Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Turkey Trot

I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow, figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases.
Harry S. Truman

The Time Traveller and I began 2011 by chasing wild turkeys in the woods. I hope that isn't a bad omen for the new year! ;-) Much smarter than their domesticated cousins, the wild fowl saw us coming and quickly trotted, all in a line, for the escarpment. I caught one before it went over the edge: it's a dark spot on the horizon in the left third of the shot.

Update: For a closer view, in which you can actually see the bird, check out the Time Traveller's blog.

We had begun the trek in search of waterfalls. We took in Albion Falls from a lookout but the others eluded the navigator with the map (me). Oh well. They will be there for another day.

It was certainly invigorating to walk in the fresh, misty air, thick with the scent of decaying leaves. The temperatures were well above zero and precipitation in some quantity fell all day.

The Time Traveller decided to take a tour, driving the length of my hometown. With few cars, twinkling lights, and a well-washed street, old King Street looked very pretty.

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