Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday Vignette: That face!

A friend and I visited Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar on Saturday morning.  I'll post more of the photos I took during that excursion later but this photo, taken in the Tropical Conservatory, will serve as my Wednesday Vignette.  I know it's an anthropomorphic projection but the faces on these turtles, seemingly happy with their sunny, plant-filled paradise and pleased to be well beyond the reach of the nearby paparazzi, delighted me.  I hope you enjoy them too.



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18 comments:

  1. I'm afraid Mitch McConnell has ruined turtles for me, but these little guys do look content.

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    1. I love turtles, Nell, but it's true that McConnell has certainly put a negative spin on their benign demeanor!

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  2. Haha - Nell's comment made me laugh in COMPLETE understanding, but yes - they do look wonderfully happy, sunbathing on their rock. :D

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    1. I agree with Eliza's comment below - they look a bit smug to me. Maybe the McConnell reference is apt after all!

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  3. They look a bit smug to me... Maybe Neil is on to something. ;)

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    1. I think you both are. I wonder if they bite?

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  4. You can tell these Red Ears are captive turtles. In the wild where I usually see them they wouldn't let you get near them. They are happy turtles no doubt. Fat and sassy.

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    1. They rule that domain. There are even "beware: turtle crossing" signs elsewhere in the conservatory, although I've never seen them anywhere but on that rock, happily sunning themselves.

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  5. Any day you can stick your head and legs out of your shell is a good day!

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    1. That's a good way to look at it, Peter! A little sun on the face adds bliss.

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  6. I think Nell and I were twins separated at birth, because that was my exact thought as well. But turtles don't deserve the comparison, because they're so very cool.

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    1. Hopefully, turtles will regain their more positive image once McConnell and his near-sighted crew are but footnotes in the pitifully sad saga of the current administration, Denise.

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  7. I didn't even think of Mitch McConnell until I read the others' comments. That is so funny! They do look happy. Maybe they are...

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    1. I suspect all they want is provided to them, Beth. There are no signs that they're actively seeking the freedom of the larger garden.

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  8. I think they look rather snooty.

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    1. They do! Hence the comments about our Senate leader.

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  9. Your title says it all..."That face" is right!

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    1. They're cute in their way - at least as long as they stay out of politics ;)

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