Monday, September 07, 2009


I never grew out of my childhood love of turtles and tortoises. I've had this stone for years; it's my totem, reminding me that slow and steady gets me there every time, that I may be a late-bloomer but I will always get there.
It is also, of course, a symbol: Turtle Island, the aboriginal name for North America.


  1. How lovely - it looks very tactile!

    Pomona x

  2. Anonymous5:14 p.m.

    .....I have been sitting here for quite a while....admiring this lovely lovely!

    Makes you want to reach out and hold it in the palm of your hand.

    Anon the Elder.....OXOXO

  3. Cool..I am also a big fan of turtles and tortoises...have you seen the few second video of Gopher Tortoise on my blog???

  4. Gopher Tortoist vid is on Aug 21...(my voice sounds awful ..

  5. From one late bloomer to another...I loooove sea turtles!

  6. Thank you for your comment on my blog xx

  7. I love the symbolism of the turtle/tortoise that you described Colette. I have a very special turtle made from alabaster that my husband bought for me while we were on holiday in The Grenadine Islands and, you know, I'm a bit of a plodder and get there in the end too, so I really liked the words you chose to describe your turtle

    Hope your week is full of nice things

  8. I had a pet tortoise when i was a little girl. I love them too! thanks for this post, you just reminded me of another childhood memorie xo (ps - did you see the photo of my new grandson a few days ago? he was born Sept 5th - Charlie Alexander)


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