|young raccoons and baby possum|
The raccoons pay not mind to him, but when they try to eat with him, he hisses and moves away.
|close up picture|
People tend to say that possums are ugly, but I find him rather cute.
|young box turtle|
We always have box turtles both in the front and back of our house... eating from the feral's dry cat food. They also like the figs that fall from the fig trees. Most of the ones we see are about 6 inches across, but occasionally we see smaller ones. This one was only about 4 inches - one of the youngest we've seen lately. Years ago we did see even smaller ones, but think the hawks get these before they get much bigger.
Going back to a previous post about my 'monkey mind'... I've decided to try to keep my mind focused on things that aren't out of my control. We've given to the Red Cross to help the victims of the hurricanes, I've prayed for those involved in the earthquake, and when it comes to the state of the world's politics - voting when the time comes is the only answer that I can see.
It seems to me that people need to get their priorities straight. No one wants war... (at least I hope not) whether it be over a nuclear issue or over a Confederate statue. Who or what keeps stirring things up? It's almost as if dividing the country is the goal. Let's turn it around and use these tragedies to bring us all together. Easier said than done I know... but there's a song that says, "Let there be peace on earth... and let it begin with me". I like that.
Now... I'm going to close today with a picture that I just found that is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. It's a picture of a Silver Lab. Now I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Silver Lab, so I googled it. Apparently they exist, but there is a lot of controversy over whether they are considered purebred. I don't know anything about this, but this is certainly an adorable pup!