.
Looking through the wheel of a hayrake that had been covered with snow through mid-March, horses can be seen returning to their summer pasture after a long cold winter.