Tags » Tortoises

"Slower is Better"

The slower you are,

the longer you’ll live.

Yeah, tortoises don’t move too fast, do they.

Or much at all.

Neither do giant clams.

They just sit on the bottom of the ocean.

Air Poetry

Lost Stuffing

It’s National Teddy Bear Day. We are both marking this auspicious date with three carefully staggered picnics.
10am was rose petals
2pm will be dandelion leaves… 78 more words

Tortoise Inspiration

Sand in the Sandwiches - Another country - another routine work day

Ould Babah’s three tortoises never looked happy.  Day after day we walked into the locust compound in Nouakchott, Mauritania, past the little grassy area in the centre whey they resided.  422 more words

Sand In The Sandwiches

West Coast National Park #4

More birds and eight legs seen on our vist.

This is the first time I saw brown zebra.

This concludes the animal side of the park.   10 more words

just another day in paradise…i mean...Addis!

I’m often asked what’s a normal day in Addis like? And to be honest, it feels like an oxymoron to put the word ‘normal’ and the word ‘Addis’ in the same sentence. 1,122 more words

Ethiopia

Skilpaaie sit in gestorte teer vas

Gepubliseer in Beeld 4 September 2014,

‘n Bewaringsbeampte in Calvinia is alreeds langer as ‘n week besig om drie (3) ploegskaarskilpadjies te probeer skoonmaak nadat hulle in teer vasgesit het, die teer is vermoedelik deur ‘n padboukontrakteur in die veld gestort. 37 more words

Newspaper Clippings

"Johnny the Keeper"

You know how the keeper brings the tortoises in?

He rings a cowbell and brings them carrots.

If they don’t come in voluntarily,

he tips them onto a skateboard.

Air Poetry