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 17, 2012

Whenever They See My Car Approaching...~

I think that every Wild Turkey, Raptor, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Bluebird and White tailed Deer, know my car now, for I have one special place that I go to walk, muse and photograph, and as soon as they see my car approaching, they take run, or flight and then I have to sit and wait for them to become all happy again. 

Though on alert, they finally will go back to going about what they do. 

There were 2 turkeys Saturday and they would dash into the growth of trees, and then come back out again.  What they really wanted...I finally figured out....was for me to move further away, so they could run across the 4 lane road into the wood across the street....

 Now come on guys, why did you not just fly over, so I could have photographed that too...just a thought~

Note...don't you just love how nature provides the perfect elements, hues of colouration, to hide these creatures.  The colours of the Turkey blend in so well with the elements here, that if I had not seen them dash in, I may have never noticed they were there. 
Kind of like the Mourning Doves in previous post...unless they move, you might not have ever known they were right there with it~


Note following one of the comments...
No, every frame, every image is a different j-peg, they just look very much the same as the Turkey walked along;~


  1. Your turkey, just like my Sacred ibis has a face only a mother could love.
    Nice shots Mary.

    The kangaroos have, as yet not braved my garden fence but have been either side of it.

  2. I enjoy the feeling of connection when ones presence is accepted and nature doings return to normal. Fine turkey shots.

  3. That Turkey is an amazing looking bird, Mary. I couldn't honestly call him handsome, but interesting. Amazing to think it can actually fly, as it looks so big from your photos. How big is it (we don't have them here)?

  4. they really are perfect. i like how you presented their complimentary colorations. :)

  5. What amazing photographs of wildlife. Beautiful color in the snaps. You certainly have an eye photography.

    The French Hutch

  6. How funny! We always thought it was neat to see wild turkeys in the mountains of NC but now we have a flock here in our neighborhood in Florida! What a shock to see wild turkeys here! Great photos! ♥

  7. It looks like your photos went wild and kept duplicating in your post. Very nice shot of the turkey. We have large groups of 16 and more that come through our yard.

  8. Nature does very well by these creatures - right down to the pink blossoms to mimic the bit of pink on their necks.

  9. We have turkeys in our yard every season. Like you my 'yard' is five acres but they come for the fallen bird seed.
    These are wonderful images showing off their lovely patterned feathers!
    I had to smile at your flying comment. In the four years we've lived here I've seen a big one barely fly once and a baby that surprised me when it flew up in a tree.

  10. Beautiful photos of Wild Turkey !!!
    We have only few here in the south of Canada.


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