Meet “Simon” a Western Pond Turtle. He was found crossing a street by a person who should have relocated the turtle to a safe spot where he was found. But that didn’t happen and the turtle ultimately ended up with my husband. My husband brought him home. Then, he made several phone calls to find out where to return the turtle. Once it was established what type of turtle he was we picked the perfect pond to release him.
This pond is in front of my youngest daughter Danielle (you’ve met her here on my blog before) and her husband’s house. Lots of turtles live here. So, in a rather big downpour, we all got together and put Simon back where he belonged. Here’s my husband releasing him, as the wildlife lady had directed him to. Simon immediately burrowed into the mud. Hard to see but that is the turtle is under the water.
We were told Western Pond Turtles are the last of native turtles in California. So glad to get him back where he belongs. Apparently, he had just come out of hibernation and was looking for a nice female to make friends with.
Turtles seem to be a theme for our family. Just last year, the same daughter and I swam with a Sea Turtle. Curious, I looked up the spiritual meaning of turtles entering your life. The meaning is varied including to be patient, peace, and appreciate our blessings. I think it’s a great message right now for all of us.
It’s also a reminder to take the time to do the right thing. Luckily, there are people like my husband who still do that. Every little act of doing the right thing makes our world a better place.
Embrace your inner child and follow your heart! D. L. Finn