Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bobbers Glory

There was an old wooden sign nailed to a post on the
dock. It said Bobbers Glory. Underneath it said
Snapping Turtle. As I sat there painting this scene I was
thinking that Bobber probably was a myth. After about
an hour I noticed this huge mass of moss and seaweed
floating up from the bottom. As it got closer I realized that
Bobber was no myth. This was the largest Snapping Turtle
I had ever seen. At least 2 ft. from nose to tail. A turtle this
size could easily take a mans hand off at the wrist if you
got to close. I had an apple core and tossed it in the
water in front of his nose. In a split second he had slashed
the apple into shreds. That was not what he wanted.
He was staring at me. Don't go near the water!


Stacey said...

Wonderful painting as always.... and dont worry I wont get to close, I really need to keep both my hands (LOL) hope your well Doug ;D

Marian Fortunati said...

Beautiful painting, Doug.. AND I LOVED the story!!! What fun!
I always love what nature parades out for us little people to savor!!