Monday, June 8, 2009

Will the real turtle please come out?



My gardens all have 'themes', to some extent. This is the 'turtle garden'.



Occasionally a relative crawls in for a visit. This one is just a little shy.

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Sitting here with my ankle wrapped in an ace bandage, my foot and leg in a boot, and my butt planted firmly in my recliner, I have lots of time to sort through the thousands of photos I have sitting in my files. Although I can be like a turtle when it comes to posting (SLOW), stay tuned for more! I won't be going anywhere, anytime soon:-)

I hope you are having a beautiful day - in, or out of - your garden!

--Today I am thankful for turtles traveling through;-)

37 comments:

  1. Love the idea of "themeing" a garden. Have to give it a try.

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  2. what a sweet turtle and his/her themed garden is very lovely.
    sorry to hear you messed up your ankle...hope you are up and moving about soon.
    take care.

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  3. Charming garden guests! Hope you are feeling better soon. What a lousy time of year to be out of commission!

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  4. I like themed gardens too. This post gave me a chuckle as I looked at the pics trying to spot the real turtle.

    Hope you heal up really fast

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  5. Are you okay? So sorry about your ankle. I do hope it heals quickly for you.

    Love the turtle theme! The real guests are so cute, too.

    Cameron

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  6. I hope you are back on your feet soon.

    I like the idea of a themed garden. I guess my theme would have to be birds and butterflies.

    I'm slow posting now too, so much to do.

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  7. Turtles are fun to find in the garden. Hope you are getting better and better!! We need to get together!

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  8. I also love the concept of a theme garden! And I love turtles. Remember the days when everyone had the little turtles as pets before they were banned?

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  9. What a cute idea. Do not think I have ever saw a turtle crossing sign.You have some cute little turtles in your collection. I see box turtles crossing the roads once in a while and I always hope they make it across before some silly idiot runs them over.
    My lands girl. I did not know you were laid up. Please take care of the foot.

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  10. I love your turtle collage! What does your turtle do in the winter? I'm trying to remember what your winters are like, and I am thinking there was snow in some of your bird photos.

    Well it sure is pretty, as are your other turtles.

    I hope your ankle is healing well.

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  11. If we had a bigger yard, I'd like to do theme gardens and have room for garden art. Those are terrific turtles. I don't like it one bit that you have hurt your ankle, but will look forward to more photos from you. Take care.

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  12. Ahh, it's so uplifting to see all of the friendly and encouraging comments that you've all left;-) Thank you, guys!!

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  13. Health problems that plant us to the couch must be in the air, that is where I am too. Hope you get better soon. I did the same thing and made collages from my pictures for my post. Great minds think alike. I love your turtle collage. I need turtles in my garden. I will have to work on that one. Hope to have my new pond finished this next month maybe it will attract some turtles.
    Debbie

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  14. The turtle theme is so cute! I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm sending hugs your way! -Jackie

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  15. Jan, so sorry about your ankle. I hope it heals quickly, and you are up in your garden soon! Why do these things always seem to happen when we are most busy?

    Love the turtles--both real and decorative!

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  16. Jan, hopefully this ankle injury will not take long to heal! Cute post!! I have a few turtles crawling around here, too... but never real ones. Take care!

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  17. What a sweet garden idea!

    If you have children in the garden I am sure they would be enchanted.

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  18. They are all so cute... fake and real one. I was telling myself, oh this is an ornament, that's real (I hope so ;-)). Take good care of your ankle yeah. I look foward to reading of your new postings.

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  19. Ha, I love your turtle garden and the fact that you actually have a real one that comes to visit it. No turtles around here, but I do get the occasional frog/toad?. Where it comes from I have no idea, but to welcome it I have a few whimsical frogs hidden in my little patch.

    Bummer time to be laid up. Hope you're up and about soon!

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  20. Your loss is our gain. I love your turtle garden.

    Hope you are well soon and able to get out in your garden.

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  21. OOohhh they are sooooo qute!
    I hope you will get better son!!!
    Love/ Linda

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  22. Sorry to hear about your ankle. Best wishes for quick healing, and looking forward to seeing even more of your lovely pictures.

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  23. Love the real turtles! I have a cool turtle stepping stone, as well as sometime real turtle visitors. Hope your ankle isn't giving you too much trouble!

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  24. My whole young life my Grandmother had a turtle in the yard names Yurtle. He was great and such a treat for us to feed. He ran away when someone left the gate open. Someday I am getting one myself. Do turtles like snow?

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  25. Is that your pet turtle, or do turtles just sort of wander around where you live?? I spent a silly few moments looking for the 'real'turtle in the collage, eejit!
    Funny when you say it a few times 'turtle' is a funny word!
    Great well soon, and resting will make it happen all the quicker! x

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  26. The perfect garden ornaments for a garden. I can see why the real thing stopped by to look. Hope your leg is better soon. It must be hard to miss this time in the garden.
    Marnie

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  27. Boy do I ever feel loved;-) Having never met any of you, my blogging friends, I feel like we know each other anyway...that's what is so nice about this...people cheering each other on and always being supportive. THANKS!

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  28. Jan, Thanks for visiting my blog. I am glad you did so I knew to come and see yours. Your flowers as well as your photos are just wonderful. I am very sorry to hear about your ankle. It puts a crimp in your gardening style, but it gives you time to enjoy your hard work and think of one million things that "need" to be done out there. I sprained mine last year. It takes a while to get back to normal. we do take those ankles for granted. Hope you feel better soon.

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  29. Oh how adorable! Of course the decor items are cute, but the real thing is just too wonderful. My daughter Semi collects turtles, too, but doesn't have any in her new subdivision garden just yet, not enough shady spots for them to hang out in. And reading previous posts, I would say the next time your leg goes numb, maybe no stomping? Please? :-)
    Frances

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  30. I love turtles! Saw one yesterday.

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  31. I hope your ankle is healing nicely, Jan. Love the turtle theme, including the real one. Turtles fascinate me and make me happy when I see them.

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  32. You poor thing still tied down with that ankle injury. Ouch! And during garden season no less. While you are killing time, go ahead and surf around looking for a Funny Face rose for yourself! It's a great performer. I think it's considered a shrub rose

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  33. Jan~~I hope your ankle is healing and you are soon to be in the garden...Love the turtles. gail

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  34. Hi Jan

    I just checked and antibodies for Lyme are not produced until 6-8 weeks after infection so as I supected if you tested positive after two weeks it would likely be a prior infection.
    Burrascano often talks about one tick bite too many and having treated 30,000 patients for this I think he is quite an authority.
    So if you are having these symptoms with your hand I would suggest that you seek good medical advice. ILADS would recomend as I said 4-6 weeks high dose antibiotics and if symptoms persist then continue treatment until 2 months from when symptoms resolve. Do feel free to delete after reading I can't remember if you moderate your posts.

    Good luck

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  35. How lovely! I have a friend who LOVES turtles and gardens too! Looking at your post reminds me how I miss the two tortoises I donated to a Tortoise and Turtle club when I moved here decades ago. They were certainly entertaining and had distinct personalities even in their S L O W N E S S ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  36. What a wonderful visit by the traveling turtle! I haven't seen a turtle in quite a long time. I think he knew he'd be welcome in your garden! Sorry to hear about your Lyme disease diagnosis. ugh. You've really had a run of bad luck. I hope you're on the mend now and can get back to the garden soon.

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  37. Another "turtle" here when it comes to posting...and sorting out the photo's really does tend to confuse me. Not that experienced in posting photo's I guess but I am learning..
    Gorgeous turtle!!
    ~smiles~

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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