Saturday, October 09, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday


These turtles are basking in the sun and thus two wonderful shadows are formed. The water in Oakland Park lake has turned a deep green near the shore on the east side of the lake.I don't know the Parks Department seems to be working on it...


16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Awww, how cute! We both had turtles in mind today! Great post for the day, Mary!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The turtles leave shadows as rotund as their shells. Perfect for a sunny warm day. Too bad about the algae, perhaps some light dredging or something. Happily the terrapins aren't complaining about the green...

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks Ralph, I didn't know what it was...

♥ Kathy said...

That's definitely a form of algae and a bad case of it too! Those turtles are called red-eared sliders because of the red stripe down the sides of their heads and their ability to slide quickly into the water when they sense danger. I've had one for the last 22 years. He was the size of a quarter when I got him out of a little pond we were fishing in and now he's as big as a dinner plate :) Great shadow shot Mary!

Beverley Baird said...

What a sweet shot of turtles - great shadows!

Annesphamily said...

I love turtles. It is nice to see you here Mary!Have a great weekend! Anne

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadows!

My Shadow Shots, have a blessed Sunday!

Thom said...

They are called honu here. So cute.

Paz said...

What a wonderful shot of the turtles and their shadows.

Paz

Hey Harriet said...

Yikes that is green! Those turtle sure are cute though! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend Mary :)

Dianne said...

I love turtles, they're such peaceful creatures
I hope the parks people solve the algae problem

Carolyn Ford said...

I love to see happy turtles! They don't know their environment is in trouble yet and I hope it is corrected soon for these guys, if for no other reason.

EG Wow said...

The turtles make such neat shadows!

Matty said...

Are those turtles green, or is the green background reflected onto them? Maybe my eyes are seeing things.

anka said...

I wonder if turtle shadows are faster than turtles... Great shadow shot!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful turtles and turtle-shadows. I do hope the algae problem gets resolved, however.

Kay, Alberta