Fresh Turtles

turtles on table

Sometimes, when trouble seems to be everywhere, one can get lucky and glimpse another, hopeful reality. Today, I was fortunate enough to come across these newly hatched turtles, making the perilous journey from their nest to a nearby creek. They sat by the roadside, their sights set on the future, but in danger of being squished; so I picked them up for a photo op, then set them near the creek. Once they realized they were close to water, they took off at an impressive speed. I saw them tumble down the bank into the drink and begin swimming. With a little help they had made it to the river. Somehow that injected a dose of hope into my day.