Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 11, 2017

Turkeys in the Trees

I took Sagan out in the late afternoon, the day after the snowstorm, and noticed how pretty the moon was so I had to get a snappy.


I was just sort of scanning the sky and trees, killing time till the sunset, when I noticed these huge lumps at the tops of the trees at the end of the street.  While I have heard that turkeys roost in trees at night, I've never actually seen it.  

These are some pretty big birds....the flock that roams around my neighbourhood. 




I walked back to the house and then decided to glance up into the trees behind my house.  Shocked to see them in the trees there too and I have to admit, it was a little weird and disconcerting for some reason.  They are just sooooo big.

Still killing time waiting for the sunset.



I know I posted this last year but I keep trying to get a shot that looks like this.  Unfortunately I think this is a drawing or painting and not a real photo.  I also realized that this is probably sunrise, not sunset.  I just can't get the snow and trees to look more blue at sunset.  

But it still looks pretty anyway.


I loved the rainbow reflections too.





Hopefully by the time this publishes, a lot of the snow will be washed away.

14 comments:

  1. Turkeys in trees, I don't think I've ever seen that. Might be a good idea to hide on Thanksgiving if one was a turkey. . . very interesting fact, JoJo. I like the bottle of marbles - I love see through glass especially when the sun shines through. Hope your snow goes soon! We still have some here too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was definitely a first for me. Thanks! And the snow melted a lot overnight and today.

      Delete
  2. Enjoyed your stroll. Lovely pics and dang those turkeys are big. We are 78 deg today. We'll melt that snow for you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not a fan of warm weather but that would feel really good right about now!

      Delete
  3. Very cool to have turkeys in your trees.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have a friend in town who is terrified of birds and is so horrified by this. She never knew they roosted in trees and now she's a little afraid to go out w/ her dog at night.

      Delete
  4. Turkeys on the tree top!!! I've always seen them on the ground..:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This was a first for me too!

      Delete
  5. OK I won't say it again. Don't want you to get an earworm. I must admit I have never heard of turkeys roosting in trees before either. As usual lots of lovely pix. Hope your snow has gone. Ours hasn't yet but it's on its way.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL Thanks Jo but I'm afraid the Turkey in the Straw earworm ship has sailed. lol hahahaha Yes, most of our snow is gone. I'm so glad. It's like 50 today.

      Delete
  6. You've got quite a flock of turkeys. I know a flock of geese are called a gaggle, wonder what a flock of turkeys is called ? Humm, guess I have something now to google. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. apparently it's called a 'flock' just like we thought!

      Delete
  7. I have never seen turkeys in trees either and that would totally freak me out. - Love the pics thru the trees, btw. And yeah. That one pic must not be a true photo. If it is, it's def enhanced.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I definitely think it's a painting the more I look at it.

      Delete