My World Tuesday: Turtles, Turtles, Turtles

From Turtles

From Turtles

From Turtles

From Turtles

From Turtles

From Turtles


The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island in North Carolina is holding a fundraiser involving these and several other hand-painted and decorated fiberglass turtles that have been placed in various businesses, restaurants, and municipal buildings around the island and on the mainland. Every one of them is amazing, to say the very least. While we were down over April vacation, we came across these turtles. Come summer, we will look for the others; come September, we will make a bid on our favorite--which is the one greenish one decorated with the Cape Hatteras lighthouse on his back.)

Remember, sea turtles will soon be laying their eggs on the beach. Please respect this 12-million-year-old ritual and stay off the dunes, keep your dog from digging in the sand, knock down sand castles and fill holes, put your toys and furniture away at night, and turn off bright lights on the beach. Be kind. (If you forget, check the nearest Dumpster; I probably stopped by while you were sleeping.)

Comments

  1. ah the slow turtles still survive-good for them! What an example to all.

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  2. What a great fundraisng idea! and I hope people are kind and careful of the turtles.

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  3. I love turtles, thanks for the post!

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  4. Terrific post, Sandy, as always! The turtles are gorgeous and what a great fundraiser! Love your photos! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Such pretty turtles! And what a good way to raise awareness about them.

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  6. Cool turtles. great reminders.

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  7. This is a great fund raiser. It is fun to see what the artists come up with. I can see why you like the turtle with the lighthouse on it. It is sweet.

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  8. Anonymous6:45 PM

    On behalf of the turtles living in me sons room thank you very much.

    Please have a good Tuesday you all.


    daily athens

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  9. It's turtlemania!!

    South Padre Island, Texas has a sea turtle rescue and rehab facility that we enjoy visiting. You can sure learn a lot. They had similar requests about sand castles, bright lights, holes, and such. We had no idea!

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  10. Sounds like a worthy cause and I LOVE the way the turtles are decorated!

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  11. the turtles are eye-catching. thanks for the reminder.

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  12. A great post and I loved all the turtles. What a great idwa for the fundraiser.

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  13. These turtles are exquisite works of art but not as precious as the real thing. Thanks for sharing this interesting reminder of one of the world’s most loveable and fascinating creatures. :)

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  14. Lovely post - for the photos, and the reminders - thanks!

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  15. These are all fabulous pieces! And such a wonderful cause... Tho I too must favor the green one with the Cape Hatteras lighthouse... being that I collect any sea related creatures to place with my lighthouse collection.

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  16. Beautiful post, Sandy. I like all the colorful turtles!

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  17. Beautiful turtles! Just magnificent!

    Mad Kane

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  18. Turtles and frogs...two of my most favorite of God's creatures! Lovely renditions here, thank you Sandy, you cheer me, always!
    Sandi

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  19. Two years ago on vacation we had the good fortune to see them hatching. What an unbelievable sight.

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  20. Beautiful turtles. :)

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  21. Turtle smiles Sandy.
    Are you in with a Header this week my friend?.

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  22. I loved the photos and your concern and compassion for these lovely animals. Often neglected and that's so sad.

    Hugs, G

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  23. Great shots! The one with the lighthouse is my favorite too.

    I was always in awe of the turtles laying eggs on the beach when I lived in Florida.

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