Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Turtles and News

First here is a view of the northern shore of Hawaii and a few flowers before I get to turtles and news.


A passion flower?

This flower looks a bit like a Begonia:

At last turtles:

A turtle in the late afternoon sun drifting back and forth with the waves.
This one is in one of the tidal pools that were very close to where we stayed. 

They "graze" on sea grass, in the video at the end of this segment you can see the turtle nipping at the sea grass near him; they seem to prefer the "grass" from under water on near the tide line.

Green sea turtles aren't named for the color of their shells they are named for the greenish hue of their skin. Their shells are normally brown, dark olive, gray or black.

The turtles in Hawaii are the Eastern Pacific Green Turtles.

Eastern Pacific green turtles pull themselves onto beaches to bask in the sun:

If you spot a green sea turtle on the beach, it's important to give the animal some space. These turtles were surrounded by a traffic cones and coloured tape to keep the curious at a distance.

In Hawaii, the green sea turtle is referred to as honu and is revered as a symbol of good luck and longevity.

Here is a video I took of a turtle: 


Art News:

I have 5 paintings in the "Living Colour" show at South Delta Artists Guild Gallery 1710 (Address: 1710 56 St Tsawassen).

The show runs from Thursday April 5 to Sunday April 29, 2018.

The Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

One of my paintings has already sold even though the show doesn't officially open until Thursday.


New Painting:

Here is a new watercolour inspired by a building I saw in Puglia, Italy 
called "Puglia Doorway":

Well that's all for this week,

happy Wednesday, with whimsy,