The snapping turtle
wore the most horrifying face I have ever seen,
yet she seemed to be enjoying
the warmth of the sun,
as thoroughly as the household cat.

~ Mary Oliver, Sand Dabs Eight, Long Life: Essays and Other Writings

Photo: Kerry Hood via Giraffe in a Tree


  1. Oh my, talk about a face only a mother could love….

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  2. Reblogged this on IMD.

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  3. Never judge a book …………. How nice to see the creature enjoying one of natures beauty, the warmth of the sun.

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  4. God gives everyone a different face for a reason…..

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  5. Or it was refueling in the sun to energize for the next snap … Mary and I differ here 😉

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  6. there are some universal simple pleasures, immune to appearance.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    A face we all need to love!!

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  8. I rather like her face.

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