On Monday I got home from work and my husband was very excited. He had been watching something moving toward the house out in the rather unkempt side yard, and realized it was a painted turtle. He watched her as she came fairly close to the house and then dug a depression in the sandy soil there to lay her eggs. He took the opportunity to get a beautiful closeup photo of her. I love their orange bellies and the little orange marks around the edges of their shell. They are such beautiful turtles!