Monday, May 02, 2011

Turtle Island

The first painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) of the season made her appearance this weekend, sunning herself on a warm rock in the beaver pond.

The tilt of her head said it all, and her pleasure was almost tangible - she seemed to be smiling.  Resting in the sunlight after a long winter spent in the mud at the bottom of the pond is a wonderful thing.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

"Resting in the sunlight after a long winter spent in the mud at the bottom of the pond is a wonderful thing".

The metaphor there is just too good! Emerging from the depths, basking in the light. Lovely.

liliannattel said...

I too love the metaphor and the photo and the title. The rock looks like a turtle shell, too.

quiet said...

Beautiful. Always, the way you see things and share them with us lifts my heart. Thank you.

Sky said...

wo0o ho0o! spring is really here!

the wild magnolia said...

While back tracking in my Google Reader I found this beauty turtle.

This is a happy gal!

Great shot!

Thank you!