Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Shopping Turtle..

Ever since I started taking my summer photography class, I haven’t left home without my camera by my side. If I’m running to Wally World, I have my camera. No, not to take photos for “The People of Wal-Mart” website! I have my camera to hopefully catch those special photographic moments that no one else can see but me.
On my way to work this morning, I was lucky enough to catch one of those moments. As I was cutting through the mall parking lot, I saw this bottle-nosed turtle crawling across the parking lot. It looked as if he was crawling towards Sears to catch the early bird specials at the store. I had to stop and take his picture.
I love how in the first photo, he is looking both ways before crossing into traffic. The second photo shows his slow but determined trek to Sears. In the third photo, I was lucky enough to have him stop and pose for a quick photo before he continued his journey.
Was he on his way to purchase an air conditioner for his shell because it’s been really hot lately? Was he just out for a morning stroll before the mall traffic picked up? Only he knows why he ventured out of the pond by the mall. Whatever the reason, he was just one of the many things I will see on my journey today.