Oct 2, 2009

Turtles...! ♥

Perfect pose!

Single file...

Break the ranks!

Ok, this is no turtle....but he is darling, has wings and makes the sun rise (and is my Chinese zodiac sign)!


Distant Dragon said...

Roosters I have tried. But I have never painted a roster. And anyway, we dont get Turtles in England or France that I know of.
Oh well.

Distant Dragon said...

.... but I have never painted a TURTLE!!!!! Typos are daft!

Little Bluestem Photography said...

Love the turtles! Perfect! ^_^

Sparrow said...

( ^)>

raymond said...

Join Me in the Pure Atmosphere

I slip in and out of the Sea at night with this
Amazed soul I have.
I am like a magnificent, magic ocean turtle
Who sets aside his vast wings of
Blue effulgence

When I crawl upon your shores
To leave my divine seed of verse.
Let me remain cryptic tonight
All the way till dawn
As I orbit God

In this holy, ecstatic mood.
Grab hold of the corners
Of my luminous, tender shell
And I will whirl for you,
For I am covered with eminent crystals
That I have gathered from the infinite depths
Of love.

Follow my tracks in the sand that lead
Beyond thought and space,
For I can see deep down
That you are really a golden bird
That needs to

With your spirit enraptured and ascending
On the currents of Light –
On the currents of His
Join me with your hands, wings, hoofs or fins
In my sublime applause.
Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude
For life.

I slip in and out of the Moon each night
With a gracious ease
With this brilliant heart I have.
The Beautiful Friend, the Exquisite One,
Sometimes steps from His Invisible Body
And walks upon our shore

So that we might see and know
His radiant Tender Shell-
His eminent crowns
That are the three worlds.

O grab hold of the hem of His skirt
As He spins this Universe on an emerald
Dance floor!

Cling to the Transcendent Elements in His glance
As the Beloved forever whirls
His Love.

Slips in and out of God at night
Tied to his own amazed

raymond said...

More on the Turtle, from Wiki:

"Ksheera Sagara Madhanam (Churning of Milky Ocean) was performed by both Deities and Devils in order to get Amrita (A drink for immortality). They have gone to Lord Vishnu who had turned himself as Koorma (The tortoise) to support the Mountain named Mandhara."

(I think that "Ksheera" is the "Kesin" in the Kesin Hymn which I posted on your facebook file. I got an email notification of someone who added to the thread (I think), but whose post has disappeared:
"Radha M Naidu also commented on Audrey L. Taschini's status:
...Excellent description of "Ksheera Sagara Madanam" !!! nice article."

I can't find Radha on facebook, she/he will remain a mystery.

I hope the gods are not churning you more than your churning limit. In any case you will do well.

Xie xie for the "cat lick". I love it!