Wednesday, March 2, 2011

surprise!

 walking on tuesday i heard this:
 and i found these narcissi in my yard.
so today i was sitting at the table writing, and a large thing went by the window.
then another, and a third, by then i had identified them.
 under the arbor vitae, there were three
 in a heavy snow squall
 i opened the door and spooked them
 they reconnoitered in the back yard under the white pine, then
 made tracks for the woods.

16 comments:

aimee said...

TURKEYS!!! reminds me of ft. drum days when i'd look out the window. so glad we were able to talk today!

Velma said...

oh, me, too. so glad to be 'out of my head' (you know) for a while. grin.

Valerianna said...

HA.... looks like my yard, I posted photos of my turkeys last night.

Velma said...

oh, that is too much. i don't feed anybody anymore, so i was surprised to see them in the front yard. they are such goofs, too.

jude said...

all i have is a feather.

Velma said...

you could draw on fabric with it after you carve a nib.

Margaret Braun said...

Ahhhh.... to see plant life once again would be lovely. We will continue to get more snow for another three days. Don't know where to put it anymore. Rabbits, squirrels, deer, coyotes, chickadees and other birds visit my front yard. I really don't know what I would do if a turkey arrived. LOL! You put a smile on my face!

onesmallstitch said...

oh my, I've never seen a wild turkey. it's nice to see a promise of spring.

iNdi@na said...

Der spring is sprung
Der grass is riz
I wonder where dem boidies is?

neki desu said...

narcissi!!and turkeys . what an oddball fun combo. it always amazes me what your neck of the wood brings to you.

Barry said...

V- good sign - the real spring can't be too far away. As Fiona indicated you could always come this way and share some warmth. Cheers. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Glad to see the snow dripping and the bulbs appearing - such reminders that it will warm up again. I've never seen turkeys just out walking before - fabulous fun!

kaite said...

ah the first signs, but it certainly looks grey and cold there still.

Velma said...

it is cold, today 10 below zero and up to around 15 or so, but sunny again. m. says the narcissi will die, but i know better.
barry, fiona, kaite, i'm working on it, but it won't be until 2012, if ever, unless somethign else happens!
india and neki, you two are so fun!!!

Maggie Neale said...

Your turkey shots are such fun...narcissi and still so cold. We have feet of snow, the bulbs are still sleeping here, but good to get glimpses of them as reminders.

Velma said...

the only bulbs that are even visible are right next to the house foundation in the two spots that get lots of sunshine. elsewhere there's still kneedeep or so snow! what a winter!