Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates..Have a happy holiday and weekend.

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 

I just wanted to say how thankful I am for my family and friends and my wonderful blogging friends. I am thankful for simple pleasures I enjoy doing like skywatching and birding..



The Wild Turkey is the largest gamebird in North America, they live in the woods and spend their days foraging food like acorns, seeds and berries. They are covered in dark feathers to help them blend in with the woodlands.




 Did you know Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the Wild Turkey the national bird of the United States..I do prefer the Bald Eagle as our National Bird. I am hoping these turkeys have been pardoned..now run and hide turkeys.











 Hubby and I pulled over into a parking to catch this sky, one of my simple pleasures is enjoying sunrise and sunsets. I will also be enjoying  having my family over for Thanksgiving dinner and some yummy desserts like my Derby Pie requested every year. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

 Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.  




73 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

A very happy Thanksgiving, Eileen. And what a lovely post with the turkeys (hoping they have now run for cover!) and the beautiful skies. Thank you for sharing this corner of your world with us!

Pallavi said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear Eileen and may you forever remain blessed :) Much love.

The happy wanderer. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Eileen, and thanks for another enjoyable post.

Kerri Farley said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Joop Zand said...

Happy Thanksgiving Eileen.....now it's turkey time !

warm greetings, Joop

Sue said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Eileen!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! I love your beautiful skies.

Pam :) said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving Eileen:)
And these lucky Turkey's you shots so well.

Tammy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! Sunrises and sunsets are one of my favorite simple pleasures as well! Have a wonderful day!

Our photos said...

Happy Thanksgiving Eileen!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Eileen xx

Giga said...

Happy Thanksgiving !. Piękne są te czarne indyki. Pozdrawiam.
Happy Thanksgiving!. Beautiful are those black turkeys. Yours.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I find wild turkeys fascinating but I am glad the eagle is our national bird.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

ladyfi said...

What lovely sky shots!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the sunset.
Very well photographed, Eileen.
Greetings Irma

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots! Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful skies. i'd love to see wild turkeys here! :)

have a wonderful day.

Gail Dixon said...

Eileen, I hope you have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!! Neat info on the turkeys. I did not know that it was ever considered to be our national bird. Glad the bald eagle won that spot! :)

Montanagirl said...

Lovely post and photos, and Happy Thanksgiving! Want to share your Derby Pie recipe??

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!Beautiful pictures!!!I love sunsets and sunrise!!Great photography!!!Enjoy your holidays!!!Have fun!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Phil Slade said...

I'm with you Eileen, the simple pleasures are the best. Good luck to those Wild Turkeys and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

All birds should have freedom, but, there is always is a HUNTER.
Beautiful sunshine behind the clouds, superb.

Betsy Adams said...

Yes---I love to eat turkey--but prefer the Bald Eagle to be our special National Bird…

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

We are in FL with George's son and family enjoying Thanksgiving. They are cooking a FEAST for us… YUM.

Hugs,
Betsy

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Very appropriate bird photos for this week!! LOL.

Happy Thanksgiving :-))

Steffi said...

"Happy Thanksgiving,Eileen!"Great photos again!Have a nice day!

Maria said...

Thanks, same to you Eileen!

HansHB said...

A great SWF-post!
Well done!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A perfect post for Thanksgiving day!! Have a happy holiday weekend, and wonderful photos.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies, Eileen, and terrific captures as always! I do love the drama that skies can display with clouds and colors!! Awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely day and weekend!!

Stephanie said...

Lovely shots! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for sharing all this beauty and wonder and Happy Thanksgiving (now that it is almost over)

thomas said...

A beautiful sunrise and happy thanksgiving.

Lynne said...

Happy Day and Weekend Eileen . . .

lina@women tips said...

Happy Thanksgiving Eileen.
Wonderful sky shots. Like seeing the turkeys too.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend!! you have a great day. big big hugs. ( :

Regina said...

Gorgeous Eileen!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo

Regina

Karen said...

I'm the turkeys aren't on the table. Lovely sky shots! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kusum Sanu said...

As always nice bird pics! Also the sky :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Celeste said...

Hi Eileen, Beautiful skies, my goodness! I can totally see why you had to pull over and photograph it, an opportunity not to be missed.
Sorry I haven't visited for a while, I have some catching up to do :)

Jim said...

Good skies.

Jim said...

Good one.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ohhh great shots of the turkeys - whenever we see them they seem to disappear so quickly.

Amazing sky photos!!!!

Rajesh said...

Amazing views of the sky.

Indrani said...

Absolutely stunning sky shots!
Happy thanksgiving.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Eileen! The turkeys are so cute and your skies are stunning. Hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are spending ours with the family in Virginia Beach.

kulasa zen said...

Beautiful skies!! Happy thanksgiving! Always a pleasure viewing nature through your eyes! ♡

Helma said...


In the Netherlands, it does not play so with thanksgiving, but I hope you've had a helem :-) nice and cozy thanksgiving

magiceye said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful images!!

diane b said...

I hope it all went well on Thanksgiving. I guess you could be thankful for turkeys but these turkeys must be thankful that they escaped.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Beautiful sky shots. I like the last one very much. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful skyshots again, Eileen.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Kim said...

Beautiful skies Eileen and how funny turkeys always seem to look!

Laura said...

Some very happy turkeys! Beautiful skies!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great turkey shots and perfect for 'the day' ~ and awesome colorful, creative and textural sky photos ~ thanks, Happy Weekend to you ~ carol, xxx

B i r g i t t a said...

Happy Thanksgiving and take care of the turkey :)

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great captures of the big birds and wonderful sky shots!
Thanks for sharing.

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Have a nice weekend.

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving..

I love your turkey shots..the first photo looks amazing, like a painting.

Al said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving. What perfect photos for the day!

Mary said...

Gorgious photos! And your skies are so beautiful!

Kelly said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I like your turkey shots...and the skies are gorgeous!

rainfield61 said...

Thanks to the Nature, and these birds.

LV said...

Wonderful sky sights for the turkey's to enjoy.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are stunning! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving, and are enjoying your weekend too!

Great photos of the turkey's. I'd forgotten about Ben Franklin wanting them to be the national bird--I'm also glad the eagle was chosen.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Yep. bald eagle, better choice!
We've had a couple of flocks in the backyard since the 8" of snow fell!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, sempre nos oferecendo maravilhosas fotos e ensinamentos! O peru em Portugal é utilizado na alimentação e confeccionado recheado ou assado no forno para a Ceia de Natal:))!
Esses céus do nascer e por do sol magníficos!
Belíssimas fotos!
Continuação de agradáveis passeios. Abraços Ailime

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family, it is exciting to see nature out at play and the sky sure did turn on a colourful show for you

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I hope your Thanksgiving went really well and thank you for sharing your photos of the sky around your way. So beautiful and restful. Have a great weekend. xx

Stewart M said...

Great skies and I hope the turkeys are still wearing there feathers!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

Debbie said...

wild turkeys are so colorful and beautiful!!

WoW....amazing skies!!!

Mersad said...

Glorious skies!

simply bev said...

This looks like the perfect, after-Thanksgiving activity. Much better than participating in all the Black Friday chaos!

Reader Wil said...

Thanksgiving must be a great event! We have a lot to be grateful for in our parts of the world.
Have a great week in this month of December.

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