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#30daysofbiking Day 9: turtles and tulips

share the road

The sun is back, the pavement is warm, and there was a turtle on the road.  No, not me.  Well, kind of ….

About 10 minutes out I spotted this guy sitting perfectly still in the middle of the road.  Perfect basking weather, I know, but not the safest place to be sun-bathing.  So what do I do?  Yep – set my bike down, pull my camera out, and lay flat on my stomach (also in the middle of the road) to take his photo.   Fortunately, neither of us was run over. (There’s really not much traffic on my local bike route in the middle of the day). Pickup truck driver who cautiously passed by at one point looked at me kind of strangely…

Decided to move him off to the side, still in the sun, but hopefully in a less vulnerable spot.  He was little, but a snapper.

Shortly after the turtle stop, I came across (and surprised) two wild turkeys that were also in the middle of the road.  It was a regular zoo out there today! (bad….) Before I could pull out the camera, they ran off – so you are spared at least one wild (redneck) kingdom pic.

I did make one more stop for the tulip.  It was safely off the side of the road, but I thought it was so beautiful I couldn’t resist.  I should probably take fewer pictures and do more serious pedaling … but one of the things I love best about biking is getting to see so many amazing things – things I would never notice if I was driving a car.  It’s great to be out in the world – rather than just driving through it.

I want a bike jersey with these colors ...

Posted by savaconta on April 9, 2010
  1. 04/10/2010

    WOW! What an amazing couple of pics! Made my day! 🙂 The Azaleas are starting to bloom and the Jacaranda trees. I’ll try to get some pics soon.
    – Kittydew

    • 04/10/2010

      Thanks, Kerstin 😀 So much appreciate you taking the time to read this stuff … Hope you have a great weekend of riding; want to see the Jacaranda!

  2. 04/10/2010

    The turtle pic is AWESOME.

    Thanks again for the bike…

    • 04/10/2010

      He was kind of cool … until he gets big enough to creep into the pond and start eating the ducks! LOL. Glad you had such a great Habitat ride/event – awesome job! Anytime on the xtra bikes … 🙂

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