Monday, May 24, 2010

tortuga



Meet Tortuga, he's our house guest for the evening...


I don't know if you have this problem where you live, but these little box turtles are all over our roads this time of year... many of them die...
Tortuga is probably about 5 years old. He was on the road on John's way home from work...


John brought him home to show the kiddos... he gets to visit, and we played outside with him, and tomorrow we will release him into the wild

Last year we did the same thing with another box turtle, Turquoise.


I love these little visits. The kids get to see nature up close and personal, and we get to feel like we're doing a little something to heal our planet.

What's that story about the man and the starfish, him walking along the beach, throwing the live starfish back in... and the other man says "Why are you doing that, you can't save them all, you'll never make a difference"


And as he tosses another in, he responds saying "Well, I made a difference to that one"

Good Luck Tortuga...xo

4 comments:

Amber Rosie on May 24, 2010 at 4:24 PM said...

What a cute little house guest! I think it is so great how you guys are going to release the turtle!

Corinne on May 24, 2010 at 4:34 PM said...

My kids would be fascinated with them :) What great pictures!

Beverly on May 24, 2010 at 6:45 PM said...

such sweet photos. love that turtle

Chesney on May 24, 2010 at 8:31 PM said...

I have twin 16 yr olds who are into tortoises and turtles, they would be so jealous! What wonderful images!

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