Greetings everyone! We are at the end of Summer now which translates to a mixture of sadness and stress. Sadness in the sense that like every year I wonder where in the hell all the time went. Each year my objectives list get longer and longer yet every year it seems like a huge struggle to get anywhere close to getting through the list. It is this time of the year it really hits home because the finality of the limited number of days until Christmas is a blunt object trauma to the head. The stress part comes knowing there is only one week left before our annual Halloween party. The goal is to give our guests the best possible experience I can and by standards better than the year before. Upping the game this year, we are adding more electronics into the show which means huge assistance from my EE/Physics/genius/cat friendly/birding brother Ron. As I type he is busy building new heat sensors for my decorations. While he is doing that, I am in a full throttle battle with my basement and other tasks that need to be completed before then. It is really quite the epic battle every year to get all the decorations stuff done while getting the house prepped for guests. A labor of love at a cost of sleep deprivation. Add in this month’s blog quota and you have one groggy Bri. That, however, has never been sufficient excuse to let my blog readers down so on to the meat.
Today’s featured feathered friend is the American Turkey. Due to the time compression, pretty much locked into whatever images I already have processed. Thank god I worked up a ton of shots from our Texas trip we took back in November 2013. Hmmm 1, 2, holy crap I’m almost a solid three years behind now. Cleansing breath, cleansing breath, breath in, breath out ahhhhh… much better. Note, I find it quite amusing that Ron is now experiencing the joys of a backlog now that he has started his bird blogging (shhhhh don’t say anything, it’s my decoration work that is probably the cause of his delays). I’ll give credit to Linda for spotting this specific group of Turkeys while driving in a park. They were just meandering around enjoying the beautiful day like the rest of us
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