One of the other wonderful surprises we encountered in the Butterfly exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was this turtle. See how beautifully 'she' is posing for us? After I finished, she slid off of the rock and went into the water. How lucky for me that she was up on the stone - still ane posing - before she let herself slide off into the water. When I posted her on Facebook, a number of people talked about turtle being their totem / animal guide. A few years back, I went on a vision quest. I thought that nothing would happen - me of little faith. I ended up goingi to our lake in Pitman and meeting turtle. She took me down under the water to see the beavers. They had just destroyed my favorite willow tree at Alcyon Lake and I wanted to ask them WHY this and why now? they were snugly in their living spaces and had nothing to say!! It was a wonderful experience - I looked up the significance of the turtle and realized that I had to keep practicing the patience. A few months ago, that became a stronger lesson - it's never easy to understand WHY from someone else's perspective but lesson learned...for today.