Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) and a Common Housefly (Musca domestica) in a deep dark forest of Macon County in North Carolina, USA.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS f/5.7 1/25s ISO-400 100mm

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The Turtle Quadrille
— Jean Gregory Evans

“Will you flit a little faster?” said the turtle to the fly.
“There’s a tortoise close behind us, and he’s treading in my trail.
See how eagerly the plodders and the anglers all advance!
They are waiting in the forest – will you come and join the dance?
—Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the dance?
—Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the dance?

Inspired by “The Lobster Quadrille” — Lewis Carroll which was inspired by Mary Howitt’s “The Spider and the Fly”

A lover of art and nature, Jean adores animals, whimsy, smiles, and chocolate chip cookies, not necessarily in that order.

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  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensabout 3 years ago

    I definitely prefer the turtle! Nice capture though!

  • LOL! this the grossest creepy critter?? Thank you, Margaret, for your kind words and compliment! I greatly appreciate them for this is just so gross! :-)

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    LOL! Awesome picture!! An of course, I’ll join the dance!!

  • LOL! Thank you, Linda! I guess it might be a slow dance…

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture. What a beauty.

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 3 years ago

    Great box turtle, love their patterns!

  • WesternArt
    WesternArtabout 3 years ago

    They do spend so much time hiding in their homes. Great photos.

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

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