Photo Of The Week – Behold The Turtle

Photo by The Paper Princess @ Create With Joy
Copyright 2010-2011
Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”
James Bryant Conant, 23rd President, Harvard University

When I was a young girl, I looked forward to “the march of the turtles”. Every summer, turtles would cross our yard on their way to an unknown destination. They were fascinating creatures to study. They retreated when you approached them – they were slow to trust – but over time, if you treated them with much patience and gentleness, they would take a risk, stick their necks out, and come out of their shells.

Is there an area in your life that you need to take a risk and come out of your shell?

Don’t let the fear of the unknown paralyze you or keep you from pursuing your dreams.

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53 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – Behold The Turtle”

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  1. SubtleSouthernSnapshots says:

    That's an awesome photo! You should enter it into my photo contest:

  2. SmilingSally says:

    Good shot.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  3. Vic says:

    we get to see these beauties all the time! love them! great shot! i could probably get the girls to gather some for a march:)

  4. eileeninmd says:

    Great capture, the turtle is posing nicely.

  5. Alida says:

    Wow! Great photo!!

    Joy & Blessings,

  6. SubtleSouthernSnapshots says:

    Thank you so much for entering!

  7. QueenB says:

    Thanks for joining Mailbox Monday- I'm a confirmed email subscriber and GFC follower!

  8. Dawn says:

    Just wanted to pop in and thank you for entering my candy giveaway.
    Thanks for sharing my goodies on your sidebar.

  9. Sara says:

    I had to share your post. I linked it back to your blog.

    Thank you for posting this today.

  10. Cat & Cricket says:

    What a great shot!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Happy Blue!

  11. B @ Sweet Limes says:

    I had a few of these when I was a kid for pets, they are fun! Seeing this picture just brought me down a memory lane trip.

    Interesting question, and as an answer for you: YES! There are places I need to stick my neck out a bit and before I read this post I was already been telling myself that this is the year for it!

  12. Mommying On The Fly says:

    Great shot…and Thanks so much for linking up on our blog…

  13. Life with Kaishon says:

    What a beautiful turtle picture. Really great analogy with the turtles and life.

  14. Jan says:

    A beautiful and love this quote!

  15. Jan says:

    A beautiful photo and great quote 🙂

  16. Donnie says:

    Great photo.

  17. One with many names says:

    He's an awesome turtle!

  18. Kel says:

    That is an awesome photo! I am a new follower from FMBT. I look forward to seeing more.


  19. Kristy says:

    great capture

  20. Neet says:

    What a fabulous photograph. Loved your story too. Still like to see your cats.

  21. Our Village is a Little Different says:

    I love it! He's definitely not camera shy!

  22. Amy says:

    Ok fun photo…I am now a follower…Love these blog hop thigs even though I am kind of new at it.!!!

  23. Uyen says:

    well, I was expecting to see your cats but this turtle is cute too. Great capture!

  24. lotusleaf says:

    Nice shot and inspiring quote.

  25. The Clip Cafe says:

    Amazing creature!

  26. Randi says:

    Great shot! Very cute little model.

  27. hobbyentusiast says:

    Beutiful. I love turtles. Have been diving with some.

  28. Elisabeth says:

    Nice turtle picture!

  29. gengen says:

    Wow i never seen like that kind of turtle different color. Happy WW!

  30. Stacy Uncorked says:

    Such an amazing shot of a very cool turtle! And I love the quote and your turtle story. 🙂

    WW: Guardian Mask

  31. Brimful Curiosities says:

    Such a cute little bugger looking ever so slightly regal.

  32. Momma Jorje says:

    Visiting from Natural Parents Network!

    I love this photo! Kind of regal. 🙂

  33. Amy from GrinningCheektoCheek says:

    Neat picture!!

  34. LeeAnn says:

    Cool picture…and great quote! So true!

    Thanks for linking up today. Happy WW!

  35. Life Is A SandCastle says:

    He is adorable.

  36. Susan Evans says:

    I used to have a pet turtle. Thanks for the reminder to step up to what God has called us to do.

  37. Zelma says:

    Whoa! That's a big turtle! I love watching them walk, it's very peaceful.

  38. Autrice says:

    He looks so proud of himself.

  39. Texas Type A Mom says:

    That's so cool!

    Visiting from a Wordless Wednesday linky! I'm your newest follower – I hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance –

  40. GrammyMouseTails says:

    He looks very proud of himself. like your story too.

  41. Lauren @ Hobo Mama says:

    What a thought for the day. I'm going to have to consider that. It's a beautiful photo!

  42. •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• says:

    Gorgeous photo x love his colours.

  43. Karen the Suburbanite says:

    thanks for linking to photo tuesday- great shot of the turtle!

  44. Jessica says:

    Cute close up! I love turtles, they are such neat little guys. If you have time, check out my post here . I’m trying really hard to increase my number of followers and could use your help! Thanks!

  45. parentingBYdummies says:

    We have a ton of those turtles around here but we haven't seen them in months now thanks to the freezing cold temps!

  46. SubtleSouthernSnapshots says:

    Voting on the contest is now open:

  47. Legal-Babe says:

    Love love love the shot!
    I love turtles 😀
    and this shot is amazing!
    Thank you for sharing!


  48. 'Tsuki says:

    Nice little fellow… You took the most of it !

  49. Kay L. Davies says:

    Fabulous photo. I love turtles, too, and it's absolutely true: sometimes you just have to stick your neck out.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  50. Treat Traders says:

    Wonderful Blog Im your newest follower

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