Turtles Know How to Hang Out in the Sun!
April 16th, 2019
In early Spring when the mornings are cold and a long sunny day make the afternoons hot you can find turtles coming out of the cold waters of most Southern creeks and rivers to sunbathe. We couldn't believe the number of turtles we discovered after seeing a group and decided to pull over near the Elk River in Limestone County. In this picture you can easily count over 50.
These guys are enjoying a little fellowship in the sun and all agree on the best direction to face.
Pigs, Barn and Tractor... All Country
April 16th, 2019
On Upper Snake Road in Alabama, I believe we found the Three Little Pigs all grown up and NOT so little! I have to hand this one to Mosey to catch this picture as we drove by rather quickly to avoid a tractor spraying a nearby field. We didn't even notice the darker spotted pig until we got home and viewed the pictures. Love the old barn and tractor... all country.
The Turtle, Turkey and Trouble
December 22nd, 2018
Most anytime we load up and journey the backroads we come across all kinds of critters. There are always the usual livestock that catches our eyes and sometimes our noses. We come across cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, chickens, guineas, peacocks and the such. Then there are the wild animals that cross our path, mainly deer, but on three separate outings we ran across a turtle, turkey and trouble.
The turtle was right in the middle of the road trying to cross as is common after a good rain on a warm summer day in the South. This little guy was on a fairly busy road and needing rescuing from certain death. We thought our grandson might want to see him, so he rode with us in the console back home and eventually came out of his shell for him to see.
On another trip to Southern Tennessee we rounded a corner to find a group of turkey, known as a "rafter", crossing the road, six or seven altogether. Mosey whirled her camera around and manage to capture a picture of the last few as they disappeared into the woods.
On our trip to Gaston Church we topped a hill and spotted a conspicuous snake in the middle of the road. As we drove by I got a glance of a distinct pattern and a shiny head. We were close to both a home and a church, so we turned around to see if our suspicion was correct. Yep, there he was not the least bit timid even as we drove right up and took this shot. Needless to say, not knowing if there were children at the house or church, I left him wearing a Mickey Thompson pattern.
Pair of Tennessee Sheep
September 29th, 2018
We see a lot of livestock wherever we go, mainly cows, horses and goats, but for some reason rarely sheep. These two in Tennessee started heading our way as soon as we started slowing down to take their picture. We think it must have been close to dinner time!