a turtle to behold

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
– James Bryant Conant

I’ve always liked the tale about the tortoise and the hare. The quiet confidence and the patient determination of the tortoise appeal to me more and more as I get older. For even taking things slow and steady requires a certain gumption, the sticking out of the neck.

How apropos that this turtle is my closest neighbor in my new big city. She surely will have much to teach me as I behold her.

What creature do you behold?