Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Grande March

We never know what we’re going to see when we look out our windows. Yesterday, I happened to glance out the sliding glass door and see an early Thanksgiving Day parade! Sixteen wild turkeys, of the Rio Grande variety, were marching single file between our fence and the neighbor’s sugar beet field. By the time I retrieved the camera, the procession was disappearing over the hill, so I only managed a blurry shot of the rearguard.

Our wild turkey population is sparse and reclusive, so we only get to see them once or twice a year, and then only a few at a time. I can only assume that the turkeys’ egg-nest-chick endeavors were quite successful this year, and belated congratulations are in order!

"So you'll go out in joy, you'll be led into a whole and complete life. The mountains and hills will lead the parade, bursting with song. All the trees of the forest will join the procession, exuberant with applause.” –ISAIAH 55:12


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