Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Posted No Hunting~No Trespassing~

With a light snow falling, and a bit of good fortune, I came upon several Wild Turkeys last week. While photographing them, I suddenly realized that one of the images had the posted sign behind it and it made me smile. There is no one going to get this group of Turkeys, or at least not by law, they will not. A large office complex sets out in the middle of some nice wild lands and the company owner, respects the wildlife and allows much of it to roam naturally. In less than half an hour, I saw these Turkeys, a Red-tailed Hawk, 3 White-tailed Deer and a Great Blue Heron.  One of the things that was quite amusing was that because of the light snow falling, I kept my car windows up while photographing. The Turkeys could hear my shutter clicking through the car window, and would twist their long necks way around trying to locate where the noise was coming from.  One of them even let out some kind of voice warning to the group to be aware~


  1. A very heartwarming tale Mary - three cheers to that landowner and full marks to you for keeping that shutter going in what looks like heavy snow. As you say those turkeys knew you were about. Great stuff.

  2. Mary,
    Cute series of photos! Trespassing this brings to mine a story about when I was out of the Sandhills Gamelands near where the army does training. I saw a big patch of blackberries in bloom, headed towards them hoping to find butterflies. Half way there I notice movement in the same direction just past the blackberries. It was the turret of a tank, yes a tank turning the business end towards me. I left and noticed a sign, no trespassing US Government Property.

  3. what a great series of the turkey! I really love the first shot with the sign in the background - ha! Good stuff. He looks great with the snowfall, how fun!

  4. Good for old Turkey, best he stayed there.

  5. Mary, this serie is very unique and original! I really love the first one, but they all have a special atmosphere....they speak a lot! Wonderfull!!!!


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