I love turtles.
Land turtles, sea turtles...it doesn't matter.
I'm not sure why, I guess it's their eyes.
They're so big and seem to be "all knowing"...
and then it's their gently way.
I think it all started when I first met this lady,
Ida...the Turtle Lady of S. Padre Island, Texas.
She rehabilitated turtles and gave little demonstrations at her lab.
She was kind and passionate about these creatures,
and they seamed to be as fond of her
as she was of them.
Many years later, my family and I saw a release just like this.
They are so tiny, just little miracles.
If you ever see a nesting site, please don't disturb it.
It's most likely being watched by a scientific crew,
and if not,
report it so they can watch it!
FYI...you might have noticed that hotels along nesting beaches will turn off their lights at predawn because when the hatchlings hatch, they instinctively go towards light - the sun rising over the sea (hopefully not inland due to artificial light.)
Okay, okay...now to a tablescape.
Guess what my theme is this week?
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Please drop by for loads of inspiration!
Since you've already had an earful (haha),
please sit back, relax, and enjoy this table!
Thanks for stopping by!
In case you're interested:
Chargers - Target
Napkins - World Market
Dishes - Big Lots (plastic)
Glasses - Mexico via Goodwill (ha!)
Centerpiece - Burke's Outlet
Silver - antique shop
Seashells - Sanibel
Coasters - Tuesday Morning
Tassel - home made