Joe the Turtle Wakes Up From a Nap

​It has been awhile since we had a view of Joe! I took this one day when he first woke up. He has been very sluggish this winter, (haven't we all?) but there were years when he would sleep through the whole winter. I suppose in 'turtle years' he is a teenager. 

I had a dream about him some time back that he had his shell off.  He looked like a dried sponge body and he was standing on the back of the couch. He had his little arms spread open. He said, "Look at me!"  It was the first time in my whole life I ever had a dream that made me wake up laughing.