Saturday, March 15, 2008

Turtle Anniversay



Last year around this time, my 3 turtles arrived. The idea was to put them in my water garden for the summer months but since they were so small and the water garden did not end up being completed until late in the season, they have been in an aquarium in my study all this time. They have really grown, but this is how they looked the day they arrived. The 2 little ones were about 1.5" diameter and the "bigger" one was about 3" diameter.

It is raining again with still nothing new to show in my garden (ho hum) but this is Spring Break week at UMass which opens up a couple of days for regional trips. That should provide some fodder for the blog posts in the days to come. Stay tuned!

7 comments:

joey said...

I love your turtles, Carol. I have a special fondness for turtles ... each of the 13 squares on a turtle's back represents the 13 full moons in a year (Native American lore), the subject of a novel I'm writing. Now that we've met them, you must keep us up to date on their progress :)

Blue Fox said...

I had no idea that there was such a wonderful story behind turtles. I like all amphibians and reptiles, especially native ones! What kind are these, Carol?

Cabs said...

Joey: I didn't know that! I will have to look into it. And..a BOOK?? wow! Tell us more.

Blue Fox: They are a Mississippi Map Turtle, a Yellow Belly Slider and a Southern Painted. I will take new pictures soon and post them so people can see them at 1+ year old. They are named Max, maude and Matilda. I have no idea of their respective sexes but i figured, " Who cares?"

jodi said...

I love turtles, frogs, salamanders...we have wood and snapping turtles around here, I think the most common species are, and it's always nice to see them --so long as they aren't in the middle of the road, that is.

WiseAcre said...

I don't know if they'll stay in the pond you made. But at least if they start to wander you should be able to catch up with them.

From Little Things said...

Your turtles are so cute!

Cabs said...

Yes, I will definitely have to find a way to "contain" them in and around the pond. Turtles are amazingly fast for the short legs they have. Within 5 minutes of my water garden, they could be onto Main Street.

I also don't know that I will leave them out their overnight. I am afraid will become raccoon food. We do have city raccoons and skunks here.