Sunday, November 1, 2009

Blue Monday - Blue Turkey


Today is Blue Monday over at Smiling Sally's Blog! I love to join her on Mondays and post something blue.

Did you know a Turkey's Head is Blue?? I found out the scary way. About two years ago, I was on my knees doing gardening in my yard. Have you ever felt like something was looking at you? I looked up through some plants and this is the head that I saw starring at me!
After I screamed and went running, I finally composed myself and went back to see what the heck I saw and the creature came out of the bushes to show his beautiful body. It was a wild Turkey! Somehow he had flew into my yard!


He was so beautiful and he was also friendly so I assumed he was some one's pet. He would let you touch him and pet him and he liked to follow you around the yard. My grandson loved to play with him! He hung around in our yard for about a week and then he finally flew away. One of my neighbors told me the Animal Control picked it up walking down the street. I hope he wasn't some one's dinner. I was amazed that something that big could fly and also how ugly his head is. But it was blue, perfect for Blue Monday!

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31 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ann, I would have been terrified to see him staring at me through the bushes, too but he sounds so sweet! And that blue is very pretty on his face. Awwwww... I hope someone got him and took him home to be a pet.

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, I think he must think you are a vegetarian and he will be safe hiding at your house until after thanksgiving! LOL

Dogmom Diva said...

Wow that is an amazing turkey Ann, thanks for visiting my blog on Saturday, my visitors mean so much to me...please come visit again@!
PS we are also in SoCal..lifelong natives with a couple out of state side trips to live before returning this past June.
Barb

Carrie said...

What a delightful encounter!

Julie Harward said...

wow..thats amazing.. I would have screamed too! We have wild turkeys here too, once in a while we'll see a flock of them together. These seem smaller and more brown. He is pretty in a turkey sort of way though!
Come say hi :D

Dogmom Diva said...

Ann, is there a way for me to sign up for email notification of your posts? I will bookmark you...yu have a beautiful blog...we love big bear, have spent some wonderful time up there with friends and also have friends up there fulltime...
Barb

Loui said...

Annie..
thanks for stopping by my place to visit..I'm reciprocating..
and what a delightful Blue Monday post! I can just imagine the fright Tom gave you..and the laugh you had at the discovery of a blue headed turkey in your flowers!!
Hugs and smiles..
Loui♥

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

LOL, but I bet it was scary :-) I've see one but did't really bother looking closely so nope, I don't think I knew the turkey has a blue head :-)

Mizpah,
Li

(enjoyed looking at the pups in pink costume. I like the first and last :-))

chubskulit said...

I thought turkeys would chase you but I guess there are some friendly one... Thank you for peeking at my entry.

SmilingSally said...

That WOULD give anyone a scare! The shade of blue is quite pretty, but I agree with you, Ann, he is ugly! Happy Blue Monday.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

They are only beautiful when they strut their stuff! Otherwise, they aren't so attractive, huh? My son raises turkeys and we are surrounded by wild ones in our woods.

Shelia said...

Hi Anne! Oh, I would have been skeert to death seeing that face looking at me. Even those his head isn't very pretty, he is a pretty bird! It is amazing he can fly. Thanks for getting us started on our Thanksgiving dinner menu! :)
Thank you for popping in to see me today and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Ha, ha! That's pretty funny! A great blue shot too. Happy BM.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cindy said...

How cool was that! He does have an ugly head, but he is sweet. You must have been startled. That would have been funny!
cindy

xinex said...

Awwww, perfect post just when Thanksgiving is coming. He was just reminding you...Christine

Joops said...

That's beautiful! Gobble gobble!

Check out the Senior and Junior in our clan..

Marice said...

awww thats interestingly scary :) havent seen one up close.. thanks for sharing

u may view mine if u have time

Karen @ Elsie Eleanor Designs said...

What a beautiful bird! I get wild turkeys in my backyard often but I never had the good luck to get so close to one! I love the picture and the post!

Mary said...

It is amazing that he was so tame. I'm so glad you captured him with your camera. It is an unusual shot. I hope you are having a great Blue Monday.

Shy said...

Miss Ann, I got goosesbumps when I saw the first pic, it looks like a big worm. You did a great job, taking pictures of the turkey that close.

claudie said...

A pet would be nicer than on someone's dinning table for sure.
Anne I was also in a Catholic School. I did enjoy the nun's, but sometimes they would be a little mean, but mostly kind.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie
xoxo

gengen said...

I did not know that since we do not have turkey but i have in my friends. I did not notice it hhehe. Happy blue Monday.

Lynns Lovelies said...

I would have screamed, then passed out!!LOL!
GREAT Blue post!!

Happy BLUE Monday!
~Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

I had no idea the top of his head would be blue!
That must have been a big surprise .. phew would of made my heart stop for a moment!! LOL!!
Have a good week.
Diane

Boo-Bah said...

I have always thought turkeys were beautiful. I have never had a single bite or taste of turkey in my whole life. I am 70 so I am not apt to ever have a taste. They just seem so cute, I feel the same about ducks, rabbits and really have to tell myself that I am not really eating a chicken when I am.
A cute blue Post!

Iris

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful turkey...if a turkey could be beautiful...I hope all is well with the little guy! Beautiful capture!

Velva said...

What great fun to have a turkey visit you! How cool is that! Great blog post.

Ladynred said...

Such a delightful turkey! love it!

Cottage Rose said...

You know I would have done the same thing too. lol but he is a beautiful yet ugly bird... and I did not know they could fly... huh who new... great photos...

Hugs;
Alaura

jeanne said...

Hello Anne, I laughed when I read your post just now. Turkeys are colorful and funny looking. We have lots of wild turkeys in NC where we live. Once we counted 30 of them. four mommas and the rest babies. I actually posted about it last year. I hope he is still alive and kicking.

Hugs, Jeanne

Farm Chick Paula said...

That is so funny, Ann! We see wild turkeys around here all the time, but I have to admit I've never been that close to one before. The color of his plumage was wonderful!

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