Tiny turtles

We’ve been biking fiends for a number of days now.  It’s just so nice to have the weather acting like spring!  When I was out riding on Monday, I passed close to a tiny thing that at first I thought was a leaf, but it didn’t blow away. Then I thought, “Was that a turtle? It can’t be a turtle”. Of course, the softie in me turned around and rode back to see if I could find it again, which I did:

He was just sunning himself, only in a dangerous spot. I was kind of surprised he wasn’t squished because the path was pretty active since it is spring break around here. Isn’t he the cutest thing? It’s a painted turtle baby.  He’s just a bit bigger than a quarter. I tried to take a picture of him in my hand, but he was squirming too much. I moved him off the path but still in the sun.

So cute! Hopefully he will stay out of trouble.

The bike riding streak ended today. It was cold and blustery, so we walked to breakfast.

Noms!  It rained today, too, but we could use the rain.

I did an upper body workout for more exercise. Normally I like to do full body workouts, but with all the riding I wanted to give my legs a break.

  • Chest press  3 sets 10 reps
  • Dumbbell row 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Shoulder press 3 sets of 10 reps
  • triceps extension 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Low back extension 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Biceps curl 3 sets of 10 reps

We have the Bowflex, so I need to make use of it on the regular.

I have to share this picture of Pixie. She was sitting in the piano and looked cute, so I pulled out my phone to take her picture just as the doorbell rang:

She is so annoyed LOL!  The person at the door was a plumber. We have a small leak at the main pipe into the house that needs fixing. Because of where it is, the city has to come out to shut the water off at the street so the work can be done. Well, whomever built the cement part at the end of the driveway and sidewalk managed to cover up the valve. Idiots. Now the city is going to have to drill into the end of our driveway to get to it. Thank goodness it is on that part and not our newly done asphalt. I probably would have cried over that.  That will get done some time next week. Yay home ownership!


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11 thoughts on “Tiny turtles

    1. Lori Post author

      I’ve seen a few snakes, but never baby ones. Not too far away there are rattlers, so hiking and you have to be on the lookout.

  1. Helen

    I love tiny turtles! I distinctly remember my brother finding a tiny turtle and bringing it home and my mom let him keep it and put it in a big aquarium for a while. Of course as most kids he soon moved on to the next thing so mom let the turtle go back into the wild.

    It was so cold and blustery here yesterday if felt like late winter again. And we’re getting rain until Saturday. I can’t complain too much though since I’ve not had to run on the treadmill for several weeks!

    Home ownership can be a big pain in the butt – and pocketbook!
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  2. Shelley B

    Annoyed cat pictures are the best – they are SO GOOD at conveying their annoyance! She’s still cute under her displeasure. 🙂

    Love the tiny turtle. Here’s hoping it found a safe area to inhabit – I don’t know what it is that draws them to roads, but Jeff seems to find a lot of regular-sized turtles in the middle of the roads here, and he always stops to move them.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but the turtles are always crossing the road. Babies and adults.

  3. Jody - Fit at 59

    PIXIE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That turtle looks like one you would have for a pet.. I wonder if someone just put it out cause they did not want it anymore. 🙁

    OK, I need a bagel – been too long!!!!!

    UGH on the water & WTF on that!!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Fran

    So cute the turtle! I would have taken him off the road too. I have water across the street of my house. The last 2 years I spotted 2 turtles there in Summer. But turtles aren’t common in the wild here so my guess is someone dumped them. It makes me happy to see they survive by themself for the last 2 years. Curious if I will spot them again this Summer.

    1. Lori Post author

      We have a lot of turtles around here, especially snapping turtles. I actually saw a big snapper later on the ride as well. It is baby turtle time now.

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