Monday, July 02, 2007

visitor

Yesterday morning, D said, "There's someone here to see you." I looked out the kitchen door and saw



D put out a bit of lettuce, but he wouldn't have any. I carried him off to the woods; something tells me he is not the same one who arrived last week.

Later, it stormed and stormed, thunder and lightening, the sky darkening until it was quite like night.

I looked out, and there in the driveway, head out, was the turtle, basking in the downpour. He stood for some minutes, before suddenly turning, and hiking back over the edge of the liriope and into the woods.

12 comments:

carolyn said...

Your so lucky getting turtles visiting. As you know we do have a pet tortoise, a Chilean Red Legged, but in England you have to be very careful with tortoises as they are prime targets for thieves as they are rather expensive pets to purchase.
BTW if your visitor is a portent it is a good luck one, the Chinese believe them to be v.lucky.

Mountain Dweller said...

Lucky you, having a family of turtles living on your doorstep. Maybe you'll be seeing a lot more of them.

jo said...

That is too cute!

Claude said...

Almost like your avatar up on the right of your blog ;)

Ex-Shammickite said...

He came to say thanks for sending him off in the roght direction a few days ago!
I haven't been blogging for a few days, we have had a long weekend Strawberry Festival to celebrate Canada Day, lot's of things to do, people to see, check it out on my blog..... and Happy 4th of July!

herhimnbryn said...

I wonder what he wantede to say to you?:)

Linda said...

That's right, maybe good luck!--the Chinese have sculptures of turtles all around. I think I saw one in Thailand too. This is going to be a good year for you if you can go by visitations of turtles.

tongue in cheek said...

He seems to be of a certain age! Watch out for the babies they are so tiny!

lettuce said...

so sweet - turtles are great! i can just see him standing soaking in the rain!

(glad you got some, eventually - its stopped here for a while!)

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A turtle?~ maybe he knew you too live 'inside the shell'

Pretty punny!

Irene said...

how cute and awesome!

Poppy Fields said...

That's cool. My girls would love a turtle but they are protected now and pet stores don't sell them anymore. A wild one is much better anyway!