Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Gobble, Gobble

Most of the time I think things around Smalltownland are pretty mundane. I mean, it has its charm, but it really is a quiet little hamlet out in the middle of nowhere. Now....when you start roaming around out in the countryside is when things can really get interesting. 

 Take this past weekend, for example. I drove to the opposite end of our county to drop my daughter off for a sleepover. Really a beautiful area that I don't get to very often. I took my time and snapped a few pictures along the way. Then, I pulled over to the side of the road looking at an old shed wondering why someone would have a turkey decoy sitting on the roof.




Sometimes I am such a city-simpleton. 


Secret Agent Man was only too glad to inform me that turkey decoys do not have their feathers fluffed.  I do believe he said that with a smile on his face.  

And yes, some country boys drove by me in their pick-up truck, no doubt wondering why I was taking pictures of some old turkey.  


37 comments:

  1. Well, what a beautiful Turkey, that is a great picture...How often would you see that, not to....Blessings Francine.

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  2. I am the same way....was a city girl all my life until I got married and then lived on a 30 acre farm for over 20 years and was amazed at all the sites.

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  3. It's the only way for a Tom turkey to show off : ) This one obviously missed Thanksgiving this past year.

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  4. We live right in town, but one day we had a wild turkey in our yard. It perched on top of our arbor. That was some sight.

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  5. Love it! Don't they know that we need photos for our blog!

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  6. Imagine the size of him in another 9 months. Mmmm...mmmm! Pass the cranberry sauce, please. I may have thought it was a decoy as well. I wouldn't expect to see a turkey roosting atop a shed in February.

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  7. I was going to say - that doesn't look like a decoy!

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  8. Thats okay...it just gives you a differnt perspective:)

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  9. haha...oh, that is so funny! Wow..what a beautiful turkey, too! That's a great shot!

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  10. I'm glad he caught your eye and that way you could take pictures of him and share with all of us!

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  11. Ha! I would have stopped to take pictures, too. :) Very nice!

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  12. he's a beauty! and proudly displaying for you, i'm sure.

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  13. Gobble, gobble! What a neat "find"!!

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  14. Haha, so funny! I'm sure country people look at me strange sometimes when I take photos of nature as well. I've only lived in the country for about 2 years so everything is new and wonderful to me!

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  15. Now that's a sight I'll never see in Versailles!!!

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  16. haha....he knows thanksgiving is a long time off!

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  17. He is showing you his best side, Michelle!

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  18. He IS a fine looking fellow.
    Merle.....

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  19. My Bingley is a dead ringer for tat chap....my littlenod to my love of America x

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  20. The joy of seeing things with new eyes! You found more joy and wonder that day than the others did.

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  21. I would have probably wondered the same thing.

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  22. Now that's an unusual sight! No doubt still spooked from Thanksgiving and keeping watch! Great photo! xx

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  23. How fun to run into such a unique site. The wild turkeys around here look nothing like that one. I definitely would have pulled over as well!

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  24. Well, I would have stopped to take photos of the turkey too. :))

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  25. Beautifully handsome and hilarious...:)

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  26. That's so funny! What a great find for a photo op. I too get looks sometimes and it's all good. I hope you keep pulling over to the side of the road and shooting, love all your photos and stories that go with them.
    Have a great day!

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  27. I'm with you- I would have wondered why a decoy was put on the roof...I just don't think of turkeys as fliers...don't know why. Kudos to the man for not guffawing out loud at ya! Mine would have.

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  28. Nice looking bird. You might want to send SAM back to see if he can bag it for you~in season, of course!

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  29. When it would come time for our turkeys to roost, our hen would fly to the top of our barn like she was the look out for the night.

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  30. LOL I did something similar a couple of years ago. My hubby to a private pond/park that he mows. Wanted me to see the improvements that had been made. And dumb me said, wow look at all those ducks. You gotta it decoys.lol opposite of what thought.

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  31. That it's huge! OK, I am quite ignorant about turkeys: I thought it was a real one...

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  32. It's nice to be able to use the camera on a trip like that. Recently I had the opportunity to stop off somewhere or rather anywhere between point A and B (2hours drive apart) and ended up with a Heron Photoshoot next to a Penguin pond !! ... speaking of which I once nearly fell of a bicycle when I noticed a Heron in a field ... it too was a dummy, i have an image of a sheep on top of a 2 storey ridged roof building also !!! (No doubt you'll see them both at some point.)

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