A Five-lined Skink basking in the afternoon sun.
Of all creatures in this visible world, light is the most glorious; of all light, the light of the sun without compare excels the rest. ~William Gurnall
Due to mild temperatures this past weekend, this turtle found its way up out of its muddy winter hiding place and found a nice spot to sit and enjoy a pleasant day.
“She thanked God that life was not always winter, that spring always came at last to chase away the cold and heaviness, and to release one to warmth and movement again.” ~Janette Oke
Turtles of Reelfoot Lake State Park
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” ~Victor Hugh
“He slept beneath the moon, he basked beneath the sun; he lived a life of going to do and died with nothing done.” ~James Albery
A couple of turtles keeping cool on a hot summer day at Reelfoot Lake State Park.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~Sam Keen
“Never discourage anyone… who makes continual progress, no matter how slow.” ~Plato
Black rat snakes are beneficial to farmers because they help control the rodent population. This was one long snake!