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Autumn Beauty: Turkeys!

November 11, 2013

Autumn means beautiful yellows and reds here. Not the vibrant almost overwhelming reds of Eastern Canada but the vibrant yellow of poplars and larch – and a smattering of red maples.

I think of Turkeys in fall too. We see turkeys all year but the large flocks of turkeys seem more evident in fall. And not just because of Thanksgiving!!!

Turkey eating some "weeds"

Turkey eating some “weeds”

Flock of Turkeys

Flock of Turkeys

Tom Turkeys in a tree

Tom Turkeys in a tree

Young turkey crossing the road

Young turkey crossing the road

Turkeys Crossing the Road

Turkeys Crossing the Road

Head on view of a Turkey

Head on view of a Turkey

I suppose, compared to many other birds, Turkeys could be considered ugly. But like many other things, if you examine the subtle beauty of their feathers and their proud carriage, you will find a beauty unique to the Turkey. Many people who have to chase Turkeys from their gardens may disagree, but I always look to see if I can find the Turkeys when I drive up the Slocan Valley or bike near Bonnington. I have seen their tracks here and my neighbour has had turkeys in her yard. I would welcome seeing them here. Just not in my garden!

All photos and writing copyright Joanne Siderius 2013.

2 Comments
  1. I think they’re beautiful! Boy, that first turkey is a whopper. Thanks for sharing, Joanne!

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