Saturday, April 9, 2011


04.09.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Slow (painfully slow, sometimes) but steady, the turtle is driven by a purpose, intentional but also seemingly observant. This one was ever so aware of its surroundings and was not particularly pleased to see a potential predator. It held its ground, though, ready to retreat inside its protective shell. From afar, I saw it 'stuck its neck out' and scope out the scene before resuming along its way.

Ah, so many lessons to learn from the turtle! Life is not really about hurrying to grab the 'prize' nor is it totally without goals. There is meaning in each step towards that finish line and much to appreciate along the way. Furthermore, the more comfortable we are with our own shells (with all their strengths and limitations), the easier that journey will be. Naples, FL


  1. Great image! Yes...slow and steady wins the race!

  2. Love the image and agree with the slow and steady 100%.

  3. Nice composition - one thing about a turtle - they stay around long enough to photograph. And they have time to explore every moment of the journey.