Things show up in our yard and gardens, all kinds of things. Some of what shows up are appreciated, some are not. We generally like the various animals that come around. Frogs and toads, baby rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks, these are things that we enjoy seeing in the gardens. A few weeks ago a small turtle found it’s way to our small garden pond and made it his home.

“Oh, it’s so cute,” Marilyn said when she saw the baby turtle swimming in the goldfish pond. “I hope the little turtle likes it here, and it stays, it’s sooo cute!” She went on and on about the baby turtle, and how cute it was swimming in the pond. I just wish that she thought that I was as cute as that darned turtle. I may not have a pretty shell, and I can not swim so great, but I think I look as good as a turtle. Maybe not.

Other things that show up in the garden are not so welcome. Snakes, raccoons, moles and possums come to mind. We do not like to have them around here. But one thing I can say for sure, Marilyn does think that I am cuter than a possum. At least I think she does, I hope!