Thursday, April 03, 2008

Turtle of the Day - "cousins"

This turtle is at my brother's house - but is a "cousin" to one I have in my garden. I don't have a photo of my garden turtle because - up until a few days ago - it was covered with snow.

We visit my brother and his family in MA every year for Easter. We started in 2000 when we moved to NY from SC. The 2nd year we visited, my sister-in-law and I started going on a little shopping trip sometime during the long weekend - usually hitting Marshalls and Filene's Basement.
The turtles were purchased during one of those trips - one for their living room, and one for my garden. We've come home with all sorts of other fun things from that trip, like my "birdbath" which is a big shallow serving platter shaped like a big yellow chick, a pasta maker for playing with my polymer clay, and a lions head plaque to hang in my entry way.

This year we did not make our usual trip to the stores - we let the guys go to REI instead. I'm not sure if that was the more financially sound decision, or not...


Matt said...

I was good. I only bought socks, a few small plastic containers and two replacement tent stakes. It COULD have been a lot worse... :)

Amelia said...

Glad to meet members of the family!

Amelia in Oklahoma