Monday, May 30, 2011

The Turtle and the Toonie

This evening my daughter came running into the house all excited because she'd found a turtle on the driveway. I ran out to see. She'd found this baby turtle.

But it's hard to tell this is a baby turtle from the photo. So we figured we'd try including her shoes in the picture. Here they are, size 4 Crocs in all their well worn glory, and a baby turtle:

But even that's not the greatest reference. So we thought we'd add in her hands. Here is the baby turtle with an 8-year-old's hands for reference:

That's pretty good. But we wondered if we could make another size comparison. And we think we came up with a brilliant idea. If you're Canadian. Because here is the baby turtle beside our two dollar coin, or Twoonie:

Definitely a teeny tiny turtle when seen with a toonie. Cute or what??

After we were done taking its picture we let it continue on doing its turtle thing. We hope it grows up to be a big turtle.


Malcolm Robertson said...

What's Canadian that you can use for reference when it grows up?

Lizann Flatt said...

Um, how about a tourtiere?? :>

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Completely adorable... it's a wonder your daughter didn't want to keep him as a pet.

Lizann Flatt said...

Actually, she did ask, Cathy. But she was pretty good about it when I explained why it was better off left outside.

Malcolm Robertson said...

French Canadian reply: Touché :)