Header Challenge: Pink
I suggested pink for this week's header challenge. I had the phrase "in the pink" on my mind. Feeling good, being happy, well....It's what May does as everything comes into bloom, geese lay their eggs, turtles hatch and risk their lives crossing the road, butterflies flit about, and even the turkey vultures are surveying the pond-side real estate for suitable nesting habitat. On Friday, when the whole world seemed to come to life, the day was warm and tropical, dreamy--as North Carolina was in April, when I took this photo at the New Hanover County Arboretum.
Oh, for the environment to be in the pink. On Friday, I helped three baby turtles the size of silver dollars get across the road from the culvert to that most magical of swamps. (I found the same number dead.) As I hoisted up these two painteds and one snapper, I told them they were doing the right thing by retreating into their shell and that they shouldn't mind me. (There is no good reason not to talk to turtles.) Then a neighbor and I found ourselves contemplating a young snapper she had helped cross a driveway into the safety of long grasses and who stood stock still until she and I shut up and move on.
|From Apr 9, 2011|
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