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Turtle testaments

Out and about by the lake taking time to watch turtles basking on logs, all life awash in water & sunlight. Turtles nest in the hardest places, gravel driveways, railroad tracks, quarry pits, yet they persist, pickmatic claws excavating space … Continue reading

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Snappers and sardines

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Two snapping turtles in a hoop trap with sardines Two turtle doves these ain’t This puts “Green Eggs and Ham” to shame All Dr. Seuss did was pull a cat from his brain

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Scented carapace

Carved turtle with cedar carapace, enshrined by festive colors and floral  fragrance.

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Thoughts on turtles

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I have spent many summers observing turtles.  No other organism in my life has taken up more space in my thoughts or dreams.  I have tracked the threatened Blanding’s turtle and endangered spotted turtle…

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They Might Be Giants – Turtle Songs of North America

Since I have been on a turtle kick most of my life, I thought I’d search for the most awesome U-tube video out there about our reptilian friends. Naturally, I typed in the words “turtle” and “They Might Be Giants.” … Continue reading

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Guarded heart

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Snapping turtle, nature’s trap set to spring shut on man’s foot if he fails to mind his steps. Mother snapper guards her new clutch of eggs like a very large hen roosting on her…

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Turtle Treasure

Concrete poem of a traveling turtle I also added my favorite color into the fray of poetry. A rambling turtle gathers green moss, my mind fertile enough to tap into the truisms of a terrapin who shoulders our planet. Not … Continue reading

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Snappers and sardines

Two snapping turtles in a hoop trap with sardines Two turtle doves these ain’t This puts “Green Eggs and Ham” to shame All Dr. Seuss did was pull a cat from his brain

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Western painted turtle hatchling

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Oh, but to see the world within a world!

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Western painted turtle hatchling

Oh, but to see the world within a world!

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