Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Snapshots - Picnic Visitors




Saturday Snapshot

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Thursday was our work picnic. This box turtle was under one of the tables while we we having lunch.  Not sure how long it took him to get there from the nearby lake about 1/4 of a mile away, but someone volunteered to carry him back to where he most likely came from.


One employee brought her 5-years old daughter's (7 week old)  Bantam chickens for a sort of show and tell.

I had no idea chickens were so cheap. $2.35 each. 
She purchased (4) so her daughter could get involved in 4-H.  She claims they are very little work.

 These were taken the day before the picnic - Mom, Dad and babies down by the lake at work.

36 comments:

  1. What wonderful pictures! And who would have thought chickens were so cute?!!!

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  2. That chick is so fluffy and cute! And the geese...now I want to wander on over to our neighborhood park and watch the ducks while I read!

    Thanks for sharing...

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  3. Amazing ... the design on the back of that turtle looks like a batik design ... or maybe I'm crazy!
    What cute bits of fluff the chicks (and goslings!) are!

    Looks like you had a nice day for your picnic!

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  4. You had a menagerie at your picnic! The goslings in our neighborhood are a LOT bigger than those. Turtles are faster than you think. I was out with the dog one day and there was a turtle near the street. I took the dog in the house and went back outside to move the turtle and it was nowhere to be found!

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  5. Such fun photos! I love the baby bantam, it's so fluffy!

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  6. Terrific photos, Diane!
    Sometimes we see wild turkeys and now you've inspired me to try to photograph them for this meme.

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  7. Aww, that's nice the turtle got a ride home. Fun animal pics!

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  8. that turtle's shell is so beautiful! It looks handpainted!

    Geese and ducks? We have MORE than our fair share!

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  9. The family of geese is a common sighting here this week, too. I agree with Susan on the batik design turtle shell. Chickens make me nervous though...not sure why.

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  10. That turtle does look like someone painted him. I always wonder how they get so far from their pond and do it without getting stepped on or eaten, when they move so slow.

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  11. That little white chick looks like he's part Persian cat!! I never knew!! We had a picnic by a family of geese once...they invited their friends and soon there was more of them than of us...a little spooky but cool at the same time :)

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  12. I'm surprised you got such a good shot of the turtle with his head out of the shell. Looks like work could be at the Animal Kingdom. Such fun photos!

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  13. The chicken looks very attractive. The turtle's shell has a modern design.
    We have a lot of geese by the river. I don't think we have chickens and turtles.

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  14. What a fluffy chick! so cute. The turtle was trying to gatecrash the picnic.

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  15. That poor turtle! Probably took him a week to make it that far, and only a few minutes for someone to carry him back. :)

    My Snapshot

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  16. These are great pictures! That turtle's markings are vivid and beautiful!

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  17. I walked out one morning and found a turtle swimming in the pool. He looked tired, so I fished him out and after a while, he rambled off along the irrigation ditch out back.

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  18. Oh wow, that is truly amazing - I cannot begin to imagine living somewhere where you can see a turtle in the wild. And it is so beautiful.

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  19. So many great shots. I love the fluffy Bantam rooster!!!

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  20. Great colors on the turtle, I had no idea. The Bantam chickens are just the cutest things, like they're wearing pantaloons.

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  21. Such an aray of wilderness at a picnic. Fluffy chickens, and family of geese and that turtle, what if he was trying to escape? he'll have to start over.

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  22. I love the fluffy little chickens! How cute!

    Here's my Snapshot.

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  23. Cool visitors one and all!

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  24. Nice to have visitors! Glad the turtle had a helping had back to the water.

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  25. Well those cute chicken pics are making me feel guilty about dinner!!

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  26. I would love to have chickens, but I think it would be a lot of work. Imagine fresh eggs. Here's Mine

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  27. I was thinking the design on the turtle's shell looked like Chinese characters. Wait a minute! Maybe it was a "she" looking for a good place to lay eggs? We've watched them do that and then watched for the eggs to hatch. There are plenty of geese around here with little ones, and our ponds are full of little box turtles, frogs, and (unfortunately) snakes. Yuck!

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  28. If your friend came to the BVI she could have all the chickens she wanted for free! And the roosters, too!

    That turtle has brilliant markings.

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  29. I hope to still have chickens when I'm 100. They are the dearest, gentlest creatures. Their voices are soothing. And they give us food without having to die. Perfect.

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  30. Love all the great pics - that fluffy chicken cracks me up!

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  31. Great pictures Diane! Turtles are so cool - we don't have any where I live so I find them fascinating. Love the baby chickie too - how sweet!

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  32. I love the turtle shot! It looks like someone painted his shell.

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  33. Wonderful photos, Diane! Looks like it was quite a picnic.

    Hope you are enjoying your books this week. Check out my easy-going, laid-back summer challenge (my first-ever!):

    http://bookbybook.blogspot.com/p/2012-big-book-summer-challenge.html

    Sue

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  34. aww i love all the visitors you got especially the turtle (i have a soft spot for them).

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