Most of the Palyul Retreat Center in upstate NY is located on unpaved road called: Hollow Rd, there is some traffic in direction of the village called Smithville Flats but much less in the direction of McDonough. We were slowly driving towards McDonough and in the middle of the road there was a turtle. On the right side there was completely dry, due to recent luck of rain, drain channel. So it is likely that the turtle was looking to make it somewhere, somewhere better.
We picked it up and drove a half mile backwards to a beautiful stream.
Usually a lot of ceremonies that require a body of water end up right there. Imagine 2007 Kalachakra ceremony by Third Penor Rinpoche, the mandala got swept and thrown into there.
It looked like a most perfect spot for a Turtle that hitched a ride with us for about 2 min.
Country air. Trees that provide shade. The environment feels very pure and restful. I would not mind if turtle rescue was my job.