Day 234: Growth Spurt

It’s hard to believe I’ve already had my turtles for six years. When I got them, they were the size of a quarter. Ever since then they’ve been growing … and growing … and growing. If you look at the details in Michelangelo’s shell, you can see how it grows. In fact, he has just started shedding his shell. Yet again. Some day we’ll have to build a pond in our backyard for them.

My red-eared slider turtle, Michelangelo's shell.

Day 72: Michelangelo might be a bit vain

I had another blog post prepared for today, but late last night after feeding my turtles and letting them explore for a bit, I found Michelangelo pressed up against a mirror, clearly checking himself out. As much as I try not to post the same subject repeatedly, this was too cute to pass up.


1/125 sec., F11, ISO 200
18-55 mm lens (35 mm), flash fired

Day 65: Love-hate relationship

I think my cat and turtles have a love-hate relationship. We let the turtles roam while we cleaned their tanks, and we couldn’t pull our cat away from all the action. Fortunately (or not so fortunately) the turtles are getting quite large, and their reaction time is faster than hers, so she can’t hurt them.


1/45 sec., F4.0, ISO 400
18-55 mm lens (28 mm), no flash fired