Ford Tortoise

tinfoilhatOctober 4, 2012

Tortoise made from Ford truck brake drum.

The cactus in background is another type of night blooming cactus on property. The flowers are can be either yellow or white and last till about noon the next day. They will bloom up to a half dozen times during the summer. I don't know if it is temperature, humidity, rainfall or a combination of these but every plant on property blooms on the same night. They grow in clusters and clone themselves. You can twist off a clone, let the scab dry for a few days and then just stick it in the dirt and it will start growing.

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Tortoise is excellent. Love the rusty coloration. Very very well done.


    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 6:59AM
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Another peek at paradise ! --- and that's a pretty good lookin' turtle ,too !

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 12:09PM
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HAHAHAHA!!! Good one! Ford Tortoise!!! Perfect! Love those blooms too!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 1:16PM
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Both tortise and cacti are great!!!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 7:13PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Love the tortise!! I've learned something. Didn't know you could divide those cacti.Thanks for the info!!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 7:45PM
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Marlene Kindred

Good thing for the tortoise that he has a nice, heavy shell...since you never know when Magellan might find him! Great looking creation....I like how you made the design on his least I'm assuming you did that.

The cacti are beautiful! Do the blooms have a fragrance? The almost look like straw flowers.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:31PM
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Great looking tortoise! Beautiful flowers so pure white & I bet they look terrific at night & in moonlight! You would need heavy leather gloves to twist those off I would think as they look like they are stickery! Jan

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 12:26AM
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