Box Turtle Beauty!


Behold the, “Box Turtle”!  If this little guy has peaked your interest, please, do read on!

As you might recall from previous posts, I absolutely love Lincoln Park Zoo here in Chicago.  It is a zoo, a park, conservatory, serene, calming, and fascinating all in the same space!  There is a wonderful little area with turtles that I always like to visit.  I love turtles; to me, they have the wisdom of the ages written on their faces.  I don’t know why I think this, but I do.  On one occasion I didn’t see the turtles in their watery environment.  As I looked around to see if I was missing something, a park attendant caught my eye.  I asked her where the turtles were hiding.

She noted that the tanks were being cleaned, and that the turtles were hanging out in a few containers, “over there”.  Of course I went, “over there” and saw this curious cutie looking around to see when his house remodeling would be complete.

And then it dawned on me; this dear turtle was lovely; his orange, unique patterned shell was wonderful, yet he was unaware of it.  This made me think of a similarity between humans and beautiful turtles; their beauty is literally all around them, but they remain unaware.  I hope you realize your beauty and wonderment; take a look!!

  20 comments for “Box Turtle Beauty!

  1. May 9, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I so desperately wanted to be a turtle as a child, but alas, like so many other childhood dreams it was not destined to be.
    Thanks for the post, Cher, he’s a cute one!
    Big hugs, Donna xo

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    • May 9, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Awh, bless! Did you? That is so sweet, Donna! I love turtles, too! Isn’t he a cutie? His dear little face looking around as if to say, um, are you done fixing my pool, yet? *grin* Thank you, dear!! Big hugs, Cher xo

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  2. cadeauca
    May 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    What a little cutie! I love turtles. Lincoln Park Zoo sounds like a fantastic place to visit. If i ever go to Chicago, it’ll definitely be on my itinerary.

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    • May 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Ah, thank you for your comments! Yes, what a cutie indeed! Oh most definitely; if you visit Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo will not disappoint! It’s lovely all year-round! I love turtles, too! Cher xo


  3. May 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    That’s a lovely post. We must never forget how beautiful we are in our uniqueness!

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  4. May 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    What a beauty:) And Lincoln Park is a great zoo, as far as zoos go.

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    • May 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      A lovely turtle indeed! Agreed my dear!! And the surrounding area is great, isn’t it? Cher xo


  5. Mandy- Wild Red
    May 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Wonderful post!! We too love turtles and Lincoln Park Zoo!!

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    • May 9, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Ah, thank you, Mandy! Then you know exactly what I mean!! Cher xo

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  6. May 10, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    A real beauty, this turtle! So beautifully created… and your wonderful thoughts too, Cher 🙂 ❤ Have a great week!

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    • May 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Ah, thank you, Iris! I love turtles! And to you as well!! Love, Cher xo

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  7. May 11, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Turtles rule!!!

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