This is what happens if you skip too many bathes! The Turtle who grew his own garden. The Mary River Turtle, Elusor macrurus, is an endangered short-necked turtle that inhabits the Mary River in South-East Queensland, Australia.
Turtles live to a very old age and are thus symbolically associated with long life. We can learn much about time and the perception of time by watching the turtle. Slow and steady, the turtle ages with grace and lives in harmony with its surroundings.