Saturday, April 16, 2011

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It was the kind of day I dreamed about all winter. I have longed for the warmth of the sunshine to defrost my bones. Yesterday was just that day. Phriend and decided it was the perfect day to get out on the water. We hoisted the kayaks to the roof of the car and off we went. We arrived at the lake, the same one which was ice covered the last time we were there, but today it beckoned us to come paddle around. We toured the coast line and observed, a 100 or so, turtles in a deep state of mediation all while, they too, enjoyed a sunbathe. They barely noticed us. We returned home, tired but filled with hope summer can't be far away.

Today, I woke to find the tempertures had dropped and it was as cold and windy as any winter day.  This made the sunburn I got yesterday seem more like pleasure than pain.

11 comments:

Sarah P. said...

I can't wait for the weather to be nice and sit in the sun like this! Love the color on him.

Kara said...

haha CUTE turtle!!

Amanda said...

He does look like he is really soaking in that sun. I feel like I am chilled to the bone and I cannot wait for consistent warm weather!

Jennifer Thompson said...

Looks like he is just loving that sun!
I can't wait for some warmer weather either.

elizabeth said...

looks like mr turtle is enjoying the sun too!!! Here's to hoping this weekend warms up for you!!

Amila Kanchana said...

Hi Trish,I love that turtle!

Flower Photography said...

Wow look at his markings! He looks like he is soaking up the sun :-)

snapshots2011 said...

Such an awesome shot of that turtle- great color and dof!
Wasn't yesterday the pits? One day we're soaking up the sun, the next I'm digging my winter coat out again! Bring on summer!

Gretchen said...

So glad you were able to enjoy a lovely spring day!! Love the colors of this little turtle!! =)

Jaime said...

Nice! I love watching turtles. :)

Melinda said...

Excellent capture!!!