Project Alicia : WW: A Boy and His Turtle

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

WW: A Boy and His Turtle

In case you've missed seeing the critters in my life, this post is especially for you.

Turns out South Carolina has just as many if not more critters than Iowa. Lucky me.

And Little Man has been in heaven.

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This one was caught on a hook.

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Little Man gave the pole a jerk and there was his new best friend.

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Never mind that it's big.

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Or smelly.

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Or has talons like Freddy Kreuger.

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We're pretty sure it's a map turtle and definitely too fun to not keep.

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Just look at all of his cool tricks.

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Hours of free entertainment.

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And he's the best thing ever...

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until the next best thing comes along.

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Oh, the life of a boy...

*Since we arrived last week Little Man has caught 12 fish, 11 crayfish, 4 turtles, 1 anole, and too many bugs to mention. And all were released back to the wild.*

Canon 50mm lens, Photoshop Elements 8, and Florabella Halo Action used.



Thanks to all who have participated in the Shades of Autumn Challenge. The turnout has been phenomenal. We are down to the last two weeks (brown and white) and the finale, which you won't want to miss! So, hop on board and join Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Rebecca of Bumbles & Light and me for this fab photo challenge. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level or camera equipment! You can find more details here.

If you would like to share a photo, just link it up below. Then stop back and check out a few other WWs.

Wordish WednesdayLive and Love...Out Loudseven clown circusBetter in Bulk
The Paper Mama NapTime MomTogand then, she {snapped}



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98 comments:

  1. Oh Lish, these are fantastic photos! Your son is very brave! I think I wouldn´t have touched this turtle. ;)

    Happy WW!
    Verena

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  2. Love love love! The first one is so sweet :) And seriously, my son would LOVE to hold a turtle!

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  3. LOL! I told you he'd catch all those fish! Now look... all that's left are turtles! =)

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  4. oh wow sure looks like he's loving it there!! hope all is going well as you all settle in to the new surroundings!! :)

    I linked up again, my first attempt at my own linky this week, please stop by and link up!!
    http://africa18.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/ww-elliot-ehron

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  5. What fun for your son..hope you are getting settled in...

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  6. Aww! How fun. Great shots. I bet he is in heaven there.

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  7. Amazing photos! The turtle looks real to me! I mean just by looking at it, it feels like I have almost touched it!

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  8. That turtle has some LONG nails...claws? LOL Have a great W/W!
    Carolyn

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  9. YIKES on the talons!! Who knew??!!! My son would be in heaven having that there!

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  10. some of those pictures deserve a funny caption!
    I know you all have to be enjoying your time living on the lake :) ~Faythe~

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  11. Uh err, congrats on the new addition to your family.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2011/11/wordless-wednesday-grinning-gadgets.html

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  12. Oh my goodness lish! My kids would be in critter heaven at your place!
    I can't imagine having creatures like that amazing (grouchy-lookin) turtle just swimming on up.
    AMAZING.
    x

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  13. haha, how wonderful to see he has access to all sorts of critters! I would probably have gone running in the opposite direction of those talons though. :)

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  14. Oh my! Looks like he's in heaven. So happy to see that he's enjoying the new home. How's Pokey liking SC?

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  15. Awesome....Love turtles! We have three of our own ;)

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  16. What fun shots!! We had turtles when I was a kid too, though not as large :)

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  17. Glad you are getting settled in:)

    Tiffany

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  18. What an interesting "catch"...sounds like the move is agreeing with you...I mean your son! LOL!

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  19. Awesome photos... as usual. Glad to see everyone is adapting to the new scenery. :)

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  20. What a great turtle!

    I have two boys, so I know exactly what you mean!

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  21. Love that! It is a pretty awesome turtle :) What a cute little boy, too!

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  22. OK, that turtle is CRAZY!! The claws/nails (??) are awesome. You couldn't pay me to pick that thing up. OK maybe if you paid me enough. We caught a palmetto bug in the house this morning that was like 2 inches long. One of the cats had slightly incapacitated it. It was gross. Welcome to the south!!

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  23. Looks like you're enjoying your new environment. What beautiful pictures!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  24. I enjoyed your photographs of your son and the turtle. It's actually a very handsome turtle. I caught an alligator turtle once. Big Mean and Ugly.

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  25. Love the pictures!! I so can't wait until my little boy starts to find things like that :)

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  26. Oh, He is great. my daughter wants a fish for Christmas. I've been trying to talk her into a turtle or frog but no luck. Thank you so much for hosting. I'm having a giveaway at DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love for you to check it out.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-shabby-apple-dress.html

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  27. These are all great! That was me and my brother when I was little. That turtle is huge!

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  28. Wow! That's quite the catch (all of it). Sounds like it's the perfect place for a boy who loves adventure and critters (and for a mom who loves taking pictures of both).

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  29. Oh, how I love turtles. Love too that your boy's clothes matched this one! Fabulous photos. Your son is fortunate to have his memories captured so beautifully!

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  30. Those are some AWESOME turtle shots! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. How neat! South Carolina looks like a critter-boy's dream :o).

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  32. These are some amazing photos! I love the first one. Thanks for linking up at Momma T and Baby E!

    Trisha
    MommaTandBabyE.com

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  33. So precious. Love the shot of the turtle with his mouth open. Amazing. It reminds me of my pet turtle I had as a kid. <3

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  34. I love, love, love those pics!! Gorgeous captures!!

    Happy WW!

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  35. Great shots like always! We had a whole set of baby turtles in our garden last summer. Kept the Dudes occupied for hours!

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  36. Those are some awesome shots! That turtle totally freaks me out though, with those long claws. *shudder*

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  37. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! I'm impressed. Your son is very handsome, and so was his turtle!

    I'm linked up and following! I'd love a visit back!

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  38. Those talons are impressive! Glad to hear all were released back to the wild. At least it gives you plenty of photo opportunities.

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  39. Boys do just gravitate towards creepy crawly things! Looks like he's having a great time!

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  40. I absolutely adore and love your photography. Beautiful. Oh and your son, is one handsome young man. Be careful Mama, the girls will be calling for him someday soon if not already :)

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  41. My boys would love to find something like that! What fun! And great photos!

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  42. Lovely post Alicia. Looks like the boy is settling in very well! Hope you are too.

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  43. Those talons are crazy! We once found one like that on the bottom of our driveway, and I have great pictures of that encounter as well :)

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  44. I love this post!!! It's sooooo cute!! I laughed out loud at the Freddy Kreuger Talon comment!!! haahahahaha. so sweet. great job.

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  45. Awwww man. Looks like such a beautiful place! Perfect exploring grounds for a curious little boys!!

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  46. I'm very late to the party it seems! 95th on the linky. :) What awesome painted turtles pics and your son looks like he is loving Southern life. Hope things are getting more "settled" as best they can be.

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  47. You two are a dream team, he catches-you capture! And in the end everyone walks away happy. PERFECT!

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  48. The look in that turtle's eyes seems to be saying, "I've had enough! Put me down already."

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  49. My favorite picture is the upside down turtle!!

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  50. I always love seeing what critters your little man has found :) Great shots!

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  51. Love all those shots. What a lucky little boy. I think turtles are very interesting.

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  52. The photos are beautiful.... of a crazy little creature! Haha. Boys will be boys won't they?! I'm sure the fun never ends!

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  53. Great portrait...ha ha
    My best regards from Romania!

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  54. How fun!! My son would LOVE to find all of those also.

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  55. I had no clue turtles had claws like that! Impressive.

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  56. Love these shots with turtles!

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  57. Definitely shots to hang on to. We have recently moved to NC from TX and the kids are LOVING all the wildlife. We have a small lake behind our house which is bird watching paradise.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy WW!

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  58. My first pet was a turtle...this brings back so many memories.

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  59. Such fun shots! I'm in SC too! I'm your newest follower.

    Sarah:)

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  60. thank goodness it isn't a snake right :)

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  61. I love turtles. i have a small collection of different turtles. Not real of course! Great shots! :)

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  62. That turtle rocks - I hope you're having a great week!

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  63. That turtle is huge! Very cool.

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  64. Wow. That is so beautiful! I don't want to ask what an anole is though... it sounds kinda dirty ;)

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  65. Those are some claws! Awesome fun captures!
    Blessings.

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  66. The smile on your boy is beautiful. Oh my.

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  67. What cool shots!
    I guess this is more of what I get to look forward to as my son grows up! :)

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  68. i love turtles and i love the pictures of your kiddo with them!
    Happy WW!

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  69. wow! that's one huge turtle... and what a fin trip you had.

    ~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

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  70. I love how much your boy enjoys animals and all things nature related. My oldest is like that too and he would have a blast hanging out with your son :) I wish we had more wildlife here in suburbia for him to catch :) Beautiful pics as always! Hope your week has been a great one so far!

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  71. Wow! What an adventure! I bet that critter could cause quite a scratch! Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  72. I had NO idea turtles had such fierce talons! Loved the photos and isn't your little man a cutie!

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  73. My kids LOVE it when a turtle, or frog or lizard comes along. WOW - that turtle is so big! We've had two but they've both been significantly smaller. How fun!

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  74. Oh boy, my daughter would love to have a turtle like that!

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  75. Look at the claws on that thing. Yowzers! So glad you all are enjoying your new place! I can't imagine packing up my whole life and moving right now, but it seems extremely exciting!

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  76. Those pictures are fantastic. My son loved seeing the pictures. I know he wishes he lived someplace like that.

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  77. wow! those are just beautiful photos! you captured such a beautiful experience! so loving your blog!!

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  78. He caught a turtle on a hook? Sure beats catching an old rubber boot. ;) Cool looking turtle - ignoring those serious looking talons, that is. Awesome shots as usual! :)


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  79. Ha! Love the shot with the wicked dagger hands. Also - what's up with the pic showing off his long neck? Is something coming out it's mouth?

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  80. My comment disappeared ... but I love all of these shots. Love turtles! Too sweet! :)

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  81. That is one very, very cool turtle! Love it : ) What a great series of shots.

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  83. That turtle seems to have a lot of personality.

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  84. Wow first off AMAZING pictures! As a turtle lover this was a special treat.

    new to your blog, found you through Jenni's blog hop link up :)

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  85. Ok...that's so awesome in such a creepy way!

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  86. Those photos are incredible --- just like the turtle claws! Crazy! Loved reading your post,

    s

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