Saturday, June 12, 2010
Big happenings in the world of nature lately!
Last week a beautiful (well, kinda) snapping turtle momma came and laid her eggs right by my front door! It's nice to know that critters feel so safe with us! So, sometime between August 6 and September 9, we should have little snapper babies running all over the yard!
Then, on Thursday, while driving down a busy road by our home, we noticed cars stopping and swerving off the road. As we got closer, we saw that it was a REALLY big turtle, right there in the middle of the north bound lane!
I jumped out and ran over. Tom yelled out the window, "Be careful! It's a snapping turtle!"
When got to it I saw that it was not a snapper, but a painted turtle, THE SIZE OF A DINNER PLATE! I gently pushed him (or her) off the roadway and we went merrily on our way. Thank you, God, that I got to help one of your creatures!
And, lastly, last night as I was preparing for bed,
I was just climbing in between the sheets, when
I heard a frantic kind beating noise coming from
behind my head board. I'm thinking, "Oh great! There's a mouse in my bedroom! But it got really loud and out came this HUGE moth!
I'm talking "BIG" here! Scared the living
daylights out of me! So brave and
courageous hubby caught it and put it outside.
I really hope it lives! I looked it up this
morning and it's a Promethea Moth. His
wing span had to be 5 inches across!
I'm not kidding! But noone can figure out
how it got in to my bedroom, let alone my
house, with out being seen by someone!
So far this year has been such a treasure chest of wildlife encounters!
I can't wait to see who turns up next!
LIFE IS JUST SO FULL OF COOL STUFF!
- Judy Goddard
- Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States
- My nane is Judy and I've been a christian for more than 3/4 of my life. I believe in redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that God, the Spirit lives in me and gives me the power to do His will and to live a joyful life. I have a Godly husband, a grown son and daughter. I live on a farm with 3 goats, 2 chickens, 2 horses, a cat, a dog and a python. I am an artist and a singer. I was a full time stay at home mom, the hardest job you'll ever love! I have two handmade shops on Etsy. Leaning on the Promises www.leaningonthepromises.etsy.com (Hand Painted Walking Canes) and Beaver Creek Pottery www.beavercreekpottery.etsy.com and an Etsy shop for selling Vintage and Antiques. Jersey Pine Pickers www.jerseypinepickers.etsy.com I post about my relationship with God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, about the things He teaches me, delights me with and how He uses me.