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Sunday, September 6, 2009

You are Such a Turkey!!

When we took our trip to Kenosha to see our grandchildren, we saw a few things on the highway which of course, I had to take pictures of.

We hadn't gone 30 miles and we saw a group of wild turkeys on the highway.

I had my husband turn the car around to see if I could get pictures.

There was a large group of them along the roadway, and I was sure by the time I got there, the traffic would have scared them away.

So I slipped out of the car and they were indeed heading away from us, but I caught this:

They quickly scurried to the woods, without turning around.
Oh well, I thought...at least I got their behinds in a picture!
So we drove about 40 more miles, and low and behold, there was another grouping of them!
This time I tried to walk from further away from the car.
I finally got a close up of one:


Although it is a little less crisp, I have made it a bit bigger for you to see it:




It quickly ran into the woods.
See it on the right side of this picture?:




But its partner was still curious.

She was looking at ME, thinking: "I wonder what SHE would taste like with stuffing?":


She added: "Probably tastes like chicken!:






"I think I will go find my Julia Child's gourmet cookbook!":


"Oh, and maybe pick some flowers, for the centerpiece!?":

Don't quote me...

but I think she found the section

on turkey recipes, instead.

That explains why I didn't see them again.....

It IS only a few months from Thanksgiving, you know..............

26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. fun trip. the flower you captured was gorgous as well. hope you are having a great Sunday!

DJan said...

Nice to see you having so much fun out there in the wilds, taking pictures of turkeys. They do look like they're having fun, don't they? Great shots, and I'm glad to persevered!

Insanity Kim said...

HAHHAHA!

Oh man...me love me some turkey! About this time of year I start craving/pining/lusting for it. It's my favorite meal of the year and I LOVE cooking it! Loving the wild nature shots! I am about to go take some of what I think is a lavender bush covered in bees. Wooohooo for awesome cameras!

Alan Burnett said...

Wild Turkeys!. What an exotic country you live in.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I'm sure those birds wouldn't pose for your camera if it was close to the Thanksgiving!

Eva Gallant said...

Great photos, once again!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Cute post! The turkeys? Not so much. lol!

Joycee said...

You are so good with that camera! I could never get a shot like that. She does look very intrigued with you.If she's like the wild animals around here, she expects a handout!

Wanda said...

You know this is about the time we see large groups in the woods out back...all summer 2 or 3 and then early fall they seem to form groups.

The Retired One said...

Brian: Yes, it has been a great weekend! The weather is gorgeous here and we have spent most of it on our pontoon and boat on the lake! Caught 3 fish today and saw some turkey vultures out on one of the islands.

DJan: thanks..they are pretty large birds, but they are dumber than bricks. ha

Insanity: I love turkey too. Is it so very wrong that I salivated when I saw them. HAHAHAAAA>..

Alan: We have lots of wild animals up here in northern Michigan because we are so rural.

Tatyana: True enough!

Eva: Thanks! It was so fun seeing them.

JJ: Yes, they aren't the most beautiful birds, are they?

Joycee: Thanks...I love the "treasure hunt" of seeing what animals or birds we can capture.

Wanda: Yes, must be the instinct to migrate, although they hang around here in groups year round, as far as I know.

A New England Life said...

You gotta love all them Turkeys! They're just so funny. We see them quite often around here and I always get a kick out of the way they act.

It's been a long time since I've seen Tiger Lilies! Beautiful!

PS-Lets try not to think about Thanksgiving, okay? ; )

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Guess what i did today, despite your post yesterday...I wore short socks! And I thought of you! ♥

Bernie said...

Hi Joan, at least you have a good idea where to go to get you thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys.....great pictures and so much fun to see and read about. Hope you are enjoying your long weekend and did I tell you how happy I am to have you back...Hugs

Ratty said...

I love the turkey pictures. They look delicious! Seriously, I would love to see turkeys in person one day.

dreamwalker said...

Now you got me craving for some turkey :p

Sue said...

When we lived by Mass City, we thought we'd never see them...but they are moving into the U.P..
I don't have a CLUE how they would survive all that snow. I know they have them around Escanaba (the banana belt!), but we even saw them around Kenton.

Screen Door said...

Great photos---

grannyann said...

We have a road north of town that even has a turkey Crossing warning sign. I have a favor to ask. Please check this post out and pass it on. Thanks
http://www.anntuckerblog.com/2009/09/one-light-bulb-at-time.html

Cathy Clementz said...

Don't want to tick anyone off, but when I see turkey's in the woods, I wish I had something besides a camera to shoot with! YUMMY!!!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You are lucky to have a husband that would turn the car around for you. I always scare my husband when I see something and yell out about it. Great pictures. I really like the first one where they are walking by the wildflowers.

Red said...

I appreciate the writing style you use to go with your pictures. It keeps me thinking!

The Retired One said...

New England: Unfortunately, it will be here before we know it!

Boomer: As long as you didn't wear them WITH your sandals, or a skirt, you are still ok. ha

Bernie: thanks! But I am still SOOO behind in reading other's blogs. I have been gone in and out for 7 days in a row, visiting or having my own company. All will settle down soon though.

Ratty: We never used to have many in the U.P. but now they are becoming more prevalent.

Dreamwalker: With a little dressing on the side?

Sue: Where do you live now? We were just up at Copper Harbor today and are very familiar with Kenton! Do you live in the U.P. now???

Screen Door: Thanks, I had fun trying to catch them on camera.

Grannyann: I will be there to see your post soon. I am soooo behind in reading my fav blogs...haven't read them in 7 days due to traveling a lot and having company, but I promise I will get to all the back posts and catch up soon.

Cathy: I completely understand. I love turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie!

Catherine: Thanks. I always complain because he takes forever to turn the car around! He says ok and drives about a mile before he turns around. But I shouldn't complain, he DOES turn around. ha

Red: Thanks! I like to throw some humor in now and then. :-}

ashley folkema said...

These birds are the strangest looking creatures. They are always walking the roadways around down here.

The Retired One said...

Ashley: I know, they are strange looking aren't they?

Jientje said...

I love that first picture where they are running away from you. It's still pretty because of all the wildflowers.

The Retired One said...

Jientje: I thought about not publishing that one, but I noticed the flowers too, and thought it was a great shot because of them. Thanks so much for noticing!

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