Turtles in Pollen (Photo)

Turtles sun themselves on a pond

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!

3 thoughts on “Turtles in Pollen (Photo)

  1. Pearl R. Meaker May 25, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    Turtles and wonderful creatures, and like you, I like that they don’t seem to mind being watched. 🙂



  2. Archana (@yenforblue) May 26, 2014 / 5:21 am

    Many trees and plants bloom here in the period Feb – May but they dont produce as much pollen – at least not visible! Good photograph!


    • Linda Maye Adams May 26, 2014 / 6:40 am

      It’s been exceptionally bad here. We had cold weather and snow longer than we should, so instead of everything blooming in their proper order, they all let loose at once. Though it still normal to come out and find your car turning green …


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