I am grateful for these easy posts that spring out of my collections. I didn’t realize that I had so many collections until this year’s challenge
The road running past my childhood home had small, marshy bodies of water on either side. Often we would see turtles making the treacherous crossing, for what reason I can’t imagine, since one marsh seemed so like the other. Sometimes we would aid them across before they encountered a car. Sometimes we would take them to the house and install them in a habitat of our making for a few days. Sometimes we found them already traumatized and suffering from a cracked shell. I still help turtles whenever I can and I’ve noticed my daughters do the same (it’s contagious evidently).
I don’t know if turtles have survived their slow pace by having their protective home on their backs, or if having to carry their homes on their backs is the cause of their slow pace. Either way, they are a marvel, a wonder of thought and design, and kind of cute for the most part.
Hence my turtle collection. This is one group of objects that take up so little space that I will not feel guilty keeping them as I pare down my possessions. Most of them fit in this small metal box.
I find collectible turtles and tortoises wherever I go. From Alaska to Washington, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, and even in India and Cambodia, people love turtles and fashion puzzles, jewelry, knick knacks and keepsakes featuring turtles. Here are (some of) my favorites.
Do you have any small collectibles that you enjoy pulling out from time to time?
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I’ve seen a few turtles in my neighborhood. Usually smallish box turtles, but once after a hard rain there was a bigger turtle (like the size of a dinner plate). Then there was the time I was driving on my parents’ road and as I neared the creek there was a big turtle. It was like a prehistoric looking creature. I tried to get a picture of it but they were all blurry – I was driving after all. Girl Who Reads
They do look prehistoric. The land tortoises most of all. Thanks for reading!
What a fun and varied collection. Turtles are amazing creatures, and the markings on their shells are endlessly fascinating to me.
Occasionally I see a tortoise down here with a date painted on its shell – fascinating how long some of them have been crawling around! Thanks for coming by today.