Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Monday, May 16, 2011

Say Hello & Now Say Goodbye~

Recently I was driving over to have some Nana time with my two year old twin grandsons Cullen and Kerrick and came upon a Red-eared Slider crossing the road. I decided to pick her up for a quick visit first with the boys. They were so excited to say hello and I had to explain that we were also going to have to say goodbye to her. Their momma/our daughter Hillary and I walked them across the lane where the pond was.  After a brief visit to get to be able to touch the turtle's back and see her up close, I placed her on the ground. The twins waved goodbye as the turtle made her mad dash into the water.

Later the same day, arriving back at home, I heard the sound of a Yellow-shafted Flicker. She was on the outside of her nest hole, which this species uses yearly. She later basked in the afternoon sun a bit before returning back to her brooding duties~


  1. That's a great looking turtle Nana. It's so good to introduce young children to wildlife early on and watch their innocent amazement at creatures we take for granted.

  2. Beautiful children, brilliant turtle, and, a great Yellow-shafted Flicker. What do you want, when its already there.


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