turtle’s adventure to the pond

April 6, 2010

This is for my friend Sankari and her two adorable kiddies.

Turtle’s Adventure to the Pond

It is the time of year when last fall’s garden leftovers start to pop up. Parsley,

some forgotten onions,

a burst of thyme,

and little turtle!

He pops up, and passes the wood pile.

Some of the logs are tricky to maneuver over.

Little turtle ends up on his back!

After lots of frantic flailing around,

turtle works a flip.

And ducks immediately under his shell. Tail and all!

Turtle decides that it is about time to get to the safety of the pond. He grabs a sip of water,

and starts his journey. First thing is to pass the gravel patch.

Safely over the gravel patch, Turtle reaches woods, and encounters the wildflowers!

He takes a nibble of the dogtooth violet,

hides under the lacy shadow of the dutchman’s britches,

and sees a beautiful patch of blue flowers! While turtle is gazing at the pretty patch, he sniffs a particularly delicious mossy, muddy smell. Over his shoulder he sees…

the pond! Turtle picks up his pace and hurries down the hill.

He is pretty excited,

and jumps right in. Pretty soon, all that is left of turtle is a ripple on the water.

8 Responses to “turtle’s adventure to the pond”

  1. Sankari Says:

    Torrey this is AWESOME! This was the bedtime story that I just read to the kids just now – and you should have seen Jayanta and Uma’s faces… they loved it! They laughed, they cheered and they clapped at the end! Love your cute turtle and his adventures (ps – Jayanta wants to name the turtle Jeffrey (?? where that came from?? I don’t know 🙂

    Thanks Torrey! Love your felted creations and story!
    Big hugs from all of us!!!

    • Torrey Says:

      Yay!! Jeffrey it is…he didn’t have a name yet, so tell Jayanta thanks for naming him! When Jeffrey is dried out I will have to bring him over for a visit! (He is currently in pieces on the counter drying out after a dip in the pond..I couldn’t resist sticking him in for the last photo.)

  2. Mary Says:

    Absolutely precious.

  3. Moni Says:

    you should write children’s books and use the photos…1st one written!!

  4. Dawn Merydith Says:

    sooo cute!

  5. Sandy Says:

    I love the bubbles coming up when he sinks into the pond!

  6. Heather Says:

    Adorable AND educational! Very committed of you to dunk him in the pond too. 🙂

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