Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Turtle Power

Today's Wonder of the World is...the Turtle.

Flickr photo by joe.grimes
Because slow and steady often wins the race. And because their shells are amazing, not to mention those flippery arms.

And because they're delicious!

Flickr photo by Glorious Treats
Just kidding!

Flickr photo by Ollie_girl
Relax, turtle. I eat only your pecan brothers and sisters.
Or maybe this fellow.

Flickr photo by Pook-a-licious
A turtle, mysteriously appearing in a bundt cake! I would give it a taste, but it'll probably sell on ebay first.

Lots of folks like turtles.
Maybe it's because they're introverts like me, and envy their ability to pull into their shells whenever they want.

Flickr photo by delitefulimage
Or maybe they like their freaky eyes

Flickr photo by SpaLuca
and weird turtle smiles.
Or their love of turtle togetherness.

Flickr photo by weborican
Perhaps they've been reading too much Yertle!

Flickr photo by Nomadic Bohemian
Remember Yertle?
My boys liked him fine, but they preferred different turtle celebrities.

Photo by
Kowabunga! It's a turtle hat from etsy!
Dudes, you want some more turtle celebrity fun? Watch my favorite turtle of all time!

Have a wonder-full Wednesday, y'all!
Love, Becky


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

One of my favorite things at Epcot was Turtle Talk with Crush:)
They are amazing. Every now and then I see one trying to cross the road. I always pull over and help it out (carefully, of course).

Susan said...

When I was a little girl and playing at a friend's house, the little brother was walking around with a tiny leg wiggling from his mouth. Yes, he had put the bitsy pet turtle in his mouth. Both baby and pet turtle were OK.

Suzie said...

Now I want those chocloate things. they looked so good!

Rosemary said...

Hi there,
I used to collect turtles when I was young. They are so cute.
Great post!

lotusgirl said...

Mmmm! Turtles! So chocolaty and caramelly and pecanny delicious!

The other turtles are great too.

Leah Skaggs, M.Div. '09 said...

Our youngest, David, had a conversation with Crush at Epcot regarding what they decided was a bow tie. A few minutes later, an older boy declared, "that's not a bow tie, that's a lady's bikini top!" Both four year old Dave and Crush were so embarrassed! Duuuude.

adrienne said...

They are so cute!
We have a 70 lb. tortoise in the back yard...our big baby.

Sherry said...

Yummy. I love turtle candy -- too much.
Loved your comment about selling the cake on eBay.

Sherry said...

Yummy. I love turtle candy -- too much.
Loved your comment about selling the cake on eBay.

TattingChic said...

I love turtles, too! I had a turtle as a pet! Then everyone in the family ended up with one, LOL! We had a turtle clan! Turtle candies are the best, aren't they!?
Come on over and enter in the giveaway if you would like! I cannot remember if I invited you already or not! :)

Attic Rat said...

I got to swim with the sea turtles in Hawaii and LOVED it! They are so cool. Enjoyed your post!


Barb said...

Hi Becky,

What a fun post. I had a pet turtle as a kid and this post brought back some memories.

Have a wonderful Wed.

love ya,

Kim said...

Hi Becky,
Loved the post!
Have a great day.

May Vanderbilt said...

One time in high school I saw a turtle trying to cross the road. I worried it was going to get hurt so I decided to move it.


It peed all over me.

But I still love turtles. You've been warned.

JaxPop said...

Deb (nature freak) rescued a baby loggerhead at the beach. She carried it into the water past the breakers, which was odd because she was fully dressed (we'd been out to dinner & went for a walk on the beach afterwards) - it was almost dark & we had no towels.... & I just scratched my head.

Some day I'll tell ya about the injured shark she caught by the tail - while standing in thigh-deep water. Sheesh.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hold on...Adrienne, you have a 70 lb. tortoise in the backyard that's your baby? WHAT? Wow!

You people are awesome.

Jojo said...

I have to admit that I prefer the chocolate, nut and caramel type and the teenaged mutant ninja turtles!!!