She glides in the cool

Vast blue-green ocean, eggs laid

Her work on shore, done.

Art Prescription:  Today I honor the Sea Turtle.

Sea turtles are one of the Earth’s most ancient creatures. The seven species that can be found today have been around for 110  million years, since the time of the dinosaurs.

Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the water. Like  salmon, they will return to the same nesting grounds at which they were born. When females come to the shore they dig out a nest in the ground with their back flippers, bury their clutch of eggs and return to the ocean. After hatching, the young may take as long as a week to dig themselves out of the nest. They emerge at night, move toward the ocean and remain there, solitary, until it is time to mate.

Alcohol ink, watercolor, and pen and ink:

Sea Turtle