Wild Kingdom

Every Sunday evening there were three television shows that I watched when I was a child.  Lassie, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom signaled to me that indeed the magnificent weekend was coming to a close and Monday morning and school were knocking at the door.  I cannot say that the sure knowledge of another week of school gave me a heart full of joy but these three shows made an indelible impression on my young mind.

Last week I was able to engage in one of my favorite pastimes which is walking through the luxurious Thompson Woods around Campus Lake at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.5F80AC7E-EBE1-40F9-A09F-1F95F689CC0E 2

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Above is the Great Blue Herron, who a photographer friend of mine has named Herman.  Now we move on to the Land of the Turtles.

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22 responses

  1. Those were shows of my childhood too!!!!

    1. I can remember how I felt watching them! 😉

      1. Such a different time ☺️

  2. Gorgeous pictures – thanks for sharing!

  3. Nature is indeed wondrous. Hope that Blue Heron is a harbinger of spring!

    1. He is wonderful! 😃

  4. Great images – don’t think I’ve ever seen so many turtles together in one spot. You’re so lucky to be able to see them in the wild. 🙂

    1. Thank you! It is amazing to see so many at once! 😃

  5. Nature…peaceful,calm and colorful.

  6. Lovely shares. Wishing you a peaceful weekend, Bjay 🙂

    1. Thank you my friend. May you weekend be wonderful as well. 😃

  7. That last line especially reminds me so much of Wordsworth: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174826

  8. WOW…I remember those shows. Totally forgot about the Walt Disney show until this post jogged my memory.

    Your turtle pictures are amazing. I have never seen more than 2 turtles together. Such an incredible group of pictures! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. My pleasure! Thank you for your kind comments. 😃

  9. Amazing photos. Herman is very photogenic, and the Land of the Turtles is fascinating, but my favorite is the squirrels. I feed them everyday at lunchtime, they are so cute and funny!! Oh and I remember all those shows too and loved them as well!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Deb! I appreciate your kind comments! I like the squirrels also. 😃🐿

  10. Love your photos!! Especially the squirrels😃

    1. Thank you my friend! 🐿😃

      1. Most welcome!! Keep posting 😉

  11. Haha, love those turtles – like a row of dominoes!!

    1. They are fascinating. 😃

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