Stuck in a hole

I've got to get out of this place!
I’ve got to get out of this place!

What you are looking at is Sempre em frente*, the adventurous tortoise we had about eight years ago. He is trying to escape the Inner Sanctum, his designated living space.

That hole, at the bottom of the wall served a practical purpose. During the Zimbabwean rainy season, it was the only place for the water to go. It ran in a forcible rivulet through the Inner Sanctum, and through a similar hole in the wall at the other end of the small walled garden.

I did admire his talent for the diagonal.

Perhaps he wanted to investigate the mulberry tree which had fallen down one weekend in our absence?

You may, however, sit or lie on the grass.
You may, however, sit or lie on the grass.

I had forgotten all about this adventure at dusk.

I was merely looking for an image to include in a post which was going to be on an entirely different topic. There is always tomorrow!


* “Sempre em frente” is a compulsory phrase all Portuguese have to include in a set of directions given to lost tourists. It means “straight ahead”, “keep going straight”, “always in front” – you get the idea.

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