Turquoise Tortoise

A Tortoise has 13 large patterned squares in the centre for the thirteen full moons of the year.
There are twenty-eight smaller squares around the perimeter of shell, representing twenty-eight days of each lunar month.

28 days = 4 weeks
4 weeks= 1 lunar month
12 months = 52 weeks
52 weeks divided by 4 (4 weeks in 1 month) = 13 months.

To the Native American Indians, Tortoise represents Mother Earth. We would do well to observe the Tortoise by slowing down, living simply, and making good use of what we have.

About maskednative

I live in Ireland, in an extended cottage overlooking Waterford Estuary, privvy to constant changes of light on water, colour and movement, tides and people. I am anglo-Irish and although my initial intention was to live here for a year and a day, I am still here, a blow-in to these shores for the past fifteen years. There have been countless times when I wanted to run back to England with homesickness and relief, but for one reason or another, so far, it has not been possible. I surrender, the soul of Ireland has captured me, allowed a glimpse of the world behind the mask of everyday experiences, bringing forth a mixture of words and pictures from an ordinary everyday life, filled with ordinary everydayness that I offer as a celebration, to the creator of this truly wonderful planet.
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