Pondering what photo to use ‘from above’. Food? Flowers? Insects?
Then, a surprise. The decision is made for me whilst walking in bright sunshine by the lake…
A Midland Painted Turtle crosses the road to reach water – but
stops as I approach and tucks most of himself under his shell.
Then another surprise.
A Leopard frog is motionless
in ragged, beige and green grass beside the road.
‘From above’ reveals beautiful patterns on the animals.
‘Turtle’ and ‘Frog’ remind me of favourite children’s books.
The frog: A Frog Inside my Hat
Fay Robinson’s compilation of children’s poems.