Friday, March 30, 2012

The Saturday PhotoHunt: Fresh -and- Pink Saturday: Orchid

It's time for the Saturday PhotoHunt.  This week's theme is FRESH.  The hunt gives me the opportunity to find forgotten treasures in my archives.

There's also a little Pink Saturday in here somewhere!

I went in a different direction with the theme this week.  I think these turtles are getting a little FRESH!!!

I found that pair of lovers at the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid in Galveston, Texas, last summer.

Stepping into the rainforest pyramid was like stepping into a lost world.

Although it was over 100° outside, it was even hotter at the top of the pyramid, and so humid my lens steamed up.  There was a fantastic view of Galveston Bay Offatts Bayou.

I hope Ms. Turtle at least got a corsage or something. This is the pink part!

The neighbors weren't quite so frisky.

Has anyone read Verdi by Janell Cannon?  One of Frank's favorites, next to Cannon's classic Stellaluna.  I made a recording of myself reading Verdi and other books out loud, for Frank to play while I was in the hospital having Ernest almost 16 years ago.

Next weeks hunt is AWESOME!  That will be fun!


LV said...

What a great place to spend the day. I enjoyed it throuh your lens.

YTSL said...

Heheh, yes, indeedy re those turtles! And great shots of the other creatures too! Still, I think the stand out photo is of the orchids. They really are so pretty as well as pink. :)

MaR said...

Fab pictures!! spring is in the air, turtles know that :)
Happy hunting

fresh ~ artificial

Lilian said...

Such lovely colours! And sweet turtles. :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Those turtles were getting a little fresh ;-)
Thanks for keeping things Fresh at The Saturday PhotoHunt.
I hope to see y'all next Saturday...Awesome!

Jodi Anderson said...

Hey-oh! LOL. The turtle photo totally cracked me up.

The rest of the photos are really pretty, flowers and snake alike!

Gabriela Delworth said...


Love this trip! Great photos!


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Gorgeous colors, Verdi was one of my kids' favorite books (my youngest is nicknamed SnakeMaster) and turtle s3x makes me laugh. Those guys are much tamer than the huge tortoise we once saw making a mess all over the back of his friend...

The orchid shot is beautiful!

CherryPie said...

Those turtles do seem to be getting a little fresh!!

The rainforest looks such an interesting place to visit with all those different flowers and birds.

Vanessa said...

I LOVE it when turtle do this! Its like they are hugging (even though I know better) and its adorable.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

haha, you always wonder how turtles get it on!

Susan said...

What fabulous pictures. It looks like a great place to visit.