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Woodi

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The beaver pond in our backyard is high this year due to a heavy, snowy winter and lots of spring rain. So the turtles in the pond seem to be piling atop smaller and smaller floating logs, for a bit of private real estate of their own. I counted nine in one photo.

Here are two, in an attempt at an artistic shot with treetops reflecting in the water:



and here are the nine turtles:



I think I love photographing the pond more than I love soapmaking! (and that's a lot)
 

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Did you know turtles in Japan (and maybe other countries) use turtles for signs of good health, long life?? I used to work with a woman from Nagano, and she knew how much I loved to sculpt turtles and she shared that with me....which made me love them even more! Thanks for sharing the pics! k
 

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Great pics Woodi. The first one almost looks like a painting. Or like something someone would want to paint.

Laurie
 

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Turtles are cool. After rains my husband & I are consisitanly jumping out of our cars and stopping traffic to help turtles across roads. We stopped 9 times one day last spring on the way to breakfast. Kind of a hobby I guess :D .
 
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We do that too, unless its a 24 inch diameter snapping turtle :shock:
 

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Nice to know there are so many turtle lovers here!

I suppose some countries harvest turtles for food. :(

I plan to phososhop some of these pics to hang on my walls. I love to decorate with nature photos.
 
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Woodi said:
The beaver pond in our backyard is high this year due to a heavy, snowy winter and lots of spring rain.
It sounds like you live in a wonderful place. I'm so envious! I plan to move away from big, bad Los Angeles in 2-4 years and relocate to a prettier place where I plan to have a koi pond in my back yard. It would be nice to have turtles too as long as they don't eat the koi. :) Oh, and frogs!!! 8)
 

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Trust me. The turtles will eat the Koi.

Sonja
 
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Martin said:
Trust me. The turtles will eat the Koi.

Sonja
I guess I'll have to scrap that plan then. :( Oh well I like frogs too, and if the koi eat the frogs, well... too bad. :) If they're good enough for French people then they're good enough for my precious koi. :)

And I do trust you Sonja. You're my secret weapon against soap stuck in ABS pipes! ;)
 

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awww lil turtles!! I love those shots, soo beautiful woodi!!
 
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