Although they look rather 'fish out of water' on the grass, the sculptor of these Turtles has managed to capture this beautiful, benign creature perfectly. You can sense the heavy lumbering and see the simple gentleness in the eye. I just want to hug them.
There is a frog too, which is equally charming. In a previous life they resided in an estate in Surrey, and have now been reclaimed by UK Architectural Antiques. I wonder about the owner of the estate and what the garden was like, and whether he commissioned these pieces to be carved specially. They are wonderful stone sculptures, and I wish I had an acre or two and a large pond to make them happy.