We happen to live in a very pretty area near St. Louis. While I often appreciate the animals and wild things here, I also get frustrated with the coyotes eating my ducks and the deer eating my fruit trees.
In any case, I do sometimes like to go rummage through the parks and see what I can find. One thing that caught my eye was this turtle. There were actually two of them sunning themselves in a parking lot. They dutifully turtle-trotted away from me, and I followed them trying to take photos. Just imagine me saying “Hey, turtle! Stop. Just stop so I can take your photo!”
I really wanted a photo of the hummingbirds that were feeding on the thistles too. They are very tall and completely frothy with flowers. The birds were fighting over them and I stood for at least five minutes just watching them flit back and forth. I didn’t manage to capture the birds, but the thistles were still beautiful.