Skip to comments.SPRING STILL COMING ON
Posted on 04/07/2013 11:10:05 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
I got out with my son in law, got coffee and just rode around. Grandson is at National Guard annual training through this month so it's quiet around here. Even when he is asleep there is a subliminal rumble present LOL, and you miss it when he goes out the door.
The ponds were all quiet today, nothing but sunning Red-eared Sliders, Trachemys s. elegant. Believe it or not these are the same turtles they used to sell in dime stores, with the little tank and a plastic palm tree. Last week they were just peeking out of the water, today it was warm enough for sunbathing.
There are several Sliders, got to look close, but the red is a tip off.
The Double-crested Cormorants, Phalacrocorax auritus were sitting right were they were last week, there is plenty of food and they aren't working hard to find it.
I hope you make a coffee table book of your photography. You have a gifted eye for composition.
Great shots, wow. Wow.
Always a treat..Thank you!
Wow. Turtles. Don’t get them around here. Nice :).
I really enjoyed the turtle pictures. Thank you, Swampy
Nice shootin there Sniper! Hope to see much more in the near future.
Where are you? I don’t see how life can go on without turtles, LOL, what do your frogs have to gossip about?
Norway, upland at a largish river. Much colder than FL. Hardly any frogs, even. But lotsa swans.
Swampster..great depth of field on the turtle shot.Is that an “ole fashion” camera or one of them new fangled digital thangs?
Iam an ole Minolta 201 and Mamiya 645 type.
Still like my film although I am pricing out digital backs for the 645(not cheap).
Would like a Blad b4 I die
Swamp Turtle Gumbo
~ 4 6 lbs. turtle meat
~ 1 2 lbs. smoked sausage, cut into 1 pieces
~ 1 large onion, chopped
~ 1 1/4 cups chopped celery
~ 1 1/4 cups chopped bell pepper
~ 2 tbsp minced garlic
~ 1- 14oz. can chopped tomatoes
~ 1 cup cut okra
~ 2 tbsp roux (flour gravy)
~ 1 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
~ 2 cups water or turtle broth
~ salt and pepper
~ Louisiana hot sauce
~ cooked rice
Boil turtle meat in salted water until tender. Remove meat and save broth.
Chop meat into 1” 2” pieces.
Place a small amount of oil in a Dutch oven or large pot.
Add turtle meat and lightly brown on all sides. Remove meat.
Add a little more oil if necessary and lightly sauté the onion, celery and bell pepper.
Add the garlic, tomatoes, okra, roux and Cajun seasoning.
Stir in 2 cups of water or turtle broth.
Mix in the turtle meat and sausage. Add salt and pepper and hot sauce to taste.
Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 2 3 hours stirring occasionally.
Adjust seasoning as needed and add more water or broth if needed.
Serve over cooked rice and enjoy.
I've got film gear all over the place, it's just too much work getting good processing around here.
I live surrounded by swamps and marshes, everything from frogs to alligators.
THX for the joyful pix 'Sniper! As always, thank you for sharing.
Just curious...what does turtle taste like?
Great pictures as always...thanks for sharing.
A little like spotted owl!)
Nice shots. Got turtles all over New Jersey,( big nasty Snappers even) Black Cormorants too, flocks of them, along the Shore.
Love seeing your pictures Swampy!
Missed seeing them for too long!!
Hope you are well.
What a joy to have grandson in your life.
Seeing Swampy’s name on a post,
my heart skips a beat.
Each time to the thread I coast,
knowing I’m in for a treat.
Continuing thanks for all the pleasure you give FReepers!
I wish I knew the birds like you do.
You just learn one bird at a time.
Seriously- I too really appreciate your posts. You have a talent and you live where I would see few of the birds you so eloquently photograph.
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