Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunday Visitors and a Giveaway!!

Another month is on our doorstep. This summer has certainly flown by. I'm finding it hard to believe this is already August. The month of July found us in cooler and wetter conditions than we've ever had. Today, promises to be more Summer like.
Bright and early Sunday morning I headed out for a cup of coffee on the front porch and was greeted by these lovely visitors. We've now lived here almost 13 years and I'm still amazed at how beautiful Mother Nature and Her animals are. When we first moved here we had 14 turkeys on a daily basis. A few wild animals (coyotes) and a dog or two has kept them at bay. So, I was delighted to be greeted by these beauties.

Notice the one to the right of the screen? He is the watch dog so to speak. He keeps an eye out for any predators that might decide to join them.

I think they might have spotted me. They've all come to attention.

Still watching me as I watch them.. lol
I wish the pictures had been a bit clearer for you . I was standing on the front porch zooming in, I feel fortunate to have these. Hopefully, they'll come for another visit and I can get some close up shots. Until then.... hugs ~lynne~

Be sure to swing by Melissa's Heart and Home . She's having a fabulous give away you won't want to miss out on.. She is one of the sweetest gals. So... be sure to swing by and let her know you read it here...and enter...

(A bit of an update..this morning in the pouring down rain- the six visitors returned to feast on the fresh baled hay..what a beautiful sight. )


Melissa Miller said...

How sweet of them to vist you Lynne! They are precious.

Thank you for your thoughtful
B-day wishes. You're the best!

~Love ya, Melissa :)

Dolores said...

Oh, don't you just love nature in all its glory!!!! How fortunate for you to have this wonderful nature show right off your front porch.

I wish you could send us some cooler weather and rain. Triple digit temps every day, and no rain in the forecast. Everything is turning brown or already brown...... not my favorite color.

Thanks for the nature show!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Lynne! Don't you love it when you get to see something like that? My sister lives at the foot of a little mountian, and they have a flock that visits regularly in the Fall. I was there one Thanksgiving Day when they decided to come by! lol Good thing we already had their cousin in the oven!Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Salmagundi said...

I love to see wild turkeys - we have them in Colorado, plus we have turkey hunting season. The burly boys around here get all excited then. (Not my menfolk, though.) Hope things are going well with you and yours. Sally

Kat said...

What neat photos Lynne. Now, who was watching who? I imagine that they stay scarce come November. Thanks for sharing these. Kathy

ItaJeff said...

Great pictures. I just love green nature and I suggest you to link this to Scenic Sunday.
Thank you for your visit and nice comments
Have a great day

The Muse said...

:) i could have written the very same first lines in your blog , lynne!

i too am amazed that aug has reached us. i am in a sort of denial... lol

convinced i can drag out the summer..but mmm see a few leaves..with tints about the edges...alas, i may lose this battle!

great pics..do you use the natural shed feathers for any crafts?

(glad to be back and visiting your blog once more)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
Cute pics! We are finally getting some summer too, temps to reach the 90's by the weekend. My hubby hates that kind of weather but I need some summer~ Last night I saw a badger! He wasn't so cute and it sure freaked me out! Hugs, Cindy

Barbara Jean said...

Those are great pics of the turkeys.

I'm glad you enjoy them.
My friend says they take over her place, eat everything, poopoo on everything.(can we say that in blogland)?
She is not a happy camper. I'm sure she would be glad to share some of the 70 she has had at one time!!!!
Or her 24 regular visitors. =0))

Thanks for the tip on the giveaway. Will see if i can find her.

Barbara Jean

PS Thanks for the nice note. I have posted two of my 'walks' on Barb's Treasures.

Four Paws and Co said...

Great pictures of your friends Lynne! Loved the watch dog! ☺ Diane

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!

Fabulous photos of the turkeys! Very interesting about the watch keeper. Nature is so fascinating. Thanks for sharing such a special experience - I love it!!

Hugs, Sherry

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Just stopping in with my mornin' cup of coffee to say hello and see how you're doing, my friend!

I think that is just the coolest...being able to sit on your front porch and visit with the little wild turkeys! So happy that they let you take their photos! Hehe! I see them once in awhile at our place...but we mainly have pheasants...and lots of them! They sure are beautiful birds too...love their pretty feathers!!! Well Darlin'...sending you good thoughts for a great day!!!

Love ya,

Bill said...

Hi Lynne,
Thanks for sharing their visit with us! I feel as if I've had a relaxing trip to the country!

I always appreciate your visits and the thoughful comments you leave. Hope the rest of your week goes well...

Lynette said...

What great pictures Lynne - how funny they looked!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Tuesday to you -

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I bet that was a nice sight to see. Only wildlife I see out my door are the pesky squirrels (way to many of them), a variety of birds, and some human
"wildlife" that I really wished would move away.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh forgot - a couple of adorable chipmonks. :-)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

That is amazing that the "guard dog" is so intent on his lookout business! Thank you for sharing them. I just cannot imagine having that kind of nature right outside the door. Wonderful. laurie