Wordless Wednesday: Down to Earth

From October 8, 2011

From October 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

The ferns thrive despite the cold nights and the changing light, and I love them. The newts, on the other hand, are not faring so well. They burn up on the road during the day if they are not hit by traffic. On the weekends, I am the self-appointed newt chauffeur, carrying these little dudes to safety in the moistened palm of my hand. Maybe they heard from the tortoises on the street that on the weekends you are likely to catch air. All morning on Sunday I asked the newts why they need to cross the road. They told me to take my questions to the chicken.

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  1. Those newts are something. Poor little guys.I also love ferns A forest full of them is quite a nice place to walk through.

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  2. Thanks for the smile tonight, Sandy, along with your delightful captures of Sir Newt! And such lovely ferns! Hope your week is going well, my friend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful pictures of both the ferns and newts. But poor newts. Glad you were able to help some of them. I like the comment about the chicken and the road :)

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  4. I like that mini crocodile !

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  5. I have never shuttled newts across the road but I have done other critters, half the time they decide to go back to where they were.

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  6. Anonymous8:00 AM

    You lovely newt saver. I think you on behalf of the newts. :-)

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  7. I adore ferns too and I have (or had;) small salamanders living on my terraces. They always emerged in spring and autumn. The other day as I was leaving the white house after my weekly visits, one of them sneaked in through the open door when I was not looking. I just saw it in time when I was leaving - a small shape that suddenly appeared on the white tiles. It was lucky or it would have been trapped inside for a while.;)
    Love how you save your newts, well done.;))
    xoxo

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  8. Newts asking chicken... :)))

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  9. Hilarious! It is amazing to be able to help the newt and handling them in the palm of your hand. Many get squeamish just looking at it.

    Hank

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  10. Thanks for rescuing the wandering newts!

    Carolina Mts

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  11. I am not that fond of newts...but you have a good heart to want to help them out..

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  12. and what is their question? lol...

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  13. Poor little newts! You are a good person to take care of them (even if they refuse to answer your question.)

    Beautiful world there!

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  14. Really down to Earth Sandy, great shots my friend.

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  15. Sandy,
    I was in Waterton Park (Canada) this summer. They had a newt crossing sign. I stopped at the visitor center and asked about it. Turns out they made a road at a place where newts have their path. So they put a tunnel under the road. Now the newts and other animals go through the tunnel. So i guess newts don't go a new way simply because a road is made. You might want to put up a newt crossing sign ;-) so good of you to rescue them.

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  16. Sandy, love your tender heart and your sense of humor! I use to rescue worms. I should post the poem I wrote about that!

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  17. Two delightful photos, Sandy, nice the ferns and so funny the little animal!
    :-)

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  18. It is sad to think the newts are getting either fried up in the pavement or getting run over by cars.
    Relieved to here that you are there to help them.
    Tortoises out on the roads..........! Your surroundings are so different from mine!
    I do have ferns though!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  19. Poor newts!! Glad you have offered some salvation
    Love the fern shot
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  20. You live in an interesting area. Turtles and newts are blessed to have you in their life.

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