Sunday, March 15, 2009

Today's picture/Quick-change artists?




From deer to turkeys!

21 comments:

  1. What great images. Soon maybe I will see something like this out my window. Have a great day. It is going to be in the 70's in my area next week.

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  2. Good heavens, you do have a menagerie! :) The deer are so beautiful...I'm used to seeing many at a time on our rural back roads -- but the turkeys would startle me, I think!

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  3. Nan, when we had our farm in NJ we had wild turkeys galore! I loved watching the Toms strutting their stuff for the Hens. Their fans are so beautiful when the open them! I have only seen 1 wild turkey since we moved to NC, which was almost 5 yrs. ago. When I go to my parents back home I see them and they make me smile! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hey! You all are getting some crazy wild life up there! Are we ready for spring yet or what?!

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  5. Amazing! They're almost in exactly the same formation. Great capture!

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  6. How wonderful to have so many deer and then so many turkeys to admire!

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  7. Spring has sprung!!
    Great header, Miss Nan.

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  8. Remember when you saw a turkey or a deer and said "Look a Turkey! Look! Look! a Deer!" I still perk up when I see them but they are practically knocking on the door lately. (I do like your picture though).

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  9. That is quite a herd to have in your garden. I hope they don't come in and eat everything growing in your garden. That is quite a flock of turkeys too.

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  10. Nan, I love this! And I love your wonderful blog. How fortunate you are to live where you do. We love New England & hope to do some traveling there before long.

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  11. THAT is amazing!
    QUITE!
    Did you put food out there?!

    Bonnie

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  12. Well, Nan, you're having quite a lot of fun with that camera, aren't you? Have just logged on and see that you've changed the picture yet again.

    On another note, I'm checking to find your post of the Miss Read book 'Village School'. I found a slew of Miss Read books this weekend in a dusty old shop and I bought all that I could manage. I'm in hog-heaven!

    If I hadn't happened upon your review of what I now refer to as 'the Potato Peel book', goodness only knows how long it would have been before I began to read again ~ having set aside books to take up knitting. Now I've found that I can do both. Unfortunately not simultaneously.

    I'm lovin' Harlan Coben, P.D. James, Jacqueline Winspear especially. Not too fond of Georgette Heyer (too fluttery bodice for me). Haven't yet ventured to your Wodehouse yet (Did I spell that right? Forgive me, all of you, if I'm a dullard) but I'll be there soon.

    Oh, and 'Little Heathens' was flat-out super!

    Anyway, it's sometimes just the simple joy of opening yet another new-to-me book that keeps me coming back. Thank you though; you brought me back.

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  13. Ah, I was mistaken. You read 'Storm in the Village'; the covers are so similar, I thought they were the same books. Anyhoo, back to the book...

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  14. All that beauty outside your window. My goodness, you all are lucky. I've seen thousands of deer and hundreds turkeys in my life, but still to this day the sight of them take my breath away.

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  15. Love the new header - I do so like all your deer shots.
    (Reading Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge at the moment - following your posting about it - and thoroughly enjoying it.)

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  16. Good one! --Catherine Mary

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  17. Oh, my gosh! So many comments. Thank you very much. It was a stroke of luck to look out the kitchen windows and see the same number of turkeys as the deer in the header, and as, Margaret said, pretty much lined up the same way. I just love turkeys. I love their colors, and I love to see them take off into the sky. Thanks again to each of you. And yes, we are feeding them. More here:

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/01/todays-picturesdining-for-deer.html

    As for the book notes - Scriptor S. I am very, very pleased you are reading that book. It may be my favorite of all the Taber books I've read. I certainly have more quotes in my quote book from it than any of the others. Margaret at booksplease wrote a great review. Mindy, I did read Village School, Village Diary, and Storm in the Village. If you go to the sidebar and click on 2009 under Book Reports, they are all there. I can't tell you how your words made me feel. What a joy that you are reading again. There is nothing like it, is there?!

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  18. Nan, the turkeys are active in these parts too. The other day (wish I had my camera) about 20 crossed the road, stopping traffic. The last three lingered to walk around the cars and peck at bumpers and doors, trying to pick a fight, or chase the cars off. No one could get them to move! We could see everybody laughing in their cars.

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  19. Oh wow, Nan. Amazing. Your deer photo made me gasp.

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  20. Amy, I so wish I had seen this. They are really such characters. They strut and they fly with personality.

    Susie, they take our breath away every time they visit. They aren't coming so much now that the snow has receded and the temps are warmer.

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