Monday, September 21, 2009

My Turtle Pond

On Sundays my bike ride often takes me to the Turtle Pond on the University campus. It's sort of hidden away behind the Main Building and next to an old greenhouse. This is where I visit my turtle friends (they are shy and not too good at shooting the bull so we get along fine) and collect dried-up plant pods. At 8 o'clock on a Sunday morning I usually have the Pond to myself, especially when there was a football game the night before.

It's been a very long, hot summer this year and we're still considered to be in an "exceptional drought" condition, even though we finally got rain last week. The video below is definitely music to our ears and sounds much like the $39 white noise sound machine Susan bought.

Even the cactus plants are happy to have had some rain.


ArtPropelled said...

That sounds so peaceful, Don. Dear lttle turtles!

layers said...

I have one of those sound machines by my bed that emits rain sounds, or crickets or waterfall, or birds twittering or ocean waves-- even though I live on a cliff overlooking the water-- too up high to hear the waves so it is nice some nights to go to bed with the 'machine' on.

bindu said...

Sounds like a nice place - didn't know it exists!