Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sun Bathing

Painted turtle

Yesterday (Friday) was a lovely day and I guess this painted turtle thought so too. It was out sunning itself on a log. My first turtle of 2015!

A real poser, it turned around for a second view

This is the only one I saw but if the weather stays warm enough perhaps I'll see more the next time I visit this marsh.

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

36 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very happy looking turtle!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Such a colourful and vicious little creature!

Gill - That British Woman said...

cute, we saw some in the garden centre last week

Anvilcloud said...

You might not see one today. Brr. :)

eileeninmd said...

So happy for you and the turtle to have a nice warm sunny day. Love the turtle pic's. Happy Easter! Thank you for linking up! Have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

he is a beauty, but i was a tad disappointed, when i saw the title i thought we would be seeing you in a bathing suit...

VioletSky said...

He's been waiting a long time for this chance! My own turtle has finally awakened from his hibernation, too.

TexWisGirl said...

such a cutie. :)

Fotolosopher said...

He really stuck his neck out for you! Nice job...certainly a colorful little critter. Where do turtles go during the winter to keep warm. And don't say "Florida." I'll know you just spoofing me! :)

John's Island said...

My first time to see a "Painted" turtle. Wow, didn't even know they existed. Nice work on capturing the color.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, what a colorful fellow!! He does seem to be enjoying the sun, hope he gets some more soon!! Have a great weekend!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

He looks happy to be out in the warm sunshine. Probably shaking in his shell today if it's chilly there like it is here! Great shots!

Linda W. said...

Cute turtle pics!

Revrunner said...

Saw my first one of the season a couple of weekends ago. I think he/she must have been pushing the season a little, though.

Judy said...

It must be Spring if this cutie is out!
You got some great pictures of him/her.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful critter! Happy Easter!

Karen S. said...

Wisest and cutest turtle ever!

VP said...

Always looking for some sun!

DeniseinVA said...

It is exciting to see the first critter since winter started. Yours is lovely!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing colouring on his neck EG.
P.s. I like potato chips too :)

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Magnifique tortue !

♥♥AGATA♥♥ said...

So cute,Happy Easter.

William Kendall said...

I like the colours on his or her head.

Stephanie said...

Wow, a beautiful view of the Painted Turtle. You captured him nicely. Thanks for sharing.

RedPat said...

I'm always thrilled to see the first one of the year - my sightings are in Wychwood park which is shady so may take a while to warm up enough for them!

Ginny said...

This last picture, with his head up, looks like he is almost praying; so happy to be in the sun. I love the little bits of red on him.

Ruth Hiebert said...

He does look charming.

CountryMum said...

How beautiful with the painted stripes. Great photos.

thewovenspoke said...

Very pretty and colorful turtle.

Jack said...

He is a handsome little fella.

Debbie said...

wonderful close-ups, providing a good up close look at the color and skin/shell detail!!!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Nice-looking turtle having a great day!

Margaret Adamson said...

I particulary love the first close up shot. HAPPY EASTER.

Kathy said...

It's a beauty. Ready for some warmer weather I'm sure.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wow. A turtle... ours are frozen. And I have a half dozen frozen goldfish, too. I'm so sad. Several frozen and dead frogs. I'll have to think about a heater.

kelley jensen said...

how fun, I've never seen a turtle roaming about. Only at the zoo.

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