Everybody needs to smile once in a while! This eastern box turtle was a rare guest to my family’s front yard (they usually stay in the woods with soft dirt). I had to protect him from the cats as he made his way through the grass. He had a hard time walking through it, so I helped him out despite his hissing the whole way. Still, when I looked at him, he smiled at me. I don’t know if he really was smiling, or it’s just the contours of his mouth, but I’ll take it as a friendly grin. Hope you share a smile today!
“Smile!” 8x10” acrylic on wood. © Cara Bevan 2009
9 hr 30 min