The Purposeful Turkey

 

I always enjoy animal encounters.

Sometimes they are just a fun rendez-vous; at other times, a gentle lesson for me to ponder.

This past Monday in the late afternoon, I was driving along a country road that I use fairly often.  Coming up to the intersection with another country road, I noticed a wild turkey purposefully walking from the left side shoulder (ie. oncoming lane) straight across the road, heading to my lane.

Nope. Not interested in that potential kind of turkey encounter.

I honked my horn….also purposefully.

Had to chuckle when I saw the turkey take immediate note of said sound. Turned right around to head back to safety of the other shoulder. Watched me as I passed by. And when I glanced back via my rearview mirror, the turkey once again and with confidence purposefully started crossing the road again.

There were no other cars.

Yep. One smart turkey.

 

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The Art of Falling

 

I just came across this gem via one of my girlfriend’s posts.

It gave me goosebumps.

I found it impactful and beautifully done.

It has a profound message.

The Facebook page Access Oneness posted this clip with this lead-in comment:

“So, you lose balance and you fall … but, what do you do next? Stop? Or go on? Make art out of falling …”

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P.S. Re-watching it…..I just noticed something else. Look at the colouring of the trees from the aerial view.

 

Tri-tone Hydrangeas

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Don’t hydrangea flowers usually come in white, pink, or blue?

That was then.  This is now.  Seems I gotta get up to speed.

Horticulturalists are always breaking new ground, when it comes to flower colours, whether in tulips or carnations or roses…..and, as I recently found out, also hydrangeas.

Before Easter, grocery stores were stocked up with ever so many hydrangeas. In addition to the usual whites and blues of hydrangea blooms, there were also deep purples, deep pinks…..and well, I saw this tri-tone blend.

It immediately appealed to me!  Purple, pink, and white altogether…….why not?

So that was the non-chocolate Easter treat that I got for the family. 😀

 

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And here are some single purple and pink ones that I also saw at the stores.

 

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Six Word Story #13

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Silently watchful, her gaze is mesmerizing.

 

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I’d let Hemingway out to prowl in the yard outside one afternoon, but since it was quite cold that day, she returned to the door much sooner than usual.

I happened to go past the door and saw her watching me……

Instead of her usual “let me back in” look, this one seemed almost spooky……those eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Print

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Print made in wet snow,

With onset of freezing cold,

Transforms;  turns solid.

 

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I took this photo early in February of this year.  I had made the footprint in the snow with my boot, as I was coming up the stairs to go inside late one evening.

And we had had several major temperature drops this winter, and so overnight, the temperature dropped significantly so that the wet snow turned into really solid ice.

It wasn’t until the next day, as I looked outside that I noticed how the bootprint had been “preserved.” I was so fascinated by the change.  I ran my fingers along the edges and down the hollows…..every detail rock hard ice, even though it seemed to look still soft.

 

 

 

 

Your Chuckle for Today #2

My mother-in-law sent me this one yesterday via e-mail, and I can’t resist.  I’d like to share it with you.  Hopefully add another smile to your day.  🙂

 

New Golf Shoes

Bert, at 85 years old, always wanted a pair of soft spike golf shoes like Freddie Couples, so, seeing some on sale after his round, he bought them.
He was so delighted with his purchase, he decided to wear them home to show the misses.

Walking proudly into the house, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife, “Notice anything different about me?”

Margaret at age 83 looked him over and replied, “Nope.”

Frustrated as all get out, Bert stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked back into the kitchen completely naked except for the new golf shoes.

Again he asked Margaret, a little louder this time, “Notice anything different
NOW?”

Margaret looked up and said in her best deadpan response, “Bert,
what’s different? It’s hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, and it’ll be hanging down again tomorrow.”

Furious, Bert yells out, “AND DO YOU KNOW WHY IT’S HANGING DOWN, MARGARET?”

“Nope. Not a clue”, she replied.

“IT’S HANGING DOWN, BECAUSE IT’S LOOKING AT MY NEW GOLF SHOES!

Without missing a beat old Margaret replies, “You shoulda bought a new hat.”

 

First Flowers of Spring!

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Popped up from the ground,

Tiny green stems holding up

White flower greetings!

 

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The start of every new spring season I always keenly await those first brave little bulb flowers who cheerily greet me with their delicate white faces.

Such a joyful sight to behold amid the backdrop of last year’s brown and dried vegetation.

Just now I went outside to capture some of their beauty to share with you.

I hope you like them!

The flower in the photo above is a snowdrop.

 

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These next ones are called “Glory in the Snow” and also “Striped Squill.”

(….the names I found as I was googling…..  🙂 )

 

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For me it’s an endless pleasure to gaze at these tiny white spring flowers.

Here are more snowdrops…..

 

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