Sunday, April 18, 2010

Buried Treasure

Hiya! Just a quickie post to show you what I dug up in the garden yesterday. I was digging a hole to plant a new tomato bush and uncovered this little guy by accident. He was completely lifeless and I assume he must have wintered right there in my garden and still in hibernation. We clicked a few photos and buried him again. My husband went outside a little while later and discovered he had awakened and moving around. By the time I got back from an errand, he was out of sight.

Look at his beautiful carapace. (*) When I first saw him in the hole I was digging, I thought he was a little child's toy. The people that lived here before us, had little children and I'm always unearthing little treasures they left behind.

Here is a close-up. I'd never seen such a tiny turtle before, nor found one in our yard. If he finds his way to our pond, I hope he doesn't eat the fish!

Thanks for letting me share. I'll be back tonight with the first of the Gina K preview peeks. Have a great day!



*edited to add: Oops, I thought the underside of the turtle shell was called the carapace, but that is the name for the upper part. The bottom part is called the plastron. Sorry!

23 comments:

Patti J said...

Do I see tiny turtles in your next stamp set? What a cutie! Isn't nature fun? Thanks for sharing...have a great Sunday. Still no computer here, but I'm borrowing DH's for a few minutes to check on my peeps! Hugs...

catdidit said...

Oh how cool is he!

Anesha said...

What a find!! Looks adorable. Anesha

buggin2stamp said...

He looks very cool. And wow, so tiny. This would make a great stamp image. ;O)

Joan said...

Fantastic photos! What an adorable little guy!

Lori said...

Gods amazing, beauty! Thanks for the photos. I agree, a stamp would be adorable!!!

Kathy H said...

Oh cute! Can't wait to see the new stamps!

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh, he is so cute! Thanks for the turtle anatomy lesson...I never heard those words before! LOL!!

JaniceAileen said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet little surprise! I had no idea turtles hibernated!

Danni said...

Such a cute find! My kids loved seeing this little guy!

Casmiles said...

Theresa - what a surprise! He's so tiny. Great pictures and fun story.

Lorraine said...

Ooh, my son would be your BESTEST friend in the world if you gave him that cute little turtle. LOL. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the new release!

Misti said...

Both of my boys LOVE turtles! They were soooo thrilled to see your post. My 8 year old would LOVE to have a stamp set featuring turtles... not cartoon-y ones like so many that are available, but a realistic one. *hint, hint!* :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Bravo Theresa. The kraft and turquoise is such an awesome color combination. Love your framed saleboat...really makes that image POP. Fun turtle pics!

Melanie said...

axkk, I love turtles!!!!! TFS1 and traching me about the plastron, heh!!

Donna said...

cute CAS sailboat and gorgeous shell card - wow! adorable turtle!

Betty Neville said...

What a cute little turtle! Have never seen one that small! Actually, not too many turtles live around here - wrong climate. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carolyn King said...

aww...cute!

joy said...

One of God's treasures, put there just for you to discover His beauty! Oh, thank you for sharing!

Gloria said...

How cute!

Debbie said...

He (or she) is cute! Isn't nature wonderful when you find a 'treasure' like this? :)

Hugs, Debbie Meijer :)

Erica said...

Your post was a science project and a card peak all wrapped in one place. I didn't know that turtles hibernated.

Deebi27 said...

Thanks Theresa! I wish I could have one of those in my classroom, but I can't. I used to have one when I was a kid, oh so many years ago!