Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wild Turkeys

Up in the mountain near our house is a gorgeous canyon...Ramsey Canyon. There's also a unique, quaint, bed & breakfast tucked away deep in the canyon. We stayed there one year for our anniversary overnight and were delighted with the magnificent thunder storm at 3 a.m., the huge trees, and the wild turkeys.
The turkeys just wander "wildly" through the place at will and it's a real treat to be that close to them. We have taken pictures, but nothing like this. I guess this is the difference between a "good camera" and a "fantastic camera." Or maybe it's the lens. I don't know.

Dale & Judy Truit lived around the corner from us when we were in our old house here. He is an incredible photographer! I hope this is going to show up as well in blogland as in my email!

My pictures didn't show the different colors on their heads. But here's the story that came along with the pictures.

Dale Truitt went up to Ramsey Canyon last weekend to see if he could see anything to photograph. After walking around and climbing the hill a ways, he returned to the car with no pictures and was quite disappointed. While standing in the parking lot talking to some people, he saw this develop out of the corner of his eye. Right next to the parking lot! There were 11 tom turkeys strutting with no hens to be seen. He wasn't so disappointed after all!

Aren't these great pictures? And aren't these turkeys fabulous???


Max-e said...

Hi Shabby Girll thanks for stopping by and for your comments.
This is awesome. My mom bred turkeys when I was a kid, so I always associate them as being domestic birds. It must be great to see them in the wild like that. Her turkeys, known as the American Bronze, looked just like these

Pam said...

They are so pretty! I don't think I've ever seen a wild turkey.

Proud Mom said...

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. Occasionally we'll get a flock of turkeys in our yard, too, and have seen the Tom strutting his stuff.

One day Nut & I were trying to see how close we could get to the flock, but those suckers can run!

It's Just Me said...

These are great! May I add the last picture of the turkey to my flickr page (giving you full credit of course!)???

Thanks Jules

septembermom said...

Thanks for sharing these great turkey pictures! I never realized how pretty turkeys can be :) My kids would have loved to see all those gobblers :)

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