I wanted to do two things today and oddly enough, I did them both. Usually I'd procrastinate long enough to at least discard one of my goals.
That fellow up above (or girl--I have no idea how to tell the difference (in turtles, that is)) was encountered while hiking up a small mountain in Hillsborough. I was over a mile from the closest water and pretty far above any free flowing water. I have no idea how long that turtle had been walking to get to the path I saw him on but it must have been quite a while.
We haven't had much rain this summer and no doubt the small creek --which has dried up-- down the slope was his former home. Since it was over 90 today and is expected to be around 100 for the next 3 days, I don't think he's going to do well on his journey. Poor turtle.
Below you can see the risotto I made tonight. Usually when I have risotto Julie makes it and I, at best, assist a little. This time it was all me. It wasn't as good as hers but that was probably largely due to my putting twice as much onion in as I was supposed to. I didn't want to bother to wrap half the onion up and put it in the 'fridge, so I tossed it all in the pan.
I still ate it all---it was pretty tasty, but very onion-y! I did achieve a very creamy texture so I must have done it right. Except for the onion and I'll be paying for that for the next few hours!