Today is World Turtle Day, so I’d thought I’d share a photo of some local turtles. This was taken at the Mason District Park in Annandale, where they have a man-made pond with lily pads, turtles, and even a bullfrog, which I’ve seen, but I’ve sure heard.
I admit it — I’m fascinated by turtles. They’re one of the few critters that I can watch for a while and just take in the peacefulness of the place around me. They don’t seem at all bothered by the humans gawping at them, like the two kids who wandered up and squealed at them while I was taking this.
The green dust floating on the surface of the pond is pollen. It’s not all that bad; last week the turtles were covered with it, too!