Monday, April 13, 2015

Turtle Love

"I'm gonna soak up the sun
While it's still free
I'm gonna soak up the sun
Before it goes out on me!"
Sheryl Crow

I knew it.
I knew it before I saw them.
It was that day.
That first truly sunny day of the spring season.
That day when the threat of winter's return disappears.
It's the day the turtles appear.
I have no idea where they hide all winter, poor things.
But I just knew when I started my walk around the pond on Sunday
that the turtles would be out in droves
soaking up those rays!

It's as if Kathy knew they'd be out showing off for me when she chose this song!
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  1. Fun pics. That turtle is so excited he's kicking up his heels.

  2. Ah!! So perfect!
    I am still on a high from yesterdays weather!

  3. Cute little fellows or gals soaking up the sun. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. Love how it is kicking up its hind legs - soaking it up but good. In between the down pouring rain, we have moments of summer, not spring, but 80 plus degrees - good grief nature has a grudge. Our water levels have been fringing on flooding since the first of March and as I look out at the corner of our yard currently under water, I wonder when it will let up. (shades of Boston - only not snow)

    So glad you all are at least getting some nice (sunny) days.

  5. i would like to be a turtle, that turtle ;)

  6. I'm in a serious sun deficiency here...we have had more overcast days than I can remember. And my sunrises have been nada, nilche, not happening and I'm getting grumpy! lol ;)

    Love the turtle!

  7. They are cute. Loving that last shot where the turtle has it's legs up in the air.

  8. Cool captures! I'd love to have you come and share at

  9. The critters coming out is a sure sign of warmth ahead! I'm sure it feels amazing after a record winter.

  10. What happy photos! I never thought about turtles enjoying the sun so much, but your images captured it perfectly!

  11. Wow, look at those beautiful red markings on that turtle. So pretty! Thanks for linking up to Song-ography.