Tortoise Time

Our garden has five feuding wild tortoises. Each jealously guards a juicy indigenous patch, turning summer into a tortoise war zone.

Come winter, peace returns as the critters hunker down in a hard won section. Bob lives in the back near the compost heap and has been AWOL for months, but today he made an appearance, marching around aggressively and munching tortoise buffet.

Good news for Bob, and good news for me. If he’s out and about, spring can’t be far off – and that means it’s nearly compost time!



1 Response to “Tortoise Time”

  1. 1 shoreacres July 21, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I’m amazed by the number of turtles and tortoises I’ve bumped into around the blogs – there’s your Bob, and Henry in Wales, and a pair whose names I’ve forgotten in Kansas City. And, of course, there’s the red-eared slider I met on my Mississippi trip. They’re just great.

    Now – sharp conversational turn… I took mom to the cardiologist for a little tire-kicking this afternoon. They did all the necessary tests and checked her pacemaker. The technician who did her echocardiogram is from South Africa. She grew up in Joberg, has a son presently in Capetown, and she and her family used to vacation along the coast. She knows Sedgefield, and George, and Plettenberg, and many more places I can’t remember.

    We had a wonderful half-hour’s conversation – one of those serendipitous moments that just can’t be beat!

    That really is wonderful, Linda! Just the other day you and I were commenting about the unexpected alley ways blogging takes you – it seems that it doesn’t only happen in cyberspace, but in the real world too.

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