One of my favorite spots. And I have many. There's a fern growing into my tank and she tickles my butt. Sometimes I don't move for hours and nobody can tell there is a smile on face. Except for Fern.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Check this out! Young Loggerhead turtles have internal GPS systems. Amazing! They read the Earth's magnetic field to adjust the direction in which they swim. It seems they hatch with a set of directions, which, with the help of their magnetic sense, ensures that they always stay in warm waters during their first migration around the rim of the North Atlantic.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Mama is leaving me behind to protect the property while she evacuates for Hurricane Irene. I've been abandoned. The entire coast of New Jersey has been asked to leave before the storm hits us on Sunday. I'll do my best to keep things under control. Be safe, everyone.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Well, I came and I conquered! Doorman/slash/Armed Guard "Roger" got a bit intimidating this morning as he 'guarded' my exit, so I started circling, getting closer, trying to catch him off his guard ...
And then, I snuck right up on him, zipped past him and karate-kicked him in the groin, and YES - took him down!!
Then I finally clipped him with my patented terrapin spin and made sure he was down – hopefully for good!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Alright, here he is again, now in my outdoor personal space. She calls him Roger so maybe he is friendly after all, but I'm still not sure. He isn't armed at the moment, but when she's not looking, he gives me the stink eye, so I am on full alert until I figure out what this guy wants.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
She's feeding me leafy greens - and I'm loving it! Variety is the spice of life, now if I can only get her to expand my menu with some carrots, zucchini and string beans, I'll be set. It really doesn't take much to make me happy. Even though I never really look happy. ☺
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Who doesn't love a tasty pancake on a rainy Monday morning? I know I do, especially if they are loaded with leafy greens! I know, the breakfast of champions couldn't get any darn cuter...
I could just say "eat me," but I won't... instead, I will say "thank you, Jim" for the flapjack!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
No hair involved! One of my favorite activities, or at least I let her think so, is being 'turtle-waxed' and then running free on the grass. I am at my most handsome when I'm smooth, shiny and algae-free. And although I don't like the look of the large tin of 'wax' perched on this guy's back, I sure hope these fellas were enjoying their moment in the sun.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Mama rescued a box turtle named Tuttles from certain death while crossing the road on Route 9 in Marmora. She only lived with us for the weekend, but we had a good time in our separate swimming facilities and causing havoc on the lawn. She moved on to a lake in Pennsyltucky and I hear she produced several little ones. I miss frolicking on the grass with her. Good times.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Back in the day when wool-clad, knee-socked boys rode turtles to school, there was an abudance of terrapin taxis. Numbers of turtle taxis have dwindled over the years but one sure way to put a little pep in his turtle step is using a lure of miniature fruits and vegetables. Personally, I don't need a lure, just my back tickled – and then I'm off like a bat out of hell!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
They grow up to 16 inches and weigh up to 35 pounds, and is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful tortoises. This basic "tortoise" body shape consists of a high-dome, a blunt head and elephantine feet. The legs, feet, and head are yellow except for a black patch on top of the head. The shell (carapace) of the radiated tortoise is brilliantly marked with yellow lines radiating from the center of each dark plate of the shell, hence its name. This "star" pattern is more finely detailed.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The heat is on but I can't complain. I got a little pool time this weekend so I splashed around and kept cool while mama dripped sweat while playing in the garden. Even though it is hot outside, you can feel the summer coming to an end. At least I can feel it.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
There is still a lot of traffic in these parts, so I'm going to be extra careful. I can't understand why everyone driving around here is in such a hurry... to go sit on the beach and bake their flesh? Whatever. I'm keeping my eye out for cars, and hoping they'll keep an eye out for me. Slow down, people, it's sizzlin' good fun.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I'm taking a moment to reflect on the hot summer we are having and the effects that stupid tourists have on mama's road rage. I overheard her admitting that she has a problem. As long as they don't take her away to rage rehab, I'll be fine. If they do, then watch out, you'll get to see my rage.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Our backyard is like a little nature preserve. Sometimes when the birds are trying to eat and the squirrels and big black birds are annoying everyone, Mama will leave a bowl on the bench for the bigger critters. They seem to enjoy popcorn and stale tortilla chips. Today Stan returned and grabbed himself a handful of popcorn after surveying the situation.With this scorching hot weather, it seems a little early to start packing away for the winter.