…Along with the temperature. Jobs that need doing better get done as early as possible. In the veggie strip at the far back reaches of the property, yellow pear and black cherry tomatoes are melting right off of the vines. Being away from the garden allows the fruits of our labors to get out of hand. Those hands need to get busy and get this mess cleaned up so that fresh new growth can produce fresh newly ripened tomatoes. But wait…
Nearly slipping on the sloping gravel paths and tripping on the wobbly rock steps, the camera is fetched from inside the addition. Oh good, our helper is still here, but looking wary of all the noise someone is making.
We remember back to last fall when there was a similar encounter over at the ornamental peach tree, which can be read about by clicking here-Turtle Blues. The above shot from that post shows what we believe to be a different box turtle, a female if eye color is any indication, although the neck, head and legs are black and yellow, unlike our tomato eating friend who sports gray legs, neck and head. According to this site, what we have are two seperate box turtles, a male and a female. Oh joyous day, for do you know what that means?
There could be baby turtles!!! Maybe. Someday. Perhaps. There is plenty of food for a nice family here and lots of fine living accomadations. The mystery of who has been eating the strawberries along the nearby path might also have been solved. Good thing we just tied up the wild and crazy raspberry vines, those are not for sharing, sorry to be greedy but there you go.
*Rather than the beloved Janis Joplin number, this title refers to male turtle eye color, unless there is a song out there with this title that is apropos.