One Word Photo Challenge: Gold

One Word Photo Challenge:  Golden Turtle

 

June 26, 2014 garden 004

 

Our Eastern Box turtles have remained in the garden this week.

This one was enjoying the cool shade of our butterfly garden, and its mate was nearby in some tall grass.

I found them while watering, weeding  and trimming earlier today, a golden opportunity to enjoy the wild creatures who live here with us.

 

Bits of dirt from my weeding landed on this poor fellow's shell.  I heard him moving at my feet, and managed to  take his photo, and move out of the bed, without causing him any further disturbance.

Bits of dirt from my weeding landed on this poor fellow’s shell. I heard him moving at my feet, and managed to take his photo, and move out of the bed, without causing him any further disturbance.

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

 

With appreciation  to Jennifer Nichole Wells for her One World Photo Challenge: Gold

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

11 responses to “One Word Photo Challenge: Gold

  1. How awesome that you have TWO – Doubly blessed! Such beautiful markings. Peaceful creatures. 🙂

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  3. He’s beautiful! Love the markings. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  4. Their shells are so beautiful. 🙂

  5. What cool symbols those turtles display! 🙂 With orange-ish eyes and a stare of surprise!

    • 😉 Ancient works of art, directly from the Source. In what language may these glyphs be read? I had just removed the leafy “volunteer” plant beneath which this little one was hiding, and was happy he stuck his face back out a little so I could take his photo 😉 Happy Sunday, UT! Best, WG

  6. He is really beautiful! Looks like you have a garden friend, I am sure he is staying because he is finding all the food and water he needs! I hope you are doing good! We had our 11-1/2 month old grandson all day today, finally got him asleep and now playing catch up on the blog!

    • Sounds like fun! I’m glad you’ve had family for the weekend. I enjoyed reading your posts earlier today. Our garden is full of critters at the moment. Our rabbit was back tonight, but took off for the ravine when I was out spraying deer repellent at dusk. A cool evening here, but the rain just evaporated before falling these last few days. Best wishes, WG

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