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Turtle. my first

Today’s walk in the rain, I had just started down the trail when I spied what I thought was a turtle at the base of a sign. Yes, it was a turtle, he/she looked at me, I looked back.. after deciding I was of no danger, it went on with its back and forth movement of its hind legs. I didn’t want to get too close, after all, it was there first and it was in the middle of doing something. When I came back after my walk around the bog, I found what was left of where it had been, no sign of the turtle. Anyone know what he/she was up to?

Rain obviously is not a deterrent to wildlife, they just proceed with what ever it is they are doing. I didn’t see a lot of birds today, but I could hear them .. I concentrated today on taking my time, measuring my steps, being conscious of how my foot fall sounded on the boards, I actually sat, even tho’ it was raining on one of the benches and just closed my eyes to let the moment engulf me. I actually was glad I had my walking stick to lean on, it was so peaceful, the quiet so unique, cuz of course it wasn’t “quiet”, there were sounds, but natural sounds of the ambience that surrounded me.

I felt and heard the rain drops as they landed and disappeared. The fragrance of the wet leaves, and the heady floral scent of the tundra plants as they soaked in the wet droplets. All very special. In my mind I started to compose a poem .. then realized that there would be no words that could translate what I was feeling, it was just too awesome, too humbling… I was so grateful and appreciative that I was alive at the moment in time, I could see no other living being, but I knew I was not alone -I understand the sentiment, when people say, I found God… The wonder of the Universe and the endless divinity and diversity, transcends all that I “know”…. Oyashikiri

life IS

What is “normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It’s important to understand others’ feelings.

Perfect Liberty 2021.16

I really truly feel very blessed that I am able to experience and spend time in Nature, I know I’m a city gal at heart, and I love my central air, and the amenities that come with living in the city. But my time spent in the woodlands, is such a joy and a balm to my “soul”, I encourage anyone who can and has the time to spend time outdoors in/with nature to do so… It is a natural remedy for many many man made ills.

Comments on: "Turtle. my first" (11)

  1. Timothy Price said:

    Excellent.

  2. Wow! The turtle looks happy ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Dymoon, perhaps the turtle was burying its eggs. Maybe new little turtles will one day emerge from the hole.
    Mollie

  4. Beautifully described. I hope the turtle is OK

  5. Nicholas Vrtis said:

    Pretty sure she was laying eggs. And it is a good thing you kept your distance. Snapping turtles have long necks (even if it doesn’t look that way). They can come pretty close to reaching to the back edge of their shell.

    In the water they pretty much just swim away, but on land, they can get grumpy and take off a finger or toe that gets too close.

    • how do you know that is a snapping turtle.. how long before her eggs would hatch?

      • Nicholas Vrtis said:

        2-3 months to hatch.

        We have one that likes to sun him/her self on the end of our dock. We have named our “Nessie”. See one swimming every once in a while.

  6. Wow, thatโ€™s a treat to find a turtle laying eggs like that. Very cool. I enjoy your avatar messages at the end.

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