Perched...do you use that term with turtles sitting on logs...or do you just call it sitting? The above has two turtles. It is hard to tell but the one behind is a turtle.
This is a pile of turtles...but I am not sure how many.
Again from the strip pit area. These were in the first strip pit we pass on the regular way we go in.
Kodak --The strip pit area is an area where strip mining was done for years. Strip mining is surface mining...sometimes it left shallow areas and sometimes deep pits. They fill with water. This place is changing. But for years we have enjoyed a variety of wild life: Ring-necked pheasants, Short-eared owls, Canada Geese, White Fronted Geese, a few Sandhill Cranes, Northern Harriers, Swans, Snow Geese. Other than the Sandhill Cranes, the ones previousl mentioned have been in abundance. And I am forgetting so much. We see different types of hawks, different types of water birds such as Northern Shoveler, Coots, Great Blue Heron...I even saw a Sora. Oh, and we saw one Osprey...we sea Bald Eagles fairly regularly. I am not sure how big you would call the area...
You would be better off clicking my label of Strip Pits to get a good idea...also my other blog has a lot of posts with things from the strip pits....
But a house that has done what a house should do, a house that has sheltered life, That has put its loving wooden arms around a man and his wife, A house that has echoed a baby's laugh and held up his stumbling feet, Is the saddest sight, when it's left alone, that ever your eyes could meet. from The House With Nobody in It by Joyce Kilmer
You really can't tell it from this picture, but almost any train around here is a long train. Terre Haute has lots of railroads...the day that Roger was transferred from Indianapolis to Terre Haute, we almost never got past this one train. My daughter was driving and she happened to remember one last route to try. And just barely made it before that crossing was closed. Roger was moved by ambulance.