I finally got around to putting buttons on a couple of February stitches.
"Old Man Winter" now has a Bluebird to keep him company.
The three square red buttons fill in the gaps on "Gingham Hearts".
I mentioned I recently bought a new (refurbished) camera with an 80x zoom lens.
The lens allowed me to snap this Western Pond Turtle without having to get close enough to disturb him.
I'm pretty pleased with the clarity as you can even see his reflection in the pond.
Do you think he might be smiling?
I've not seen any turtles all Winter, so I was glad to find a couple basking on a log.
Western Pond Turtles are listed as Listed as "critical" on the Oregon's sensitive species list. They have disappeared from many parts of their previous range, so it's nice we have a couple nearby.