Friday, December 26, 2014

Sunning Butts

Red-Eared Slider Turtles out of the pond to catch some rays.
 Rippled
 Or still.
Linking to Weekend Reflections

107 comments:

Giga said...

There were ducks in a row standing, and now turtles. Great!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, that is a lot of turtles..They do enjoy the warm sun! Great captures. Happy Friday!

Gosia k said...

nice and ibteresting photo.I have never seen turtles in the nature only in the zoo. But probably it is popular species at your p[lace

Revrunner said...


"There's a place in the sun
Where there's hope for ev'ryone
Where my poor restless heart's gotta run
There's a place in the sun" :-)

Molly TheWally said...

Gosh there is an army of them. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Pom Pom said...

I like the image of abundance very much!

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess Texas turtles don't need to hibernate for the winter?!

Lynne said...

All lined up they are . . . a bunch of turtles!

A Quiet Corner said...

You have all sorts of crowds gathering at your place...this is so darn adorable!...:)JP

Linda Kay said...

It's always fun to see a row of turtles lining the creeks. Who knows what makes them come out all at the same time....but probably sunning themselves.

bas said...

Ze hebben daar een geweldige plek gevonden.

DJan said...

Do they really have red ears? Now that's a lot of turtles. Nice shots, Tex! :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

You certainly have your ducks and turtles well regimented.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, This gives me a whole new concept of sunbathing. :-) John

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Lucky turtles in the warm sun!

Sandra said...

I am now pondering trying to figure out is the shells get warm, could you wade over there and touch one and tell me? LOL.... it must feel really good since it looks like every turtle in the pond is sunning.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a great pond you have for nature photography!
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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They need a gator friend sunning with them. Oh! I have that shot :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My goodness....that is a whole lotta turtle soup!!

Seriously tho, I don't think I've ever seen that many in one group.

DeniseinVA said...

The Butt Sunners, so cute!

Lynn said...

Not the beefcake I was thinking of... :@)

Birdman said...

... the family that suns together.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Getting your ducks in a row is good; but getting your sliders in a row is better!

Sally Crowe said...

I'd be sunning also if I were them, but hey wait; I'd be sunning here too is it wasn't so cold today. :)

Paula said...

Nice turtle picture. Mine are in hiding lately. I'm anxious for them to come out again so I can try to count them.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

After that headline I expected a picture of you and your hubby ;)
But the turtles are nice too, I just wish you could take a closer one so I can see the red ear :)
【ツ】Knipsa

ellen abbott said...

you've got quite a few there.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

That is a very busy pond you have, love turtles!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

That's quite a group! There are no small numbers of anything at your place! :D

Lindy

William Kendall said...

They look like quite a gang!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

A herd of turtles!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex I LOVE Lisa's comment:) Hug B

Irma said...

Hi Tex,
This is a large group of turtles.
They enjoy the sun.

Maggid said...

wow! look at 'em. It's like a family reunion.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That's pretty cool. Someone had an idea and everyone else thought it was a good one.

S. J. Qualls said...

Wow! I was not aware that you had so many turtles. Cool!

Cloudia said...

Ha! Prime beach estate! 🌴

don said...

You have a marvelous collection of turtles. They obviously like your area as their home.

Halcyon said...

Love your title today! Very funny. :)
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a good slide into the New Year.

James said...

Very cool! That's a lot of turtles. :-)

Karen S. said...

What could be more fun for a group of turtle friends! Perfectly fun day in the sun!

Bob Bushell said...

The Turtles were turning colours, love them.

Magia da Inês said...

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Que o Ano Novo venha como uma chuva de paz no mundo todo!...
Que seja tudo de bom e nos surpreenda com muita saúde e muitas alegrias!

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ೋ ♫ FELIZ ANO 2015 ♫ ೋ
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Daniela Augustka Blah said...

Wow! So many turtles. Nice reflection.

Nancy J said...

What a line-up, which one was the " Sergeant Major" in the event? Lovely calm water reflection too. Jean.

DIMI said...

Wow!!So much turtles Tex!!
Great captures!Great reflection!
Dimi...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A herd of turtles? I don't think I've ever seen so many turtles!

Debbie said...

more of this lining up?!? what's with that....there must be something to that in nature!!

you sure do get a lot, of what ever you get!!!!

MTWaggin said...

Holy cow that is a lot of turtles!

Kelly Hashway said...

Turtles sun bathing. That just makes me smile.

Midmarsh John said...

Love the Sun bathing turtles and yesterday's Whistler line up.

Ms. A said...

Girl, you have so many groups hanging out at your place! Guess they know a good thing when they find it!

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, I love, beautiful pictures of turtles, perfect!

Miss Val's Creations said...

They are fantastic! I only see 1 or 2 at a time in my area. It is so cute seeing a bunch sunning themselves.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, You are the hostess with the mosses on the Run Around Ranch! Basking turtles enjoying the sun pond-side. Great fun snap! Have a super weekend.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Oh, my God. First time I've seen so many turtles.
Great pictures.
Christmas greetings.

cieldequimper said...

Oh so many! Beware of the sunstroke! :-)

Filip Demuinck said...

I am always amazed to see how many animals you can can pictures of in your region.

Greetings,
Filip

messymimi said...

Beautiful reptiles! There's a soft spot in my heart for turtles.

RedPat said...

I love your title, Tex!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Don't you already have more than enough traffic without adding sexually-alluring material? (LOL?)

Melissa said...

Hmmm...I was checking and I just see tails :) These turtles are pretty modest in their shells!

Ela said...

How sweet ! They like the sunshine !
Greetings

Sylvia K said...

That is a LOT of turtles in one place at one time!! What great shots!!

Our photos said...

Wow, so many ! Nice !

Gert said...

Wow, they are so cute...laying out in the sun....sun bathing! Also love the ripple and non ripple effect!

Hilary said...

Wow.. so many of them parked there. It must be the Shell station. ;)

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Christmas, T!

Red said...

No turtles here so I enjoy seeing yours.

Country Gal said...

Nothing like the warmth of the sun . Cute photos . ! Have a good weekend !

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Oy! I expected a different king of butts.

The Queen Jester said...

I have to admit it...the title is what drew me in. That's a lot of turtles!

Munir said...

So many turtles. They will never have the problem of finding a friend.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

You should put some deck chairs out!

theflutteringleaf said...

Their lovely, love the reflections in these images too.

KB Bear said...

Your pond is incredible with the diversity of wildlife it hosts! I've never seen that kind of turtle. Very cool.

Angela said...

Wow! That is a lot of turtles! You couldn't pay me to go swimming in your pond! lol

Stephen Hayes said...

I've loved turtles ever since I was a little kid. Don't know why.

marshaleith said...

Very cool shots...I have never seen that many turtles in one place before!

Paul said...

Wow, that's quite the lineup!

I had no idea a small pond could support so many turtles.

Felicia said...

a turtle beach. :>)

rainfield61 said...

Turtles also love what we love.

Randy said...

A group of Ninja Turtles!

Justin Carfagnini said...

There are so many of them! Turtle beach for sure!

Rita said...

Critters in rows are your speciality--LOL! ;)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
They are not that big I figured out... here we do see some of the smaller sizes but mainly the big, Florida cooter and the snapping turtle of course. They are huge.
Cute how they all are sunnng!
Hugs,
Mariette

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Terrific turtles !

'Tsuki said...

I couldn't guess it was turtles on the first pic : I thought they were some big stones... Great reflection indeed, sur totoise sunbath !

Jeevan said...

Great capture with the sunbathing turtles :)
Cheers

Vanessa Morgan said...

The turtles seem to be enjoying their rays of sunshine. Lovely photos.

Kerri Farley said...

That is a bunch!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!!!

Cattails said...

What a crowd! I sent you my new email add. chk your spam folder Mildred

nookworm said...

A bale of a different sort! I love all reptiles, especially turtles.

Brian King said...

You have no shortage of turtles! They've mastered the "line" just like the BBWD's!

Georgette Sullins said...

Goodness! And we were excited when one came to our party.

Robin Lamb said...

T, Wow, I knew you had turtles, but didn't think that many! Obviously the dogs weren't around!

Phyllis Oller said...

I`ve never seen this many turtles at once,Phyllis

Laura. M said...

he bath was finished;))

NatureFootstep said...

that looks fun :)

orchid Miyako said...

Hi, Dearest Theresa; Haha, 'Sunning butts' and yes, they all 'catch some rays'♡♡♡ I always LOVE reading your captions, my dear friend(^_^)v
Kind of busy busy days; now making Mochi in hubby's room. Waiting rice being steamed, haha. Should have done earlier p:-) 
Hope you are having great holiday season and coming new year.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Linda said...

That's a lot of turtles!

Ida said...

Goodness that's quite the grouping of turtles.

pattisjarrett said...

You have quite a collection of turtles!

Rory Bore said...

HA - that's hilarious how they are all lined up, butt to butt, like that! great shot.

SweetMarie said...

great pics! you have so many turtles! you live in paradise. :)

Handmade in Israel said...

How wonderful! What a group!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This put a big smile on my face. You how much I love turtles.....thank you!

Rose said...

Wonderful...I have never seen so many turtles in one spot in real life..

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