I recently purchased Turtle Canyon and wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your talent. I don’t know if people write to tell you about why they bought a certain print, but I think it’s important to know why you have a fan in Georgia.
Shortly after we moved into a waterfront house my children came inside with what looked like a collection of ping-pong balls. I asked where they found them and they said, on the beach. I thought it was an odd place for such a thing so I want to check it out. They led me to the area where they found them and I was shocked to see at least a hundred more buried in a hole in the sand.
At the time, I had no idea what turtle eggs, or a turtle nest looked like, so it was as much of a learning experience for me as it was for my children.
Because we were new to the neighborhood, I took the opportunity to introduce myself and children to the people who lived next door. They told us what they knew about the incubation period and emergence. We were told the hatchlings usually emerge as a group either at night or during a thunder storm.
We put the eggs back in the nest and checked for hatching every day and night for about two weeks. One morning all that was left were shells. My children were disappointed, but they were also curious about where the turtles went and how they lived in the sea.
There’s was a lot of information on the internet, but it was mostly facts. Children want a glimpse into worlds they are fascinated by. When I stumbled on Turtle Canyon their eyes lit up. It was just what they needed to believe that the turtles were safe and happy under the sea. The painting is in their room now and they can’t wait for the next nesting season.
Thanks for making two children very happy in their new home.