Thursday, January 22, 2009

Myrtle the Sea Turtle

One of the highlights of our day at the aquarium, was walking to the top of the biggest tank and listening to a caretaker point out the different creatures as they swam near the top. One of our favorites was Myrtle. She's huge, almost 600 pounds, and over 70 years old! Here you can see her taking a big breath of air before swimming back down to the bottom to take a nap...


Anonymous said...

Myrtle is a pretty turtle. I have not seen one that large in my lifetime.

I would rather be doing most anything except sitting in the house looking at the sun shine on all this snow. Eating cookies sounds good to me.

I don't know about you, but my head reels with ideas and things I either want to do, should do, or wish I did — that I don't have much time left to do anything but take a nap.

Carpe Diem!

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Jim said...

She looks nice enough, 600 pounds though huh? Maybe I wont feed the turtles.

Small City Scenes said...

Myrtle the turtle--oh yeah!!
My youngest's Kindergarten class had a huge turtle in class with them. Everyday. MB