Sunday, September 26, 2010


Autumn has entrenched itself sooner than expected this year...

The nearby mountains are a'bloom with dazzling reds, ochres, yellows - nary a green leaf in sight, it's breathtaking and also way early in the year for this display... I wish I had brought my camera with me this morning when I went to fetch my new hens (long story, please see my chicken diaries for the info).

I'll try to go back tomorrow because if I miss this I'll regret it until next autumn.

A few weeks ago I spotted this clan of wild turkeys up the street,
I had to stop the car to snap a photo:

(pic clicks bigger for details that blogger snipped off)

How cool is that? :-)

There were a good 30 birds of all sizes and ages in that flock - I hope they've not been hunted, there are a lot of blood-hungry guys roaming the woods this time of year. Boo.

I'm off to work in the barn, winter is fast approaching and I need to get a move-on with the renos.

Hope your weekend is being sweet to you, my peeps!

/end of Crisp post/


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the photo and I don't like people hunting animals. My husband enjoys the sport but only shoots are targets or clay pigeons.

Midwest Mommy said...

Isn't 't fall great.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Gobble Gobble Gobble.
I hope fall finds it's way south....soon.
Have a great day TD!

Adventures In China said...

My students in China were so fascinated by turkey-- they saw pictures of Thanksgiving dinner and wanted to try it. They'd be floored by a picture of wild turkeys!

A blog by the "Farmer" said...

The picture of the turkeys is gorgeous! You are a very talented photographer.

Can't wait to see how the barn is coming along...


Lou said...

Oh rats I feel guilty now as the first thing that came to mind when I saw the turkey picture was 'Yum-eee.' Sorry!

I feel the same as you when I see the partridges in the hedgerows with their cute red eye make up.... and I've never eaten one of those, honest..