Thursday, May 23, 2013

World Turtle Day

Raise your hand if you knew about this celebration?
I didn't till today. Interesting the things you learn whilst browsing the internets.
I wonder if this event even existed before the internets.
(update: wiki says it started in 2000 to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises.) Well, there you go.

It seems like a good reason to post some photos that I have of turtles.

These guys live at the Hokane Japanese Gardens in Los Gatos. They seem to like their home.

I know I would if I lived here.


Photo Cache said...

I sure hope people would refrain from eating turtle soup today...and other days too.

Ginnie said...

What is it about turtles! I'm sure there's always a lesson from them somewhere. :) Makes sense to have a day named after them!