#Sunshine on my shoulders, er … shell makes me happy. #Wordless Wednesday #Sunbathing beauties at Council Point Park.

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) and music to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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41 Responses to #Sunshine on my shoulders, er … shell makes me happy. #Wordless Wednesday #Sunbathing beauties at Council Point Park.

  1. gotta love turtles

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  2. Seeing turtles sunning themselves on logs or stones makes me happy, too! Lovely pictures, Linda. Especially that baby turtle in the last one. 🙂 It’s learning the ropes…

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      They line up so perfectly Barbara and if I’m lucky I can sneak in a photo between the trees, but if they catch sight of me, then one by one they will slide into the water. Yes, he was a cutie wasn’t he? Reminded me of my turtle Myrtle that I had when I was young.

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  3. Love your photos. Love John Denver.

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  4. Joni says:

    Love the turtles, esp. the cute little baby one. We never ever see turtles here…..well once I saw one crossing the road but I believe it had escaped from someone’s house.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, that little one was cute. I had a turtle named Myrtle when I was a kid. I got it shortly after we moved here. Last Saturday when I was at the two parks, I saw turtles sunning twice. The last time a couple of bikers rode past and the guy said “hey, did you see that Snapping Turtle on the big rock?” I got there just in time – it saw me and then slid into the water.

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      • Joni says:

        I love the name Myrtle the Turtle! I don’t know anything about turtles – is a snapping turtle the kind you took pics of or is it different?

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        See, I was into creative names even at 10 years old. Wait until I get more pictures of my black and blonde squirrel and then Two-Tone will make his debut here. I think these are painted turtles as they have the stripes on their head and their shell is flatter and kind of shiny. The snapping turtles have higher shells and are more brown. We have both kind at the Park and I was about 20 feet away from them. It’s difficult to photograph them on this long log because there are no openings in the bushes so you have to push through and position yourself between the bushes and trees and ensure you don’t fall into the Creek.

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      • Joni says:

        I like the name Two-Tone too! Thanks for explaining the difference.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I have a few pictures of him, but through the front door, so there’s a bit of a reflection. I need to get some more pics for his debut. You’re welcome. The snapping turtles seem to be much bigger than the painted turtles.

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    Turtles make me smile. The last photo reminds me of playing follow the leader as a child.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Me too and whenever you see them out of the water, they all line up perfectly on the log and the minute they get spooked by a human trying to get a closer look at them, they all slide off and plop into the water simultaneously.

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  6. AnnMarie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………………that was awesome thank  you……………………………you are great with the “oldies” music too…………………………You just put the right touch to everything you do

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ann Marie – you make my head swell. 🙂 I am glad you liked it. I was pretty lucky to get that many turtles at one location. Usually I get three or four max on one log. I always liked that song and figured I’d include it with the post in case people weren’t familiar with the reference.

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  7. You took great shots of these turtles! Your title is witty…”shell be happy”…lol good stuff
    How do you find these diverse animals?!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Esther – glad you liked them and as for the title, I try to think of a fun title for Wordless Wednesday. I always liked that song so it seemed a good fit. On warm, sunny days, the turtles sunbathe on this big fallen tree, that has been in the water so long, the sun and elements has bleached it. They like to line up and if a human gets too close, they slide into the water. Last Saturday I got more turtle shots at the two other parks (at least I hope I did – I’ve not looked at the photos yet).

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  8. Eilene Lyon says:

    Wonderful turtles photos, Linda. I don’t think many people thing to photograph the reptiles among us. We have some painted turtles in a pond a couple miles away. Once, I found one on our dirt road and made sure it got safely to the side (hopefully the side he wanted) so as not to get run over. Overall a rare sight. I am also a John Denver fan.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Eilene. You are kind to help them cross the road. I’ve only seen a turtle out of the water one time when it was a snapping turtle laying eggs. I was really hoping to see the baby turtles stream out of the nest and was sorry I missed it. You often see pictures of turtles on the beach heading to the water en masse.

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  9. Laurie says:

    Oh, those sliders are so cool! Love seeing the baby slider in the last photo. I need to go over to one of our local ponds and gaze at the turtles.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I like them too Laurie – on the very hot days, they are sunning themselves daily, even early in the morning. Yes, the grandsons would love seeing them – they’re peaceful seeing them lined up like that, especially the baby. 🙂

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  10. Great captures of these turtles, Linda! I’ve yet to see any at my park.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Sabine – on the really hot days, even in the morning they are out sunning themselves in neat little lines along the log. You have to smile when you see them. I saw some turtles on last Saturday’s excursion as well. I’ve not looked at those pictures, nor the Saturday before, so I hope they all came out.

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  11. follow the leader or traffic jam?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You should see how it looks now – it is a shame as the weeds are growing everywhere and I can’t get near it. I should have taken a photo for this post. It could be follow the leader … I had just put out sunflower seeds which were a bigger draw than the peanuts.

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  12. bekitschig says:

    Dear Linda, this has nothing to do with this post, I just looked for the first one I could find. Have you ever heard of the Indian Giant Squirrel? I just did right now …Go check it out. I think it’s right up you alley. Have a lovely weeekend!

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  13. ruthsoaper says:

    Love the turtles, Linda!

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  14. I don’t know how you snuck up on these guys! Every time I saw any turtles they would scurry in the water from the log so fast I barely saw them! Amazing shot!!!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Diane – I was hiding between some bushes because they would have done the same thing for me … they will slide off the log, one by one and plop into the water. I saw a snapping turtle last week at another park. He/she was sunning itself and all of a sudden saw me or my shadow and freaked out!

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  15. Mackenzie says:

    Aww!! Reminds me of our turtles here! They love their sun bathing, don’t they?

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  16. So cute! That little one in the last shot looks so tiny.

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  17. Linda Schaub says:

    Oh to be a turtle and idly basking in the sun on a beautiful day.

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