Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dear Ms Turkey

Dear Ms Turkey,

Granted that I do not know whether you are really a female, but let's go with that.

I have lived here for a very long time and am quite used to the crazy drivers in West Bloomfield.  Many of them think that the rules of the road do not apply to them and that somehow turn signals are optional.  Many of these same people are busy talking on their cell phones and certainly not looking for 'small fry' crossing the road.

So, my suggestion to you is to stay in the neighborhood.  I know you may be tempted to see what life is like in the zip code across Walnut Lake Road, but trying to cross during rush-hour is not a good idea.  Don't take the road's nickname of God's Highway too seriously.  Even with a temple right on the corner.

Besides, you nearly gave me a heat attack when you strolled out from behind the bush headed for the street.  I would never have forgiven myself if I had hit you with my car.

Welcome to the neighborhood.  Stay in it if you want to be around for the holiday fireworks.  Walk a little farther down and cross with the light if necessary.

Sincerely,

Ms Hammond


11 comments:

  1. oh my, I'm on Walnut Lake Road.
    I will keep my eyes open.
    By the way, a friend on White Lake gave ma a yucca plant from his garden yesterday and I got it home, alive, and planted it. Please keep your fingers crossed.

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    1. I'm not even sure it was the same turkey. The one yesterday had a deep blue color on the lower flank. Maybe we have a new family, what with the drop in housing prices, lol.

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    2. No luck with yucca in my yard so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  2. Yup, I think that is a female bird. Males are more ornate I think. Your description of drivers seems to be exactly the same round here. The rules of the road were not written for them.

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    1. This one yesterday had a deep blue coloring on the flank so maybe not even the same bird.

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  3. i hope no one takes Fifi away for dinner either. We have the same probs with roads-horrible!

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  4. It would be so cool to have a wild turkey in the yard! We have wild turkeys in Manitoba, but I've yet to see one. We did have a great horned owl in our yard this winter, and that was pretty amazing.

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    1. My son had an owl in his yard. It killed a skunk for dinner. Whew! Even the dog would not go outside!

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  5. We have an entire flock of wild turkey here! They come to the backyard to eat all the seeds dropped from the bird feeders. I love to watch them. Most of the ones here lately have been the jakes. I wonder if the hens on nest-sitting right now!

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    1. It would be cool to see them on a regular basis. I still fear they will be run over by cars, the great predator around here.

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