Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Ones Who Got Away


We have spent the better part of Thanksgiving Day, eating and enjoying the company of family and friends alike.

We celebrated the tradition, ate too much food, and far too much dessert, since today was also my granddaughter's nineteenth birthday and decadent pies and cakes were tempting us everywhere we looked.
In the midst of eating dinner, I looked out of the window, only to find a flock of thirty or more wild turkeys merrily gobbling away.

I dare say, they were secretly chuckling.

19 comments:

Sharon said...

Glad you had such a special Thanksgiving, the turkeys too!

George said...

I'm surprised so many got away. Our tradition is very much like yours as we also ate too much, especially of the desserts.
Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.

donna baker said...

Sounds like the perfect end to today.

kathrin said...

I wish you a great time, big hugh Kathrin

Barbara Anne said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving for your family and friends - and for those turkeys!

Wishing your dear granddaughter a happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead!

Hugs!

COUNTRY GAL said...

Glad you had a wonderful day ! yes I bet they were laughing ! Happy B-day to your granddaughter.

Star said...

I'm glad they didn't all get into the pot! For all its celebrations, you do have to feel sorry for the turkeys. As an animal lover, I think about those sorts of things as no doubt you do. Does everybody? Maybe not.
Glad you had a lovely day. Happy Birthday to your grand-daughter.
Blessings, Star

Sandra said...

what a wonderful thing to see them out your window and also good for them they escaped. i wonder if they know Christmas is coming. better hide little turkeys

DJan said...

Spared! And I guess wild turkeys actually taste, well, wild. That's what I've heard, I never had any. What a wonderful day you had! And I'm sure you will recover from all that food. It's the tradition to overeat, anyway!

Patsy said...

Now that is uncanny! lol
Happy late Birthday to granddaughter.

AJ-OAKS said...

Great pic of the Turkeys. Yup, bet they were snickering and giggling! lol
Sounds like your Thanksgiving was perfect.

Anil P said...

And such a happy lot they seem to be out there.

Betsy said...

Laughing and breathing a sigh of relief, no doubt! :)

Jeri Landers said...

That's funny! We were driving along the Highway to North Carolina on Thanksgiving Day and observed one wild turkey just strolling happily along the roadside. I said the same thing to my husband, "There's the one that got away!"

Town and Country Gals said...

Just found your blog and love it! The photos are beautiful and so glad to see the escapees! Have you seen the site locationcentral.blogspot.com? Bloggers can sign up by state and find each other, kind of cool! Would love for you to visit me at walnutandvine.blogspot.com.
Rebecca

Lady Jane said...

Oh please put the kettle on! I could stay here forever and enjoy these marvelous pictures and poetry and sayings. But alas I must leave as I spend way too much time trying to find beautiful blogs such as yours. I am glad you had a great Thanksgiving. Good for the turkeys that got away, but I confess I do love my turkey. I am so glad I spent time here. Blessings. Lady Jane

Louise said...

Hah! they know how lucky they are. Must say, they look pretty fine, out there in the yard.

The Retired One said...

How ironic and funny!!

L. D. Burgus said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful American Thanksgiving. We missed all of that this year. Family and food go hand in hand, and dessert is heavenly.