Tuesday, April 28, 2009

gobble gobble

I was on my way to the mailbox at about 6:00 tonight, right behind this fellow who was out for his evening stroll, apparently on his way to meet his buddies, who were loitering a little further up the street. Whether they were having a business meeting or just planning their leisure activities for the rest of the evening, I have no idea. But they were not in a hurry to leave as I approached them. I just happened to have my trusty camera in my handbag because after the mailbox, I was heading for the convenience store to buy a megamillions lottery ticket and a pint of Haagen Dazs Mint Chip. They did not move. Can you tell how close I got? This one was thwonking his feathers on the ground and they made a dragging sound. Action shot - a little blurry. And this one just stood, puffed up like a dragon. horrible creatures. But at least they did not bark or bite tonight. The heat must have gotten to them and made them lazy.Hopefully, they headed back into the woods to cool off. After a week of 90 degree days, the trees are finally starting to bud. We have the air conditioning on tonight. And I am going back to the sewing machine.

6 comments:

Beverly said...

I am jealous, our heat is still kicking on occasionally. More snow here over the weekend, and rain this weekend. Don't know when we will see 70.

Hopefully I will get the challenge piece done this weekend. It has been rather eventful in our family since I left Junction!

Eva said...

The photos are amazing! This reminds me of a Turkey who caught me in a backyard when I was carrying hen's eggs I found in the bush and wanted to give them to the landlady. I rang the bell and waited. But this big cock was suspicious I stole them (okay, I did) and started becoming menacing, until the landlady answered the door.

Helen Conway said...

Sorry but why does buying a pint of ice cream require you to carry a camera?!

tiedyejudy said...

Amazing! Never seen a Turkey up close except for at the fair, and there you have them walking the streets! Too cool!

Linda Branch Dunn said...

He so wanted to impress. Male pickup artist at work. No puns about turkeys, but the thought crossed my mind.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Aren't they the MOST bizzarre looking things? How sophisticated that he stuck to the sidewalk for his stroll.

BTW, I like how you shop! Hope your ticket's a winner!