Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wild Turkey


Headed for the woods
They formed a black-shrouded procession. Gliding quietly passed the West fence of Mother's yard, they would be easy to miss. Except that they were so big. And so black.  I must have seen these birds before in my life, but never this close.

Hoping my camera will record the drifting flock is exciting in the Things I get to do today.


Taking a moment to have a good look at me as well

Scenes from "Cookie's Fortune" run through my head.  Signs of Fall on the windows at the elementary school will show crayoned leaves, pumpkins and turkeys.

I'd never eat one of these beautiful creatures, but my only first-hand contact with turkeys has been at the dining table, so gravy and mashed potatoes and Thanksgiving did come to mind, I have to admit!

4 comments:

  1. We have too many wild turkeys. I've had cars lined up behind me as we wait for turkeys and chicks to mosey across the road. Now that you mention it, they do look like puritancally dressed grandmothers.

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    1. Oh, my! Whistler's Mother on the move!

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  2. What a treat! I spotted one on the side of the interstate many moons ago. They are beautiful!

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    1. We never have them in Portland. Interesting that each part of this grand country has something special!

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