Momma Turtle laying her eggs

Thursday morning, we looked out the office window to see this momma turtle laying her eggs right outside our door.  Of course I had to run get my camera so I could snap some photos.  As soon as I walked outside to get closer, she just stopped.  So I took a few pictures and left her alone.  Periodically I’d look back outside to see if she was still there.  Her legs would be moving and I realized she was slowly covering up the eggs.  I never actually saw the eggs but could see that’s what she was doing.  After watching for a little while and taking a few more pictures, I walked back up stairs and said to Zoe, “I find that so fascinating”.  She said “what, life?”.  YES!  I find life totally fascinating and inspiring and amazing.

I try to take the time to stop and watch…and of course take pictures.  Although sometimes, the camera can get in the way.  Last weekend as we’re in the pool, a butterfly landed right on my cousin’s bathing suit.  It was just the coolest thing.  I wish I had my camera but we were in the pool and besides, the moment may have been lost if I focused on the photo instead of just watching.

There is so much beauty if we just take the time to stop and watch.  And yes take photos too so we can capture those moments.  Although sometimes, what you see with your eyes doesn’t always translate in the photos…well at least not in my photos.

When I went back down to check on momma turtle, she was long gone.  I couldn’t find her anywhere.  I thought turtles were slow, I guess not!  This is the spot where the eggs are buried.  I’m not sure how long it takes turtle eggs to hatch but I’ll be excited to see that new life emerging.  I just need to take the time to stop and watch.

Turtle eggs are buried here

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2 Responses to Life

  1. Elizabeth says:

    o0h my god I LOVE turtles so much– I always worry for them because they are so slow when they are near the road . .. love love love this and LOVE that you have a BLOG– oh my GOD all is right in the world now– we get to hear your beautiful voice and share in your perspective on the world . . . bisous

  2. Swirly says:

    As much as I love taking photographs, I know the camera can get in the way of being in the moment. And really, what are we trying to do in those moments when we wish we had our cameras? Capture those moments ~ which actually isn’t possible. Your post has inspired me to forget about trying to capture every beautiful moment and simply enjoy them.

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