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Friday, November 14, 2008

Turtle Photos

I painted some today, quite a bit in fact. Nothing to show here, sad to say.

We did golf this morning and you might enjoy seeing the turtles this fall.

These few turtles were enjoying the sun. As soon as we get near, they all dive in.


This was the last fellow to enter the water. He posed for a few seconds. I wonder where the one from the last few years is? He/she always just stayed still and didn't hide from people. Hmmm.



At the golf course there have been many trees that have died. The pine trees seem to all turn red, we were told it is some sort of beetle. Some of the cedar trees just loose their leaves and fall over. The landscape staff has also cut much of the under brush. This is all cut and piled ready to burn. It is so dry, that there is a burn ban on, so these big piles just sit there. This pile is probably 30 feet or so in diameter. Lots of firewood!

10 comments:

Joanna said...

Are you sure that pile of wood isn't art? I mean...there's a thing that looks very much like that and is almost as big as that outside the Starbucks at 38th and Guadalupe. When I first saw it, I assumed it was a large pile of tree branches waiting to be hauled away. A few days later I saw a little yard sign nearby informing me that it was art. I was, apparently, not the only person to mistake it for something other than art. Just wondering...

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Great turtle photos, Jo. Are you painting turtles? That would be fun. Sorry to hear the pine trees are still having a hard time.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, hmmm. I will mention it to the staff at the golf course. :) The little deer hang out near there, so they have a "live" component as well.

Jo Castillo said...

Regina, no, no painting of turtles. They are very interesting. One of those things that are so ugly they are cute. The largest in the photo has about a 16 inch long shell. Pretty large. Yes, sad for the trees. Removing lots of our hazards on the course!

Juanita said...

Cool turtle pictures.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Juanita, thank you. I just have to take photos of those turtles every once in a while. Fascinating creatures.

fishing guy said...

Jo: Nice shot of the turtles, they are so hard to get unless they are sunning.
Thanks for your comment, very nice of you.

Bag Blog said...

Last year Toby accidentally rolled a big round bale of hay into the pond. The turtles loved it - it made a great island to sun themselvs on, and I enjoyed watching them.

Teresa said...

Hi Jo,

Thanks for visiting my blog... so nice of you! I've enjoyed reading about the turtles.... and after that I just sat there and watched the slide show of your paintings...wow.... you're very talented.

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, thanks. I have enjoyed all your "critters", you are doing so well taking photos of animals.

bag blog, I bet the turtles did like that, good the mess came to good use. :)

I thought I commented on these yesterday, but ..... Thanks to both of you for stopping by.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill