Friday, October 28, 2011

The end of summer

Over at my pond blog Your Daily Pond I have been chronicling the seasons. Almost daily, I lean out my kitchen window and take a picture of the pond in my backyard. I've been doing this for two years, now, and I really feel closer to the seasons, and more aware of the everyday beauty of this little slice of happiness.

Longtime readers will remember that my father created Turtle Island for my birthday, a little raft that the pond's turtles could use for their sunbathing. I've watched the raft avidly for the past two months and had a great deal of delight from it. Here's a recap of the three best turtle pictures (I apologize for the picture quality; I do not have a telephoto lens for my camera):

Today I reeled in Turtle Island, and I did so with a touch of sadness. I know that I'll be able to relaunch it in spring, of course, but I will still miss the turtles very much.


Suztats said...

I have a turtle island in the small lake that is part of my 'front yard'. You can see it on my blog page
It's real, is shaped like a turtle, and the lake turtles lay their eggs in the sand in the rock crevices. The first time we saw the island, we all thought it looked like a turtle, and so we named it thus. My father bought the land by the lake almost 30 years ago.

laurelmoon said...

That is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing view--you are very, very lucky! So cool. Thank you for sharing that with me!