There’s always an argument about which one is superior ocean or pool, but we all know the right answer is a nice lake, right? It’s my happiest of happy places. Photo by my favorite photographer: @mpreaves
A friend found a Five-Lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) mother and her nine eggs under her air conditioner and called us to help.
We were then able to incubate the eggs and they hatched! 🦎
The video shows me assisting a baby escape from the last remnants of his shell.
The last photo shows how the mother was found coiled around her eggs. 💚
All babies and mother are healthy and back in the wild where they belong. 🌳🦕
@frankielondres and I stopped in the town of Marion, Alabama on our way home from Bessemer. We happened upon this bookstore called As Time Goes By. The owner, Charles, was so interesting. He had lived all over the world and had the coolest jobs. His bookstore, which was also his home, was adorned with original newspapers from some of the most important moments in our nation’s history; as well as original concert posters of shows he attended. One poster was from a Fourth of July music festival in Atlanta when Jimi Hendrix performed the Star Spangled Banner while fireworks exploded overhead. We were damn impressed. The owner’s name is Charles Flaherty and I highly recommend his bookstore, if you are ever in Marion, Alabama. #alabamaroadtrip#marionalabama#astimegoesby#jimihendrix#americanhistory#coolbookstores#alabamathebeautiful