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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The turkeys

I have been trying to get a picture of a turkey for several weeks now. Why can't I get one? They are everywhere. They are out along side the trees, in the pastures and in the road all the time. When I see one.. I don't have my camera. Or I just forget to grab my camera or of course the turkeys disappear before I can snap a photo.
My daughter got a picture. Adorable daughter #1 grabbed my camera and took this photo of turkeys out behind the garden:
If you look close you can see the mama and all the other ones are babies. She even got this picture:
Just look at those turkeys.. My girl did a great job. She knew I wanted a turkey picture and she got one for me.
Before this happened.. I was sitting at softball games in Kansas City and Country Boy calls me. Guess what... he says. There are about 12 baby turkeys and 2 mamas walking in our yard right in front of the garage. What?! Grab the camera I said.. grab it and get me a picture. Right in our yard for pete's sake. So C.B. grabs my camera and gets this photo:

Yes, that's right. He didn't get one. He thought he did, but my new camera had outsmarted him. lol. I must defend him a little. He hadn't even picked up my new camera prior to this incident.  ..   Poor guy.
It's not that I didn't believe him because of course I did. I just wanted to SEE them. I just wanted a turkey picture. Good grief. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to get a picture.
So, I started a quest. I at least had the photo my daughter had taken. It was better than nothing. I just wanted more. (isn't that the American philosophy or something.. haha). Of course then everyone starts seeing them.. at my house. Gosh, I just can't get into the right place at the right time I guess.
Last week I was doing dishes and I have a lovely window above my sink. I like to look out of it .. especially since it's been so hot. I like to be inside! Anyway...
Sure enough. I saw some turkeys. I about sprained my ankle trying to get my camera and find a place to get a picture quick enough. So I flew out the door and got these:

There they are. Thank goodness I have zoom on my camera..... You can tell how big the babies have gotten since the first picture. I'm still waiting though. I'm waiting for them to walk in my front yard. I need an up close and personal picture. It's my quest.
Hopefully the 100+ degree weather hasn't killed them all. Maybe it will just make them delirious enough to walk up my driveway. haha
I had such great luck getting those pictures, I decided to try my luck getting some pictures during our last thunder storm. I lucked out. I got this one:

The wind was blowing and the thunder was really rolling but I stuck it out and got this picture.
The canning is still in progress. Tomatoes are the produce of the day. At this point I'm just hoping that the weather doesn't kill my whole garden. I didn't get any green beans canned. First time in 20 yrs. that I haven't gotten any. The heat must be getting to me too because I really don't care. I'm just going to have to buy some green beans on sale at the grocery store.
I think C.B. has lost at least 10 lbs. from working out in this heat. He didn't really need to lose any. (little turkey). The 100+ degrees has effected lots of things!
If I start sounding like Elmer Fudd, don't worry about me. It's just the heat. It's how the heat is effecting me on my turkey quest. I'm going to have a celebration when I get my turkey quest picture. Don't worry - you'll be invited. Turkey.. it might be what's for dinner.
Stay cool!

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